Greek PM uses Paris attack to slam migration proposals

2015-01-08 09:50

Greek PM Antonis Samaras used the Islamist attack on France's Charlie Hebdo magazine in an election campaign speech to slam the opposition Syriza party's proposals on immigration.

Greece sees growth for 1st time in 8 years

2014-09-06 12:23

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras says the country's economy is expected to expand in the third quarter for the first time in eight years.

Powerful aftershock hits Cephalonia isle

2014-02-03 16:42

A strong aftershock has rattled the island of Cephalonia in Greece, just a week after a slightly more powerful earthquake hit the region, sending panicked residents fleeing from their homes.

Greek police remove rogue media employees

2013-11-07 07:51

Greek riot police have launched an evacuation of the occupied headquarters of former public broadcaster ERT, in a northern Athens suburb.

Greek PM's offer on broadcaster rejected

2013-06-15 18:07

Partners in the Greek coalition government have rejected Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's offer to partially reopen the state broadcaster, saying it has to be entirely reinstated.

Merkel: No Greek deal with Samaras

2012-08-22 16:21

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has dismissed the chances of striking a final agreement on Greece's rescue package during upcoming talks with Greek PM Antonis Samaras.

Eurozone crisis: Crunch time for EU

2012-06-27 12:03

European Union leaders are set to gather for a two-day summit that global powers say must signal an end to piecemeal efforts to solve the eurozone crisis.

Greece swears in new prime minister

2012-06-21 07:39

Greece has moved to end its protracted political impasse, swearing in a new prime minister to lead a largely pro-bailout coalition.


1 dead, hundreds still stranded in Greek ferry disaster

2014-12-29 08:06

One person has died and more than 200 passengers and crew remain trapped on a burning ferry adrift in rough seas between Italy and Albania as they await evacuation.

Greek central banker warns of political risk

2014-07-08 10:45

Greece's newly appointed central bank chief says political uncertainty around a presidential election set for 2015 is the main risk to the debt-laden country.

Greece: Shots outside home of ambassador

2013-12-30 18:11

The home of Germany's ambassador to Greece has been sprayed with gunfire from automatic weapons, in a suspected terrorist attack.

Greece PM, allies in broadcaster talks

2013-06-19 12:00

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is making a last-ditch effort in talks with coalition allies to avert a crisis over his controversial shutdown of the state broadcaster.

Greece: Unity urged amid austerity dissent

2012-10-26 21:03

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras says the recession-hit country can only hope to recover through unity as he seeks to overcome dissent to a new package of austerity measures.

Greek government wins confidence vote

2012-07-09 07:50

Greece's new three-party coalition government has won a vote of confidence in parliament, ending a period of uncertainty that has led to two elections in less than two months.

Greek Prime Minister to miss EU summit

2012-06-25 12:00

Illness means both Greece's new prime minister and finance minister will miss a summit of European leaders and will also delay a visit by the country's international lenders.

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