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Greece Becomes More Expensive After VAT Hikes

Greece becomes more expensive as of July 20, as higher value added tax rates go into effect. The new VAT rates are part of the requirements...

Cyprus Commemorates 41st Dark Anniversary of Turkish Invasion

It was the dawn of July 20, 1974, when sirens wailed in Cyprus as 43,000 heavily armed Turkish troops invaded the island from the...

Greek Banks Reopen After Three-Week Shutdown

Greek banks reopened on Monday after a three-week shutdown and imposition of capital controls. However, capital controls are still in effect with a 60-euro daily...

Wednesday’s Greek Parliament Vote Critical for SYRIZA Govt

Wednesday's parliament vote on the second omnibus bill of reforms required for Greece's third bailout will be critical for the SYRIZA government. Prime Minister Alexis...

Turkish Fighter Jets Violate Greek Airspace, Again

A formation of Turkish fighter jets violated Greek airspace a total of 20 times on Wednesday before being chased off by Greek aircraft, according...

Greek Banks Will Not Open on Monday After All

"The Finance Ministry and the Bank of Greece examine all possibilities and technical details so that banks can open as soon as possible," says...

European Council President: Europe Came Close to Catastrophe Over Greece

Europe came close to catastrophe for over 2.5 billion euros as the talks between Greece and its creditors for a new bailout deal last...

German Chancellor Merkel Defends Grexit Proposal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the argument about a possible temporary Grexit speaking to her conservative parliamentary group ahead of the vote for Greece's...

Greek PM Tsipras Sends Strict Message to Party Dissidents

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has not decided yet on the persons that will fill the seats on the cabinet reshuffle but sent a...

The Gun Culture of Crete and World War II Memories

The island of Crete is home to great traditions and proud, defiant people who function mainly on tight kinship and friendship ties. Greece's largest and...

Five Reasons Germany Says No to Greek Debt Haircut

Germany insists on its refusal to write off part of Greece's debt, despite the fact that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) claims the debt...

Scenarios of Greek Snap Elections in September

Greek Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis said it is very possible there will be snap elections in Greece in September or October. "If not in September, then...

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