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Is Greece Out of the Woods? Key Dates from a Decade of Crisis

It has been a long and painful road for Greece and its people during a decade of economic meltdown and austerity. As analysts pick over...

EU Pressured Tsipras over Turkish Soldiers in Greece, Claims Ankara

Turkey's foreign minister on Friday claimed Greek premier Alexis Tsipras had been pressured by fellow EU countries into not extraditing the eight former soldiers...

Critics Pour Cold Water on Greek Debt Deal

Amid the hype over Greece's debt-relief deal struck with the Eurogroup on Thursday, dissenting voices have emerged, critical of the agreement which is said...

Greek Court Frees Treason-Charge Lawmaker on €30K Bail

A Greek court has freed far-right lawmaker Konstantinos Barbarousis on bail of €30,000 ($35,000). Barbarousis appeared before a magistrate on Wednesday on charges of treason. The charges stem from...

FYROM Ratifies ‘North Macedonia’ Deal with Greece Amid Opposition Boycott

Lawmakers in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on Wednesday ratified the name deal with Greece in a first-step vote which was boycotted...

‘Vital Week’ for Greek Economy Lies Ahead, Says EU’s Moscovici

As Greece prepares for a critical eurozone finance ministers' meeting on Thursday, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici has said a "vital...

Name Deal Must Protect Greece’s Macedonian Brands, Says Business Leader

Following the Greece/FYROM deal, commercial names, trademarks and brand names referring to 'Macedonia' must be exclusively Greek, a leading businessman has said. The head of the Union...

Turkish Judges Again Refuse Release for Greek Soldiers

Sgt. Dimitris Kouklatzis and Lt. Angelos Mitretodis will stay in a Turkish prison after a court in Edirne (Adrianopolis) turned down a fourth request...

Greece ‘Not High Up Ankara’s Agenda’ Says Turkish Newspaper Editor

The editor of Turkey's biggest English-language newspaper, the centrist Hurriyet Daily News, has said Greece is "not high up the agenda" for Ankara which...

Mykonos Art Festival Tries to Lure Cultural Tourists

The inaugural Mykonos Art Festival will be held this summer on the popular island of the Cyclades archipelago, known for its vibrant nightlife. The festival's...

Golden Dawn Kicks Out Lawmaker Who Called for Greek Coup d’Etat

A far-right member of Greece's parliament has been kicked out of his own party after calling for the arrest of the country's prime minister...

ESM Releases €1B to Greece After Reform Bill is Passed

A week before a crunch eurozone meeting for Greece, and on the same day Greek lawmakers passed a raft of economic reforms -- the...

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