Greek News Timeline: Greece Live

In a recent press release, Amnesty International spoke of "hellish" conditions for migrants and refugees on the Greek island of Kos, while the organization also condemned attacks against refugees and activists. "The refugees we met in Kos have fled war and persecution...
European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans and European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos visited Kos on Friday to be briefed on the volatile situation on the Aegean Sea island created by the increasing number of refugees. A meeting was held...
Greece's outspoken former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said that he will not support SYRIZA and Alexis Tsipras in the upcoming elections, but he hopes they will remain friends. Speaking to CNBC on Friday morning, Varoufakis said he doesn't believe in...
Several public schools across Greece are facing the risk of remaining closed, after September – the official back-to-school day. “Many schools will be closed on September 11,” stated on Thursday September 3 the Hellenic Primary School Teachers' Federation. “We're...
Human remains and military clothing were unearthed in occupied Cyprus, in the area of Trahonas in Nicosia, according to the Greek-Cypriot spokesman of the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP), Nestoras Nestoros. The committee notes that they were able to recover...
Greek parties continue their election campaigns as polls show that SYRIZA and New Democracy are very close, while SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras claims he will not cooperate with his rival if he doesn't get clear majority. Former prime minister Tsipras...
European Parliament President Martin Schulz on Thursday announced that he expected to have a discussion with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on raising the European Parliament's level of involvement in the new Greek rescue program and loan agreement. He made...
Main opposition leader Vangelis Meimarakis said on Thursday that Greece needs political stability to progress, during his visit to Chania, Crete, as part of his election campaign. The leader of New Democracy met with local authority officials and members...
The U.S. State Department revoked the designation of Greek urban guerilla group November 17 as a terrorist organization, as stated in the decision published in the Federal Register. The leftist organization acted between 1975 and 2002 and is responsible for the...
Greece's Coast Guard with the help of police on Friday morning made use of stun grenades to deal with the uprising of about a thousand refugees at the port of Mytilene, on the island of Lesvos. Thousands of refugees are...
The Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Wednesday that the Greek state will receive a 6th century BC Greek silver octadrachm coin that had been illegally smuggled into Switzerland from Greece. The coin, according to the Culture Ministry, hails from the ancient area of Visaltia, located in...
International Monetary Fund spokesperson William Murray discussed the role of the IMF in the 86 billion euro cash-for-reforms Greek bailout. During a press conference on Thursday, Murray noted that there needs to be "substantial" debt relief toward Greece before the IMF...
On Thursday, the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (TAIPED) announced a change in the conditions of the ongoing tender process for the acquisition of the majority of the share capital of the Thessaloniki Port Authority in Northern Greece. The tender process for the Thessaloniki Port...
Lesvos, the beautiful Greek island in the Aegean once known for its spectacular beaches, has lately been in the news as the main entry point to Europe for thousands of migrants and war-torn Syrian refugees. Only on Tuesday, Lesvos had...
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi discussed the possibility of the ECB purchasing Greek bonds, during a press conference in Frankfurt on Thursday. Draghi clarified that for the ECB to purchase Greek bonds, whose low credit rating does not fulfil the ECB's credit rating requirement,...