Greek News Timeline: Greece Live

As the first round of talks between Greek government officials and the country’s official creditors has been completed, the mood among the former is on the upswing even though nothing specific has been agreed so far between the two...
Nine members of the Greek police revealed signs against the government’s pension reform plan outside the prime minister’s mansion today, surprising both their own colleagues and the PM’s security guard. The signs read “Alexis, why are you killing your own...
"We should be clear that no country is being threatened with suspension from Schengen," European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos said on Friday in an interview with EurActiv. In any case, Schengen rules do not foresee...
Following the conclusion of his meeting with the Interior Ministers of France and Germany, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras underlined again the point that the refugee crisis is a European, not a Greek problem, while pointing out that Greece...
The Greek farmers unions have decided to intensify blockades during the weekend and for an indefinite period of time, while tractors filled the main roads of Thessaloniki stopping traffic. Several key points of Greece's main thoroughfares will be blocked for...
Two more people lost their lives in the past 24 hours from the H1N1 flu virus, raising the death toll in Greece to 44. At the same time, 106 people are in serious condition in intensive care units throughout the...
Greece will need debt relief along with deep security fund reforms in order for the pension system to be sustainable, said International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde. The IMF head gave a web press conference where she was asked,...
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had a meeting with both British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in London today, on the sidelines of the Syrian donor conference aimed at raising $9 billion for Syrian refugees. The...
New Democracy (ND) spokesman Giorgos Koumoutsakos in his briefing to the press on Thursday referred to the government’s deliberations with the lenders and accused the Greek government that it attempts to cultivate a tale of harsh negotiation. "It is a...
Syriza’s disgraceful tergiversation with regard to austerity and Greece’s bailout schemes may be interpreted by some as a matter of political expediency stemming from the alleged fact that there were no other options available. However, Tsipras and his inner circle...
Financial prosecutors have sent notices to 100 Greek citizens asking them to explain their large bank deposits in Switzerland’s UBS, as part of the ongoing investigation in the so-called ‘Borjans list’, it was announced on Thursday. The list of bank...
A group of young people in Larissa Greece have started a movement to help their fellow citizens. The group installed hangers in key places around the city, where people are able to leave bags with food and clothes for...
A large number of refugees have gathered at Idomeni on Thursday waiting to cross to FYROM. According to the police, there are around 2,500 refugees at the camp while 4,500 have already disembarked from the 90 buses that have stopped...
A large group of hooded men broke up the protest rally at Syntagma Square by hurling Molotov cocktails at police, with the latter responding with tear gas. More than 50,000 people participated in the general strike demonstration rally in Athens...
In an interview on Der Spiegel International, head of the EU border agency Frontex, Fabrice Leggeri puts Europe’s refugee/migrant crisis in perspective when he says “we should have no illusions” about the problem that is currently tearing apart the...