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Germany Puts Last Bailout Tranche to Greece on Hold

Germany blocked a final 15 billion-euro ($17.5 billion) bailout payment to Greece after the government in Athens postponed a value-added tax (VAT) hike on...

Deal for Refugee Returns to Greece by End of July, Germany says

Berlin says that an agreement with Greece for the return of refugees currently in Germany will be completed by the end of July. German Defense...

Greece Ready to Accept More Asylum Seekers from Germany, Tsipras Says

Alexis Tsipras said he was open to a special agreement with Angela Merkel to make it easier for Germany to send asylum seekers back...

Italy’s Financial Problems Might Affect Greece, Foreign Minister says

Italy's financial troubles might affect Greece too, said Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Tuesday, during a meeting with his German counterpart Heiko Maas. According...

Germany: “Historic Opportunity” for Greece, FYROM to Resolve Name Issue

The German government on Monday, extended an appeal to Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to resolve the name issue in this...

Berlin Insists on Strict Conditions for Greek Debt Relief

Debt relief for Greece will only be provided under strict conditions if it happens at all, Germany's finance ministry has said. Earlier, German newspaper Handelsblatt...

Berlin Ends Frontier Checks on Greek Flights

Air passengers with Schengen passports who arrive in Germany from Greece will no longer face special security checks at the border. In October last year Germany...

German Finance Minister: Greek Debt Relief Must be Tied to Growth Plan

Any debt-relief measures for Greece will be discussed only after Athens presents a credible program that focuses on growth, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has...

EU Official: Debt Relief Means Extended Supervision for Decades

"Whoever wants debt relief, extended for decades after the end of the program, must have tighter supervision," a high-ranking EU official warns Athens, according...

German Optimism about Greece’s Reform Path

Germany’s finance minister Olaf Scholz expressed optimism that Greece will complete the necessary reforms which will open the road to debt relief. In his first...

German Press: Greece Refuses to Take Back Refugees from Germany

Greece has refused to take back refugees from Germany, in violation of the Dublin Treaty, says Germany’s Passauer Neue Presse. According to the report, in...

Tsipras, Merkel Confer on ‘Macedonia’ Dispute, Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday spoke on the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. According to sources cited by the Athens-Macedonian News Agency...

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