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2016 will Be a Year of Recovery and Rebuilding, Greek PM Says in New...

The year 2016 will be one of recovery and rebuilding, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a New Year message to the Greek...

3,600 Refugees Arrive at Piraeus Port on Thursday

Three ferries with 3,600 refugees on board arrived at Piraeus port on Thursday. "Blue Star 1" ferry carried 1,163 refugees from Chios and Mytilene, "Nisos...

The 10 Most Spectacular Lies and Backflips in Greek Politics in 2015

The year we're saying goodbye to started with turmoil in Greek politics. The New Democracy-PASOK coalition government was buckling under heavy pressure from the...

Greek Government Stops All Hirings in the Public Sector

There will be no new job appointments and recruitment in the Greek public sector in 2016, since the relevant cabinet act was extended until...

Alternate Migration Minister: ‘Voices’ in Europe Continue to Blame Greece on Refugee Issue

The Greek government is trying to rescue the tens of thousands of desperate refugees and migrants arriving on the Aegean islands, but some "voices"...

Omirou: EU Should Call on Turkey to End Occupation of European Territory

"The International and European Community are called to turn to Turkey, the EU should especially, clearly and categorically call on Turkey to end the...

Greek Hotel Industry Got a Boost in 2015

Greece recorded a 4.3 percent increase on arrivals and a 2.2 percent improvement in nights spent in hotels and other accommodations for the period of January-September...

Armed Robberies Took Place in Three Athens Supermarkets

An elaborate police operation is underway in Athens in order to locate three people who were allegedly involved in three successive armed robberies that...

234,857 Employees Leave the Public Sector Due to Economic Crisis

The number of public sector employees has been reduced by 26 percent in the past five years, since the onset of the economic crisis...

Greek PM Tsipras: ‘February Is a Critical Month’

"The government will be ready for the institutional evaluation", Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday during a brief discussion with reporters at Maximos...

Year in Review: 10 Significant Moments for Greece in 2015

There is no doubt that 2015 was an eventful year for Greece. The economic crisis continued to plague the country, while the election of the...

Bank of Greece Marks Significant Reduction in Deposits in November

A significant reduction was noticed in business and household deposits in Greece in November 2015. According to data from the Bank of Greece, the total...

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