Alexis Tsipras

Greeks rally over name row with neighbor Macedonia

Thousands of Greeks have gathered in the northern city of Thessaloniki to march against the Republic of Macedonia's name. Athens and Skopje agreed …

World News

EU to lend Greece up to €7bn more next week

On Monday, the Greek parliament backed a 1,500-page package of reforms required by the country's creditors.<p>The package included provisions to make …

Economy

FYROM Leader Confirms Tsipras Meeting

After mounting speculation, it was confirmed Friday that Greek PM Alexis Tsipras will have a formal meeting with his FYROM counterpart Zoran Zaev in …

Greece

Greece to launch talks with France over FREMM frigates, corvettes

WARSAW, Poland ― The Greek Ministry of Defence may acquire two FREMM multimission frigates for its Navy, and as such, Athens plans to launch …

War

Jordanian-Cypriot-Greek Summit Tackles Economic Cooperation

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, center, talks to the media as Jordan's King Abdullah II, left, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras listen …

Middle East

Greece Eyes €19B Cash Buffer to Help Bailout Exit: Reuters

Greek officials have told Reuters that Athens is eyeing a multi-billion-euro cash fund to meet debt repayments following August’s planned departure …

Greece

Greece: Parliament Approves More Bailout Reforms Despite Protests

Share this:<p><b>Athens:</b> Greece’s parliament on Monday passed a swathe of reforms demanded by international lenders in exchange for fresh bailout funds, a …

Greece

Jordan, Greece and Cyprus say more support needed to states on refugee frontline

NICOSIA (Reuters) - Greece, Jordan and Cyprus called for more effective support to countries on the frontline of the Middle East refugee crisis on Tuesday and pledged to deepen cooperation on a host of issues from water management to protection of artefacts.<p>As millions of people have poured out of …

World News

Greek parliament approves bailout reforms as thousands protest

Greece's parliament has voted to approve a package of reforms demanded by the country's international lenders in return for fresh bailout funds. But …

Greece

Greece Adopts New Austerity Measures to Placate Creditors

ATHENS — Greek lawmakers on Monday approved new measures demanded by international creditors, including cuts to benefits for large families and restrictions on trade unions, creating the basis for additional bailout funding.<p>Addressing Parliament, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who backed the …

Greece

Strikes hit Greece with lawmakers set to vote on austerity measures

Athenians were without public transport Monday and services nationwide faced disruptions as Greek labour unions went on strike to protest further creditor-demanded austerity measures due to be voted on in Parliament.<p>The new reforms include tougher conditions for unions to call strikes, speedier …

Greece

Greek parliament approves reform package in face of protests

Greek lawmakers on Monday approved an omnibus package of labour, energy and fiscal reforms needed to wrap up the penultimate review of its €86bn …

Greece

Greek unions strike over curbs planned in austerity bill

Greek public transport workers have withdrawn their labor to press parliament not to proceed with an austerity bill that would limit trade unions' …

World News

Greek Parliament Backs Controversial Reforms

Greek lawmakers on Monday night passed a series of controversial economic reforms amid strikes and protests in the capital, Athens.<p>After hours of …

Greece

Greece braced for strikes over planned move to limit industrial action

Unions promise walkouts as MPs prepare to vote on measures attached to 2015 bailout<p>Greece is braced for industrial action as its MPs prepare to vote on implementing some of the most politically sensitive measures attached to its 2015 bailout.<p>On Monday, MPs will be called to endorse a “multi-bill” …

Greece

Current Leadership of Greece

Prokopios Pavlopoulos, commonly shortened to Prokopis, became president of Greece in 2015. A lawyer and university professor, Pavlopoulos had served …

Greece

Muslims in Greece, Ruled by Sharia Law for Almost 100 Years, Can Now Go to Secular Courts

In a historic move, Greece revoked a pair of 1920s laws that required Muslims who became Greek citizens to rely on Islamic Sharia law instead of the …

Islam

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World<p>Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky were honored as USA Swimming's top male and female athletes of 2017 at the Golden Goggles awards on …

Migration

Southern EU countries pledge to improve common migration policy

The leaders of the "Southern Seven" met in Rome to discuss multiple problems facing the European Union. Migration was high on the agenda for many of …

World News

Greek PM asks church for restraint in Macedonia name row

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks during a southern European Union nations meeting in Rome, Italy January 10, 2018. Photo: Reuters<p>ATHENS - …

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Greece Criticized Over Turkish Soldiers’ Asylum Case

Former Turkish military personnel appear for court hearing in Greece Greece’s government on Thursday came in for stinging criticism from a German …

Turkey

Southern EU states unite on populism and migration

The consultations are to be organised next spring "all over Europe," the statement said, to ask people what they think should be the "core …

European News

Norway to buy Boeing, Lockheed Martin aircraft

Another country is making a major investment in American businesses under President Donald Trump.<p>Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg announced on Wednesday the country would purchase 52 F-35 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin (LMT), as well as P-8 maritime aircraft from Boeing (BA).<p>“The American …

Business

Greek and Italian leaders discuss migration ahead of Southern Europe summit

Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras has met with his Italian counterpart, Paolo Gentiloni ahead of the fourth summit of Southern European countries in Rome.<p>The two leaders, who's countires are at the front line of migratory flows, discussed ways to better distribute the migration burden within the …

Migration

Greece Scraps Compulsory Shariah for Muslim Minority

ATHENS — Greece has passed a law to limit the powers of Islamic courts in a northern region that is home to about 100,000 Muslims, restricting the application of religious law in the country and giving Muslims the option to take civil cases to Greek courts.<p>Lawmakers from all Greek parties except …

News

Handelsblatt: Greece to Remain Under Lenders’ Supervision Until 2059

In a report about Greece’s new omnibus bill and a potential break from its bailout in August 2018, German newspaper Handelsblatt claims the country …

Greece

Greece bailout protesters storm ministry in strike dispute

<b>Angry trade unionists in Greece stormed the labour ministry and confronted the minister over plans to tighten the rules on strikes.</b><p>About 500 protesters from Communist-affiliated PAME burst into the ministry after breaking open metal shutters with crowbars, Reuters news agency reported.<p>They shouted …

Greece

Greece: austerity protesters reach prime minister's office

Anti-austerity protesters in Greece have reached the entrance of the prime minister's official residence, as demonstrations intensify against a new …

Business

Greece limits Sharia law after European Court challenge

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Lawmakers in Greece voted Tuesday to limit the powers of Islamic courts operating in a border region that is home to a 100,000-strong Muslim minority, scrapping procedures dating back more than 90 years.<p>The proposed law passed easily, with backing from parliament's largest …

World News

Greek govt presents new creditor-demanded reform package

Greece's government has presented to Parliament for ratification a new batch of creditor-demanded reforms, including measures that will make it …

Business