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AFP / Louisa Gouliamaki Young people shout slogans during a protest rally against the latest reform measures in front of the Greek parliament building in Athens on May 8, 2016

Greek parliament backs labour reforms despite widespread protests

Greek labour law is set to be updated with flexible work times and paternity leave after the country's parliament passed legislation late on Wednesday,...
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Cyprus sends back dozens of migrants who came ashore from Lebanon

Cyprus has sent back to Lebanon 56 migrants who arrived on the Mediterranean island's south-eastern coast over the weekend, state-run Cyprus Radio (RIK) reported...
20 April 2021, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh: Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman (R) speaks with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias during their meeting in Riyadh. Photo: -/Saudi Press Agency/dpa

Greece to provide Saudi Arabia with battery of Patriot missiles

Greece will provide Saudi Arabia with a battery of Patriot missiles with more than 100 soldiers, according to an agreement signed in Riyadh on...
FILED - A German doctor prepares a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine for injection on Wednesday. Multiple countries are suspending use of the Covid-19 vaccine from the British/Swedish company out of fears that its use is linked to internal blood clots. Photo: Ronny Hartmann/dpa

All Cyprus government ministers vaccinated with AstraZeneca jab

(dpa) - To allay people's fears about possible side effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine, all ministers of the Cypriot government got publicly vaccinated with...
FILED - Don't be surprised if the Parthenon appears in film more often in the future: Greece is working to lure more producers to the country. Photo: Aristidis Vafeiadakis/via ZUMA Wire/dpa Credit: Aristidis Vafeiadakis/via ZUMA Wire/dpa

Greece to lift one-week quarantine requirement for tourists from EU

(dpa) - Greece plans to lift its one-week quarantine requirement For tourists from European Union countries from Monday. The government's plan still requires approval by...
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Greek journalist shot dead on the street in Athens

(dpa) - A Greek blogger and journalist was killed on Friday on the street in front of his house in Athens, Greek media reported,...

Greece reiterates reparation claims ahead of World War II anniversary

(dpa) - Eighty years after Germany's invasion of Greece in World War II, the government in Athens has reiterated its demand for negotiations on...
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Greece registers new record of infections as hospitals feel strain

dpa/GNA - The number of new coronavirus infections rose to a daily high on Tuesday in Greece, where authorities said 3,586 cases were...

Greece orders private doctors to help out with Covid-19 treatment

dpa/GNA - The Greek government has ordered doctors who work in the private sector to help out in state hospitals with treating Covid-19...

Despite high infection numbers, Athens considers easing lockdown

dpa/GNA - The Greek government is planning an easing of the country's strict lockdown, even though coronavirus infection numbers in the country are...

Coronavirus silences traditional carolling of children in Greece

The time-honoured tradition in Greece of children going door to door singing Christmas carols has been abandoned this year on account of the coronavirus...
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Greece dramatically increases spending on arms

The Greek government's proposed budget plan for next year foresees weapons spending of 2.5 billion euros (3 billion dollars), five times the amount spent...

Greece goes into three-week coronavirus lockdown

Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday that he has ordered a three-week nationwide lockdown to combat the coronavirus epidemic. The measure, which goes...
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Greece pressures EU over Turkey ‘provocations’

Greece on Tuesday stepped up the pressure on its EU partners to act against Turkey over its "provocative" actions in the Mediterranean. It is also...
A rescue vessel tries to put out fire emerging from an oil tanker after it collided with a cargo ship near the Yangtze River estuary, Aug. 20, 2020. Three had been rescued and 14 others went missing after an oil tanker collided with a cargo ship about 1.5 nautical miles southeast of the Yangtze River estuary early Thursday, according to the maritime authorities in Shanghai. The accident occurred at 3: 39 a.m. Thursday, when an oil tanker carrying about 3,000 tonnes of gasoline collided with a cargo ship loaded with sand and gravel, causing a fire on the deck of the oil tanker and the latter to sink. (Donghai Rescue Bureau/Handout via Xinhua)

Greece condemns Turkey’s return of survey ship, refueling tensions

Greece on Monday condemned the return of a Turkish gas exploration vessel to contested waters in the eastern Mediterranean and accused Ankara of "systematically...
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1,200 migrants enter provisional camp on Greek island of Lesbos

More than 1,200 migrants have entered makeshift accommodation on the Greek island of Lesbos after they were displaced by a fire which destroyed their...
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Athens says only migrants who go to new camp can hope for asylum

Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis called on all homeless migrants on the island of Lesbos to move into a new, temporary tent camp immediately,...

German FM calls on Greece, Turkey to discuss natural gas dispute

Before his mediation trip, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Tuesday called on Greece and Turkey to discuss their territorial claims in the...

Relocation program of unaccompanied refugee minors from Greece across EU continues despite COVID-19

The relocation program of unaccompanied refugee minors from Greece to other EU member states continues despite the COVID-19 challenge, after it was launched a...
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A changing global political structure amid COVID-19

by Yu Shuaishuai, Ren Ke and Liu Pinran As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, the global political structure is changing: amid a...
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (C) walks along the German Ambassador to Greece Ernst Reichel (L) and the Greek Alternate Minister of Migration and Asylum Giorgos Koumoutsakos in Athens, Greece, on April 18, 2020. TO GO WITH "Greek PM urges for more European solidarity as 49 unaccompanied refugee minors depart for Germany" (Xinhua/Marios Lolos)

Greece eases 6-week coronavirus lockdown, focuses on measures to “stay safe”

Greeks have started a gradual return to normalcy on Monday, with the partial lifting of the restrictive measures imposed on March 23 to contain...
Men hold Greek flags in front of the Greek parliament during an anti-austerity rally in Athens, Greece, on July 13, 2015. (Xinhua/Marios Lolos)

Largest public hospital mirrors Greece’s effective COVID-19 fight

by Maria Spiliopoulou, Valentini Anagnostopoulou Behind the protective masks, doctors and nurses at Evaggelismos general hospital in Athens these days are smiling. ...

Greece’s management of COVID-19 sets example

by Maria Spiliopoulou, Valentini Anagnostopoulou Greece has won praise internationally this spring from scientists and the media for its management of the COVID-19...

PAOK fans clash with police for breaking lockdown rules

Greek club PAOK Thessaloniki supporters ignored the lockdown rules to gather on Monday to celebrate the club's 94th birthday. More than 200...
Men hold Greek flags in front of the Greek parliament during an anti-austerity rally in Athens, Greece, on July 13, 2015. (Xinhua/Marios Lolos)

Greece opens book for new 7-year bond

Greece on Wednesday morning opened the book for the new seven-year bond it had announced on Tuesday, according to the country's Public Debt Management...

Greece plans to tap bond markets for covering financial needs

Greece is considering to tap the bond markets in the next couple of months to cover its financing needs, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said...

Greek antiquities’ untold imprints on “what we fought for” in 1821

At a museum in Athens these days, history buffs are thrilled to have a fresh glimpse of what imprints Greek antiquities have left on...
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Impact of coronavirus on world economy to be temporary

by George Georgakopoulos The impact of the novel coronavirus epidemic on the global economy and trade will be temporary, experts have...

Bank of Greece issues commemorative coins to mark 2,500th anniversary of historic battles

The Bank of Greece (BoG) has just issued a series of commemorative coins to mark the 2,500th anniversary of the battle of Thermopylae and...

Refugee, migrant arrivals to Greece spike in 2019

Greece witnessed 74,482 refugee and migrant arrivals in 2019, significantly higher than the figure of 50,508 registered in 2018, according to a weekly report...