Alexis Tsipras

Tsipras warns of rightist surge ahead of "key" European elections

Europe is at an "important crossroads" with the strengthening of rightists ahead of polls in several "key" countries, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Tuesday in Belgrade.

Greek, Serbian PMs talk cooperation, bilateral relations

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic told a joint news conference in Belgrade on Tuesday that a new "road map" has been drawn up with the help of which the two countries will strengthen their bilateral relations.

Tsipras calls on Berlin to back its reform plans

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras defended his government's economic reform plan on Friday, calling on Berlin to back Athens' efforts to emerge from its long-running debt and economic crisis.

Greek debt measures in doubt after Tsipras' Christmas handout promise

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras may have jeopardized pending debt measures for his crisis-hit country with a pledge to give poor Greek pensioners a Christmas bonus this year.

New Greek government sworn in after cabinet reshuffle

A new government under Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was sworned in Saturday, following a cabinet reshuffle amid plunging public support for the government.

Merkel meets Balkan leaders to discuss migrants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, stung by several setbacks at the ballot box over her refugees policy, was due in Vienna Saturday for potentially tense talks with the leaders of countries along the Balkan migrant route, AFP reported.

Tsipras calls for debt reduction, WWII reparations from Germany

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is demanding a further reduction of state debt and an easing of what he sees as dictated austerity measures from Germany.

Greek opposition rebukes Tsipras' referendum-by-the-people proposal

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' referendum-by-the-people proposal was met with criticism Tuesday, with opponents calling it an attempt to divert attention from high unemployment rates and the country's poor financial situation.

Greek prime minister: Europe facing a "deep political crisis"

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Wednesday that Europe is still reeling from the financial crisis that prompted political turmoil and led to the British referendum.

Putin arrives in Greece for two days of politics, business, religion

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Athens Friday for a two-day visit to Greece with trade, energy, migration and Moscow's relations with NATO on the agenda.

Greek parliament approves new tax hikes, austerity measures

The Greek parliament approved a new package of tax hikes and austerity measures that are demanded by the country's international creditors.

Tsipras vows to cooperate with Egypt in search for missing flight

Egypt and Greece vow to cooperate closely in the search for Egyptair Flight MS804, one day after it disappeared in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Lagarde tells Tsipras: "Coherent" rescue for Greece still far away

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) sees agreement on a "coherent" rescue programme for Greece as still far away, according to a letter from IMF chief Christine Lagarde published Sunday.

Tsipras to Merkel: Speed up deployment of experts for migration deal

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to more quickly send experts to Greece to support the implementation of a widely-criticized pact between the EU and Ankara to send thousands of asylum seekers back to Turkey.

Merkel, Tsipras and Hollande to discuss refugee crisis in Brussels

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras are meeting in Brussels on Friday to discuss the inflow of migrants in Europe, which may back up in Greece as the main route to Europe is slowly shut down.

Tsipras promises to meet Greece's creditor requirements in full

Greece will meet all of its obligations to its creditors in full, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras pledged on Sunday in remarks reported by the Athens-based newspaper Realnews, but his government would not accept any "nonsensical demands."

Eurozone bailout fund approves 1-billion-euro tranche for Greece

The total disbursed so far will now reach 16 billion euros, in addition to the 10 billion euros that Greece can access to shore up its banking sector.