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Greek industry association warns of Grexit without reforms

The Greek industry association SEB on Wednesday demanded that the government enact necessary economic reforms or else the country could be forced out of the European Union in a so-called Grexit....

Greek parliament approves 2017 budget

The Greek parliament approved the government's 2017 budget on Saturday evening, the parliamentary steering committee reported.

Greek ferry strike ends after eight days

A nationwide strike by Greek ferry workers that led to supply shortages on a several islands ended Saturday after eight days, a union leader said.

Greek court extradites some Turkish officers, others to stay

A court in Athens has agreed to a request from Turkey to extradite three military officers accused of plotting to overthrow the Turkish government, according to Greek media reports on Tuesday.

Greek ferry services remain disrupted as strike extended to Friday

Ferry services in Greece will remain disrupted through the week, after a seafarers' union extended an ongoing strike.

Migrant count grows on eastern Greek Aegean islands

The number of migrants stranded on the eastern Greek Aegean Islands is still growing, the country's Migration Ministry said on Wednesday.

Winter cold hits Greece's exposed migrants

A sharp temperature drop in Greece raised concern that thousands of migrants exposed to the cold may flee their inadequate shelters and seek new protection in city streets, local media reported...

Northern Greece rocked by 5.0-magnitude earthquake

Northern Greece was hit by a 5.0-magnitude earthquake early on Saturday, causing panic in a region already shaken by numerous tremors in recent weeks.

Obama reassures Europe over NATO, Trump presidency

America isn't going anywhere, assured US President Barack Obama in Athens Tuesday, as he used his final international tour to soothe worries in Europe over the incoming administration of Donald...

Hand grenade thrown at French embassy in Greek capital

A hand grenade thrown at the French embassy in Athens Thursday morning by unknown assailants slightly injured a policeman, local broadcaster Skai and state media reported.

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.

Russia lauds Greek scepticism towards EU anti-Russian sanctions

Greek scepticism on anti-Russian sanctions should be applauded, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday during a visit to the EU member country.

Greece can receive new 2.8-billion-euro aid tranche, EU sources say

Greece's creditors are expected this week to approve a further 2.8 billion euros (3.1 billion dollars) in bailout aid for the cash-strapped country, EU sources said Monday.

Offices set on fire in refugee camp on Greek island of Lesbos

Containers used as offices by an EU asylum body were set alight on Monday in the latest incident of violence at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Athens clearing up centre after overnight anarchist riots

The centre of the Greek capital Athens was being cleared up Thursday after a night of rioting by anarchists that prompted police to respond with tear gas after being pelted with Molotov cocktails...