Greece must make sweeping reforms to its labour market, pension system and collective bargaining agreements in order to receive its next vital bailout payment, the country's European creditors said Monday.
There were renewed clashes between angry residents and police in the northern Greek town of Oreokastro on Monday, where some locals have for months opposed children from a nearby refugee centre being taught at the local school.
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.
Turkey on Friday filed a second extradition request with Greece for eight soldiers who allegedly took part in a coup attempt last year, state-run Anadolu news agency reported a day after the Greek Supreme Court denied a previous demand for their handover.
Eight Turkish soldiers who sought asylum in Greece after a failed coup in the summer may not be extradited back to Turkey, the Greek Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, with Ankara quickly protesting the decision.
Negotiators from both sides of divided Cyprus were joined Thursday by the chief diplomats from Greece, Turkey and Britain for a historic conference that could define the future of the strategically located Mediterranean island.
Even if negotiators reach a breakthrough on ending the separation of Cyprus this week in Geneva, they will not be able to work out all the details needed for a comprehensive final agreement, UN mediator Espen Barth Eide said on Wednesday.
Negotiators have not been able to move closer to a final deal that would end the separation of Cyprus into a Greek and a Turkish side after 40 years, the Greek Cypriot side said on the second day of talks in Geneva.
The Greek and Turkish leaders of Cyprus returned to the negotiating table Monday in Geneva to work on the few but divisive issues that stand in the way of an agreement to end the separation of the island after 40 years.
The wife of Greece's ambassador to Brazil and her presumed lover were arrested Friday for murdering the diplomat in what authorities called a planned "crime of passion," Rio de Janeiro's Policia Civil said.
Following a dispute over financially-strapped Greece's handing a Christmas bonus to its pensioners, Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Saturday that the way was clear to continue debt measures with Athens.
The legal tug-of-war regarding the extradition of eight Turkish soldiers from Greece continues. The soldiers fled to Greece after being accused of plotting to overthrow the Turkish government in a failed coup in July.
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 Tuesday.
The Greek and Turkish leaders of Cyprus negotiated territorial questions in Switzerland on Monday, tackling one of the last issues that must be solved to create a federal country on the divided island, Cyprus broadcaster RIK reported.
Greece has failed in its obligation to protect the breeding ground of vulnerable sea turtles, the European Union's top court found Thursday, paving the way for possible fines against Athens if it does not take action.
The Turkish and Greek halves of Cyprus have come "within reach" of bridging the division of their island after more than 40 years, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday at the start of a decisive round of talks in Switzerland.
Approximately 77,000 refugees are stranded in south-eastern Europe since the Balkan route into Europe was closed at the beginning of the year, according to the latest update from German security authorities.
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 and stones.
Eurozone finance ministers paved the way Monday for Greece to receive 1.1 billion euros (1.2 billion dollars) in bailout aid, while holding back on a further 1.7 billion euros earmarked for arrears payments.
Eurozone finance ministers were discussing Monday whether Greece has made enough reform progress to receive its next bailout payment of 2.8 billion euros (3.1 billion dollars), with several eager to give the go-ahead.
More than 600 refugees and migrants have arrived on the Greek islands from Turkey over the last four days, 280 of whom reached the country's shores by boat in the past 24 hours, the Greek refugee coordinating body announced Tuesday.
Police in Athens used tear gas against a group of demonstrating senior citizens on Monday in Athens, triggering outrage in the media and from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, according to reports from the local Skai broadcaster.
Greece has passed an important hurdle to receive its next bailout tranche by securing the European Commission's approval for top appointments to a new privatization fund, a spokeswoman for the European Union's executive said Tuesday.
The European Union is giving humanitarian organizations 115 million euros (129 million dollars) in new aid to help improve conditions for refugees in Greece ahead of the quickly approaching winter, the bloc's executive said Saturday.
The number of migrants crossing from Turkey to the Greek islands skyrocketed Tuesday, with 462 people arriving in the last 24 hours, the country's working group for the refugee crisis announced in Athens.
The European Commission called Wednesday on Athens to challenge media reports that Greek deficit data for 2010-15 may have been manipulated, arguing that doubts about their credibility could prove dangerous for the cash-strapped country.
Croatia on Tuesday took in ten Syrian migrants from Greece in accordance with activities "to implement the European Union Council decision establishing provisional measures in the area of international protection for the benefit of Italy and of Greece."
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.
The European Union is taking Greece back to court over its failure to claim back illegal aid from a shipbuilder, the bloc's executive said Friday, in the latest trouble facing the crisis-plagued Mediterranean country.
The eurozone bailout fund approved a disbursement of 7.5 billion euros (8.4 billion dollars) for Greece on Friday, with the money expected to be transferred to the cash-strapped country early next week.
Greek authorities have granted asylum to 800 refugees on the island of Lesbos, the Athens daily Kathimerini reported Wednesday, despite an EU deal with Turkey under which people arriving from the country should be sent back.
On the second day of his trip to Greece, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Mount Athos, also known as the Holy Mountain, which is home to numerous monasteries and sacred sites for Orthodox Christians.
Eurozone finance ministers struck a deal early Wednesday clearing the way for Greece to access a fresh round of bailout funds, while also laying out debt relief measures aimed at securing the involvement of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).