Greece

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...

Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey open joint police centre

Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey are to strengthen cooperation between their police and customs forces, with the opening of a new contact centre on Friday.

Cyprus peace talks end inconclusively in Switzerland

Two days of peace talks between the leaders of the Greek and Turkish halves of Cyprus ended inconclusively in Switzerland early Tuesday, sources close to the negotiations told dpa.

Leaders of divided Cyprus aim for breakthrough in peace talks

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...

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...

Obama kicks off European reassurance tour in birthplace of democracy

US President Barack Obama stressed the ties between the United States and Greece - as well as those between the US and Europe - at the start of a four-day tour of the continent Tuesday.

Cypriot leaders agree to further talks after days of negotiations

The Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders on Friday agreed to continue UN-backed talks aimed at resolving their decades-long political dispute later this month.

Greece must protect rare sea turtles or face fines, EU court rules

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...

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.

UN chief Ban sees Cyprus solution "within reach" at Swiss talks

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...

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.

Around 77,000 refugees stuck in south-eastern Europe

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...

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.