Greece

Bringing home the holidays

Mediterranean, Sri Lankan and Balinese styles are making their way into the abodes of B’lureans who are including elements of their favourite country.

published on : 4th August 2022

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rails at Greece over violation of  Muslim minority rights

In a statement released on the 99th anniversary of the Lausanne Treaty, Erdogan accused Athens of undermining the rights of the Muslim minority in Greece's Thrace region.

published on : 25th July 2022

All eight crew killed after Ukrainian cargo plane carrying military goods crashes in Greece

Greek air traffic control said the plane had requested clearance for an emergency landing at the airport in Kavala but did not make it.

published on : 18th July 2022

'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3' begins filming in Greece 

This marks the first time Vardalos will direct a film in the My Big Fat Greek Wedding franchise, although she wrote the scripts for the first two.

published on : 24th June 2022

New gas pipeline boosts Europe’s bid to ease Russian supply

A new pipeline — built during the COVID-19 pandemic, tested and due to start commercial operation in June — would ensure that large volumes of gas flow between the Greek-Bulgaria border.

published on : 29th April 2022

In Greece, Russia sympathies die hard despite Ukraine war

For many Greeks, after centuries of existential, religious and cultural ties with Russia, the choice is not as evident.

published on : 12th March 2022

Croatia qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup with Greece draw

Croatia qualified for the 2018 World Cup on Sunday by holding Greece to a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their play-off.

published on : 13th November 2017

French President Macron calls for the creation of European Monetary Fund to solve debt crisis

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for the creation of a new European Monetary Fund to handle European financial affairs in future.

published on : 11th September 2017

Fire-hit Greece calls off EU help as Prime Minister Tsipras says conditions improve

Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday called off a request for European assistance in battling wildfires as the blaze has been brought down.

published on : 16th August 2017

High winds hamper Greek firefighting efforts even on thrid day, people flee homes

High winds have made the job difficult for the Greek firefighters, who are trying to control fires on the coast near Athens.

published on : 15th August 2017

Greece raises USD 3.5 billion in milestone bond issue

The Greek government says it has raised 3 billion euros from the country's first bond issue in more than three years, which was more than two times oversubscribed.

published on : 26th July 2017

Greece compromises on bailout reforms: Officials

Austerity-hit Greece's eurozone and International Monetary Fund lenders have been locked for months in a standoff over debt relief and budget targets.

published on : 20th February 2017

Eurozone tries to avoid another Greek crisis

Hopes of a breakthrough to unlock bailout funds for Greece were dashed in recent weeks due to disagreements with its creditors.

published on : 20th February 2017

EU officials call for swift deal on Greece to avert fresh uncertainty

Greece could be willing to compromise, he said, if it were given space to accommodate and protect those hit by the crisis.

published on : 16th February 2017

Eurozone pleads urgent solution to Greece debt impasse

A eurozone official told AFP on condition of anonymity that progress in the talks remained haltingly slow, with a break in the impasse unlikely even in February.

published on : 27th January 2017