Queues stretched down the street outside Athens banks on Thursday, as pensioners waited to collect their Christmas bonus payments from the government.
Greece has snubbed its international lenders and legislated plans to give low-income pensioners a pre-Christmas payoff.
The eurozone's bailout fund has suspended Greece's short-term debt relief over Athens unapproved December payout to pensioners.
It is 43 years since Greece's students rose up for Democracy and tried to face down the soldiers and tanks of the military regime.
Analysts see it as an attempt to shore up his government's popularity and speed up reforms Athens has agreed to implement under its latest international bailout deal.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has reshuffled the cabinet, notably moving out a number of ministers who have opposed bailout reforms.
A demonstration against the Greek government’s handling of the migrant crisis turned violent on the island of Chios on Wednesday night (September 14).
EU finance ministers are pushing Greece to press ahead with reforms so it can receive 2.8 billion euros bailout cash from the EU and International Monetary Fund by the end of October.
The winners have been announced in the great Greek TV sell-off, with four companies winning bids for television channels in an unprecedented auction.
Greece has at times in the past seven years seemed like a sacrificial lamb on the altar of a strong euro, with its people being asked to suffer for past government incompetence or worse that put the e
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras are expected to focus on trade and investment during their meetings in Athens.
Vassiliki and Kostis got married in 2008, but it was only about a year ago that they had their first child.
The Greek capital saw a third day of rallies as the parliament prepared to vote on a series of reforms including tax hikes and pension cuts. Athens is hoping to push through the reforms required by th
Greek tax and pension reforms have to be approved by the country's lawmakers on Sunday if Athens is to get the next, previously delayed, tranche of more than five billion euros of bailout cash.
Greece has ground to a near halt with the start of a 48-hour general strike on Friday morning (May 6). The country’s largest private and public
Greece's economy is just one step away from a recovery but needs debt relief, not further austerity, Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras has told euronews.
Greece is facing crippling debts, high unemployment and a daily influx of migrants. All of which impacts the healthcare sector. This edition of Smart
Greek Health Minister Andreas Ksanthos tells Euronews about his recent healthcare reform to provide cover to the 24% of Greeks unemployed, and
Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis locked horns with the European establishment, and ultimately had to stand down. But now the bad boy of
A group of unknown assailants threw makeshift petrol bombs outside the house of a Greek minister in central Athens early on Saturday, causing damage
Greece dominated headlines around the world last year. Now the Athens government has a third rescue package in its hands worth up to 86 billion euros
Reform of broadcasting rights legislation in Greece is close to implementation, despite strong resistance from opposition parties. On Tuesday
The conservative New Democracy party in Greece has elected a new leader to challenge the left-wing government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
Greek lawmakers have voted to extend civil partnership agreements to same-sex couples with 193 of the country’s 300 parliamentarians supporting the
Protesters marched through the streets of Athens on Thursday as over two-and-a-half-million workers took part in a general strike that has brought
In this week’s edition of Europe Weekly: another summit is called; this time with leaders from the western Balkans as the EU struggles to find a
On 6 February 2015, after SYRIZA’s victory in the January 2015 election, she was elected as the youngest Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament with 235
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his new government have won a confidence vote launching a race to pass key reforms before Athens faces a
For years the Greek Aegean islands have benefited from a VAT rate 30 percent lower than the rest of the country. The rate was set to act as an
Greece’ newly elected government hit its first setback hours after it was sworn in on Wednesday, in a row over whether a junior minister had posted