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Foreign ministry calls Turkish claims over Aegean islands 'provocative' and 'irresponsible'

Greek sovereignty over the Aegean islands is indisputable and backed by international law, the country's foreign ministry said on Thursday, in response to a new series of statements by Turkish officials
December 1, 2016

Labor minister says MEPs pledged to help Greece restore collective bargaining

Labor Minister Efi Achtsioglou said on Thursday all European Parliament deputies who met with her during her two-day visit to Brussels support the Greek government's position to restore labor rights.
December 1, 2016

Greek unemployment at 23.4 pct in August

Greek unemployment rate rose to 23.4 pct of the workforce in August from 23.3 pct in July, Eurostat said on Thursday.
December 1, 2016

Government reports collapse of talks with SOCAR for the sale of DESFA

Greece's environment and energy ministry on Wednesday officially announced the collapse of talks with Azerbaijan's energy giant SOCAR for the sale of Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA), ending a 3.5-year effort to privatise the gas grid operator.
December 1, 2016

Explosion in central Athens; one dead, five injured

One woman died and five more persons were injured at an explosion and subsequent fire at a fast-food outlet at Victoria Square, in central Athens, earlier on Thursday.
December 1, 2016

The teenage refugees selling sex on Athens streets

In the heart of Athens, sidewalks teem with passersby, restaurants are packed with people and crowds flow from the metro. But take a few steps into nearby Victoria Square, and you'll find a shocking world of survival sex and exploitation.
CNN: November 30, 2016

Migrant tensions growing in Bulgaria, Greece

About 300 migrants have been arrested following a riot in Bulgaria's largest refugee camp, as Greece calls on European Union member states to speed relocation efforts after a tragic accident killed two migrants in an overcrowded Lesbos camp.
November 27, 2016

Kotzias: We insist on full withdrawal of Turkish troops from Cyprus

"Some want to create a rift between Cyprus and Greece and the easiest way is to undermine the Greek foreign policy" said Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias referring to the recent attacks against him after the collapse of the negotiations on the Cyprus issue
November 27, 2016

EU Commissioner: The country is now ready to turn page

"The Greeks have done so many sacrifices in the last years and finally the country is ready to turn page. The success story we are writing together means the return to normality but a normality with sustainable public economic policy and a competitive economy."
November 27, 2016

Major clean-up operation at Moria hotspot after Thursday's fires

Municipal clean-up crews on the Aegean island of Lesvos were racing against time on Friday to clear away the debris after Thursday nights fires and to get the Moria refugee and migrant camp back into working order
November 27, 2016