PM Tsipras to meet Turkish president Erdogan on Tuesday

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will have a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday on the sidelines of the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York. The meeting is scheduled for 11:30 (18:30 Athens time). According [...]

EU official: Pension cuts issue to be discussed on December’s Eurogroup

The decision on whether Greek pensions will be reduced as agreed on January 1 or not will be made during the review of Greece’s draft budget no earlier than at December’s Eurogroup, a high-level eurozone official said on Monday. At a briefing [...]

Migration Ministry begins transfer of refugees out of Moria

The Migration Ministry on Monday began the transfer of refugees out of the Moria hotspot on Lesvos islands to centers in northern Greece, in an effort to relieve overcrowding and substandard living conditions. A total of 440 refugees of various [...]

Fire department hands in 100 page report on deadly Mati fires

The fire department handed over to an Athens prosecutor on Monday a 100 page report on the deadly fires that struck Mati, eastern Attica, last month. The report describes the situation that led to the deaths of nearly 100 people, while the prosecutor [...]

Greek budget shows primary surplus of 3.157 billion euros in Jan-Aug

The Greek state budget showed a primary surplus of 3.157 billion euros in the January-August period, down from a primary surplus of 3.544 billion euros in the same period last year, but up from a budget target for a surplus of 917 million euros. The [...]

Mitsotakis to discuss transfer of ENFIA to municipalities this week

Main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis will hold talks on transferring the ENFIA property tax to municipalities with the Greek municipalities’ union KEDE this week, ND spokesperson Maria Spyraki said on Monday. Talking [...]

PACE says FYROM name agreement is “invaluable contribution to stability”

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the parliamentary arm of the Council of Europe, has welcomed the FYROM name agreement, describing it as an invaluable contribution to the stability of the region. The signing of the [...]

PM Tsipras meets with ANEL leader Kammenos, agree on political stability

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met on Friday with Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, who is also the head of junior coalition partner Independent Greeks. The two agreed that right now Greece needs unity and political stability as it is the initial [...]

Prosecutor releases ‘Fileleftheros’ journalists sued by defence minister

Three journalists working for the ‘Fileleftheros’ newspaper, who had been taken into custody based on a libel suit filed against them by Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, were on Sunday released at the orders of a public prosecutor. The [...]

Pavlopoulos to Turkey: history teaches us the value of peaceful coexistence

President of the Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos addressed a message to neighbouring Turkey on Sunday, while attending celebrations in Tripolis marking the 197th anniversary since the taking of Tripolitsa, during Greece’s war of independence [...]