EURACTIV Greece

Economy & Jobs 04-12-2017

Crețu: Austria and Germany are still recycling Marshall Plan funds

The European cohesion policy can be inspired by the post-World War II Marshall Plan model and achieve by 2023 added value of 3-4 euros for every euro invested in the 2014-2020 period, Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Crețu told EURACTIV Greece in an interview.

Africa 30-11-2017

Start with human rights, democracy to help Africa, expert says

Only increased EU-Africa cooperation on education, employment and integration of youth can defuse the migration time bomb in preparation for the next decades, but the starting point is democracy, the president of the Hellenic-African Chamber told EURACTIV Greece in an interview.

Central Europe 27-01-2017

Trans-Europe Express: Refugees forever

The refugee problem won’t go away. No matter how hard populists try to put up walls and seal off borders, they keep on coming.

Clashes reported at Greek island hotspot

The EU-managed hotspot on the Greek island of Chios descended into anarchy yesterday night (31 March) following severe clashes between Afghan and Syrian refugees. EURACTIV Greece reports.

Council sets ’50 steps’ Athens should take to stay in Schengen

Athens has been granted three months to avoid a Grexit from the Schengen zone, and improve the protection of its external borders, by implementing 50 measures specified in a document leaked by Statewatch. EURACTIV Greece reports

Greek MEP: We’re better than the Danes

Unlike Denmark, which seizes refugees' jewellery, Greece upholds EU values, a Greek MEP said on Friday (29 January). EURACTIV Greece reports.

Trade & Society 15-01-2016

Athens says TTIP should be ratified by national parliaments

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) should be a “mixed” agreement and, therefore, be ratified by national institutions, according to Greece’s economy minister. EURACTIV Greece reports.

Elections 12-01-2016

Mitsotakis’ victory puts Greek politics to the test

The ascenscion of liberal Kyriakos Mitsotakis to the New Democracy party's leadership has shaken Greece's fragile political landscape. EURACTIV Greece reports.

Agrifood 11-01-2016

New CAP should focus on quality, say organic farmers

Organic farmers have urged the European Commission to respond to citizen demand for a Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) focused on quality food. EURACTIV Greece reports.

Greek minister: New EU border force should assume full control of refugees

The new European Border and Coast Guard Agency should be responsible for the full management of refugee and migration flows, while respecting the national sovereignty of the countries in which it operates, Nikos Xydakis told EURACTIV Greece in an exclusive interview.

Commission: Organic farming ‘not enough’ to address food security

SPECIAL REPORT / Organic farming has a role to play in the new Common Agricultural Policy, but it cannot address the perplexing issue of food security, an EU spokesperson said.

Agrifood 19-10-2015

Reformed CAP aims to respond to global food security challenge

SPECIAL REPORT / According to the European Commission, boosting innovation and research in the agricultural sector is key if EU farmers are to produce more with less, and feed billions.

Elections 04-09-2015

Syriza warming up to PASOK

Syriza chief Alexis Tsipas left the door open on Thursday (3 September) for cooperation with the PASOK, in the event that the party purges members who belong to the ‘old establishment’. EURACTIV Greece reports.

Med & South 03-09-2015

Health Commissioner accused of snubbing invitation to Greek islands

Panagiotis Kouroumplis, Minister for Health and Social Solidarity in Alexis Tsipras' government, has accused EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis of damaging the bloc’s image by ignoring his invitation to visit Greek islands. EURACTIV Greece reports.

Euro & Finance 28-08-2015

Economist: Greek capital controls won’t be lifted before mid-2016

The capital controls imposed on Greek banks were unavoidable, and will not be lifted before the second quarter of 2016, Dr Nikolaos Georgikopoulos said in an interview with EURACTIV Greece.

Energy 31-07-2015

New Greek energy minister seeks alternatives to cut high power costs

Panos Skourletis, the new Greek energy minister, is tasked with a heavy reform agenda that could help revive the cash-strapped Greek economy and make the country return to growth. But the stakes are high.

Knut Fleckenstein
Europe's East 30-07-2015

Fleckenstein MEP: ‘Parliamentarians should be removed from EU-Russia sanctions lists’

It is the duty of parliamentarians to contribute to re-opening the dialogue between the EU and Russia, argues Knut Fleckenstein, saying it was “a serious mistake” to block the Russian State Duma speaker from entering Finland.

Euro & Finance 15-07-2015

Tsipras clashes with Syriza’s drachma supporters

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attacked radical members of his own party who oppose the deal for a third bailout, making it clear that a return to the drachma is not in the cards. EURACTIV Greece reports.

Euro & Finance 09-07-2015

Centrist Potami party supports Tsipras

Greece's opposition parties are divided about ongoing negotiations between Athens and its creditors. Potami supports the Syriza-led government’s efforts, while New Democracy and Pasok are taking a hard line. EURACTIV Greece reports.

Euro & Finance 24-06-2015

Greek negotiations reach new deadlock

Despite optimism at Monday’s emergency summit that a deal could be reached this week, new developments demonstrate that a significant gap remains between Athens and its lenders. EURACTIV Greece reports.

Euro & Finance 23-06-2015

Leftist Syriza MPs to reject new EU deal

The new deal set to be agreed on between Athens and its creditors has triggered strong reactions within Syriza. Many MPs are opposed to it, and said they would reject it, jeopardising the Greek government's stability. EURACTIV Greece reports.

France and Italy are next, warns Greek premier

The crisis in Greece's talks with its international creditors has put Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras under enormous pressure. Athens warns that if it is "punished", Paris and Rome will soon follow. EURACTIV Greece reports.

Regional Policy 05-06-2015

Cre?u: Greece must make the most of EU cohesion funds

The absorption rate for Greece stands well above the EU average. All efforts should be made to make the most out of the remaining allocation before the end of the year, Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Cre?u told EURACTIV Greece in an exclusive interview.

EU deal puts Syriza’s unity to the test

A final deal between Athens and international lenders might be made by the end of June. But the terms may fracture the ruling Syriza party. EURACTIV Greece reports.