Athens had secured a funding deal with China during the crucial negotiations with its creditors last summer. But a phone call from Berlin to Beijing killed it, Yanis Varoufakis disclosed on Tuesday (19 January). EurActiv Greece reports .
Greece's leftist-led government offered a reform plan for the country's pension system that would cut future benefits, with no backing from the political opposition, before talks with official lenders resume later this month.
Portugal's president named Socialist leader Antonio Costa as prime minister on Tuesday, ending weeks of political stalemate and paving the way for the first, if potentially unstable, Socialist government reliant on the far left for its survival.
Since Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia aren’t allowing economic refugees to enter their territory, there is now the potential for large numbers to end up stuck in Greece, empowering the far right, according to Stratfor .
The Greek government is facing increasing pressure to take down a fence along its land border with Turkey, and stop refugees from making the deadly journey to Europe via the Mediterranean. EurActiv Greece reports .
Jeremy Corbyn's ascension to the leadership of the UK’s Labour Party is a sign that something hopeful is happening in the Socialists & Democrats, Gabriele Zimmer said in an interview with EurActiv Greece .
In a heated television debate on Monday (14 September), Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras ruled out any cooperation with the conservative New Democracy party ahead of a crucial vote on Sunday (21 September).
The third bailout package agreed on by Athens and international lenders in July is still open for adjustment, a high-ranking eurozone official told journalists yesterday (9 September) ahead of a meeting of finance ministers in Luxembourg on Saturday (12 September).
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 .
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 .
Eighteen days ahead of snap elections, Greece's conservative opposition New Democracy party has for the first time taken a slender lead over the ruling left-wing Syriza, an opinion poll showed yesterday (2 September).
A major sell-off of Greek public assets promised as part of its huge international bailout will go ahead as planned, outgoing Greek Economy Minister Georges Stathakis said on Wednesday (26 August), despite looming snap elections.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned yesterday (20 August), hoping to strengthen his hold on power in snap elections after seven months in office in which he fought Greece's creditors for a better bailout deal but had to cave in.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is set to call early elections, state television said on Thursday (20 August), in a bid to quell a mounting rebellion in his leftist Syriza party and seal support to implement a tough bailout programme.
The Netherlands was the last eurozone state to endorse a third bailout for Greece Wednesday (19 August), as both the cabinet and parliament approved the package after a bruising debate. This means that Athens can receive the first installment as early as today.
Greece's radical left Syriza government on Tuesday (18 August) approved its first privatisation granting a concession of more than a dozen key regional airports to Germany's Fraport-Slentel consortium in a deal worth 1.23 billion euros.
Greece's socialist PASOK party joined the main opposition on Sunday (16 August) in saying it would not back Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras if he calls a confidence vote following a rebellion in the governing party over a new bailout deal.