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Agrifood 21-04-2022

Greek agri minister: Ukraine war to shake up Greek CAP plan

Greece is planning to reshape its Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) strategic plan in light of the Ukraine war to strengthen resilience and expand farmers' finance and risk management tools, Georgios Georgantas told EURACTIV Greece in an interview.
Economy & Jobs 21-04-2022

Greece increases minimum wage amid soaring prices

Greece’s conservative New Democracy government has decided to increase the minimum wage to €713 before taxes from €663. However, opposition and labour unions said it was “peanuts” unable to cover rising prices.
Electricity 12-04-2022

Bulgaria and Greece advance nuclear project talks

Bulgaria and Greece have progressed in their talks about constructing a nuclear power plant, but the liability issue in case of an accident remains unresolved, according to EURACTIV’s partners in Sofia and Athens.
Europe's East 07-04-2022

Zelenskyy speech at Greek parliament overshadowed by Azov video

A speech by Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the Greek parliament on Thursday (8 April) was overshadowed by the inclusion of a video message from the far-right militia group, the Azov Battalion, that was addressed to lawmakers.
Coronavirus 06-01-2022

Paid PCR tests cause political turmoil in Greece

The opposition and medical associations have mounted pressure on the Greek government to distribute free PCR tests for people, as Greeks seem to be the only EU citizens who still pay to get a molecular test.
Elections 03-12-2021

Greek socialists decide leader, eye future coalitions

The Greek socialist party is holding on 5 December its primaries to elect its next leader. The outcome of the vote will likely determine the next coalition government in Greece whether it will lean to the left or the right.

Greek PM defends migration policy in heated dialogue with Dutch journalist

A press conference of Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis' and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte was marked by a heated dialogue with a Dutch journalist, when the latter accused the Greek PM of pursuing an “illegal pushbacks” policy.

Greek justice under fire after releasing convicted neo-Nazi

A decision by the Public Prosecutor to release from prison senior neo-Nazi Golden Dawn militant George Patelis has caused unrest in Greece. It has so far been the third early release of a Golden Dawn convict, raising questions over the integrity of the Greek justice system.
Media 13-10-2021

EU media watchdogs and associations urge Greece to protect press freedom

Greece is urged to withdraw proposed amendments that would introduce fines and jail sentences for journalists found guilty of publishing “false news”.
Elections 30-09-2021

The Brief, powered by The Greens/EFA — Europe’s future is shaped by its old electorate

Seeing that election results in EU countries are increasingly determined by older voters, one cannot but wonder: What sort of innovations can we really expect from politics these days?
Economy & Jobs 29-09-2021

Greece encourages SMEs mergers in Recovery Fund implementation

The Greek government will incentivise small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are hard-hit by the pandemic to merge to ensure financing from the Recovery Fund, Greek finance minister Christos Staikouras told EURACTIV Greece in an exclusive interview.

Greek power utility forges ahead with corporate green financing

Greece's Public Power Corp. (PPC), the country's biggest energy company, has surpassed expectations with its first-ever green bond. The energy utility also broke new ground at EU level by committing to pay investors a higher fee if it misses its climate goals, EURACTIV.gr reports.

Greek students frown at extended mandatory military service

Athens is about to implement a new law in May to increase the mandatory military national service from 9 to 12 months, but younger people feel a lot different than the government. EURACTIV Greece reports.  

Greece passes new law to better monitor NGOs dealing with migration

A new law providing a special registry for all non-governmental organisations (NGOs), their employees and partners, was voted on yesterday (4 February).
Politics 16-01-2020

Greek PM Mitsotakis nominates first-ever female president

Greece's conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis nominated on Wednesday (15 January) judge Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou to become the first-ever female president of the Hellenic Republic, saying it was a “progressive proposal” that should be approved by all Greek lawmakers.
Enlargement 10-12-2019

EU Commission chief vows tough stance on Turkey amid escalating row with Greece

Ursula Von Der Leynen, the new President of the European Commission, said that the EU executive fully backs Greece in its dangerously escalating row with Turkey over maritime zones.
Freedom of thought 22-10-2019

Joker movie opens a Pandora’s Box in Greek politics

Greek politicians have been bickering for two days over a police raid at a cinema to remove almost 20 underage children, who were watching Joker, a blockbuster psychological thriller film.
Elections 08-07-2019

Conservatives sweep Greek vote, oust leftist Syriza

The conservative New Democracy party triumphed in the Greek national elections on Sunday (7 July), ousting leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras from government.
Electricity 14-03-2019

EU under pressure to pull the plug on Greek coal aid

Campaigners have urged the European Commission to reject a proposed aid scheme for the Greek power sector, saying the draft plan will allow “backdoor subsidies” for a new coal-fired power plant in Greece, in violation of the EU’s recently-updated electricity market rules.
Politics 25-02-2019

Athens conference puts Greek socialists to the test

A conference organised in Athens by the European Parliament's Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group on 4 March has driven a wedge between left-wing political parties in Greece.
Politics 20-02-2019

Greece and North Macedonia agree to end roaming charges

Athens and Skopje have signed an agreement to gradually decrease roaming charges and remove them completely by 2021.
Agrifood 18-02-2019

Low returns and rural areas’ restrictions keep young Greek farmers away

Low profitability and poor infrastructure quality make farming in Greece unattractive to young people, who are needed more than ever before to take the agricultural sector a step forward, stakeholders have told EURACTIV Greece.
Energy 04-02-2019

Greece vows €35 billion investment for energy transition

The Greek ministry of energy has finally submitted a new national energy and climate plan to the European Commission. It aims to reduce dependence on lignite power and increase the use of renewable energy. EURACTIV Greece reports.
Economy & Jobs 29-01-2019

Juncker Plan’s results may be overstated, auditors say

The amount of investment mobilised by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) may have been overestimated, a new report by the European Court of Auditors has warned. It added that it may have also favoured larger member states.