About: Greece

Economy & Jobs 22-06-2017

Debate: Education, employment and entrepreneurship for Europe’s young people

At a time when Europe is facing multiple crises, what can the European Union do to maintain young people’s faith in the European project?
Global Europe 21-03-2017

Making a stop in Serbia, part I: The killer journey

Every day, hundreds of refugees enter Serbia. Most of them hope to cross to Hungary and eventually reach the West. But Syrians, Iraqis, and Afghans arrive only to get stuck at the border. EURACTIV Romania reports.
‘Open the ECB’s Black Box’ say Varoufakis and De Masi
Economic governance 09-03-2017

‘Open the ECB’s Black Box’ say Varoufakis and De Masi

The Greek economy is still in crisis, contracting 1.2% in the quarter. The figures, published by the Greek statistics agency, Elstat, show it was the worst quarter since the summer of 2015, when the European Central Bank closed the Greek banks.
Konstantinos Michalos
Banking union 14-10-2016

Greek business chief: German elections no excuse to defer Greek debt talks

The German government should not use the upcoming national elections as an excuse to defer discussions over Greece's debt, Konstantinos Michalos said in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
Evangelos Mytilineos Interview
Electricity 14-03-2016

Mytilineos: Commission must have a greater role in the Greek bailout

The European Commission should play a greater role in the Greek bailout and push for reforms rather than IMF’s obsession for fiscal adjustment, Evangelos Mytilineos said in an interview with EURACTIV.
Brexit 14-10-2015

Captain Europe: Grexit, Brexit and my double life

The European Union's only superhero Captain Europe shares his thoughts on Grexit, Brexit and the refugee crisis. In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.com, he also gives us a glimpse of the mysterious man behind the mask...
Economy & Jobs 28-07-2015

Varoufakis’ allegations ‘false and unfounded’, says Commission

"On what Mr Varoufakis has been saying, the allegations that the troika was controlling the secretariat general of public revenues are false and unfounded," European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva told a news briefing, referring to the "troika" of Greece's creditors the Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund.
Euro & Finance 15-07-2015

Dombrovskis: EFSM best financing option for Greece

“There are currently no prospects for any bilateral help. Given the obvious absence of any other better solution, the best possible avenue left is the EFSM programme,” said Commissioner for the Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovskis.
Economy & Jobs 13-07-2015

Juncker: ‘I don’t think the Greek people have been humiliated’

“I don’t think the Greek people have been humiliated and I don't think that the other Europeans are losing their faith,” said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday (13) July).
Economy & Jobs 08-07-2015

Farage: ‘The European project is beginning to die’

“If you've got the courage you should lead the Greek people out of the eurozone, with your head held high,” said British MEP Nigel Farage (EFFD).
Economy & Jobs 08-07-2015

Tsipras calls for a ‘European solution’ to the Greek crisis

"This is not exclusively a Greek problem, this is a European problem and European problems require European solutions,” the Greek premier said on Wednesday (8 July) in Strasbourg.
Economy & Jobs 08-07-2015

Juncker: ‘We have a Grexit scenario prepared in detail’

“The Commission is prepared for everything. We have a Grexit scenario prepared in detail,” said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker after EU leaders met in Brussels on Tuesday.
Economy & Jobs 07-07-2015

Dijsselbloem calls for ‘credible’ proposals by Greek government

“After the 'No' vote in Greece, we need to hear from the Greek government,”Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem told reporters on Tuesday (7 July).
Economy & Jobs 07-07-2015

Schäuble says Greek debt haircut ‘not allowed’

“Whoever knows the European treaties knows that a debt haircut is not allowed for bail-out,” Germany's Minister of Finance, Wolfgang Schäuble, said on Tuesday (7 July) upon his arrival in Brussels.
Euro & Finance 07-07-2015

Juncker: ‘Terrorists’ jibe unfair

“I think it is unacceptable for the European Commission to be deemed terrorist by the Greek government. That is not the kind of Europe we want,” said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
Economy & Jobs 06-07-2015

Commission says ‘No’ vote widens gap between Greece and EU

“We respect the democratic choice of the Greek people. The "No" result unfortunately widens the gap between Greece and other eurozone countries,” said Valdis Dombrovskis, on Monday (6 July).
Economy & Jobs 06-07-2015

‘Greece needs a humanitarian aid programme’, says Schulz

European Parliament President Martin Schulz said that “The sovereignty of the Greek people must be respected," after Greece voted “No” in Sunday's referendum on the EU bailout deal.
Economy & Jobs 03-07-2015

Juncker: ‘Greek negotiation position will be dramatically weakened by a NO vote’

Two days before Greece votes in a referendum on the most recent EU bailout deal, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said, “If the Greeks vote no, their position will be very weak."
Economy & Jobs 02-07-2015

No further talks with Greece before referendum, Dijsselboem says

“The political situation has not changed. There are no grounds for an extension. So unfortunately the programme expired last night at midnight,” Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselboem said on Wednesday after eurozone finance ministers held a conference call to discuss the Greek crisis.
Economy & Jobs 29-06-2015

Juncker on Greece: ‘I feel betrayed’

“I am deeply distressed, saddened by the spectacle that Europe gave last Saturday. In a single night, the European conscience has taken a heavy blow," said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, after Greece called for a referendum on Sunday.
Economy & Jobs 26-06-2015

EU leaders agree to relocate 40,000 migrants, reject migrant quota system

EU leaders agreed that 40,000 migrants would be relocated from Italy and Greece to other EU countries over the next two years. Another 20,000 would be resettled from outside Europe to EU member states,
Economy & Jobs 25-06-2015

Merkel says ‘not enough progress’ on Greece

Speaking about Greece on her arrival at the June EU Council Summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that “there hasn't been enough progress, and to some extent one can have the impression that we are moving backwards”.
Economy & Jobs 25-06-2015

Tsipras ‘confident’ of reaching agreement on Greek bailout deal

“After the comprehensive Greek proposals, I am confident that we will reach a compromise that will help the eurozone and Greece to overcome the crisis,” said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras upon his arrival to the EU Council Summit on Thursday.
Economy & Jobs 25-06-2015

Tusk warns Cameron: ‘The fundamental values of the EU are not for sale’

EU Council President Donald Tusk warned the UK that “the fundamental values of the EU are not for sale,” as the British Prime Minister is set to lay out his UK referendum plans during the June Council Summit in Brussels.