NEWS Diplomacy

German Minister defends Lausanne Treaty, says Turkey can benefit from migrant deal

As Turkey continues to fuel tensions with Greece over matters of territorial integrity, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has told Kathimerini that the terms of the Treaty of Lausanne, which set out the modern borders between Greece and Turkey, are indisputable, adding that Ankara stands to benefit from its agreement with the European Union to tackle the refugee crisis.

NEWS Protest

Farmers block border in northern Greece

Farmers and livestock farmers in Kilkis, northern Greece, blocked access to and from the Evzoni crossing on the border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Saturday.

NEWS Earthquake

Karpathos hit by 4.2 tremor

A moderate earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale rattled the Dodecanese island of Karpathos on Saturday morning, the Athens-based Geodynamic Institute reported.

NEWS Politics

ESM chief to present debt proposals at Eurogroup

Eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels Monday are not expected to reach an agreement on concluding Greece’s bailout review or on debt relief but are set to debate some proposals for short-term debt lightening measures.

NEWS Migration

Ministry denies refugee child died because of cold weather

As dropping temperatures create more misery for migrants at reception centers around the country, the Migration Ministry sought to play down the repercussions of deteriorating living conditions over the weekend, rebuffing reports that a child had died of the cold.



Tsipras talks with Hollande at UNESCO meeting

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (left) meets with outgoing French President Francois Hollande (right) in Abu Dhabi, on Saturday, on the sidelines of UNESCO’s Safeguarding Cultural Heritage Conference. The two leaders agreed on the need for a technical-level agreement to wrap up Greece’s bailout review at Monday’s Eurogroup meeting, as well as on debt relief by the end of the year. Tsipras and Hollande also discussed Greek-Turkish relations and the refugee crisis. [Andrea Bonetti/Prime Minister's Office/ANA-MPA]