In a strongly worded speech to SYRIZA MPs, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday stressed his government’s determination to continue on the difficult path of economic reform, doused speculation about a unity government and accused the political opposition of passivity.
Tasos Mantelis, the only Greek politician to have been convicted in connection with the Siemens cash-for-contracts scandal, told an Athens court Tuesday that a payment he accepted from the German electronics firm when he was transport minister was an election campaign contribution, not a bribe.
The European Union executive is drafting a plan to fly limited numbers of refugees from Turkey direct to Europe, EU officials said on Tuesday, following a weekend deal under which Ankara promised to help cut chaotic mass inflows.
Police in Athens were on Tuesday investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 84-year-old woman whose body was found in the yard of her home in the southern suburb of Kallithea on Monday.
A 56-year-old man who stands accused of raping a 9-year-old girl and of distributing child pornography online is alleged to have placed secret cameras in the women’s restrooms of the television station where he worked.
A 4-year-old child was reported drowned in the early hours of Tuesday as she and 28 fellow passengers tried to swim to the shore of Rho, a small islet off the coast of Kastellorizo in the southeastern Aegean.
Service on Athens buses, trolley buses, the ISAP electric railway, the metro and the tram will all be disrupted on Thursday as workers join a general strike called by the country’s two biggest unions, ADEDY and GSEE.
Strong showers and chilly gale-force winds threw up yet another obstacle for thousands of migrants and refugees trying to cross Greece's northern border into the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The bottleneck started growing after Skopje barred entry to people it defines as “economic migrants” who are not eligible for asylum, in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. Hundreds of Iranian, Kurdish, Pakistani and Bangladeshi migrants have been trapped at the Greek border town of Idomeni for days, with some sewing their mouths shut in protest at the restrictions.