Marfin Bank Arson Still Haunts Greece 13 Years Later
Eleven years have passed since the deadly Marfin Bank arson. The culprits are still at large, as Greek police launches a new investigation
What Has the United States Ever Done for Greece?
What has the U.S. ever done for Greece? In a country where anti-Americanism was rife until recently, the question brought heated debates. It still does. Although relations between the two countries are seemingly currently at their friendliest since the end...
Greece Repays IMF Bailout-Era Debt Two Years Early
On Monday, Greece repaid its bailout-era debts to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), some two years early, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras announced. Staikouras added in a statement, "A chapter that opened in May 2010, with Greece's recourse to the Fund...
Greece to Repay IMF Bailout-Era Debt Two Years Early
Greece will repay its bailout-era debts to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in April, some two years early, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras announced on Saturday. Speaking on Skai TV, Staikouras said that the final payment will be made "in the...
January 2002: Greece Enters the Eurozone
It has been 20 years since Greece's accession to the eurozone, an anniversary that has been overshadowed by the spread of the COVID-19 omicron variant
Greece’s Often-Strained Relations With Germany Dominate Merkel’s Visit
The relations between Greece and Germany that were strained during last decade's debt crisis dominated talks of Chancellor Angela Merkel in Athens on Friday. Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis reminded Merkel of the austerity Germany imposed on Greece. "You admitted that...
Former Greek PM George Papandreou Hopes for Political Come Back
Former Greek prime minister George Papandreou announced on Wednesday he is joining the race to lead the center-left Movement for Change party (KINAL). In a televised address Papandreou said that that progressive political forces need to grow again. “We need a...
April 23, 2010: Ten Years Since the Official Beginning of the Greek Financial Crisis
It was a day much like this on April 23, 2010, when the then-Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou announced from picturesque Castellorizo Island that Greece would officially ask for financial assistance from its fellow Eurozone member-states as the...
EU Commission Says it "Will Remain by Greece's Side'' One Year After Bailout Exit
The European Commission issued a statement on Tuesday on the occasion of the one-year anniversary of Greece officially exiting its bailout programs after its eight-year-long financial crisis. ''Today marks one year since Greece successfully concluded its European Stability Mechanism (ESM)...
Greece's Creditors say No Changes in Bailout Program Terms for New PM
Greece’s creditors have said no to calls from the country’s new conservative government to ease harsh budget conditions agreed as part of its rescue program, AP reports. New Democracy leader and Greece's new Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was elected after...