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Macron Urges European Investment in Greece to Counterbalance China

French President Emmanuel Macron urged European firms to step up their investments in Greece to help reduce the country's growing reliance on non-European countries, notably China. Addressing a round-table of Greek and French business leaders on Friday, Macron said Greece...

French First Lady Brigitte Macron on Greece: ‘I won’t Leave, I’ll Stay’

Brigitte Macron gave an enthusiastic endorsement of Greece as she toured the Ancient Agora in central Athens on Friday. Mrs. Macron, 64, when asked by journalists about her impressions of Greece, she replied: ‘I won’t Leave, I’ll Stay’. On Thursday Macron,...

Tsipras Appeals to French Businesses: Invest in Greece, you won't Regret it

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged French businesses on Friday to invest in Greece, as it emerges from crisis, and assured them that they would not regret it. "Greece is an opportunity... a real opportunity," Tsipras told French business leaders...

In Pnyx hill, Macron Presents European Vision for a More Integrated Union

The stage of the ancient Greek public forum in the Pnyx hill was the perfect set for a memorable, inspirational, pan-European speech and French president Emmanuel Macron tried his utmost to rise to the occasion. Borrowing the preacher-like techniques which...

Macron Praises Tsipras, Stresses Deeper Reforms in Joint Press-Conference

In a joint press conference with the Greek prime minister, French President Emmanuel Macron praised the Greek government's efforts to overcome the current economic crisis and stressed the importance of structural reforms. During the short press conference, the French president...

French President Macron Arrives in Greece with Message of Support

French President Emmanuel Macron, accompanied by his wife Brigitte Macron, arrived in Athens on Thursday for a two-day official visit during which he is expected to lend his support to Greece and outline his vision for a more democratic...

Greece Bans Protests During French President's Visit, Activists Throw Paint at French Institute

Greek police have issued a ban on protests in central Athens during Thursday's visit by French President Emmanuel Macron. The French president will arrive at the Athens International Airport and is to meet with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and President...

Macron to Urge Renewal of EU Democracy from Pnyx in Athens

In a highly symbolic move, French President Emmanuel Macron has chosen to deliver a major speech at the hill of Pnyx, facing the Acropolis, during his official visit to Greece on Thursday. Macron, who swept to power on a pro-EU...

Athens Ready for Visit of French President Macron

Athens is preparing for the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron who will stay for two days and meet with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos. The visit, which has been heralded by the Greek...

French President Macron to Push Eurozone Reforms from Athens

French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Athens next month to send a message to fellow eurozone leaders about the need to strengthen the currency union, at a time when Greece is emerging from years of economic crisis, French...