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Mystery Flight: Venezuelan Aircraft Lands in Athens in Absolute Secrecy

A government plane from the South American nation of Venezuela landed in Athens on Saturday, March 2 at 14:00 local time (12:00 GMT) and reportedly stayed there for approximately four hours. This odd occurrence was revealed by Greece's SKAI TV...

Harrowing Mid-Atlantic Rescue of Greek Captain (video)

Dramatic footage from last Saturday's rescue of a 47-year-old Greek captain in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean has been released by the Portuguese Air Force. The man was airlifted from the vessel Minerva Gloria, as it sailed 420 kilometers...

Portugal's Interior Minister Visits Refugee Center in Athens (video)

Greece’s Migration Policy Minister Dimitris Vitsas, accompanied by visiting Portuguese Interior Minister Eduardo Cabrita, paid a joint visit to the Eleonas refugee reception center, located in central Athens, on Tuesday. Cabrita, who is in Greece on an official visit, traveled...

Why Greeks Support Portugal in the World Cup

Patrons at a bar in central Athens heaved a sigh of relief on Monday when Portugal reached the knock-out stage of the World Cup after a nail-biting final few minutes against Iran. Throughout the game they were cheering for Portugal...

Spain Fire Coach One Day Before World Cup

As the World Cup gets ready to kick off in Russia on Thursday, tournament contenders Spain have sensationally sacked their manager. Julen Lopetegui was dismissed by the Spanish footballing authorities just ahead of the national side's Friday clash with neighbors...

Eurovision 2018: Greece, Cyprus Fight for Final Places (video)

Greece and Cyprus are competing on Tuesday for a place in the final of the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest which is taking place in Portugal for the first time. Nineteen countries are competing in the semi-final. Only 10 will qualify...

Portugal’s Centeno Elected new Chief of Eurogroup

Portuguese Finance Minister Mario Centeno has been elected the new head of the so-called eurogroup, the body made up of the single currency bloc's finance ministers. In a tweet following the election, the European Union said he had been elected...

Tsipras Expresses Condolences to Portuguese Counterpart for Deadly Forest Fires

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke with his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa on Sunday to express his condolences for the dozens of victims of the forest fires raging in the country, his office said in a statement. The premier also...

Portugal’s Greatest Hellenist Maria Helena Rocha-Pereira Passes Away at 92

Portuguese Hellenist Maria Helena Rocha-Pereira passed away on Sunday at age 92. Pereira was responsible for two monumental anthologies of Greek and Latin classics, under the headings "Hélade" and "Romana." She also translated and published the tragedies Ajax (Ájax, 2003)...

Euclid Tsakalotos Against ECOFIN Decisions for Portugal and Spain

The ECOFIN decided on Tuesday to launch excessive deficit procedures for Portugal and Spain. Greece's Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos argued against the decisions, but did not have sufficient backing to block the procedures against both countries, that Tsakalotos notes...