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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...

Avramopoulos Welcomes 31 Refugees from Greece to Portugal

The migrant and refugee issue and EU security matters will dominate the contacts between the political leadership of Portugal and EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos on Tuesday in Lisbon. Commissioner Avramopoulos, the President of Portugal...

Portugal's PM Costa to Visit Greece Monday

Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa will pay an official visit to Athens on Monday to support Greece at this critical time for the bailout program review and the refugee crisis. The Portuguese prime minister and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras...

More Than 2,000 Refugees Land on Lesbos in One Day

A total of 2,090 refugees were rescued and brought to Lesbos island in the past 24 hours alone, according to the Hellenic Coast Guard. Authorities say that in the past three days more than 6,000 refugees and migrants were registered...

Greece Among the 16 Best Countries to Find a Job

High levels of employment and the creation of new job positions are vital factors for economic development and for the welfare and happiness of citizens in every country. Glassdoor, an American website where employees and former employees anonymously review companies...

OECD: Greece Among the 'Smartest' Countries in the World

The OECD released a list that ranks countries based on the highest number of scientists per capita in fields such as mathematics, physics, technology and engineering. As it turns out Greece was placed among the 10 “smartest” countries in...