Government gears up for third review while lenders await pending actionsPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek government had a first opportunity on Monday to get a sense of where things stand regarding the upcoming third review.
Athens keeps cautious eye on Berlin-Ankara relationship as German elections approachPoliticsForeign Policy
Athens is closely monitoring the increased tensions between Berlin and Ankara, especially regarding the latter’s hopes for European Union accession.
Athens readies labour legislation, but not to cross off prior actionsPoliticsGreek Politics
After a brief summer break, the Greek government is preparing to resume legislative activity, although its next move will not be linked to dozens of bailout commitments that are still pending.
Greek demographic ratios among the worst in EuropeSociety
According to a new report by the Berlin Institute for Population and Development, Greece is set to have one of the worst population demographics in Europe by 2050.
Refugee returns to resume despite concerns over rights and conditionsSociety
Greece's Migration Minister, Yiannis Mouzalas, this week announced that Germany was to resume returns of refugees under the so-called Dublin regulations which have been suspended for the country since 2011.
Greeks deeply pessimistic about future but confidence in euro persistsSociety
Greeks are deeply pessimistic about their future and have little trust in their politicians or the European Union but their confidence in the euro is growing, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey and a local opinion poll.
Movement on name issue but Athens keeps expectations lowPoliticsForeign Policy
A joint declaration made by European Union leaders during the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Thessaloniki in 2003 claimed that “The future of the Balkans is within the European Union.”
Athens blocks EU statement on China amid growing economic tiesPoliticsForeign Policy
Athens has blocked a European Union statement at the United Nations that aimed to strongly criticise China’s human rights record.
Greek distrust of media high compared to EU averageSociety
Greeks have some of the lowest levels of trust in their news and print media according to a study by the European Broadcasting Union.
Tsipras and Mitsotakis cheer Macron win, hope to benefitPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister and Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis appear to see the victory of Emmanuel Macron in France’s presidential election as a potential boost for their political hopes.