PM makes slowing spread of coronavirus his main goalPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made his first televised address regarding the coronavirus on Wednesday evening, just hours before the first death from the illness in Greece was confirmed.
Govt steps up policy response, hoping to impede CoronavirusPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is stepping up the range of precautionary measures being taken to impede the spreading of the coronavirus in Greece, where 89 people have been diagnosed with the illness, but nobody has yet died.
Forum showcases closer Greek-German trade relations, with diplomatic overtonesPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was in Berlin on Monday as part of a scheduled visit to showcase investment opportunities in Greece, which gained additional diplomatic overtones in light of European efforts to address the crisis on the Greek-Turkish border.
Mitsotakis enjoys growing popular backing at home, as efforts intensify to defuse border crisisPoliticsGreek Politics
As skirmishes between migrants, Greek and Turkish border forces continue, this week kicks off with heightened diplomatic activity on all sides in pursuit of a solution.
Mitsotakis heads to Berlin as Athens looks for more EU support on migrationPoliticsForeign Policy
The Greek government is planning its next steps regarding the migration crisis and is seeking tangible assistance from the European Union.
Poll suggests broad support for border closure, continued concern about islandsPoliticsGreek Politics
The first major opinion poll published since the closure of Greek-Turkish border crossings appears to back up the sense that there is strong support for the government’s decision across the political spectrum.
Greece gets EU show of support, emergency funds for migrationPoliticsGreek Politics
The European Commission approved 700 million euros of emergency funds to help Greece cope with the ongoing border crisis arising from the arrival of thousands of migrants at the Turkish borders.
Greece waits for tangible outcome from EU's symbolic backing over border crisisPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be accompanied by top European Union officials when he visits the Evros border region on Tuesday as Athens hopes to receive more than just symbolic support in addressing the increased influx of asylum seekers from Turkey.
PM faces complex challenge as Turkey threatens free passage for refugeesPoliticsGreek Politics
The government scrambled to prepare on Friday for a potential sharp influx of refugees arriving in Greece over the next few days after Turkey intimated that it would provide free passage to Syrians seeking to reach the European Union.
Island unrest puts PM in tough spotPoliticsGreek Politics
The government finds itself having to tackle two crises: The angry reaction on Aegean islands to the attempt to build closed reception centres for migrants and the arrival of the coronavirus in Greece.