Greek PM fails to get opposition backing on pension reform


ATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras failed to secure the backing of Greek opposition parties on Saturday for tough pension reforms the country has promised to submit by December under its international bailout.


Police, migrants clash on Macedonia border; soldiers build fence 28 Nov 2015

IDOMENI, Greece Police in Macedonia fired tear gas and stun grenades at desperate migrants stranded for days at the Greek border and who are demanding passage to western Europe, as soldiers began erecting a metal fence to keep them out.


Greece, lenders agree on new set of reforms for more aid - paper 27 Nov 2015

ATHENS Greece and its international lenders have agreed on a new set of measures the country must approve by next month to qualify for more aid and to pave the way for a first review of progress under its third bailout, a Greek newspaper reported on Friday.

Greek economy shrinks in third-quarter on weak exports, investment 27 Nov 2015

ATHENS Greece's economy contracted at a faster pace in the third quarter than previously estimated as capital controls to shore up banks took a toll on investment, exports and consumer spending, revised statistics service data showed on Friday.


German state hands Greece information on suspected tax evaders 25 Nov 2015

DUESSELDORF, Germany A German regional state has given Greek authorities information on suspected tax dodgers to help Athens fulfil its promise to international creditors to crack down on tax evasion, the state's finance ministry said on Wednesday.


U.N. decries Balkans border curbs on refugees; arrivals in Greece fall 24 Nov 2015

GENEVA The United Nations on Tuesday condemned new restrictions on refugees that have left around 1,000 migrants stuck at the main border crossing into Macedonia from Greece, denied entry due to their nationalities in violation of international law.


Bomb blast in central Athens damages Cypriot Embassy 24 Nov 2015

ATHENS A bomb exploded outside the offices of a Greek business federation in central Athens on Tuesday, badly damaging the nearby Cypriot Embassy but causing no injuries, police officials said. | Video


Stranded migrants block railway, call hunger strike 23 Nov 2015

IDOMENI, Greece Moroccans, Iranians and Pakistanis on Greeceā€™s northern border with Macedonia blocked rail traffic and demanded passage to western Europe on Monday, stranded by a policy of filtering migrants in the Balkans that has raised human rights concerns.


Greece tells euro zone it aims to finish second set of reforms by mid-December 23 Nov 2015

BRUSSELS Greece told euro zone finance ministers it was aiming to complete the second set of reforms under its bailout programme by the middle of December, in a move that would secure the release of the next tranche of loans, a draft statement showed.


Euro zone agrees Greece can get next loan tranche, cash for bank recap 21 Nov 2015

BRUSSELS Greece has done all the reforms in the a first package of measures agreed with euro zone creditors, which paves the way for Athens to get the next tranche of loans, the head of euro zone finance ministers Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Saturday.