Greek coast guard recovers body of migrant baby on Kos

ATHENS - Greece's coast guard recovered the badly decomposed body of a baby on Sunday on the shore of the island of Kos, a major entry point into the European Union for thousands of migrants and refugees who cross the Aegean Sea from nearby Turkey.


Greece must stick to programme to exit bailout - PM 03 Oct 2015

ATHENS - Greece must implement its bailout programme fast to achieve its main aim of regaining access to market financing and escaping international supervision, re-elected leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday.


Greece likely to meet deadline for bank money release - euro zone officials 02 Oct 2015

BRUSSELS - Greece is likely to qualify for recapitalisation funds for its banks by a Nov. 15 deadline because the payment depends mainly on financial sector reforms that it can implement by then, euro zone officials said on Friday.

Greek businessman arrested over arms deal bribery charges-court 29 Sep 2015

ATHENS - A Greek businessman has been arrested and charged with money laundering and bribery as part of an investigation into suspicious arms deals, court officials said on Tuesday.


Greece scraps reduced VAT rates on islands as per bailout deal 28 Sep 2015

ATHENS - Greece will scrap reduced value added tax (VAT) rates on Oct. 1 on six islands which are very popular with tourists, as agreed with its international lenders, the finance ministry said on Monday.


Greece's Eurobank says non-performing loans rose slightly in second quarter 28 Sep 2015

ATHENS - Greece's third-largest lender Eurobank said on Monday its non-performing loans rose slightly in the second quarter while core income before bad debt provisions grew 1.1 percent from the previous quarter.


Greek finance minister confident of returning to growth - FT 27 Sep 2015

- Greece's new finance minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, while speaking to the Financial Times, said he "didn't see any reason" why growth wouldn't return to the beleaguered European nation, a week after it re-elected the left-wing Syriza party with 145 of 300 parliamentary seats to form a new government.


For thousands fleeing war, transit through Greece continues unabated 25 Sep 2015

PIRAEUS, Greece - They cheered, waved and flashed the victory sign when their boat, packed with thousands of mainly Afghan, Syrian and Iraqi refugees, docked at Greece's main port of Piraeus on Friday.


Greece's Tsipras says hard work awaits on reforms, debt relief 25 Sep 2015

ATHENS - Greece needs to move swiftly to pass a first lender review of economic reforms in coming weeks and to start debt negotiations, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday, urging his new ministers to work more and chat less.


Greek 'Twittergate' shows perils of Tspiras balancing act 24 Sep 2015

ATHENS - The resignation of a junior Greek minister hours after his appointment has exposed Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to fierce criticism and highlighted the challenge he faces to keep a fractious coalition together.