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Greece must stick to reforms, fiscal targets, ESM's Regling says

16 Jul 2019

ATHENS The newly elected Greek government's reform drive is welcome, but the country must respect its post-bailout commitments, the head of the euro zone's bailout fund said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 2-Greece prepares for seven-year bond issue in post-election calm

15 Jul 2019

* Greece could open books on Tuesday, the earliest - sources (Adds details)

Conservative leader Mitsotakis becomes Greek PM, picks cabinet

08 Jul 2019

ATHENS Conservative politician Kyriakos Mitsotakis took office as Greece's new prime minister and named his cabinet on Monday, after storming to victory on a pledge to create jobs and lure investment to the economically stricken nation. | Video

Greece bond issue talk resurfaces in post-election glow

08 Jul 2019

LONDON/ATHENS, July 8 Greece's debt agency could take advantage of a post-election boost to issue new debt at record low borrowing costs in the coming weeks to repay an expensive International Monetary Fund loan, sources told Reuters on Monday.

Greek Conservatives take charge in landslide win, vow more investment, fewer taxes

08 Jul 2019

ATHENS Greece's opposition conservatives returned to power with a landslide victory in snap elections on Sunday, and Prime Minister elect Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he had a clear mandate for change, pledging more investments and fewer taxes. | Video

Greek opposition tax cut plans are too costly, minister says before vote

05 Jul 2019

ATHENS Plans from Greece's opposition for tax cuts could derail the country's fiscal strategy, its deputy finance minister said on Friday, two days before an election that polls show the opposition is likely to win.

Unlikely Greek election candidate touts jobs and miracle cures

02 Jul 2019

ATHENS Part-time TV presenter, miracle cure salesman and budding politician Kyriakos Velopoulos wants to build a wall to keep migrants out of Greece. Lace it with mines, he says. He would also call a referendum on the death penalty for drug dealers and paedophiles.

Climate change is taking its toll on Greek monuments, say scientists

25 Jun 2019

ATHENS Climate change is threatening ancient Greek monuments, among them the Acropolis, one of the most-visited archaeological sites in the world, scientists said. | Video

After waiting for decades, Muslims in Athens finally get a mosque

07 Jun 2019

ATHENS Without minaret or dome, the beige, rectangular structure in a former industrial area has none of the ornate grace typical of Islamic places of worship. But for the Muslims of Athens, it is the result of a long-fought battle - and the city's first formal mosque in more than 180 years.

Greek PM comes unstuck over Macedonia, austerity in European vote

27 May 2019

ATHENS, May 27 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was left struggling for his political survival on Monday after his Syriza party, stung by austerity and a bitter rift over an accord with North Macedonia, got hammered in European Parliament elections.

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