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Greece considers capital boost for Aegean Airlines, shares fall

23 Nov 2020

ATHENS Greece is considering a capital injection of around 120 million euros ($142.55 million) for Aegean Airlines, the government said on Monday, adding the nation's biggest carrier was crucial to the tourist-reliant economy.

Greece orders nationwide lockdown to curb COVID-19 surge

05 Nov 2020

ATHENS Greece ordered a nationwide lockdown for three weeks on Thursday, its second this year, to help contain a resurgence of COVID-19 after a sharp increase in infections this week. | Video

Convicted leader of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn hands himself in

22 Oct 2020

ATHENS The founder of the Greek far-right movement Golden Dawn turned himself in on Thursday after a court refused to suspend jail terms on him and other leading figures for running a criminal gang linked to hate crimes.

Greek court rules far-right Golden Dawn leaders ran a crime group

07 Oct 2020

ATHENS A Greek court on Wednesday declared far-right party Golden Dawn a criminal group, effectively banning a radical organisation that was once the third-largest political force in the country. | Video

Pompeo urges Greece, Turkey to pursue talks on maritime dispute

29 Sep 2020

ATHENS U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged NATO allies Greece and Turkey on Tuesday to press ahead with talks to resolve their dispute over maritime boundaries as soon as possible.

Turkey, Greece agree to resume talks after four years

22 Sep 2020

ATHENS/ANKARA Turkey and Greece have agreed to resume talks over their contested maritime claims in the eastern Mediterranean after a four year hiatus following weeks of tensions that culminated in a collision between their warships.

Greek PM announces tax relief to boost employment, ups defence spending

12 Sep 2020

ATHENS Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday announced a tax relief package to boost jobs amidst a downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as rise in spending to strengthen the country's defence capabilities.

Turkey to issue Mediterranean exploration licences, raising tensions with Greece

11 Aug 2020

ANKARA/ATHENS Turkey will issue gas exploration and drilling licences in the eastern Mediterranean this month, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, further raising tensions with Greece, which said it would seek an emergency EU meeting to address the issue.

Greece sees fewer migrant arrivals from Turkey, partly due to pandemic, minister says

04 Aug 2020

ATHENS Greece has seen fewer migrants and refugees arriving from Turkey, numbering in the hundreds in the last four months, mainly due to increased border checks and partly due to the coronavirus pandemic, a government minister said on Tuesday.

Greeks rush to hairdressers, florists, beaches, as virus lockdown eases

04 May 2020

ATHENS Greeks were finally allowed to get their hair cut, buy books and flowers and even venture back onto the beaches on Monday as part of a gradual easing of lockdown restrictions imposed six weeks ago to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

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