Greece starts moving migrants from squalid border camp

Greece sent in police and bulldozers on Tuesday to knock down tents and relocate hundreds of migrants who had been stranded for months in a squalid makeshift camp on the border with Macedonia.

EU releases $28 mn to help Greece handle refugee crisis

The European Commission has awarded 25 million euros ($28 million) in emergency funding to the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) to enhance its support to the Greek authorities, a statement said on Tuesday.

Greece starts evacuating squalid Idomeni migrant camp

Hundreds of Greek police on Tuesday began clearing the squalid Idomeni camp, a migrant flashpoint on the Macedonia border where thousands of people have been camped out for more than three months.

IMF calls for 'unconditional' debt relief for Greece

IMF calls for 'unconditional' debt relief for Greece

The IMF is involved in talks on making Greece's debt sustainable to approve the country's latest reforms and make new loans available.

IMF said Greece needs 'unconditional' debt relief from EU creditors

A new IMF report on Greece`s financial situation said the country needs unconditional debt relief from European Union creditors over the long term to rebuild its financial strength.

Body part, seats, luggage found in EgyptAir search: Greek minister

Body part, seats, luggage found in EgyptAir search: Greek minister

A body part, seats and one or more items of luggage were found Friday by crews searching for the wreckage of an EgyptAir passenger jet that crashed in the Mediterranean on Thursday, Greece`s defence minister said.

Migrant arrivals to Greece plunge, as EU-Turkey deal sputters

Migrant arrivals to Greece plunge, as EU-Turkey deal sputters

Last month 3,360 migrants and refugees landed on the Greek islands, compared with 26,971 in March -- an 88 percent drop, according to figures from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Greek parliament approves controversial pension, tax reforms

Greek parliament approves controversial pension, tax reforms

Greek lawmakers have adopted a controversial package of pension cuts and tax hikes despite mass public opposition, bowing to creditor demands in a bid to unlock the next tranche of badly-needed bailout funds.

Greek parliament approves controversial pension, tax reforms

The unpopular reforms, which saw thousands take to the streets in protest, passed thanks to the Syriza-led coalition government's slim majority in parliament.

Protests erupt in Athens ahead of new austerity measures vote

Thousands of people gathered in front of the Greek parliament in Athens ahead of the vote due on Sunday night.

Thousands take to streets in Greece ahead of reform vote

Thousands take to streets in Greece ahead of reform vote

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Athens Sunday as Greece's parliament prepared to vote on a controversial tax and pensions overhaul which has sparked mass opposition.

Thousands take to streets in Greece ahead of reform vote

Thousands take to streets in Greece ahead of reform vote

The reforms to be voted on later Sunday would reduce Greece's highest pension payouts, merge several pension funds, increase contributions and raise taxes for those on medium and high incomes.

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Services in Greece grind to halt in 3-day strike

Services in Greece, from garbage collection to public transport, shut down on Friday as workers kicked off three days of strikes to protest new bailout austerity measures that they say will further reduce incomes.

Migrants seek new routes into Balkans after formal borders sealed

As dusk fell on Saturday evening, a Reuters witness saw a group of up to 70 people crossing into Macedonia from Greece, at a point where there is no razor wire fence between the two countries.

Greece mulls extra cuts to clinch EU-IMF debt talks: Source

Greece mulls extra cuts to clinch EU-IMF debt talks: Source

Greece is examining a proposal by its creditors for additional cuts in return for debt relief, a government source said Monday as reform talks with senior EU-IMF officials were due to resume.

Pope, on landmark Lesbos visit, `wants to take back refugees`

Pope, on landmark Lesbos visit, `wants to take back refugees`

Lesbos has been the first port of call in the EU for hundreds of thousands of asylum-seekers fleeing war, poverty and persecution in the Middle East and Asia.

Pope met Bernie Sanders at Vatican on Saturday before leaving for Greece

Pope Francis met US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday morning before leaving for a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos, a participant at the meeting said.

Pope Francis heads to Greek island of Lesbos

Pope Francis left Rome on Saturday bound for the Greek island of Lesbos, on the frontline of Europe`s migrant crisis.

Greece must stop locking up child migrants, charity warns ahead of pope's visit

At least 1,500 unaccompanied migrant and refugee children stranded in Greece have nowhere safe to stay.