Greek police say they detained a total of 34 people in dawn raids on two squats in Athens mostly occupied by refugees and migrants, as part of a cleanup drive by the new conservative government.
The European Commission on Wednesday called for “urgent action” by Greek authorities to improve living conditions in the country's overcrowded migrant camps and expedite the asylum procedure.
Greece's eastern islands are struggling to cope with a surge in arrivals of migrants and asylum-seekers that has undermined efforts to ease severe overcrowding at refugee camps.
The European Commission on Wednesday approved the Greek draft budget for 2020, hailed by the center-right government as containing ambitious measures that will spur growth and bolster investments.
In a tweet marking the first 100 days of his conservative administration, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday vowed to work hard to improve people’s lives.
Greeks appear to be growing more aware of the risks of smoking, according to a study which found that the number of adults who smoke has declined from 40 percent to 27.5 percent in a decade.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sent a message of unity during an event held at the Zappeion Mansion on Wednesday to mark the 2,500-year anniversary since the Battle of Thermopylae and the Battle of Salamis.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is heading to Brussels on Wednesday for a European Council meeting on Thursday where he will face the difficult balancing act of backing further funding for Turkey to curb the flow of refugees toward Europe while also supporting sanctions against Ankara for its illegal drilling off Cyprus and its incursion in northern Syria.
The government is tightening the noose around troubled casinos in Greece.
A growing number of private equity firms are taking advantage of Europe’s buoyant bond market to extract money from companies they hold by loading them with debt, prompting some investors to warn the fixed income rally is nearing its peak.