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  • It took a century to open a Mosque in Athens, then came the COVID-19 pandemic Nov 15, 2020 10:41 PM IST

    It took a century to open a Mosque in Athens, then came the COVID-19 pandemic

    Athens, the Greek capital, had not had a dedicated, purpose-built Muslim place of worship since the expulsion of Ottoman forces in 1833, a gap that officials have long sought to fill.

  • Man rescued from rubble as Turkey quake death toll hits 51 Nov 01, 2020 03:57 PM IST

    Man rescued from rubble as Turkey quake death toll hits 51

    The death toll from Friday afternoon's quake rose to 51. Turkish authorities have announced 49 deaths in the coastal city of Izmir, while two teenagers died on the Greek island of Samos.

  • Microsoft unveils investment to make Greece a regional hub for cloud services Oct 05, 2020 02:41 PM IST

    Microsoft unveils investment to make Greece a regional hub for cloud services

    Greek Prime Minister said the data centre investment will bring financial benefits of 1.0 billion euros to the country in the long term.

  • COVID-19 pandemic | Greece clarifies policy, to allow tourists from all nations May 31, 2020 08:05 AM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic | Greece clarifies policy, to allow tourists from all nations

    The two-tiered policy, which revised information the Greek government issued Friday, will be applied during June 15-30, although officials left open the possibility of maintaining entry restrictions after the end of June.

  • Restart or re-stop? Economies reopen but chaos abounds May 11, 2020 04:25 PM IST

    Restart or re-stop? Economies reopen but chaos abounds

    Social distancing was the order of the day but just how to do that on public transit and in schools was the big question.

  • Using plastic markers, Greek workers defy ban to mark Labour Day May 01, 2020 03:32 PM IST

    Using plastic markers, Greek workers defy ban to mark Labour Day

    The protesters waved flags, chanted slogans and held banners reading "No sacrifice for the bosses".

  • Coronavirus death toll in Greece rises to three Mar 14, 2020 03:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus death toll in Greece rises to three

    The man in Zakinthos was believed to have contracted the virus after visiting a hospital in western Greece where the first fatality was confirmed, Athens News Agency reported.

  • GMR airports achieves 'concession commencement date' to build Crete airport in Greece Feb 11, 2020 08:36 AM IST

    GMR airports achieves 'concession commencement date' to build Crete airport in Greece

    GMR Airports Limited along with its Greek partner GEK TERNA had signed the concession agreement in February last year for "design, construction, financing, operation, and maintenance and exploitation of the new international airport" of Heraklion city in Crete island.

  • China's Xi Jinping holds talks in Greece en route to BRICS summit Nov 11, 2019 11:47 AM IST

    China's Xi Jinping holds talks in Greece en route to BRICS summit

    "It is our duty to steadily upgrade our cooperation in all sectors, by delving deeply into existing fields and expanding the range of investments", the Chinese president said in an article published in "Kathimerini" newspaper on Sunday.

  • Greek PM Alexis Tsipras wins confidence vote after Macedonia name row Jan 17, 2019 11:50 AM IST

    Greek PM Alexis Tsipras wins confidence vote after Macedonia name row

    The PM now faces an immediate challenge to also push through parliament the controversial name deal with neighbouring Macedonia, which has sparked protests in both countries.

  • Greek government plans crowdfunding for new warships Dec 07, 2018 12:43 PM IST

    Greek government plans crowdfunding for new warships

    Panos Kammenos says he will open a bank account on January 1 where members of the public can make donations "for new frigates and a flagship."

  • Indian tourist arrivals to Greece doubles in January-September Nov 22, 2018 05:32 PM IST

    Indian tourist arrivals to Greece doubles in January-September

    Around 17,376 Indian tourists visited Greece in the same period of 2017, according to a data by Greece National Tourist Office (GNTO) and Athens International Airport.

  • GMR gets Letter of award to develop airport in Greece Sep 21, 2018 04:40 PM IST

    GMR gets Letter of award to develop airport in Greece

    The project involves design, construction, financing of the new Heraklion airport. The concession period for the greenfield project would be 35 years, including phase- 1 construction of five years, it said.

  • Alexis Tsipras declares 'day of liberation' after Greece exits bailout Aug 21, 2018 06:30 PM IST

    Alexis Tsipras declares 'day of liberation' after Greece exits bailout

    "This is a day of liberation," Tsipras declared, standing on a hilltop overlooking a bay on the Ionian island of Ithaca.

  • Greece on post-bailout 'new chapter' but doubts remain Aug 20, 2018 07:42 PM IST

    Greece on post-bailout 'new chapter' but doubts remain

    The conclusion of the stability support programme marks an important moment for Greece and Europe.

  • Greece exits final bailout successfully: ESM Aug 20, 2018 12:20 PM IST

    Greece exits final bailout successfully: ESM

    The ESM has disbursed 61.9 billion euros over three years in support of macroeconomic adjustment and bank recapitalisation.

  • News in Pics: Your daily dose of pictures from around the world Jul 25, 2018 06:01 PM IST

    News in Pics: Your daily dose of pictures from around the world

    Moneycontrol brings to you select pictures that are making headlines across the globe.

  • Earthquake shakes southern Greece Jun 25, 2018 12:12 PM IST

    Earthquake shakes southern Greece

    The US Geological Survey said that the epicentre was offshore, 26 km (16 miles) west of the town of Methoni at a depth of 30.4 km.

  • It's a tie! Greek PM marks debt deal with sartorial twist Jun 23, 2018 05:14 PM IST

    It's a tie! Greek PM marks debt deal with sartorial twist

    Greeks have seen their economy shrink by a quarter, unemployment spike and salaries and pensions slashed by about 40 percent since first falling into crisis in 2010. The country has required three international bailouts.

  • Greece crisis declared 'over' as eurozone agrees debt relief Jun 22, 2018 09:23 AM IST

    Greece crisis declared 'over' as eurozone agrees debt relief

    Greece is slated to leave its financial rescue on August 20 and finance ministers from the 19 countries that use the single currency were under pressure to offer Athens a goodbye deal that left it strong in the eyes of the financial markets.

  • Eurozone sets June deadline for Greece debt deal Apr 27, 2018 07:28 PM IST

    Eurozone sets June deadline for Greece debt deal

    Mario Centeno, the head of the Eurogroup, said reform efforts were still required from Greece before it could end its massive rescue programme as expected on August 20.

  • Greece for reforms in UN, backs India's UNSC bid Nov 28, 2017 08:23 AM IST

    Greece for reforms in UN, backs India's UNSC bid

    Foreign Affairs Minister of Greece Nikos Kotzias said that his country fully supports India for the membership of the UNSC as a new balance of power is emerging in the world.

  • Eurozone fails to reach Greece debt deal amid IMF row May 23, 2017 07:35 AM IST

    Eurozone fails to reach Greece debt deal amid IMF row

    After more than eight hours of talks in Brussels, ministers from the 19-member single currency bloc could not settle deep differences on debt relief pitting Germany, the eurozone's most powerful member, against the IMF.

  • Indian-Greek venture offers 480 mn euros to build Crete airport Apr 12, 2017 12:41 PM IST

    Indian-Greek venture offers 480 mn euros to build Crete airport

    The venture submitted last year the sole bid to build the new airport at Kasteli, a public-private partnership project.

  • EU, Greece seek bailout deal by Friday Apr 06, 2017 07:40 AM IST

    EU, Greece seek bailout deal by Friday

    Talks between Greece, the European Union and International Monetary Fund have stuttered for months due to differences over Greece's fiscal progress, labour and energy market reforms, rekindling worries of a new crisis in Europe.

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