Greece

Country Greece
Capital Athens
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages Greek

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Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and Communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001. In 2010, the prospect of a Greek default on its euro-denominated debt created severe strains within the EMU and raised the question of whether a member country might voluntarily leave the common currency or be removed.

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Greece - Wikipedia
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Greece plans to reopen for tourism from May 14 - HappytripsGreece plans to reopen for tourism from May 14  Happytrips

Boyden Greece & Cyprus on Inspiring Growth Curve - GlobeNewswire - GlobeNewswireBoyden Greece & Cyprus on Inspiring Growth Curve - GlobeNewswire  GlobeNewswire

Greece Reveals Its Official Plans for Resumption of Global Travel - SchengenVisaInfo.com - SchengenVisaInfo.comGreece Reveals Its Official Plans for Resumption of Global Travel - SchengenVisaInfo.com  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Greece pins hopes on mandatory home testing, opens schools - Times of IndiaGreece pins hopes on mandatory home testing, opens schools  Times of India

Greece Slams Turkey Over PKK Terror Claims - Voice of AmericaGreece Slams Turkey Over PKK Terror Claims  Voice of America

Greece to open up tourism from May 14 - The Siasat DailyGreece to open up tourism from May 14  The Siasat Daily

Greece’s Farewell To Iakovos Tsounis - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comGreece’s Farewell To Iakovos Tsounis - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

The kind of migration Greece needs - Kathimerini English EditionThe kind of migration Greece needs  Kathimerini English Edition

"Greece 2.0.": EIB to Help Manage Recovery Plan - Greek Reporter"Greece 2.0.": EIB to Help Manage Recovery Plan  Greek Reporter

Greece further extends restrictions on all flights as Covid cases rise - Hindustan TimesGreece further extends restrictions on all flights as Covid cases rise  Hindustan Times

Greece will not need credit line, ESM official says - Kathimerini English EditionGreece will not need credit line, ESM official says  Kathimerini English Edition

Ancient Greece’s Army of Lovers - The New YorkerAncient Greece’s Army of Lovers  The New Yorker

Greece Set to Reopen to Tourists on May 14 - SchengenVisaInfo.com - SchengenVisaInfo.comGreece Set to Reopen to Tourists on May 14 - SchengenVisaInfo.com  SchengenVisaInfo.com

David Cronenberg to film Crimes of the Future in Greece this summer - KFTVDavid Cronenberg to film Crimes of the Future in Greece this summer  KFTV

Want to study in Greece? Here are 5 reasons you should - Study International NewsWant to study in Greece? Here are 5 reasons you should  Study International News

Journalist murdered in Greece: Police suspect contract killing - Deutsche WelleJournalist murdered in Greece: Police suspect contract killing  Deutsche Welle

Greece to receive first 33,600 doses of J&J COVID-19 vaccine this week - Yahoo FinanceGreece to receive first 33,600 doses of J&J COVID-19 vaccine this week  Yahoo Finance

The Top Hotels to Visit in Greece and Turkey This Summer - Architectural DigestThe Top Hotels to Visit in Greece and Turkey This Summer  Architectural Digest

The best eco-friendly stays in Greece - HappytripsThe best eco-friendly stays in Greece  Happytrips

[Ticker] EU bank to help Greece manage corona-recovery funds - EUobserver[Ticker] EU bank to help Greece manage corona-recovery funds  EUobserver

EIB to help manage Greece 2.0 - Kathimerini English EditionEIB to help manage Greece 2.0  Kathimerini English Edition

Greece's Aegean looks to second half for recovery - FlightglobalGreece's Aegean looks to second half for recovery  Flightglobal

Greece to reopen ancient sites to restart tourism despite Covid-19 surge - Hindustan TimesGreece to reopen ancient sites to restart tourism despite Covid-19 surge  Hindustan Times

EIB to manage 5 billion euros of Greece's EU recovery funds - ReutersEIB to manage 5 billion euros of Greece's EU recovery funds  Reuters

The Telegraph Releases Greece's Hottest Hotel Openings Of 2021 - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comThe Telegraph Releases Greece's Hottest Hotel Openings Of 2021 - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

Greece accuses Turkey of `provocations` in the Aegean - WIONGreece accuses Turkey of `provocations` in the Aegean  WION

Sea Turtle Deaths In Greece Set Record - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comSea Turtle Deaths In Greece Set Record - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

Greece 2.0 seeks to transform the economy. Does it go far enough? - Al Jazeera EnglishGreece 2.0 seeks to transform the economy. Does it go far enough?  Al Jazeera English

Greece calls for foreign forces to quit Libya - EURACTIVGreece calls for foreign forces to quit Libya  EURACTIV

Press freedom in Greece is under pressure – from the government and itself - Open DemocracyPress freedom in Greece is under pressure – from the government and itself  Open Democracy

Greek Real Estate Market: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-pandemic Greece - Greek ReporterGreek Real Estate Market: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-pandemic Greece  Greek Reporter

Greece marks 200 years of independence with hopes of rebirth - Times of IndiaGreece marks 200 years of independence with hopes of rebirth  Times of India

Greece's diplomatic strategy in the Balkans - Kathimerini English EditionGreece's diplomatic strategy in the Balkans  Kathimerini English Edition

Best Day Trip From Athens, Greece - TravelAwaitsBest Day Trip From Athens, Greece  TravelAwaits

Greece: New Lesbos migrant camp given green light - InfoMigrantsGreece: New Lesbos migrant camp given green light  InfoMigrants

Russian Tour Operators Are Waiting For The Opening Of Cyprus And Greece Instead Of Turkey - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comRussian Tour Operators Are Waiting For The Opening Of Cyprus And Greece Instead Of Turkey - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

Deputy FM: Greece Has Paid A Great Economic Price For EU Sanctions Against Russia - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comDeputy FM: Greece Has Paid A Great Economic Price For EU Sanctions Against Russia - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

Sunburned tourists and fighter jets: The Israel-Greece alliance - Al Jazeera EnglishSunburned tourists and fighter jets: The Israel-Greece alliance  Al Jazeera English

Turkey condemns Greece's 'provocative,' 'tension-raising' remarks | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahTurkey condemns Greece's 'provocative,' 'tension-raising' remarks | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Romania and Greece to make their own vaccine certificates for bilateral travel - Hindustan TimesRomania and Greece to make their own vaccine certificates for bilateral travel  Hindustan Times

Greece Honors Baltadoros, The Pilot Who Fell Defending Aegean Skies - Greek ReporterGreece Honors Baltadoros, The Pilot Who Fell Defending Aegean Skies  Greek Reporter

Greece Sees EU Crisis Funds as Game-Changer for Stricken Economy - BloombergQuintGreece Sees EU Crisis Funds as Game-Changer for Stricken Economy  BloombergQuint

Greece: COVID-19 cases see exponential rise - Anadolu AgencyGreece: COVID-19 cases see exponential rise  Anadolu Agency

Aegean islands aim to become first fully vaccinated areas of Greece - The GuardianAegean islands aim to become first fully vaccinated areas of Greece  The Guardian

At the dawn of Greece's third century - www.ekathimerini.comAt the dawn of Greece's third century  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece to reopen schools using self-test kits for COVID-19 - The Associated PressGreece to reopen schools using self-test kits for COVID-19  The Associated Press

A Room With a View: Ancient Greece and Italy share hospitality and xenophobia – The Daily Free Press - Daily Free PressA Room With a View: Ancient Greece and Italy share hospitality and xenophobia – The Daily Free Press  Daily Free Press

EU official calls Greece to further probe asylum seeker pushbacks - Al Jazeera EnglishEU official calls Greece to further probe asylum seeker pushbacks  Al Jazeera English

Greece's Exodus Of Mesolongi - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comGreece's Exodus Of Mesolongi - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

How Poetry Won Independence for Greece - The Wall Street JournalHow Poetry Won Independence for Greece  The Wall Street Journal

In Greece, women activists sing and dance against oil and gas - Deutsche WelleIn Greece, women activists sing and dance against oil and gas  Deutsche Welle

Unearthing the little-known ancient theatres of Greece's Epirus region - EuronewsUnearthing the little-known ancient theatres of Greece's Epirus region  Euronews

Greece-born Prince Philip Passes Away Aged 99 - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comGreece-born Prince Philip Passes Away Aged 99 - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

Greece relaxes some COVID-19 restrictions - Anadolu AgencyGreece relaxes some COVID-19 restrictions  Anadolu Agency

Greece restricts use of AstraZeneca vaccine to over-30s - Kathimerini English EditionGreece restricts use of AstraZeneca vaccine to over-30s  Kathimerini English Edition

Greece reopens high schools after offering free home-testing kits to population - EURACTIVGreece reopens high schools after offering free home-testing kits to population  EURACTIV

Greece to Abolish Restrictions on Flights From Albania, North Macedonia & Turkey From April 5 - SchengenVisaInfo.com - SchengenVisaInfo.comGreece to Abolish Restrictions on Flights From Albania, North Macedonia & Turkey From April 5 - SchengenVisaInfo.com  SchengenVisaInfo.com

UK-based Aretha Capital launches new Greece real estate fund - IPE Real AssetsUK-based Aretha Capital launches new Greece real estate fund  IPE Real Assets

Russia scolds Greece for supporting Ukraine peace process - Kathimerini English EditionRussia scolds Greece for supporting Ukraine peace process  Kathimerini English Edition

Crucial questions about the future of Greece - www.ekathimerini.comCrucial questions about the future of Greece  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece eyeing new inroads in Balkan region - Kathimerini English EditionGreece eyeing new inroads in Balkan region  Kathimerini English Edition

Greece's Unknown Submerged Ancient Bridge - Greek ReporterGreece's Unknown Submerged Ancient Bridge  Greek Reporter

Greece to restore relations with Libya after 2019 Turkey deal | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahGreece to restore relations with Libya after 2019 Turkey deal | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Crime reporter's murder shocks Greece - CNACrime reporter's murder shocks Greece  CNA

Greece Surpasses 2 Million COVID-19 Vaccinations - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comGreece Surpasses 2 Million COVID-19 Vaccinations - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

The Spectacular Peach Blossoms of Imathia, Greece - Greek ReporterThe Spectacular Peach Blossoms of Imathia, Greece  Greek Reporter

Your Best Chance of Getting to the Mediterranean This Summer is a Trip to Greece or Turkey - TownandCountrymag.comYour Best Chance of Getting to the Mediterranean This Summer is a Trip to Greece or Turkey  TownandCountrymag.com

When Can I Travel to Greece? Country Will Let in Vaccinated Travellers in May - Time OutWhen Can I Travel to Greece? Country Will Let in Vaccinated Travellers in May  Time Out

Greece records highest daily number of COVID cases - Anadolu AgencyGreece records highest daily number of COVID cases  Anadolu Agency

Greece mulling age limitations for AstraZeneca vaccine - Kathimerini English EditionGreece mulling age limitations for AstraZeneca vaccine  Kathimerini English Edition

How Significant Is Greece’s Growing Military Cooperation With The UAE And Saudi Arabia? - ForbesHow Significant Is Greece’s Growing Military Cooperation With The UAE And Saudi Arabia?  Forbes

Sun, sea and cybernauts: the long road for Greece's digital nomads - ReutersSun, sea and cybernauts: the long road for Greece's digital nomads  Reuters

Born in Greece, Prince Philip faced exile from infancy - ReutersBorn in Greece, Prince Philip faced exile from infancy  Reuters

Amidst chants of ‘Allahu Akbar’, illegal immigrants set on fire an immigration detention centre in Corinth, Greece: Read the details - OpIndiaAmidst chants of ‘Allahu Akbar’, illegal immigrants set on fire an immigration detention centre in Corinth, Greece: Read the details  OpIndia

189 Dutch tourists travel to Greece for 8-day 'test holiday' - The Brussels Times189 Dutch tourists travel to Greece for 8-day 'test holiday'  The Brussels Times

Spain vs. Greece - Football Match Report - March 26, 2021 - ESPN IndiaSpain vs. Greece - Football Match Report - March 26, 2021  ESPN India

From Otto the Great to the European Troika, how Subjected to German Power is Greece? - International Policy DigestFrom Otto the Great to the European Troika, how Subjected to German Power is Greece?  International Policy Digest

Greece eases lockdown restrictions and steps up its vaccination campaign - www.ekathimerini.comGreece eases lockdown restrictions and steps up its vaccination campaign  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece Will Reopen To Vaccinated Tourists in May - TravelPulseGreece Will Reopen To Vaccinated Tourists in May  TravelPulse

Greece sells first 30-year bond since 2008 financial crisis - Financial TimesGreece sells first 30-year bond since 2008 financial crisis  Financial Times

Greece and Turkey top Europe destinations for UK holidaymakers - Financial TimesGreece and Turkey top Europe destinations for UK holidaymakers  Financial Times

President of Greece Pays Tribute to Prince Philip with Young Photo - Greek ReporterPresident of Greece Pays Tribute to Prince Philip with Young Photo  Greek Reporter

Greece Travel Restrictions Due To Coronavirus - SchengenVisaInfo.com - SchengenVisaInfo.comGreece Travel Restrictions Due To Coronavirus - SchengenVisaInfo.com  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Greece And Serbia Sign Agreement To Restart Travel - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comGreece And Serbia Sign Agreement To Restart Travel - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

Greece Plans to Reopen to Travelers May 14 - Travel AgentGreece Plans to Reopen to Travelers May 14  Travel Agent

Greece's Fight for Independence Was Part of a Global Revolutionary Movement - Jacobin magazineGreece's Fight for Independence Was Part of a Global Revolutionary Movement  Jacobin magazine

World War Reparations: Greece DEMANDS €377 Billion From Germany In ‘compensation’ - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comWorld War Reparations: Greece DEMANDS €377 Billion From Germany In ‘compensation’ - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

Greece's Right-Wing Government Is Massively Expanding Police Powers - Jacobin magazineGreece's Right-Wing Government Is Massively Expanding Police Powers  Jacobin magazine

Greece to Create Massive ''Ministry Park'' in Athens - Greek ReporterGreece to Create Massive ''Ministry Park'' in Athens  Greek Reporter

Greece makes fresh WWII reparation claims from Germany - DW (English)Greece makes fresh WWII reparation claims from Germany  DW (English)

Greece orders private doctors to join COVID-19 battle - The Associated PressGreece orders private doctors to join COVID-19 battle  The Associated Press

GTP Headlines Greece will Open for Tourism with 'Five Lines of Defence' Against Covid-19 - GTP HeadlinesGTP Headlines Greece will Open for Tourism with 'Five Lines of Defence' Against Covid-19  GTP Headlines

Greece, Turkey resume preliminary talks on Mediterranean dispute - Al Jazeera EnglishGreece, Turkey resume preliminary talks on Mediterranean dispute  Al Jazeera English

Travel to Greece during covid-19: Should you cancel a trip or rebook? - Washington PostTravel to Greece during covid-19: Should you cancel a trip or rebook?  Washington Post

Fact check: Images show beaches in Greece, not Georgia - USA TODAYFact check: Images show beaches in Greece, not Georgia  USA TODAY

In Turkey's eyes, US getting too close to Greece - www.ekathimerini.comIn Turkey's eyes, US getting too close to Greece  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece, Serbia And Cyprus Agree To Collaborate In The Mediterranean Region - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comGreece, Serbia And Cyprus Agree To Collaborate In The Mediterranean Region - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

What Is Greece's Top-selling Souvenir? - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comWhat Is Greece's Top-selling Souvenir? - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

FYE stores returning to Eastview, Greece Ridge malls - 13WHAM-TVFYE stores returning to Eastview, Greece Ridge malls  13WHAM-TV

'All my hopes were him': A migrant father's plight in Greece (apnews.com) - Associated Press'All my hopes were him': A migrant father's plight in Greece (apnews.com)  Associated Press