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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Coronavirus: Greece on High Alert as Cases in Italy Skyrocket - Greek ReporterCoronavirus: Greece on High Alert as Cases in Italy Skyrocket  Greek Reporter

Coronavirus: Greece on High Alert at Gates from Italy - Greek ReporterCoronavirus: Greece on High Alert at Gates from Italy  Greek Reporter

France stands by Greece over tensions in Aegean Sea, says defense minister | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comFrance stands by Greece over tensions in Aegean Sea, says defense minister | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Finland joins Portugal and France in alleviating Greece's migrant burden - EURACTIVFinland joins Portugal and France in alleviating Greece's migrant burden  EURACTIV

At Greece's Moria refugee camp, waiting for food and a future - The Washington PostAt Greece's Moria refugee camp, waiting for food and a future  The Washington Post

Olympics: Tokyo Games flame to pass historic landmarks in Greece - Kyodo News PlusOlympics: Tokyo Games flame to pass historic landmarks in Greece  Kyodo News Plus

France stands by Greece in maritime row with Turkey: Report - Middle East EyeFrance stands by Greece in maritime row with Turkey: Report  Middle East Eye

Greece has conveyed claims to UN, says FM | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comGreece has conveyed claims to UN, says FM | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece's neighbors and EU expansion | Comment - www.ekathimerini.comGreece's neighbors and EU expansion | Comment  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece has to improve "unsustainable situation" refugee situation, says UN - The Brussels TimesGreece has to improve "unsustainable situation" refugee situation, says UN  The Brussels Times

Greece Scraps Asylum Requests for Migrant 'Troublemakers' - VOA NewsGreece Scraps Asylum Requests for Migrant 'Troublemakers'  VOA News

The US and Greece held a live-fire military exercise at the foot of Mount Olympus - Business Insider - Business InsiderThe US and Greece held a live-fire military exercise at the foot of Mount Olympus - Business Insider  Business Insider

Greece ranks low in internet speed | News - www.ekathimerini.comGreece ranks low in internet speed | News  www.ekathimerini.com

Small 'Revolutions' Show Greece is Still a Changing Society - Balkan InsightSmall 'Revolutions' Show Greece is Still a Changing Society  Balkan Insight

Greece pauses plans for new refugee detention centres on islands - The GuardianGreece pauses plans for new refugee detention centres on islands  The Guardian

Referee attack in Greece condemned as 'cowardly' by Euroleague Basketball - BBC NewsReferee attack in Greece condemned as 'cowardly' by Euroleague Basketball  BBC News

Greece’s Beloved Poet Kiki Dimoula Dies at 89 - Greek ReporterGreece’s Beloved Poet Kiki Dimoula Dies at 89  Greek Reporter

Man arrested in northeastern Greece for people smuggling | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comMan arrested in northeastern Greece for people smuggling | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece Disappointed after EU Leaders Fail to Decide on 2021-2027 Budget - Greek ReporterGreece Disappointed after EU Leaders Fail to Decide on 2021-2027 Budget  Greek Reporter

Greece native, accomplished baker Mina Hoyt competes on national TV Monday night - RochesterFirstGreece native, accomplished baker Mina Hoyt competes on national TV Monday night  RochesterFirst

Greece’s refugee plan is inhumane and doomed to fail. The EU must step in - The GuardianGreece’s refugee plan is inhumane and doomed to fail. The EU must step in  The Guardian

'Apokries' Greece's famous Carnival Season kicks off for 2020 - Greek City Times'Apokries' Greece's famous Carnival Season kicks off for 2020  Greek City Times

Greece 'wins' arms embargo on Libya - Greek City TimesGreece 'wins' arms embargo on Libya  Greek City Times

Rumors Swirl That Greece’s Demand for the Parthenon Marbles Could Gain Traction in the Brexit Trade Battle - artnet NewsRumors Swirl That Greece’s Demand for the Parthenon Marbles Could Gain Traction in the Brexit Trade Battle  artnet News

E.U. requests Elgin Marbles return to Greece from British Museum post-Brexit - The Architect's NewspaperE.U. requests Elgin Marbles return to Greece from British Museum post-Brexit  The Architect's Newspaper

Seventy percent of Chinese tourists cancel holiday to Greece - Greek City TimesSeventy percent of Chinese tourists cancel holiday to Greece  Greek City Times

Cavusoglu: Greece must be prepared to share in the East Med | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comCavusoglu: Greece must be prepared to share in the East Med | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece stands by Cyprus, PM tells Averof | News - www.ekathimerini.comGreece stands by Cyprus, PM tells Averof | News  www.ekathimerini.com

Victoria Beckham's Vogue Greece cover makes global headlines | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comVictoria Beckham's Vogue Greece cover makes global headlines | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

USA reconfirms Greece's EEZ zone - Greek City TimesUSA reconfirms Greece's EEZ zone  Greek City Times

Central Macedonia is Greece's most popular all year round tourist region - Greek City TimesCentral Macedonia is Greece's most popular all year round tourist region  Greek City Times

Greece’s Answer to Migrants, a Floating Barrier, Is Called a ‘Disgrace’ - The New York TimesGreece’s Answer to Migrants, a Floating Barrier, Is Called a ‘Disgrace’  The New York Times

Greece to start setting up closed migrant camps - Al Jazeera EnglishGreece to start setting up closed migrant camps  Al Jazeera English

Athens to Reintroduce Ferry Connection Between Greece and Cyprus - Greek ReporterAthens to Reintroduce Ferry Connection Between Greece and Cyprus  Greek Reporter

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis Is Failing on the World Stage - Foreign PolicyGreece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis Is Failing on the World Stage  Foreign Policy

Brussels Says Greece’s Growth in 2020 Will be Well Above EU Average - Greek ReporterBrussels Says Greece’s Growth in 2020 Will be Well Above EU Average  Greek Reporter

'It's national preservation': Greece offers baby bonus to boost birthrate - The Guardian'It's national preservation': Greece offers baby bonus to boost birthrate  The Guardian

Meat Eaters Delight as Greece Celebrates Tsiknopempti - Greek ReporterMeat Eaters Delight as Greece Celebrates Tsiknopempti  Greek Reporter

Experiencing a little piece of Greece in Melbourne - Greek City TimesExperiencing a little piece of Greece in Melbourne  Greek City Times

Ambassador in Athens: US committed to Greece's security and prosperity | TornosNews.gr - Tornos News International EditionAmbassador in Athens: US committed to Greece's security and prosperity | TornosNews.gr  Tornos News International Edition

EU to return about 280 mln euros to Greece in court case over pastures, Ioanna Mandrou | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comEU to return about 280 mln euros to Greece in court case over pastures, Ioanna Mandrou | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Saint Nicholas of Porto Lagos, Greece’s Unique ”Floating Monastery” - Greek ReporterSaint Nicholas of Porto Lagos, Greece’s Unique ”Floating Monastery”  Greek Reporter

Celine Dion Set to Dazzle Fans at Her First Concert in Greece - Greek ReporterCeline Dion Set to Dazzle Fans at Her First Concert in Greece  Greek Reporter

Greece to install 3 GW of solar in mining regions - pv magazine InternationalGreece to install 3 GW of solar in mining regions  pv magazine International

Turkish Foreign Minister Mocks Greece over Muslim Minority - Greek ReporterTurkish Foreign Minister Mocks Greece over Muslim Minority  Greek Reporter

Over 1 million Israelis expected to visit Greece in 2020 - Greek City TimesOver 1 million Israelis expected to visit Greece in 2020  Greek City Times

How an ‘epic bond bubble’ sent Greece’s 10-year yield below 1% for the first time ever - MarketWatchHow an ‘epic bond bubble’ sent Greece’s 10-year yield below 1% for the first time ever  MarketWatch

Greece’s proposed ‘floating wall’ shows the failure of EU migration policies - The GuardianGreece’s proposed ‘floating wall’ shows the failure of EU migration policies  The Guardian

Greece sends more riot police to Lesbos after migrant clashes - The GuardianGreece sends more riot police to Lesbos after migrant clashes  The Guardian

France to send warships to support Greece in Turkish standoff - The GuardianFrance to send warships to support Greece in Turkish standoff  The Guardian

Greece: a Chronology From January 25, 2015 to 2019 - CounterPunchGreece: a Chronology From January 25, 2015 to 2019  CounterPunch

The Trip to Greece: Coogan and Brydon hit the road again - BT TVThe Trip to Greece: Coogan and Brydon hit the road again  BT TV

Why many Greek greens oppose wind power - The EconomistWhy many Greek greens oppose wind power  The Economist

Greece draws strong support for new 15-year bond - Financial TimesGreece draws strong support for new 15-year bond  Financial Times

Crete to become home to Greece's second largest Airport - Greek City TimesCrete to become home to Greece's second largest Airport  Greek City Times

Greece handing citizenship to thousands of wealthy Chinese - Los Angeles TimesGreece handing citizenship to thousands of wealthy Chinese  Los Angeles Times

Crete: the best places for expats to live on Greece's biggest Island - The TimesCrete: the best places for expats to live on Greece's biggest Island  The Times

Greece Sells 15-Year Debt for First Time in More Than Decade - BloombergGreece Sells 15-Year Debt for First Time in More Than Decade  Bloomberg

Greece rejects Turkey's call for demilitarisation of Aegean islands - AhvalGreece rejects Turkey's call for demilitarisation of Aegean islands  Ahval

Archeological Exhibit at Athens International Airport – Greece - Atlas ObscuraArcheological Exhibit at Athens International Airport – Greece  Atlas Obscura

Greece needs to attract more talent | Business - www.ekathimerini.comGreece needs to attract more talent | Business  www.ekathimerini.com

This is Greece | Comment - www.ekathimerini.comThis is Greece | Comment  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece Restores Historic Epirus Stone Bridge to its Former Glory - Greek ReporterGreece Restores Historic Epirus Stone Bridge to its Former Glory  Greek Reporter

Two suspected coronavirus cases in Greece - Greek City TimesTwo suspected coronavirus cases in Greece  Greek City Times

Turkey's Akar: Greece's unlawful actions prevent common approach | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comTurkey's Akar: Greece's unlawful actions prevent common approach | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Naval Group presents its industrial & academic cooperation plan with Greece - Naval NewsNaval Group presents its industrial & academic cooperation plan with Greece  Naval News

Prominent Artists and Officials Added to Greece 2021 Committee - Greek ReporterProminent Artists and Officials Added to Greece 2021 Committee  Greek Reporter

Greece Freezes Land Expropriations for Migrant Camps - Greek ReporterGreece Freezes Land Expropriations for Migrant Camps  Greek Reporter

EU Approves €233 Million Fund to Boost Greece’s Ultrafast Broadband - Greek ReporterEU Approves €233 Million Fund to Boost Greece’s Ultrafast Broadband  Greek Reporter

Greece ratifies updated US defense agreement - The Defense PostGreece ratifies updated US defense agreement  The Defense Post

The Forgotten Day Greece Chose the Aegean Islands Over Northern Epirus - Greek ReporterThe Forgotten Day Greece Chose the Aegean Islands Over Northern Epirus  Greek Reporter

Fitch officials project bright future for Greece | Business - www.ekathimerini.comFitch officials project bright future for Greece | Business  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece Rebuffs Turkish Demands to Demilitarize Aegean Islands - VOA NewsGreece Rebuffs Turkish Demands to Demilitarize Aegean Islands  VOA News

Almost 5500 unaccompanied refugee children live in Greece, data shows | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comAlmost 5500 unaccompanied refugee children live in Greece, data shows | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece working 'full throttle' on debt issue, finance minister says | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comGreece working 'full throttle' on debt issue, finance minister says | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece plays big part in EU eco app program, Yiannis Elafros | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comGreece plays big part in EU eco app program, Yiannis Elafros | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

New business has a touch of Greece - The Sudbury StarNew business has a touch of Greece  The Sudbury Star

Greece has lowest 'birth' rate in new enterprises - Greek City TimesGreece has lowest 'birth' rate in new enterprises  Greek City Times

Greece Has the Largest Number of Goats Per Capita in Europe! - Greek ReporterGreece Has the Largest Number of Goats Per Capita in Europe!  Greek Reporter

"Greece 2021" Greek War of Independence logo unveiled - Greek City Times"Greece 2021" Greek War of Independence logo unveiled  Greek City Times

Apokries: Carnival Season Kicks Off in Greece - Greek ReporterApokries: Carnival Season Kicks Off in Greece  Greek Reporter

Greece sends around 30 migrants a day back to Turkey - InfoMigrantsGreece sends around 30 migrants a day back to Turkey  InfoMigrants

When French historians of ancient Greece conquered the world, DAVID M. PRITCHARD | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comWhen French historians of ancient Greece conquered the world, DAVID M. PRITCHARD | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece to Propose Epirus’ Zagori Villages as UNESCO World Heritage Site - Greek ReporterGreece to Propose Epirus’ Zagori Villages as UNESCO World Heritage Site  Greek Reporter

GREECE IN BRIEF: January Report - Greek City TimesGREECE IN BRIEF: January Report  Greek City Times

Dutch Rank Greece Their Top Country to Visit in 2020 - Greek ReporterDutch Rank Greece Their Top Country to Visit in 2020  Greek Reporter

Building Discovered at Greece's Asclepeion of Epidaurus - ArchaeologyBuilding Discovered at Greece's Asclepeion of Epidaurus  Archaeology

Fans of Greek Fare Can Get a 'Taste of Greece' This Weekend in Bridgeport - kneb.comFans of Greek Fare Can Get a 'Taste of Greece' This Weekend in Bridgeport  kneb.com

Greece shortlists nine investors for 30 pct stake in Athens airport | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comGreece shortlists nine investors for 30 pct stake in Athens airport | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece: Population breakdown in ESTIA Accommodation Scheme (As of 28 January 2020) - Greece - ReliefWebGreece: Population breakdown in ESTIA Accommodation Scheme (As of 28 January 2020) - Greece  ReliefWeb

Not a single threat against Greece and Cyprus' sovereign rights will be accepted: French Minister - Greek City TimesNot a single threat against Greece and Cyprus' sovereign rights will be accepted: French Minister  Greek City Times

Greece is 'ready to assist' Turkey after deadly earthquake kills at least 21 people: Greek PM - Greek City TimesGreece is 'ready to assist' Turkey after deadly earthquake kills at least 21 people: Greek PM  Greek City Times

Greece supports Croatia's entry to Eurozone and Schengen zone - Greek City TimesGreece supports Croatia's entry to Eurozone and Schengen zone  Greek City Times

Greece steps up military presence along Turkish border - Greek City TimesGreece steps up military presence along Turkish border  Greek City Times

Cold front brings snowfall to northern Greece | News - www.ekathimerini.comCold front brings snowfall to northern Greece | News  www.ekathimerini.com

Massive Changes Greece May Experience in the 2020s - Greek ReporterMassive Changes Greece May Experience in the 2020s  Greek Reporter

Aegean Airlines unveils new brand and livery on Airbus A320neo - Business Insider - Business InsiderAegean Airlines unveils new brand and livery on Airbus A320neo - Business Insider  Business Insider

Greece confirms first swine fever case in Serres | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comGreece confirms first swine fever case in Serres | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece-UAE Broader Strategic Cooperation Forum held in Athens | TornosNews.gr - Tornos News International EditionGreece-UAE Broader Strategic Cooperation Forum held in Athens | TornosNews.gr  Tornos News International Edition

Coronavirus fears show Greece as an unlikely safe haven asset - GlobalCapitalCoronavirus fears show Greece as an unlikely safe haven asset  GlobalCapital