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
Greece - CIA World Fact Book
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Macedonia MPs vote to change country's name, easing tension with Greece - Telegraph.co.uk

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Macedonia MPs vote to change country's name, easing tension with Greece
Telegraph.co.uk
Macedonia's parliament on Friday voted to start the process of renaming the country North Macedonia, a major step towards ending a decades-long stalemate with Greece and opening a door to Nato and the EU. The razor-thin majority was reached after a ...
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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu meets Prime Ministers of Greece, Portugal - Economic Times

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu meets Prime Ministers of Greece, Portugal
Economic Times
Naidu, who is here to attend the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit, met on Thursday Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras and Portugese Prime Minister Antonio Costa and sought his collaboration to strenghten ties in areas of defence, space, ...
Venkaiah Naidu meets Prime Ministers of Greece, Portugal at 12th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit in BrusselsFirstpost
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South African opera trio wow on 'Greece Got Talent' - Jacaranda FM

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South African opera trio wow on 'Greece Got Talent'
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By the end of their performance, they have won smiles from the crowd and enthusiastic cheering from the presenter of 'Greece Got Talent', Giorgos Lianos. Proving that talent transcends all boundaries, one judge tells the group that he is happy they ...



Macedonia's parliament approves name change deal with Greece - Irish Times

Macedonia's parliament approves name change deal with Greece
Irish Times
The dispute has paralysed their relations since Macedonia gained independence in 1991, with Athens claiming that its use of the same name as a province of northern Greece implies a territorial claim on the area and the legacy of its ancient ruler ...

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Turkey-Greece ties face new round of tension over reserves in Mediterranean - Hurriyet Daily News

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Turkey-Greece ties face new round of tension over reserves in Mediterranean
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Ties between Turkey and Greece are facing a new source of tension on military terms, this time due to natural reserves in the Mediterranean Sea. Turkish Naval Forces have interdicted a Greek warship as it harassed a Turkish seismic vessel off Cyprus, ...
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Turkish energy exploration ship to continue operations amid tensions with GreeceDevdiscourse

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Chinese premier pledges joint efforts with Greece to promote practical cooperation - Xinhua

Chinese premier pledges joint efforts with Greece to promote practical cooperation
Xinhua
BRUSSELS, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged on Friday joint efforts between his country and Greece to push for new achievements in practical cooperation marked by port projects in Piraeus. Li made the remarks when meeting with his ...

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He went to Greece to help migrants, now he's accused of trafficking them - CNN International

CNN International

He went to Greece to help migrants, now he's accused of trafficking them
CNN International
Binder's case is just one example of how both Greece and Italy are actively arresting and prosecuting volunteer rescue teams, as part of a strategy aimed at deterring undocumented immigrants from making the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean.



Macedonian parliament votes to approve name change - Aljazeera.com

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Macedonian parliament votes to approve name change
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The Macedonian parliament has passed constitutional changes to allow the Balkan country to change its name to the Republic of North Macedonia, as agreed with Greece. A total of 80 deputies in the 120-seat parliament on Friday voted in favour of the ...



Kouros of Apollonas - Atlas Obscura

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Kouros of Apollonas
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The statue is a kouros, a type of free-standing statue of a naked young man that dates to the Archaic period of Ancient Greece. It was originally believed to pay homage to Apollo until the 1930s, when archaeologists noticed its beard and realized the ...



Protests planned for Cork volunteer being detained in Greece - BreakingNews.ie

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Protests planned for Cork volunteer being detained in Greece
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Five protests will be held in Ireland and across the world tomorrow to show solidarity with volunteer worker, Sean Binder, who is being held in a jail in Greece amid allegations of helping illegal migrants enter the country. The 24-year-old Trinity ...