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 faces renewed lockdown as pressure on hospitals rises - ABC NewsGreece faces renewed lockdown as pressure on hospitals rises  ABC News

French Naval Company: We Will Cooperate With Greece To Build Frigates And Ensure Greek Dominance - Greek - GreekCityTimes.comFrench Naval Company: We Will Cooperate With Greece To Build Frigates And Ensure Greek Dominance - Greek  GreekCityTimes.com

Issue Brief: Blocked at Every Pass: How Greece's Policy of Exclusion Harms Asylum Seekers and Refugees - Greece - ReliefWebIssue Brief: Blocked at Every Pass: How Greece's Policy of Exclusion Harms Asylum Seekers and Refugees - Greece  ReliefWeb

Greece, UAE commit to mutual defense assistance | News - www.ekathimerini.comGreece, UAE commit to mutual defense assistance | News  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece To Participate In The Construction Program Of NATO's Next Generation Helicopter - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comGreece To Participate In The Construction Program Of NATO's Next Generation Helicopter - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

25-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Victim of Covid-19 in Greece - Greek Reporter25-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Victim of Covid-19 in Greece  Greek Reporter

Greece's most stunning islands - HappytripsGreece's most stunning islands  Happytrips

ICU Head Fears Greece Will Experience Third Covid-19 Wave - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comICU Head Fears Greece Will Experience Third Covid-19 Wave - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

Turkey calls on Greece for dialogue on E Med - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey calls on Greece for dialogue on E Med  Hurriyet Daily News

Akar criticizes Greece, says Turkey ready for talks 'without preconditions' | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comAkar criticizes Greece, says Turkey ready for talks 'without preconditions' | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece's Tourism Revenues Down 78% In First Nine Months Of 2020 - Greek City Times - Greek City TimesGreece's Tourism Revenues Down 78% In First Nine Months Of 2020 - Greek City Times  Greek City Times

National Bank of Greece: The Journey from Traditional, Incumbent Bank to Digital Champion - International BankerNational Bank of Greece: The Journey from Traditional, Incumbent Bank to Digital Champion  International Banker

New US secretary of state has dealt with Greece, Turkey, Tom Ellis | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comNew US secretary of state has dealt with Greece, Turkey, Tom Ellis | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Police fire tear gas to break up banned gatherings in Greece - Associated PressPolice fire tear gas to break up banned gatherings in Greece  Associated Press

Greece Offers Tax Incentives to Attract Foreign Taxpayers to Greece - The National HeraldGreece Offers Tax Incentives to Attract Foreign Taxpayers to Greece  The National Herald

Video Shows Athens' Lawyers Union Chief Held Lockdown Birthday Party - The National HeraldVideo Shows Athens' Lawyers Union Chief Held Lockdown Birthday Party  The National Herald

Albanian Driver Crashes Through Border Crossing To Illegally Enter Greece - Greek City Times - Greek City TimesAlbanian Driver Crashes Through Border Crossing To Illegally Enter Greece - Greek City Times  Greek City Times

Greece and the UAE sign mutual defence pact - New EuropeGreece and the UAE sign mutual defence pact  New Europe

Greece's archbishop hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms - Associated PressGreece's archbishop hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms  Associated Press

Greece lures international producers in push to become film and TV hub - Financial TimesGreece lures international producers in push to become film and TV hub  Financial Times

‘They don’t accept you’: Afro-Greeks struggle to be seen - Al Jazeera English‘They don’t accept you’: Afro-Greeks struggle to be seen  Al Jazeera English

Greece considers capital injection to help Aegean Airlines - CNAGreece considers capital injection to help Aegean Airlines  CNA

The Silent Rise of Greece as a Mediterranean Power - RUSI AnalysisThe Silent Rise of Greece as a Mediterranean Power  RUSI Analysis

COVID-19 Lockdowns In Greece Has Seen An Increase In Narcotic Use - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comCOVID-19 Lockdowns In Greece Has Seen An Increase In Narcotic Use - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

Greece, UAE sign political, defense agreements - Al-MonitorGreece, UAE sign political, defense agreements  Al-Monitor

Greece, UAE deplore Turkey's destabilizing behavior in region | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comGreece, UAE deplore Turkey's destabilizing behavior in region | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece learns that coming close is not enough, George Georgakopoulos | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comGreece learns that coming close is not enough, George Georgakopoulos | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece, Egypt seek Biden role in East Mediterranean dispute - The Associated PressGreece, Egypt seek Biden role in East Mediterranean dispute  The Associated Press

Greece in 2021: Between vulnerabilities and opportunities - ING ThinkGreece in 2021: Between vulnerabilities and opportunities  ING Think

Council Of Europe Calls On Greece To "stop Pushbacks" - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comCouncil Of Europe Calls On Greece To "stop Pushbacks" - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

Greece Goes into Lockdown Again - Outlook IndiaGreece Goes into Lockdown Again  Outlook India

Greece faces legal action over alleged expulsion of Syrian to Turkey - The GuardianGreece faces legal action over alleged expulsion of Syrian to Turkey  The Guardian

Travelling To Greece In Times Of Covid-19 - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comTravelling To Greece In Times Of Covid-19 - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

Greece: Bishop's death revives debate on communion safety - The Associated PressGreece: Bishop's death revives debate on communion safety  The Associated Press

Greece to offer 50% tax break for returning professionals and 'digital migrants' - ReutersGreece to offer 50% tax break for returning professionals and 'digital migrants'  Reuters

Photo Of The Day: Greece Enters The Third Week Of Coronavirus Lockdown - Forbes IndiaPhoto Of The Day: Greece Enters The Third Week Of Coronavirus Lockdown  Forbes India

Greece, UAE on same page about Turkey | News | ekathimerini.com - www.ekathimerini.comGreece, UAE on same page about Turkey | News | ekathimerini.com  www.ekathimerini.com

Brain Gain Momentum Builds Up In Greece - Greek ReporterBrain Gain Momentum Builds Up In Greece  Greek Reporter

Authorities concerned over persistently high viral load in northern Greece | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comAuthorities concerned over persistently high viral load in northern Greece | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greek officials invite Chinese investment in post-COVID-19 Greece - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaGreek officials invite Chinese investment in post-COVID-19 Greece - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Greece is slashing income taxes to lure remote workers from abroad - CNBCGreece is slashing income taxes to lure remote workers from abroad  CNBC

Greece to enter second lockdown on Saturday - POLITICO.euGreece to enter second lockdown on Saturday  POLITICO.eu

Speedboat taking migrants to Greece partially sinks; 1 dead - TribLIVESpeedboat taking migrants to Greece partially sinks; 1 dead  TribLIVE

Greece's new COVID-19 deaths enter triple digits - Neos KosmosGreece's new COVID-19 deaths enter triple digits  Neos Kosmos

COVID-19 cases skyrocketing in Greece - Anadolu AgencyCOVID-19 cases skyrocketing in Greece  Anadolu Agency

Greece Officially Requests Urgent Purchase Of Second-Hand F-35s - The AviationistGreece Officially Requests Urgent Purchase Of Second-Hand F-35s  The Aviationist

Greece Wants Filmmakers to See the Light, Shoot Movies Here - The National HeraldGreece Wants Filmmakers to See the Light, Shoot Movies Here  The National Herald

Greece, UAE agree to mutual defense pact - UPI NewsGreece, UAE agree to mutual defense pact  UPI News

Global deaths top 1.3m, Greece tightens up: COVID-19 daily bulletin - CGTNGlobal deaths top 1.3m, Greece tightens up: COVID-19 daily bulletin  CGTN

Former Turkish General Expresses Frustration Over Greece's Interests In F-35 Fighter Jets - Greek City - GreekCityTimes.comFormer Turkish General Expresses Frustration Over Greece's Interests In F-35 Fighter Jets - Greek City  GreekCityTimes.com

The Big COVID-19 Test Week Looms in Greece for Lockdown - The National HeraldThe Big COVID-19 Test Week Looms in Greece for Lockdown  The National Herald

Greece Removed From The UK's ‘travel Corridor’ List - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comGreece Removed From The UK's ‘travel Corridor’ List - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

Suspected Jihadist Arrested in Greece Remanded in Custody - Greek ReporterSuspected Jihadist Arrested in Greece Remanded in Custody  Greek Reporter

Moody’s Raises Greece’s Rating as Reforms Bring Progress - BloombergQuintMoody’s Raises Greece’s Rating as Reforms Bring Progress  BloombergQuint

Greece to shut most bars, restaurants in country for month from Tuesday - CNBCGreece to shut most bars, restaurants in country for month from Tuesday  CNBC

Greece to Start Three-week National COVID-19 Lockdown - Voice of AmericaGreece to Start Three-week National COVID-19 Lockdown  Voice of America

Greece Says It Is Willing To Take Second-Hand F-35s As Part Of An Urgent Request: Report - The DriveGreece Says It Is Willing To Take Second-Hand F-35s As Part Of An Urgent Request: Report  The Drive

Greece Wants F-35s So Quickly It's Willing to Accept Used Aircraft - Air Force MagazineGreece Wants F-35s So Quickly It's Willing to Accept Used Aircraft  Air Force Magazine

Crete at center of converging, conflicting interests for Turkey, Greece in EastMed - Al-MonitorCrete at center of converging, conflicting interests for Turkey, Greece in EastMed  Al-Monitor

Coronavirus Found In Minks In Greece : Coronavirus Updates - NPRCoronavirus Found In Minks In Greece : Coronavirus Updates  NPR

"Greece Is Becoming A Study Destination Of Choice For More And More American Students," Says US - GreekCityTimes.com"Greece Is Becoming A Study Destination Of Choice For More And More American Students," Says US  GreekCityTimes.com

Greece Must Learn Military Lessons From The Armenian Defeat - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comGreece Must Learn Military Lessons From The Armenian Defeat - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

Indian FM Emphasizes "historical Friendship" With Greece As Bilateral Ties Rapidly Foster - Greek - GreekCityTimes.comIndian FM Emphasizes "historical Friendship" With Greece As Bilateral Ties Rapidly Foster - Greek  GreekCityTimes.com

Three top models, activists join forces for humanity in Vogue Greece | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comThree top models, activists join forces for humanity in Vogue Greece | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece in Process of Forming 10-year Strategic Plan for Tourism - GTP HeadlinesGreece in Process of Forming 10-year Strategic Plan for Tourism  GTP Headlines

Greece's Current COVID-19 Restrictions At The Land Border - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comGreece's Current COVID-19 Restrictions At The Land Border - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

As Covid cases shoot up, Greece braces for tougher lockdown | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comAs Covid cases shoot up, Greece braces for tougher lockdown | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Ancient gospel stolen by soldiers returns to Greece after 100 years - The TimesAncient gospel stolen by soldiers returns to Greece after 100 years  The Times

Athens Says 12 Mile Maritime Extension Is Greece's Right But Refuses To Indicate When It Will Happen - - GreekCityTimes.comAthens Says 12 Mile Maritime Extension Is Greece's Right But Refuses To Indicate When It Will Happen -  GreekCityTimes.com

Let's Talk About Turkey's Daily Violations Of Greece's Air And Maritime Space - Greek City - GreekCityTimes.comLet's Talk About Turkey's Daily Violations Of Greece's Air And Maritime Space - Greek City  GreekCityTimes.com

How to protect jobs during Covid-19: Lessons from Greece | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal - voxeu.orgHow to protect jobs during Covid-19: Lessons from Greece | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal  voxeu.org

Negative bond yields in Greece show incredible turnaround - MarketWatchNegative bond yields in Greece show incredible turnaround  MarketWatch

Greece passes bill critics warn is de facto amnesty for tax offenders - Financial TimesGreece passes bill critics warn is de facto amnesty for tax offenders  Financial Times

Greece, Cyprus And Israel Agree To Boost Defence Cooperation - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comGreece, Cyprus And Israel Agree To Boost Defence Cooperation - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

Greece's Thessaloniki risks experiencing 'Bergamo' COVID-19 scenarios - EURACTIVGreece's Thessaloniki risks experiencing 'Bergamo' COVID-19 scenarios  EURACTIV

It's Official: Greece Requests Purchase Of 5th Generation American F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets - Greek - GreekCityTimes.comIt's Official: Greece Requests Purchase Of 5th Generation American F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets - Greek  GreekCityTimes.com

Greece man shot on Colgate Street in Rochester - WHECGreece man shot on Colgate Street in Rochester  WHEC

WFH in Greece or Barbados? The Fight for Covid’s Digital Nomads - BloombergWFH in Greece or Barbados? The Fight for Covid’s Digital Nomads  Bloomberg

Greece’s Marathon Venture Capital completes first close for Fund II, reaching $47M - TechCrunchGreece’s Marathon Venture Capital completes first close for Fund II, reaching $47M  TechCrunch

Greece shuts restaurants, bars and museums to curb virus surge | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comGreece shuts restaurants, bars and museums to curb virus surge | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece Has All It Needs to Be a Key Tourist Destination After 2022 - The National HeraldGreece Has All It Needs to Be a Key Tourist Destination After 2022  The National Herald

Deadly earthquake rocks western Turkey, Greece - Al Jazeera EnglishDeadly earthquake rocks western Turkey, Greece  Al Jazeera English

'Greece should not become a low-cost investment destination' - Neos Kosmos'Greece should not become a low-cost investment destination'  Neos Kosmos

Hellenic Initiative Australia launches Winter Appeal for Greece to help the most vulnerable - Neos KosmosHellenic Initiative Australia launches Winter Appeal for Greece to help the most vulnerable  Neos Kosmos

Two general cargo ships accidents: Norway and Greece - Maritime BulletinTwo general cargo ships accidents: Norway and Greece  Maritime Bulletin

More migrants relocated from Greece to Germany - InfoMigrantsMore migrants relocated from Greece to Germany  InfoMigrants

Health Alert: US Embassy Athens, Greece - Travel Restrictions and Consular Operations | US Embassy & Consulate in Greece - US Embassy in Greece - USEmbassy.govHealth Alert: US Embassy Athens, Greece - Travel Restrictions and Consular Operations | US Embassy & Consulate in Greece  US Embassy in Greece - USEmbassy.gov

COVID-19: Mainland Greece placed on quarantine list - Iceland and UAE taken off - Sky NewsCOVID-19: Mainland Greece placed on quarantine list - Iceland and UAE taken off  Sky News

Mitsotakis: Greece Should Not Become a Low-Cost Investment Destination - The National HeraldMitsotakis: Greece Should Not Become a Low-Cost Investment Destination  The National Herald

Negative Bond Yields Point to Greece’s Economic Progress - The Wall Street JournalNegative Bond Yields Point to Greece’s Economic Progress  The Wall Street Journal

Two British teenagers killed and third critically injured parasailing in Greece - The GuardianTwo British teenagers killed and third critically injured parasailing in Greece  The Guardian

Greece submits game-changing plan for EU resources, Eirini Chrysolora | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comGreece submits game-changing plan for EU resources, Eirini Chrysolora | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Mitsotakis Congratulates Biden, Calls Him A "true Friend Of Greece" - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comMitsotakis Congratulates Biden, Calls Him A "true Friend Of Greece" - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

Victim-blaming muzzles Greece's battered women - FRANCE 24Victim-blaming muzzles Greece's battered women  FRANCE 24

A Biden victory would be 'good news for Greece,' says Dukakis, Tom Ellis | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comA Biden victory would be 'good news for Greece,' says Dukakis, Tom Ellis | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece Marks Armed Forces Day with Spectacular Video Display - Greek ReporterGreece Marks Armed Forces Day with Spectacular Video Display  Greek Reporter

Greece Strengthens Ties with India to Counter Turkey-Pakistan Alliance - Greek ReporterGreece Strengthens Ties with India to Counter Turkey-Pakistan Alliance  Greek Reporter

Is Covid-19 Triggering a Populist Backlash in Greece? - Greek ReporterIs Covid-19 Triggering a Populist Backlash in Greece?  Greek Reporter

Greece tightens lockdown – as it happened - The GuardianGreece tightens lockdown – as it happened  The Guardian

I'm on holiday in Greece, but now I can't leave my villa - Telegraph.co.ukI'm on holiday in Greece, but now I can't leave my villa  Telegraph.co.uk