REFUGEES from the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos face preliminary hearings today following their arrests on Tuesday, according to volunteer group Legal Centre Lesbos (LCL).
Camp residents had engaged in a peaceful protest over frustrations at their limbo status in the...
Saturday 22nd Jul 2017
posted by Morning Star in World
The EU governments have failed to protect refugees and irregular migrants in Greece. JOHN ELLISON describes the awful conditions in Chios’s refugee camps
Wednesday 21st Jun 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
GREECE and Turkey held an icy summit in Athens yesterday, failing to agree on a number of questions.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told Turkish counterpart Binali Yildirim that airspace violations over the Aegean Sea must stop because they increase risks of a military...
Tuesday 20th Jun 2017
GREECE’S Syriza government hailed the unlocking of more EU bailout money yesterday after the latest austerity cuts.
European creditors agreed to release the latest tranche of €8.5 billion (£7.4 billion) on Thursday night after weeks of hard bargaining.
Saturday 17th Jun 2017
PALESTINE solidarity activists protested in Thessaloniki yesterday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Greece to promote the “East Med Pipeline.”The “revolutionary” natural gas pipeline was agreed in principle by Israel, Greece, Cyprus,...
Friday 16th Jun 2017
EUROZONE finance ministers met today to thrash out terms for Greece’s next slice of bailout loans.Greece needs another €7 billion (£6.1bn) to pay debts due in July and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the country has “done everything” required by the...
Thursday 15th Jun 2017
RIOTS broke out in Athens on Thursday night as parliament surrendered to new EU austerity demands.
All 153 MPs in Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s Syrizaled coalition voted in favour of the measures, which include further pension cuts and lowering of the threshold at which income...
Saturday 20th May 2017
Workers rally against EU-demanded austerity
Thursday 18th May 2017
posted by James Tweedie in World
GREEK trade unions have called a general strike for tomorrow as parliament considers European Union-dictated cuts stretching into the next decade.
MPs began a four-day debate yesterday on whether to submit to the latest round of Brussels austerity demands in return for the banking...
Tuesday 16th May 2017
GREECE capitulated to eurozone creditors’ demands for more cuts yesterday in return for releasing bailout funds.
The Syriza government — elected in 2015 on an antiausterity manifesto — agreed to a new round of pension cuts in 2019.
And it committed to...
Wednesday 3rd May 2017