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Germany to end credit guarantees for exports to Greece

The German government will stop issuing credit guarantees for exports to Greece at the end of the year because private insurers have signaled they are ready to cover the risks of non-payment themselves.

Athens cleans up after protests over police killing

Athens was assessing the damage Sunday after a night of protests that degenerated into violence on the sixth anniversary of the police killing of a teenager.

A total of 296 people were detained during the night, a police source said, while 43 suspected of involvement in the rioting in the Greek capital were due to go before prosecutors.

The crucial voters

There are forces inside and outside the country that would like to see Greece collapse. Outside, there are certain international players who are testing the tolerance of Greece’s society and political system. Maybe they want to be proven right for saying that Greece does not belong in the eurozone. Within Greece, the powers of extreme populism and hate seem to be gaining the upper hand.

Turkey, Greece cement ties, seek ways to resume Cyprus peace talks

The two neigbors have committed to develop closer ties in various fields and make more effords to resume Cyprus peace talks at the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu's visit to Athens Turkey and Greece have reiterated their commitment to further develop bilateral ties through cooperation in various fields, including supplying natural gas to European markets, while intensifying their effort

Turkey backs Greek fight for Elgin Marbles

Turkey on Dec. 6 announced its support for Greece's fight to get back from Britain the famous Elgin Marbles - ancient Greek sculptures also known as the Parthenon Marbles which were taken from Athens in the 19th century.

Dacic, Tsipras: Economic cooperation should be intensified

BELGRADE - Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic and Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras have stated that the two countries should intensify cooperation, especially in the economic field.

Prime Ministers of Greece, Turkey Agree to Boost Regional Energy Cooperation

Greece and Turkey have agreed to boost cooperation in the energy sector by gas transmission network expansion.

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu held talks during the third meeting of the Turkey-Greece High Level Cooperation Council in Athens.

Greek police clash with protesters in central Athens

Greek police fired teargas and used a water cannon to disperse protesters who hurled petrol bombs at police and set alight bank ATMs and garbage cans in central Athens on Saturday, police said.

Premier to meet hunger striker’s parents

 Protests marking killing of police teenager draw thousands across Greece

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is on Monday to meet the parents of Nikos Romanos, the convicted bank robber and anarchist who has been on hunger strike for more than three weeks in protest at the authorities’ refusal to grant him leave from prison to attend Athens Technical College.

Protests in Greece on police shooting anniversary

Thousands of protesters are gathering in central Athens to mark the sixth anniversary of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager in the Greek capital that led to widespread rioting, while clashes have broken out between demonstrators and police in the northern city of Thessaloniki.

Greece 'Counting on TAP, Southern Energy Corridor'

Greece perceives both the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and the Sothern Energy Corridor, the country's Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos said during the visit of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Venizelos declared while at a Greek-Turkish business forum in Athens that the Southern Energy Corridor was "opening a new page in the relations between the two countries".

Greek, Turkish PMs vow cooperation, play down differences

The third Greek-Turkish High-Level Cooperation Council ended on Saturday with a joint statement pledging goodwill and the intention for closer bilateral cooperation in trade, tourism and energy, as well as in curbing illegal immigration.

Kilkis farmer killed in tractor after being swept up in flooding

A 77-year-old farmer who was reported missing in northern Greece on Saturday was found dead by search teams later in the day, trapped in his tractor, which had been swept by flooding that swamped the region after two days of heavy rainfall.