Editorial: Greece-France Alliance

Greek-French relations were forged in critical and transitional periods in our country's history.

In 1974 following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and the national disaster that led to the fall of the Greek junta, PM Constantine Karamanlis approached France and even adjusted Greece's defence policy to the French model.

Political landmines

"Sport is health, communication and entertainment, it is there to unite, not divide people. At the end of the day, yes, soccer is important, but fewer taxes, more jobs, good hospitals and good schools are much more so," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told lawmakers in Parliament on Thursday.

Turning optimism into sustainable growth

It's official - the Athens Stock Exchange was the best performing equity market in Europe last year, reflecting international investors' newfound confidence in Greece's recovery. Across the board, foreign investors are putting their money in Greek assets from stocks and bonds to real estate and helping to drive foreign direct investment in Greece to record highs.