Prime Minister of Greece

A grave mistake

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has made a grave mistake. He shunned the unanimous opinion of the country's constitutional experts. He defied the recommendation of senior officials.

Tsipras, Merkel meet in Athens

German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens Thursday. Merkel and Tsipras have met in person many times over the course of the past few years, but this is the first time the German chancellor visits Athens during Tsipras's government. 

Former French president hails Greece's progress

Francois Hollande, the former president of France, on Friday hailed Greece's progress in overcoming difficult obstacles.

"You managed to ensure that Greece achieved good results," Hollande said during a visit to Maximos Mansion in Athens.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, for his part, welcomed Hollande as "a true friend of Greece."

Tsipras welcomes Hollande, 'a true friend of Greece'

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday welcomed France's former president Francois Hollande at the Maximos Mansion in Athens describing him as "a true friend of Greece."

"I am very happy to see again a very good friend, a personal [friend] but most important, a very good friend of Greece," Tsipras said.

German president in Athens, meeting with counterpart Pavlopoulos

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier was in Athens on Thursday holding talks with his Greek counterpart Prokopis Pavlopoulos after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Following his talks with Pavlopoulos, Steinmeier is due to meet Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the Maximos Mansion at noon.

German, Greek presidents to meet in Athens on Thursday

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is due to hold talks in Athens on Thursday with his Greek counterpart Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

The two men are to travel to Kalamata on Friday on the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Athens from German occupation, widely considered as the end of the Nazi occupation of Greece.