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Varoufakis when he was still Greece's finance minister
09/02/2016 - Greece, EU, Varoufakis, Transparancy

Varoufakis launches new pan-European movement to fight Brussels’ lack of transparency

On Tuesday 9 February, the former Greek Finance minister Yannis Varoufakis launched the new, pan-European political movement named Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25) in Berlin.
A migrant child holds a balloon in Victoria Square in central Athens, Greece, 27 January, 2016
05/02/2016 - Greece - France - Germany

France, Germany call for fewer migrants from Turkey

The huge flow of migrants and refugees to Europe via Turkey must be slowed, the interior ministers of France and Germany said on Friday after inspecting registration facilities in Greece.
Migrants arriving at the Greek island of Lesbos
30/01/2016 - Football-Migrants

Football players in Greece hold sit-in over migrants' death

Second-division football players in Greece held a sit-in protest at the start of a game over the spiralling death toll among migrants trying to reach the European country by sea.


French press review 10 November 2015

No French newspapers have been delivered this morning because of a strike by the distributors. But we do have the websites.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in the Greek parliament
09/11/2015 - GREeCE - FRANCE

France backs Greece over home repossessions in aid talks

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin backed Athens against creditors who are demanding that Greece make home repossessions easier in negotiations on aid payments that should have been paid in ...

French press review 9 November 2015

Are we about to see an end to right-wing austerity policies in Portugal? Was the Egyptian Airbus crash caused by a bomb? Was that bomb planted by Islamic State?
Christoforos Merousis of Greece crosses the finish line to win the men's race during the Athens Classic Marathon at the Panathenaic stadium in Athens on Sunday..
08/11/2015 - Athletics

Amateur runner wins Athens marathon

Greek runner Christoforos Merousis won the 33rd Athens marathon on Sunday, completing the 42 kilometre (26 mile) course in two hours, 21 minutes and 22 seconds.

French President François Hollande with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athèns on Thursday
23/10/2015 - FRANCE - GREeCE

No more danger of Grexit but Brexit possible, Hollande declares on Athens visit

Grexit is no longer on Europe's agenda, French President François Hollande declared on a visit to Athens Friday, adding a warning that it is now possible that Britain could leave the European ...
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
22/10/2015 - France, Greece

Hollande hopes to boost Greek morale with Athens visit

French President François Hollande started a two-day visit to Greece on Thursday, bringing badly needed support to the left-wing government during talks with EU-IMF auditors.
Asylum-seekers wait outside a train station in Budapest.
24/09/2015 - European Union

EU billion-euro refugee aid not enough, agencies

Refugee agencies welcomed European Union leaders's decision to increase aid for Syria's neighbours, including one billion euros managed through UN agencies, but said the sume is not enough.