Greece is situated in southeastern Europe. It is considered the cradle of Western civilization and has a rich historical legacy.
Greece is a member of the European Union and, since 2001, of the eurozone. It also belongs to the Council of Europe, NATO and the World Trade Organization, among other international bodies. Its capital is Athens. This is a collection of DW's latest content on Greece.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says his country is ‘turning the page’ after years of economic hardship. But the latest figures showing last year's growth forecasts weren’t met have cast doubt over the country’s ability to exit its third bailout program.
Greece's tourism sector has been a bright spot in an otherwise dismal economy. One in five jobs created in Greece is related to the tourism sector. Especially short-term apartment rental services are boosting the market too. But property prices are going up - putting even more pressure on cash-strapped locals.
Opinions have long been divided over a gold mine in Greece. For years, advocates have talked about jobs and investments, while opponents worry about irreparable environmental damage. The government has said nothing.