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.
Over a million migrants and refugees travelled to Europe by boat in 2015. The majority of them were fleeing wars and other disasters. Greece has found itself on the frontline of the humanitarian crisis. But experts say refugees could boost the Greek economy.
There is some positive progress in Greece's debt drama. One EU Commissioner says the country has done everything needed to clinch more cash. Eurozone finance ministers were in Luxembourg - and they said yes to another payment of over 1 billion euros to the deeply endebted nation. It'll get that money right away with more to come by the end of the month. It's a lifeline for Greece.
What chance is there of a Berlin summit on world health changing attitudes toward migrants and refugees in Europe? Experts hope, at the very least, it will confront politicians with the impact of their decisions.