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.
All the signals coming from Brussels indicate that Greece will receive its latest installment. Even Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany's austere finance minister, praised Greece and what the country has achieved. He and his new French counterpart Bruno Le Maire are confident Greece will solve its problems.
The Greek government has received parliamentary approval for a new round of austerity measures. They include further pension cuts, and more income tax, but they are needed before Greece's creditors release a new bailout installment. But as the vote was going on, a battle between protestors and police took place on the steps of the parliament.
Greece's parliament is readying even more cuts to pensions, needed to obtain the next installment of its €85bn bailout fund. Pensioners are angry. And while you normally associate demonstrations with youngsters and tear gas, Thursday saw Athens city centre taken over by - an army of oldsters