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.
The island of Crete in the southern Mediterranean is known for its independent spirit despite centuries of foreign occupiers. It was only united with Greece a little over a century ago, and its frequent juxtaposition of ancient sites and ultra-modern trappings has put correspondent Alexa Dvorson in somewhat of a time warp. Here's her radio postcard from Greece's biggest island.
In February, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia became North Macedonia, ending a decades-long dispute with neighbouring Greece. Citizens of the rebranded country hoped that membership of NATO and talks to join the EU would follow. They were also looking for wide-ranging reforms to reduce corruption and improve prosperity. But six months on, results have been mixed. Guy De Launey reports.
A change at the top of British politics – Rome’s rubbish crisis - The new Greek PM clamps down on smoking - The world's largest arts festival prepares to kick off in Edinbugh - Turkey gets tough on Syrian refugees - Controversy in Prague over a column – Ghost nets in the Baltic - Madrid's low-emissions zone – Getting fleeced in Paris
Greece's new prime minister has unveiled a raft of new measures to boost the economy and instil law and order. But Kyriakos Mitsotakis' biggest challenge may be to wean Italians off cigarettes. In his first decrees, the PM has ordered the nation's parliament to be smoke-free, and vowed to enforce existing smoking bans — and steep fines. Anthee Carassava reports from Athens.
The first woman in the EU’s top job – Three years on from Turkey’s failed coup – Protests over hydro power projects in the Balkans - Getting homeless people back on their feet in Britain - Greece hires two crime-fighting 'caped crusaders' - A special report 75 years after a famous assassination attempt on Hitler - And Paris’ littler attractions