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.
Europe is the dream destination for many refugees from Africa and the Middle East. Many try to cross the Mediterranean Sea by boat — some landing on a Greek island. But it's not easy for refugees in Greece, with overcrowded camps and bad living conditions. Yet on the little Greek island of Leros, it's different. But how? This report by Michael Lehman is presented by Kathleen Schuster.
A diplomatic row over UK ambassador’s leaked cables – A change of political pace in Greece - Finland gets tough on climate action – Frenchman dies in controversial right-to-die case - The Nordic diet goes mainstream – UK Jews push for German citizenship – Trade tariff tension between Serbia and Kosovo – Debate in Italy over social housing for Roma – Rapping in Russia
Greece has elected a new centre-right government, turning its back on Alexis Tsipras, the leftist leader blamed for promising to end the country's misery only to make it worse. The new Prime Minister, Kyriako Mitsotakis, wants to slash taxes, attract foreign investment and create some 700,000 jobs throughout his term. But serious challenges await him. Anthee Carassava reports from Athens.
Greece’s new government has been sworn in. The center-right New Democracy, which ruled Greece during the financial crisis, was voted out in 2015. Now party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis convinced voters with promises to reduce taxes and make the country more business-friendly.