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.
Greece's leader has argued that the 2019 EU parliamentary elections are not just a run-of-the-mill vote. With members at odds over migration, Brexit and rising right-wing populism, Europe's soul depends on the outcome.
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Sixty-five years ago the Greek island of Zakynthos was devastated by an earthquake. Buildings collapsed and fires spread through the city and countryside. Reconstruction would be expensive, but a surprising benefactor came forward to help. As Sandy Hausman reports, the State of Israel was showing its gratitude for a little-known act of heroism during World War II.
Eight years ago Greece was on the brink of bankruptcy. The EU and IMF agreed to bailout Greece to the tune of 300 billion euros in exchange for tough austerity measures. During the week, Greece formally ended its bailout program. That means it no longer depends on international aid funds. Keith Walker speaks to Adriano Bosoni, Senior Europe Analyst at geopolitical intelligence firm Stratfor.com.