Former EU commissioner Stavros Dimas, the Greek government’s candidate in the country’s presidential election. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

€3m offered for support of government presidential candidate, says opposition MP

Greece’s prime minister and leader of New Democracy party Antonis Samaras: made  a surprise announcement that he was bringing the election for a new head of state forward by two months. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

New Democracy party must have candidate elected or face snap election

Syrian refugees protest outside of the Greek parliament in Athens. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Athens Letter: refugees protest over poor Greek support and restrictive EU rules

John Lynch: born in Melbourne and with      dual Irish-Australian citizenship, he was an accomplished international musician

Families being assisted by Greek authorities and Department of Foreign Affairs

The drowning tragedy of two Irish men occurred  on Kissamos Bay. File photograph: Moonik/Wikimedia

Preparations being made to repatriate bodies of holidaymakers in their 40s

At the end of last season, Celtic striker Giorgos Samaras carried Jay Beatty around the Celtic Park pitch.

Jay, who has Down syndrome, won Greek hearts with celebration of Samaras goal

The passenger left his seat, made his way to the cockpit, started banging on the door and demanded that the pilots let him in.

Middle-aged man claiming to be aircraft’s mechanic attempted to enter cockpit

The Irish Embassy in Athens confirmed it was aware of the case and was providing consular assistance to the woman’s family. Photograph: Scott E Barbour

Suspect accused of killing partner during argument at their Athens home

A voter hugs leader of leftist main opposition Syriza party and candidate for the European Commission presidency Alexis Tsipras in Athens. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Tsipras calls for early national elections as Golden Dawn rises to third position in European vote

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