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Killing of journalist George Karaivaz:  At least 12 bullet casings were collected from the scene, a police official said.

Two gunmen on a motorbike shot and killed a prominent Greek crime journalist near his home in Athens on Friday. George Karaivaz, a veteran journalis(...)

Oia town on Santorini island in Greece. The country’s tourism minister has said Greece hopes to reopen its doors to visitors on May 14th. Photograph: Getty Images

Greece hopes to reopen its doors to visitors on May 14th, the country’s tourism minister has said as he announced a much-awaited date for the tourist (...)

The Greek government is  offering hefty tax breaks to encourage professionals to pack up their laptops and head to the Aegean Sea. Photograph: iStock

While 2021 may promise a lot, it is likely that we’re going to be facing Covid-19 restrictions for some time. So, if you’re fed up working from home,(...)

The total level of assets in Greek bank-sponsored loan securitisation vehicles registered in Ireland has grown from €700 million to €31.7 billion since the third quarter of 2018, the Central Bank says. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland, home of Europe’s biggest banking crisis, has emerged as key to helping Greek banks shift problem loans off their balance sheets in recent yea(...)

Asylum seekers sit amid the debris after the fire in the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

The overnight fire that destroyed the refugee camp at Moria on Lesbos was a disaster waiting to happen. Long-term overcrowding and an outbreak of Covi(...)

A man holds a newborn baby as migrants from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine arrive on a dinghy after crossing part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Lesbos. Photograph: Elias Marcou

Asylum seekers arriving in Greece have “little chance of a fair asylum procedure” and risk being deported straight back to Turkey, it has been claimed(...)

The alleys in the old town of Corfu. Ireland has been in a grey area as far as eligibility to travel to Greece is concerned. Photograph:  Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP via Getty Images

There should be three channels for arrivals at Greek airports: black, white and grey. Irish arrivals should join the grey queue. As Greece opens its (...)

People enjoy a sunny day on the beach in Tuscany’s Castiglione della Pescaia in Italy. The country’s international borders are due to open to tourists  on June 3rd. Photograph: Jennifer Lorenzini/LaPresse via AP

With the summer almost upon us, holiday plans are coming ever more sharply into focus. With Ireland’s phased exit from lockdown unlikely to give the g(...)

A girl wears a protective face mask at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants next to the Moria camp, during a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, on the island of Lesbos, Greece. Photograph: Elias Marcou/Reuters

Although to date there been few reports of significant coronavirus clusters in overcrowded refugee camps, whether in huge camps like Cox’s Bazar in Ba(...)

Migrants run from riot police after being pushed to go back to Moria camp from the port of Mytilene, on the island of Lesbos on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

Greek and Turkish riot police deployed on their shared border fired tear gas on Wednesday as hundreds of migrants tried again to cross into Greece, a(...)

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