Alexis Tsipras

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Burnt-out cars parked outside a football stadium following a wildfire at the village of Rafina, near Athens. Photograph:  Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

Greece said on Thursday it suspected arson was behind a devastating forest fire which killed at least 83 people and turned the small town of Mati east(...)

People stand by the shore as a wildfire burns in Mati, Greece on Monday. Photograph:  Kalogerikos Nikos/via Reuters

They nearly reached the water. As wind-fuelled wildfires that killed at least 76 people in holiday areas outside Athens bore down on their seaside res(...)

An aerial view shows burnt houses and trees following a wildfire in the village of Mati, near Athens, Greece on Wednesday. Photograph: Antonis Nicolopoulos/Eurokinissi via Reuters

Greece was struggling on Wednesday night with the devastating effects of wildfires which hit the region of Attica this week as the death toll from the(...)

Zoe Holohan and Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp are understood to have been separated as they fled the blaze which broke out in the town of Mati, some 30km from Athens, on Monday.

An Irish man who went missing during the worst wildfires to hit Greece in more than a decade has died, his family has confirmed. Brian O’Callaghan-We(...)

A firefighting helicopter and firemen work to extinguish a wildfire raging in Verori, near Loutraki city, southern Greece, on Tuesday. Photograph: Vassilis Psomas/EPA

Wildfires sweeping through a Greek resort town killed at least 74 people, officials said, including families with children found clasped in a last emb(...)

 Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev (right) with Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz in Vienna last month. Photograph: Florian Wieser/EPA

Macedonia’s main opposition party has filed treason charges against its prime minister, Zoran Zaev, for agreeing a historic deal with Greece to change(...)

European commissioner for economic and financial affairs Pierre Moscovici and Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos:  EU officials are convinced the Greek government under Alexis Tsipras remains committed to  stiff fiscal targets. Photograph: Julien Warnand

Eurozone finance ministers late on Thursday night approved an historic package allowing Greece to exit in August from its third bailout programme, an (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (L) and FYROM prime minister Zoran Zaev (R) shake hands after their arrival on Macedonian side of the Lake Prespa, near Otesevo, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Sunday. Photograph: Nake Batev/EPA

The Macedonian parliament formally ratified a landmark name agreement with Greece on Wednesday, paving the way for Skopje’s admission to Nato and the (...)

Last week, Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev and Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras (above) announced they had agreed to finally end the 27-year dispute over Macedonia’s name. Photograph: Angelos Tzortinzinis/AFP/Getty Images

Macedonia was spared the bloodshed that ravaged other ex-Yugoslav republics in the 1990s, but its declaration of independence was not without acrimony(...)

 Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (left) and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s  prime minister Zoran Zaev  after their arrival on the Macedonian side of the Lake Prespa for a celebratory lunch.   Photograph: EPA/Nake Batev

Macedonia has signed a historic agreement with Greece to change its name and end 27 years of rancour despite nationalist-led protests in both countrie(...)

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