Alexis Tsipras' unannounced arrival in the town of Mati a week after the fires broke out claiming the lives of 91 people drew sharp criticism, with opposition parties saying he had toured the area in secret "like a thief."
Greek media have described the disaster as a "national tragedy," while Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras cut short a visit to Bosnia and announced three days of national mourning.
A dispute over how Europe should manage migration has deepened since an anti-EU government with a strong anti-migrant streak assumed power in Italy this month.
The two countries have decided to sign the agreement on Sunday but protests have broke in both sides. In Greece, the New Democracy party has called for a vote of no-confidence against the government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
Announcing the agreement reached with neighbouring Greece over the change of name, Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said resolving the long-standing issue would open his country's access to NATO and the European Union.
Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said a deal had been reached while his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras said much ground had been covered, but there is still a way to go yet.
Ankara and Athens are passing through a delicate period as their warplanes and boats face off in disputed airspace and maritime zones. Here is the historical background of the tensions and Ankara’s approach to its neighbour.
"We won't return to the days of plenty, the spendthrift days," Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told his lawmakers on Monday. Athens' current bailout, the third since 2010, expires on August 20.
Greece's former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has launched his political party called MeRA25 which is part of DiEM25, a transnational anti-establishment movement.
Negotiations between Macedonia and Greece continue, examining four possible options. Greece is also asking for an amendment of references to the 'Republic of Macedonia' in the national constitution.
Facing the growing unrest from within her long-obedient CDU, Merkel chooses to defend the coalition deal head-on.
Protesters say Athens is compromising over Macedonia's name, arguing it suggests that Skopje has claims to the territory and heritage of Greece's northern region of the same name.
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