post 21 September 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Tsipras crushes his opponents, left and right, to gain second term

It was the unswayability of the left vote that put Alexis Tsipras straight back into the prime ministerial mansion he resigned from a month ago, calling a snap election.

article 20 September 2015 World, Greece
Greek elections: nation returns to the polls

Voting has begun in Greece's general election, with opinion polls indicating a tight race as Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras seeks a new mandate.

post 19 September 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Greek elections: do Syriza want to win?

Alexis Tsipras' final election rally had the usual soundtrack and familiar props but a different cast. After more than a fifth of his MPs split to form a new left party, the inner core of party activi

article 17 September 2015 World, Greece
Lesbos crisis: British family helping refugees from the sea

For tens of thousands of desperate refugees landing on the Greek island of Lesbos the only welcome has been from a British family, the Kempsons, doing their best to offer some humanitarian aid.

post 09 September 2015
Read more from Krishnan Guru-Murthy on Gurublog Refugee crisis: the fifth boat to land on Lesbos this morning alone

A British tourist helping refugees on a beach in Lesbos says of the debate in the UK: "If only they heard the stories.. Germany has put us to shame."

article 22 August 2015 World, Greece
Macedonia refugee emergency: thousands run across border

Thousands of migrants broke through a police line in Macedonia as the government struggles to control the border. Many are still stranded in "dangerous" conditions.

post 21 August 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Greece's debts: no separation of church and state

I am amazed to find that a previous regime here decided to enrol every single priest as a civil servant and pay them as such - together with their pensions.

article 12 August 2015 World, Greece
Kos migrant crisis: 'blood will be shed'

There were chaotic scenes outside a stadium on the Greek island of Kos yesterday, as hundreds of migrants fought to be registered.

article 27 July 2015 World, Greece
Greece prepared radical Plan B for EU exit
Helia Ebrahimi by Greece prepared radical 'Plan B' for EU exit

The Greek finance ministry hacked into government computers and drew up a desperate plan B to switch from euros to the drachma at the flick of a button.

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