After virus control, Greece hopes for economic recovery

The coronavirus outbreak hit Greece while it was still recovering from a major refugee and financial crisis. Yet it introduced lockdown measures to prevent the spread earlier than most European nations. Its fatalities have been low and it is now hoping for a quicker economic recovery. Al Jazeera’s John Psaropoulos reports from Athens. – Subscribe … Read more After virus control, Greece hopes for economic recovery

The Great Pandemics of History

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN Before the current crisis, pandemics have cropped up again and again, sometimes decimating entire populations. All this week, France 24 looks back at pandemics in history. The plague of Athens, the first ever recorded pandemic. SOT “A city, … Read more The Great Pandemics of History

Visitors avoid Greece over virus fears, battering economy

Tourists from Greece’s main markets are staying away because of coronavirus lockdowns imposed in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and the United States. This is bad news for the country, which is heavily dependent on tourist receipts and recovering from 10 years of stagnation. Al Jazeera’s John Psaropoulos reports from Athens. – Subscribe to … Read more Visitors avoid Greece over virus fears, battering economy

Doctors go protesting | Greek health workers denounce understaffing

Health care workers protested in Athens on Tuesday against what they said was the lack of hiring enough staff to help face the #COVID19. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow … Read more Doctors go protesting | Greek health workers denounce understaffing

What is the situation in refugee camps across Greece?

Officials in Greece on April 5 placed a second migrant camp near Athens under lockdown after an Afghan resident tested positive for the coronavirus, the migration ministry said. Interview with France 24 guest Eva Cossé, Human Rights Watch (HRW) Greece researcher. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more What is the situation in refugee camps across Greece?

COVID-19 in migrant camp | 2,500+ refugees on quarantine

A migrant camp near Athens has become the first such facility in Greece to record an outbreak of coronavirus. It’s now been quarantined. There have been concerns for weeks that poor conditions inside the often-cramped compounds spread disease more quickly. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews … Read more COVID-19 in migrant camp | 2,500+ refugees on quarantine

Deserted city | Athens in COVID-19 lockdown

Usually busy streets and squares in Greece’s capital were empty this week as the country continued its lockdown, designed to stem the spread of the new coronavirus Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on … Read more Deserted city | Athens in COVID-19 lockdown

Chinese ambassador to Greece: Friendship between China and Greece

Last weekend, a plane from China arrived in Athens, carrying 550,000 medical and surgical masks as well as protective gear. The airlift followed an urgent aid request from Greece with hospitals running low on masks. It has become so dire that each health worker is given only two masks per shift. Supplies were collected and … Read more Chinese ambassador to Greece: Friendship between China and Greece

‘You shall not pass’ | Turkey, Greece fire teargas as migrants head for border

EU Foreign Ministers have fully backed Athens after talks on the escalating refugee crisis at its border. But despite both Turkey and Greece firing tear gas, migrants are continuing to cross. MORE: https://on.rt.com/acbc Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us … Read more ‘You shall not pass’ | Turkey, Greece fire teargas as migrants head for border

Greek refugee hotspot at breaking point as Turkey opens gate

A Greek navy ship has arrived for the hundreds of migrants and refugees on Lesbos island who hoped to go to Europe after Turkey declared its borders to Greece open last week. But they will not be given asylum and instead deported after being taken to the capital, Athens. Lesbos already has tens of thousands … Read more Greek refugee hotspot at breaking point as Turkey opens gate

New migrant crisis: Thousands reach Greek border – BBC Newsnight

Thousands of migrants searched for ways to get across Greece‘s border with Turkey, as Athens ramped up its diplomatic efforts to get help from the European Union to seal off its eastern land and sea frontiers. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F Is this the beginning of a new migrant crisis? International Editor Gabriel Gatehouse … Read more New migrant crisis: Thousands reach Greek border – BBC Newsnight

New migrant crisis? | We went to Turkey-Greece border to see for ourselves

The Turkish leader is using the threat of unleashing a new migrant crisis on the EU, to get more backing from Brussels for his military operation in Syria. Top-ranking EU officials earlier visited the Greek border with Turkey – with pledges to deploy additional forces, and provide millions of euro in aid to Athens – … Read more New migrant crisis? | We went to Turkey-Greece border to see for ourselves

Thousands of migrants search for ways to cross Greek border with Turkey | ITV News

Thousands of migrants and refugees are searching for ways to cross Greece’s border with Turkey, as Athens ramped up its diplomatic efforts for help from the European Union to seal off its eastern land and sea frontiers. Turkey has made good on a threat to open its borders for those seeking to cross into Europe. … Read more Thousands of migrants search for ways to cross Greek border with Turkey | ITV News

‘Greece is not a bulwark’: Tensions with Turkey play out in the papers

IN THE PAPERS – Tuesday, March 3: We bring you reactions from the Greek, Turkish and European papers over tensions between Athens and Ankara over the migrant crisis. Also, ahead of Super Tuesday, how did Joe Biden engineer his extraordinary comeback in the Democratic primaries? In other news, a woman running her first marathon qualifies … Read more ‘Greece is not a bulwark’: Tensions with Turkey play out in the papers

Migrants in buffer zone speak out against suffering at Greek border

Tensions continue to rise on the border between Greece and Turkey – where a build-up of migrants is being described by Athens as a threat to its national security. Turkey opened its border with the EU on Saturday, leading tens of thousands to head there. Greece has deployed extra soldiers and is vowing to increase … Read more Migrants in buffer zone speak out against suffering at Greek border