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Environment

'Heroic' Egyptian fisherman saved Greeks from wildfires

The sea was the only escape for many running for their lives as fires raged. Egyptian fisherman rushed to help.

Egyptian fisherman: I saved 23 Greeks, four dogs from wildfires

Macedonia

Macedonia to hold referendum on name change on September 30

A "yes" vote would pave way for resolving a long-running row with Greece and clearing the path to join NATO and the EU.

Macedonia to hold referendum on name change on September 30

Europe

Greece's Tsipras takes 'political responsibility' for wildfires

As anger grows over disaster that killed at least 87, prime minister says he is conflicted over authorities' response.

Greece's Tsipras takes 'political responsibility' for wildfires

Refugees

Rights group sounds alarm for refugees in Greek centres

Officials say they have received no harassment complaints in centres, while refugees allege abuse in new HRW report.

Human Rights Watch sounds alarm for refugees in Greek centres

Europe

'A sea of fire': Greece wildfire survivors recount horror

At least 83 people killed, almost 200 injured after forest fires devastated coastal areas outside of Athens.

Europe

Greece wildfires: Death toll hits 80, thousands of homes burned

Rescuers struggle to find missing people after blazes destroy area near Athens.

Greece

Greece wildfires: 'These are images I'll never forget'

At least 79 people killed as forest fires crisscross through areas outside of the Greek capital, Athens.

Greece wildfires: Survivors of deadly blazes dig through wreckage

Greece

Greece wildfires: Families 'embraced' until final moment

At least 79 people were killed after forest fires erupted in villages outside of Athens.

Greece wildfires: Families 'embraced' until final moment

Greece

Raging wildfires kill scores near Greek capital

Three days of mourning declared as death toll from forest fires in several places around the Greek capital hits 74.

Refugees

'Greece's asylum system is breaking down again'

While Europe tightens restrictions on refugees, asylum seekers in Greece say there is no future in the country.

Refugees in Greece hopeless as Europe eyes more returns

Reporter's Notebook

Refugee crisis has driven a fault line through EU

Western European countries are under attack from Italy, Austria and Hungary as 28-member bloc grapples to find a solution to the refugee crisis.

Refugee crisis has driven a fault line through EU

Europe

Russia, Greece spat and diplomatic tit-for-tat

Greece is reportedly unhappy with Russia’s efforts to sink the name deal struck with Greece’s neighbour, which will allow it to be named North Macedonia.

Opinion

What lies beneath the hostile rhetoric in Turkish-EU relations?

Despite tensions, Turkey and the EU will not part ways any time soon.

Dimitar Bechev

by Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev

Refugees

Europe: Moves to further limit refugee flow prompt concern

Italy, Germany and Austria plan to hold talks to 'close' the southern refugee route into Europe.

Europe: Moves to further limit refugee flow prompt concern

Opinion

Why the debt deal with the EU is bad for Greece

The new Eurogroup agreement commits Greece to 40 more years of austerity and supervision.

Jerome Roos

by Jerome Roos

Jerome Roos