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WATCH: Greece, Becoming A Third World Country

Greece could be forced out of the euro currency by the end of the year, UKIP’s leader has predicted. But Nigel Farage said a devaluation could lead to its “economy looking really quite good” in 18 months, and that could encourage other Mediterranean countries to do the same. The MEP said: “We are watching Greece, […]

PATRAS, Greece — On a recent morning, the young men began to drift back to the abandoned furniture factory, returning from the beach, the roofs of nearby construction sites and other hiding places where they had been sleeping. Amid rotting timbers and piles of garbage, one man from Afghanistan did his laundry; another shaved using […]

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Greek carrier SkyGreece Airlines last week began commercial flights between various European cities and Mogadishu, two years after the first major commercial airline flew into the Somali capital. The airline’s maiden Mogadishu flight from Athens was the second international carrier to enter Somalia from outside East Africa since the country descended into war. This is […]

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Denmark and New Zealand were the nations seen as most free of corruption and Somalia was ranked last, according to this year’s Corruption Perceptions Index. The report, released today by Berlin-based Transparency International, ranks states based on how corrupt their public sectors are perceived to be. More than two-thirds of the 177 countries surveyed in […]

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Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Greece has called for the EU and Greece “to stop shirking their responsibility” when it comes to migrants and take into account the human cost of migration policies across the region. “Detention has a severe impact on both [the] physical and mental health [of migrants]” states Aliki Meimaridou, a psychologist […]

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