Golden Dawn, a far-right, racist political party in Greece, has been the target of a major crackdown by the Greek government. Why?
The attack of an anti-racism rapper by an alleged 'neo-Nazi' sparked outrage in Greece and abroad and increasing calls for a crackdown on the extremist party Golden Dawn.
European leaders have long rejected the idea that the EU is developing into a region of haves and have-nots. But a look at the news today suggests it's happening just the same.
The Greek government began its first mass-firing of public-sector workers in more than 100 years this week, part of an effort to lay off 180,000 by 2015 under Europe-imposed austerity.
After a 12-hour meeting lasting into the wee hours last night, Greece's creditors agreed to cut its debt and release more bailout funds, staving off yet another Greek bankruptcy.
The Greek Parliament narrowly pushed through the new, unpopular austerity measures, a key step for the release of more bailout funds from Europe.
Athens descended into violence Wednesday when a few hundred protesters clashed with riot police ahead of a crucial parliamentary vote on new spending cuts.
The strike has brought public transport to a virtual standstill and shuttered schools, banks, and local government offices in Greece the day before Parliament votes on a new round of wage and pension cuts.
Chancellor Merkel, who faces elections next year, has tied her political fate to the survival of the common currency. But despite her efforts, Greece's economy continues to reel.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched to protest the German chancellor's visit to Athens, where she met with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to discuss further austerity measures.