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We have started to collect the most important news related to Greece in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Greece: news

Election fears prove short-lived

Monday, May 7th 2012, 16:52
related countries: France France, United States United States

European shares finish higher on Monday as investor concerns about government austerity plans following weekend election results proved short-lived.
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Greek vote risks eurozone split

Monday, May 7th 2012, 16:14

Greek conservative Antonis Samaras has three days to form a coalition in the face of strong EU warnings to keep to the terms of bailouts, as anti-austerity parties make big gains in parliamentary elections.
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Greece plunges into instability

Monday, May 7th 2012, 14:55

Election leaves Greece with uncertain future
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Crisis-hit Greece goes to polls

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 14:06

Greeks are voting in polls in which are expected to see mainstream parties punished to the benefit of anti-austerity candidates.
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VIDEO: Greeks go to the polls

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 4:29

The people of Greece, where the eurozone crisis first erupted, have begun voting in parliamentary elections.
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VIDEO: Greek Election: On the campaign trail

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 22:02

In Greece, campaigning has finished ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections. The BBC's Matthew Price has been out to see how the austerity measures, introduced by the current caretaker administration, have shaped the election.
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'Mass poverty' warning for Greeks

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 1:10

Greek socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos says his country faces a choice between austerity and "mass poverty" in elections on Sunday.
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Greek debt rating raised by S&P

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 10:59

Greece has its government debt rating raised out of default by the credit rating agency Standard & Poor's.
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VIDEO: Crisis pushing Greeks to countryside

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 5:16

A growing number of city dwellers in Greece are moving out to the countryside in search of way out of the economic crisis.
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Wind of change in Greek election

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 23:25

Greek voters look to new generation
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VIDEO: Far right party gains Greek support

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 5:50

The far right Golden Dawn Party has been delivering food to the needy and is gaining support fast.
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Greece's far right hopes for new dawn

Monday, April 30th 2012, 23:08

How economic crisis is an opportunity for Greek far right
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Warning of Greek far right surge

Monday, April 30th 2012, 13:38

The leader of the Greek Socialist Pasok party, Evangelos Venizelos, warns of the rise of the far right in up-coming elections.
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VIDEO: Greece opens migrant detention centre

Monday, April 30th 2012, 4:58

Greece has opened its first purpose-built detention centre for illegal migrants.
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Greece 'was not ready for euro'

Friday, April 27th 2012, 4:00

Greece should not have joined the euro, a former head of the Bundesbank who was closely involved in eurozone policymaking tells the BBC.
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European stocks regain composure

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 22:08
related countries: Spain Spain

European shares recover slightly from Monday's sharp falls as investors shake off rising Spanish bond yields and worsening forecasts of Greek economic contraction.
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Dutch prince buys villa in Greece

Monday, April 16th 2012, 10:47
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The heir to the Dutch throne, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, buys a villa in southern Greece where Vladimir Putin is said by Dutch media to own a home.
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The truth about Greek Porsche owners

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 23:10

The truth about the number of Porsches in Greece
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Greek community's alternative currency

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 23:44

A community in Greece ditches money for bartering
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Greek PM announces 6 May election

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 16:24

Greece is to hold elections on 6 May, bringing an end to Lucas Papademos's technocrat-led administration.
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VIDEO: Greeks mourn pensioner who shot himself

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 21:26

Around 2,000 mourners have attended the funeral of Dimitris Christoulas, the pensioner who shot himself outside the Greek parliament over the country's economic woes.
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Greek tributes to dead pensioner

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 15:14
related places: Athens

Greeks hold a vigil at the spot in the capital, Athens, where a pensioner shot himself on Wednesday, apparently in despair over austerity cuts.
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Greece extends debt swap deadline

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 14:50

Greece extends the deadline for its latest debt swap plan for a second time.
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Greek unrest after man's suicide

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 8:30
related places: Athens

Protesters clash with police in Athens after a pensioner kills himself outside parliament, reportedly leaving a note blaming austerity measures.
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VIDEO: Greek slump 'threatens Olympic team'

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 22:40

The Greek athletics federation has suspended all domestic sporting activities saying there is no money to pay coaches and staff.
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Athletics halted after Greek cuts

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 17:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Greece's athletics federation suspends domestic events because of spending cuts - although they will still compete in London 2012.
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'Ancient' Greek statue is fake

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 15:23
related places: Athens

An "ancient" Greek statue found in a sheep pen north-west of Athens has now been deemed a fake.
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VIDEO: Greek city of Perama facing crisis

Friday, March 30th 2012, 17:19
related places: Perama

High levels of unemployment combined with the ongoing financial crisis could bring about a humanitarian crisis for the old port city of Perama in Greece.
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Merkel opposes Greece euro exit

Monday, March 26th 2012, 6:09
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tells the BBC it would be a huge political mistake if debt-stricken Greece was allowed to leave the euro.
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VIDEO: Merkel: Eurozone must hold together

Monday, March 26th 2012, 6:09
related countries: Germany Germany

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has told the BBC that it would be a huge political mistake if Greece were to leave the Eurozone.
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Tight security for Greek parades

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 16:28

Greece marks its independence day amid heavy security over fears that anti-austerity protesters would target politicians.
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VIDEO: Parade marks Greece Independence Day

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 15:50

Greece has marked its independence day under a heavy security presence.
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German stands up for Greek wine

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 15:24
related countries: Germany Germany

The German who specialises in Greek wine
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Young, Greek and unemployed

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 1:30

The face of Greece's young unemployed majority
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VIDEO: Clashes halt Greek football match

Monday, March 19th 2012, 2:24

A game between local rivals Olympiakos and Panathinaikos had to be abandoned after it was interrupted by crowd violence.
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Venizelos to lead Greece's Pasok

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 20:03

Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos claims victory in the centre-left Pasok party's leadership vote, ahead of a general election.
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Greece recovers more in lost tax

Friday, March 16th 2012, 12:26

Greece has collected almost 1bn euros ($1.3bn; £830m) in back taxes, still a fraction of the amount outstanding, a European official says.
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IMF rubber stamps Greece bailout

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 18:43

The IMF has agreed to pay 28bn euros towards Greece's second bailout of 130bn euros after last week's private debt swap.
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VIDEO: Appeal to save Greek monuments

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 16:35

An international appeal has been launched by archaeologists to protect Greek monuments and museums against further budget cuts.
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Eurozone backs new Greek bailout

Monday, March 12th 2012, 23:03
related countries: Spain Spain

The eurozone group has backed Greece's second bailout of 130bn euros pending a contribution from the IMF, after last week's private debt swap.
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Greece focus of Eurogroup talks

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 16:38

Finance ministers from eurozone nations are set to discuss the final approval of Greece's second bailout at a meeting on Monday.
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Greece 'meets bailout conditions'

Friday, March 9th 2012, 21:46

Greece has taken a crucial step towards its second bailout after it secured a deal that is the biggest ever reorganisation of government debt.
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ABN Amro takes large Greek loss

Friday, March 9th 2012, 10:34
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch bank ABN Amro says its underlying net profit for 2011 was undermined by bad debt charges, including 880m euros for Greece.
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Greece 'to secure debt swap deal'

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 21:15

The Greek government indicates that it has secured sufficient backing for a debt swap deal that will enable it to avoid defaulting on its debts.
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