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VIDEO: Greek PM makes first major speech

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 2:21

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras speaking in his first major speech to parliament said he will focus on reforms and measures to restore economic growth in Greece.
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Greek PM promises focus on growth

Friday, July 6th 2012, 18:12

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras promises to focus on reforms and measures to restore economic growth in Greece, in his first major speech to parliament.
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VIDEO: Racing on an ancient Olympic track

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 23:50

Matthew Stadlen travelled to Olympia to find out about the original games held in ancient Greece.
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Man falls from hill of Acropolis

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 9:39
related places: Athens

A man is badly injured after falling from the hill of the Acropolis overlooking Athens in what may have been a suicide attempt.
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VIDEO: A closer look at Angela Merkel

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 8:50

Angela Merkel is vilified in Greece, largely approved of in her homeland, and admired from much further afield, but what is she like?
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Nadir tells of letter to Thatcher

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 17:05
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Turkey Turkey

The president of Turkey wrote to Margaret Thatcher in September 1990 hinting Polly Peck International might be a victim of a Greek Cypriot conspiracy, the Old Bailey hears.
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Attack on Greek Microsoft office

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 8:50
related places: Athens

Armed men ram a van full of gas canisters into a Microsoft office in the Greek capital Athens, setting it alight, but nobody is hurt.
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Greece names new finance minister

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 12:51

The Greek government appoints a new finance minister after its first choice resigned due to ill health less than a week after being appointed.
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New Greek finance chief resigns

Monday, June 25th 2012, 18:22

Greece's newly nominated finance minister, Vassilis Rapanos, resigns due to ill health less than a week after being appointed to the post.
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Cyprus to ask for bailout help

Monday, June 25th 2012, 17:55
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Cyprus confirms that it will ask eurozone partners for a bailout to try to help shore up its banks, which are heavily exposed to Greece.
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Greek PM cannot attend EU summit

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 11:26

Greece's new Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will miss this week's EU summit while he recovers from eye surgery.
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VIDEO: What are the Greek government's aims?

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 2:18

The new government in Greece says it needs more concessions over the austerity measures demanded by the European Union and International Monetary Fund.
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Viewpoint: Election leaves Greece deeply split

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 23:58

Greece deeply split after knife-edge election
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Greece seeks austerity slowdown

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 15:17

Greece's coalition proposes a two-year extension to the period allocated to it to meet bailout targets, without further cuts to salaries and pensions.
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Germany 4-2 Greece

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 21:16

Germany produce a dominant display to sweep past a limited Greece side and set up a possible Euro 2012 semi-final with England.
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Greek minister taken to hospital

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 14:51

Greece's finance minister collapses on his first day in the role, just after the new PM announces he needs an emergency eye operation.
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Euro talks on Spain and Greece

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 16:34
related countries: Luxembourg Luxembourg

Eurozone finance ministers are meeting to discuss a bailout for Spain's banks, and the future of Greece's two rescue packages.
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Greek PM announces new cabinet

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 15:52

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras unveils his new cabinet, naming the current chairman of the national bank as finance minister.
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New Greece leader offers 'hope'

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 21:53

Antonis Samaras is sworn in as Greece's new PM, vowing to "give hope" to Greek people after political turmoil threatened to spill over to the eurozone.
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Can Greece's new government survive?

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 21:37

Greece's government must regain trust of austerity-weary public
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VIDEO: 'Samaras is Greece's last hope'

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 20:51

Greeks express fears and support for the new prime-minister Antonis Samaras and his coalition government.
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Greece strikes deal on coalition

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 13:49

A deal has been struck to form a new coalition government in Greece, including New Democracy, Pasok and the smaller Democratic Left.
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Greek coalition deal 'Wednesday'

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 17:23

A new government for Greece could be formed by midday on Wednesday, Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos says.
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VIDEO: Samaras seeks pro-euro Greece coalition

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 1:55

The leader of the party that narrowly won Greece's election has begun urgent talks to form a coalition, saying he wants to forge a "national consensus".
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Banking stocks fall on Greek vote

Monday, June 18th 2012, 21:52

European banking stocks fall sharply despite voters in Greece backing the pro-bailout New Democracy party in Sunday's elections.
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PM warns of Greece delay 'danger'

Monday, June 18th 2012, 16:45

David Cameron urges Greece's politicians as quickly as possible to help stabilise the euro.
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Greeks in race to form coalition

Monday, June 18th 2012, 16:44

The leader of Greece's election-winning party begins talks to form a national coalition, as markets falter and European bank stocks plummet.
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Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed

Monday, June 18th 2012, 9:05
related places: Athens

World leaders hail a narrow poll win for Greece's pro-bailout New Democracy and call for a speedy new government.
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VIDEO: Greek victors vow to stay with Euro

Monday, June 18th 2012, 6:39

Greece's New Democracy party vows to keep the country "anchored" to the Euro after a slim election victory, as Mark Lowen reports.
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Greeks seek pro-bailout coalition

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 21:47

The leader of Greece's pro-bailout New Democracy party, set to win most seats in a general election, says he wants to form a government quickly.
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VIDEO: New Democracy party claims Greek victory

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 21:20

After a close race, in the second election in six weeks, the anti-bailout Syriza party was edged into second place.
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VIDEO: Polls close in close-run Greek elections

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 16:49

Counting is underway after the elections in Greece which could decide whether the country stays in the single currency.
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Greek exit would be 'catastrophe'

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 14:32

A Greek exit from the euro would be a "major catastrophe", the former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has told the BBC.
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Greece votes in crucial election

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 14:10

Greeks are voting for the second time in six weeks in a cliffhanger election that could decide the country's future in the eurozone.
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Wildfires break out near Athens

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 6:51
related places: Athens

Firefighters battle several wildfires spreading by high winds near the Greek capital Athens.
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VIDEO: Winds spread wildfires in Greece

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 5:38
related places: Athens

Strong winds are spreading wildfires near Athens and in southern Greece, threatening homes and the safety of residents.
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Greece 1-0 Russia

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 21:26
related countries: Russia Russia

Giorgos Karagounis scores as Greece produce one of the shocks of Euro 2012 to knock Russia out of the tournament.
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Greeks urged to respect austerity

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 20:06
related countries: Germany Germany

Hours before Greeks go to the polls, German Chancellor Angela Merkel urges voters to elect leaders who will stick to austerity measures.
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Campaigning ends for Greek poll

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 2:41

Campaigning in Greece ends ahead of a crucial election on Sunday which could ultimately decide its future in the eurozone.
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Greece poll 'euro versus drachma'

Friday, June 15th 2012, 22:22

Greek centre-right leader Antonis Samaras says Sunday's election is a choice between the euro and the drachma, as parties hold final rallies.
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VIDEO: Greece prepares for repeat election

Friday, June 15th 2012, 18:35

Parties in Greece are making their last pitch for votes ahead of a repeat election seen as crucial to the debt-laden country's future in the eurozone.
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VIDEO: Final day of campaigning in Greece

Friday, June 15th 2012, 17:46

Parties in Greece are making their last pitch for votes ahead of a repeat election seen as crucial to the debt-laden country's future in the eurozone.
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On the campaign trail with Syriza

Friday, June 15th 2012, 11:50

New force in Greek politics evades public fury
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Retailer Carrefour leaves Greece

Friday, June 15th 2012, 8:52
related countries: France France

Carrefour, the French retail chain, is selling its stake in a Greek joint venture owing to fears about Greece's deteriorating economy.
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Greece: The European countdown

Friday, June 15th 2012, 6:32

Europe on edge ahead of crucial Greek election
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VIDEO: 'No lamb next Easter, just bread, oil and oregano'

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 11:51

Greek shopkeeper Spyros Makrigiannis says even if Greece is forced to exit the euro, its people will still survive. He says the country just needs change - for better or worse.
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