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Spain's manufacturing woes deepen

Friday, June 1st 2012, 9:50
related countries: Spain Spain

The rate of contraction in Spain's manufacturing sector was worse than that of Greece in May, an influential business survey suggests.
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Greeks and Germans go against the grain

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 19:54
related countries: Germany Germany

Greek and German winemakers reject eurozone hostility
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VIDEO: Syriza 'not seeking conflict'

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 9:47
related countries: Germany Germany

Yiannis Milios, an economic advisor to the leftist Syriza party in Greece, tells Gavin Esler that his party does not seek revenge or conflict with Germany.
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Spain situation 'very difficult'

Monday, May 28th 2012, 16:44

Spain's funding situation is "very difficult", Prime Minister Rajoy says, as investors worry about the outlook for the country's finances.
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Greek banks receive 18bn euros

Monday, May 28th 2012, 16:17

Four Greek banks receive 18bn euros (£14.4bn, $22.6bn) as part of the nation's most recent international bailout.
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VIDEO: Greek stores taking on the slump

Monday, May 28th 2012, 5:46

Shopkeepers on Pandrossou Street in Greece are not prepared to wait around for a stable government to be formed, so have taken the tourist slump into their own hands.
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VIDEO: Lagarde tax jibe angers Greeks

Monday, May 28th 2012, 1:07

The head of the International Monetary Fund has attracted strong criticism over a newspaper interview in which she suggested the Greek people could help themselves by not dodging their taxes.
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Lagarde tax jibe angers Greeks

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 15:24

Political parties in Greece criticise IMF head Christine Lagarde for suggesting that Greeks were avoiding paying taxes.
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UK plans for EU immigration rise

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 14:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Home Office draws up contingency plans to cope with a possible large increase in immigration from Greece if the euro collapses.
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IMF boss ups pressure on Greece

Friday, May 25th 2012, 22:58

IMF head Christine Lagarde urges Greeks to pay taxes, saying she worried more about sub-Saharan Africa than the crisis-hit European nation.
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EU 'wants Greece in the eurozone'

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 10:08
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU leaders express support for keeping Greece in the eurozone while demanding that it stick with tough budget discipline.
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Greek euro exit too risky - Clegg

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 8:28

Nick Clegg is to warn of the dangers of a Greek exit from the euro and describe the response to the crisis as "woefully fragmented".
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VIDEO: Merkel challenged over EU growth

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 20:38

EU leaders have started summit talks in Brussels with Germany resisting pressure to launch eurobonds as a way to ease the eurozone crisis.
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Shares hit by concern over Greece

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 17:44

World stock markets fall sharply ahead of an EU meeting, as concerns mount over Greece's future in the euro.
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Greece: The upside of default

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 23:03

Why a Greek default wouldn't spell the end of the world
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VIDEO: Papandreou warns against euro exit

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 17:25

Greece's former prime minister told Kirsty Wark that it would be a "much worse choice" for Greece to leave the euro.
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VIDEO: Greeks 'too poor' to care for children

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 16:55

The economic crisis in Greece is forcing families to seek help from children's homes according to one charity.
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Clegg warns of Europe 'extremism'

Monday, May 21st 2012, 8:31

A collapse in the eurozone would create the "ideal recipe for an increase in extremism and xenophobia", the UK deputy PM says.
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What if Greece quits the euro?

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 16:34

What happens if Greece quits the euro?
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VIDEO: Bankruptcy fears in Greek town

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 9:35
related places: Lavrion

As the likelihood of Greece leaving the euro grows, the BBC's Tim Whewell reports from the small Greek town of Lavrion to find out what life is like when the money runs out.
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G8 backs Greek euro membership

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 21:18

The leaders of the G8 group of major economies say they want Greece to remain in the eurozone, and commit to promoting growth.
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Eurozone set to dominate G8 talks

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 9:22
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

Europe's debt crisis is to top the agenda at the G8 summit in the US, amid fears that trouble in the eurozone could have global consequences.
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Market jitters over eurozone woes

Friday, May 18th 2012, 17:31
related countries: Spain Spain

European markets suffer a nervous session with investors unsettled by a downgrade for Spanish banks and the political crisis in Greece.
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EU 'plans for Greek exit option'

Friday, May 18th 2012, 17:19

The EU Commission and European Central Bank are making contingency plans for a possible Greek exit from the euro, an EU commissioner says.
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VIDEO: Human cost of Greek economic crisis

Friday, May 18th 2012, 10:49

With rising crime and suicide rates, Greek comic Katerina Vrana explores the human cost of the financial crisis in her homeland.
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The entrepreneurs aiming to rebuild Greece

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 23:01

The young entrepreneurs aiming to rebuild Greece
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Olympic flame handed over to UK

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 16:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Athens

The Olympic flame is officially handed over to organisers of the London 2012 Games at a ceremony in Athens.
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Greece names caretaker cabinet

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 16:45

A cabinet of professors and diplomats is sworn in in Greece to steer the debt-ridden eurozone state into repeat elections on 17 June
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Spain's cost of borrowing jumps

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 10:16
related countries: Spain Spain

The cost of borrowing on the international money markets rise sharply for Spain as investors fear further financial turmoil in Europe.
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VIDEO: Who may do best in Greece poll?

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 5:47

The leader of a left-wing party in Greece, Alexis Tsipras, looks likely to do best in next month's election and there is increasing speculation that Greece could be forced out of the euro if his party wins.
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Greek leftist attacks EU 'poker'

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 0:15
related countries: Germany Germany

Greek leftist leader George Tsipras accuses the EU and Germany of "playing poker with people's lives", as millions of euros are withdrawn from Greek banks.
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How a Greek euro exit could affect you

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 23:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

As the UK is told that it faces a storm heading from the continent, how would you be affected by a Greek exit from the eurozone?
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VIDEO: Acropolis ceremony for Olympic torch

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 17:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The Olympic flame is to be passed to London on Thursday evening, after a week-long relay around Greece.
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Euro at four-month low on Greece

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 15:25

The euro hits a fresh four-month low against the dollar as political uncertainty in Greece fuels speculation it could leave the single currency.
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Greece sets new date for election

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 13:25

Greece will hold fresh elections on 17 June and a judge is appointed to head an interim government.
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Q&A: Greek debt crisis

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 12:06

Where next for Greece and the eurozone?
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Greeks withdraw cash on euro fear

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 11:33

Greeks withdrew 700m euros ($894m; £560m) from banks in the week ending on Monday, according to the Greek president.
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VIDEO: Fear over future of Greece in Euro grows

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 8:37
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

The leaders of France and Germany have pledged to work together on solving the euro crisis, despite opposing views on just how it should be done.
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Greece struggles to steer a path

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 20:51

Greece faces an election nobody wants with no clear way ahead
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New Greece poll due as talks fail

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 19:14

Debt-stricken Greece is set to go to the polls again after parties failed to agree on a new government, says Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos.
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Greece pays bond swap hold-outs

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 15:48

Greece agrees to pay off some of the investors who rejected its bond swap earlier this year.
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Greek leaders resume crisis talks

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 11:43

Political parties in Greece join another round of cliff-edge talks after inconclusive elections, as fears grow that a eurozone exit is nearing.
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Asian shares fall on Greek crisis

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 8:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

Shares in Asia fall, taking their lead from Europe and the US, as political turmoil in Greece makes investors seek less risky assets.
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VIDEO: Last-ditch Greek coalition talks

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 5:51

Greek leaders will meet again to continue trying to form an emergency coalition, with President Karolos Papoulias proposing a possible handover of power to a technocratic government.
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World shares fall on Greek crisis

Monday, May 14th 2012, 21:52

Shares fall on both sides of the Atlantic as the continuing political uncertainty in Greece undermines investor confidence.
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