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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

Q&A: Greek debt crisis

Friday, November 4th 2011, 16:11

Why is Greece so reliant on international help to pay its bills?
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VIDEO: Greek mother 'cannot afford milk'

Friday, November 4th 2011, 11:27
related places: Athens

What do ordinary Greeks make of their country's debt? Ilia Iatrou, a housewife and mother of two in Athens, said she wanted the whole government to go.
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Commerzbank loss on Greece debt

Friday, November 4th 2011, 9:51

Commerzbank, Germany's second largest bank, says further writedowns on Greek debt have pushed it into a quarterly loss.
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AUDIO: Barroso: All problems will be solved

Friday, November 4th 2011, 7:52

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has said that he expects a government of national unity to be formed in Greece, and that the economic problems in the country "will be solved".
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VIDEO: Greece PM faces fresh call to resign

Friday, November 4th 2011, 7:27

Greece's centre-right opposition has demanded Prime Minister George Papandreou resign, throwing into disarray plans for a unity government.
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G20 'deal to increase IMF money'

Friday, November 4th 2011, 0:04

The Group of 20 leaders agree to increase the International Monetary Fund's firepower as Greece's political crisis deepens, according to a draft communique.
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VIDEO: Greek PM to start coalition talks

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 22:46

After a day of endless twists and turns, Greece could be moving towards a new coalition government, to see it through the bailout crisis.
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Greece 'ready to drop' referendum

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 20:59
related places: Athens

Greek PM George Papandreou says he is seeking consensus with the opposition on a eurozone bailout as an alternative to holding a referendum.
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Greek PM facing key vote revolt

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 11:47

Greek PM George Papandreou appears to be heading for defeat in a confidence vote as his MPs voice opposition to a referendum on the EU bailout.
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VIDEO: G20 leaders meet amid Greek fears

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 6:42
related countries: France France

G20 leaders are meeting in France amid concerns that the eurozone's debt crisis may be worsening.
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China refuses to commit to EFSF

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 4:58

China refuses to commit to the European Financial Stability Fund until the situation with Greece has been clarified.
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VIDEO: Global impact of Greek referendum

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 2:40

There are warnings that a 'no' vote in the Greek referendum could lead to an economic crisis on a global scale.
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VIDEO: Bailout loan withheld from Greece

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 2:33

The next 8bn euros of rescue loans will be withheld from Greece until after its referendum on the eurozone rescue plan, European leaders say.
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Bailout loan withheld from Greece

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 23:23
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

The next tranche of rescue loans for Greece will be withheld until after the country's bailout referendum, expected in early December, European leaders warn.
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Shares rise despite Greek worries

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 20:46

Global stock markets rise, despite continued fears about Greece's decision to hold a referendum on the eurozone bailout deal.
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Germany warns Greece over rescue

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 16:30
related countries: Germany Germany

The eurozone plan to save Greece from bankruptcy is not up for renegotiation, Germany has warned, ahead of emergency talks with Greece.
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Greek cabinet endorses referendum

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 7:57

Greek PM George Papandreou gets cabinet backing for a referendum on a EU bailout, despite shocked reactions from eurozone partners.
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VIDEO: Emergency talks on Greek debt crisis

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 6:31
related countries: France France

Emergency talks are to be held France in a desperate attempt to resolve the Greek debt crisis.
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Markets dive on Greek referendum

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 21:19

US and European markets fall sharply after Monday's announcement of a Greek referendum on EU moves to solve its debt crisis.
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Greece PM holds emergency talks

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 20:09

Greece PM George Papandreou chairs emergency talks after the turmoil triggered by his announcement of a referendum on the proposed EU bailout.
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Greece's PM in referendum gamble

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 8:19

Greece is to hold a referendum on austerity measures demanded by the EU, its PM says, in a move that could threaten the deal on the euro debt crisis.
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Passengers stage sit-in on plane

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 4:28
related places: Athens

Some 100 passengers stage a sit-in on a plane at Birmingham Airport refusing to get off for several hours.
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VIDEO: Will Greek debt write-off help?

Friday, October 28th 2011, 5:28

While European banks are swallowing the news that they must write off 50% of their Greek debts, Greeks themselves have given the news a mixed reaction.
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Euro for Greece 'was a mistake'

Friday, October 28th 2011, 4:30
related countries: France France
related places: Athens

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says allowing Greece into the eurozone was a "mistake" at the time, while Athens denies causing the debt crisis.
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VIDEO: Greece entering euro 'a mistake'

Friday, October 28th 2011, 1:40
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said he believes it was wrong to allow Greece into the euro in 2001, saying the country's economic figures did not add up.
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Leaders reach eurozone debt deal

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 9:30

EU leaders agree a deal to ease the eurozone crisis, including losses for banks holding Greek debts, and European shares jump following the news.
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VIDEO: Merkel: We made strong decision

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 3:53

EU leaders have agreed a "three-pronged" deal to tackle the eurozone debt crisis, including the writing-off of 50% of Greek debts.
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Viewpoint: Greece should default

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 23:06

Viewpoint: Why eurozone exit is best for Greece
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Deutsche Bank profits defy woes

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 9:20

Deutsche Bank reports better-than-expected profits as gains in retail banking and asset management offset its exposure to Greek debt.
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Cash crisis winners and losers

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 3:59

The circling vultures set to profit from Greece's financial chaos
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Greek MPs pass austerity measures

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 18:49

The Greek parliament passes a package of austerity measures despite two days of violent protests, in which one man has died.
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Man dies as fighting grips Athens

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 18:31

One man dies after fighting erupts between protesters in Athens, as the Greek parliament passes its latest round of austerity measures.
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Greek clashes amid general strike

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 19:05

Greek protesters angry at the government's austerity policies clash with police, as a 48-hour general strike paralyses the country.
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VIDEO: Greeks protest over austerity cuts

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 14:07

Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Athens to demonstrate against continued austerity measures as the Greek parliament votes on further cuts.
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Crisis driving Greeks close to the edge

Monday, October 17th 2011, 11:47

Confronting suicide as Greek social problems mount
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VIDEO: What options remain for Greece?

Friday, October 14th 2011, 8:45

European leaders are due to meet next week to discuss another rescue plan. But just what options remain?
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Greece and troika in payout deal

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 14:38

International financial inspectors reach agreement with Greece on reforms to put the nation's troubled economy back on track.
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Proton Bank saved by Greek fund

Monday, October 10th 2011, 9:23

Proton Bank is the first Greek lender to be saved by a rescue scheme funded by the eurozone and IMF.
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VIDEO: Tough cuts grip families in Greece

Monday, October 10th 2011, 6:53

Austerity measures in Greece have pushed the country into a prolonged recession, with the real impact being felt by ordinary families.
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Greece health warning after cuts

Monday, October 10th 2011, 0:23

Public health experts issue a warning about the health of people in Greece in the wake of the financial crisis.
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