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Greek economy continues to shrink

Monday, August 13th 2012, 14:11

Greece's economy contracted at an annual pace of 6.2% in the second quarter, figures show, although the pace of contraction eased slightly.
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Liverpool draw Hearts in Europe

Friday, August 10th 2012, 12:23

Liverpool are drawn against Hearts, while Newcastle will face Greek side Atromitos in the Europa League play-off round.
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Row after Greek MP hires daughter

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 17:25

A Greek MP who hired his daughter for a permanent job while serving as parliamentary speaker for a day faces calls for his resignation.
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Europe split over waste disposal

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 14:08
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Some countries in southern and eastern Europe are falling well below EU targets for waste management, with Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece among the worst offenders, an EU report says.
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Greece to deport 1,600 immigrants

Monday, August 6th 2012, 11:54
related places: Athens

Greek police plan to deport 1,600 illegal immigrants rounded up in Athens, as a minister defends the crackdown.
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VIDEO: Greek police arrest illegal immigrants

Monday, August 6th 2012, 4:12
related countries: Syria Syria

Greek police have arrested nearly 5,000 people in an operation against illegal immigration, amid fears that the fighting in Syria could lead to a new influx of refugees.
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Athens police target immigrants

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 19:27
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Athens

Police in the Greek capital Athens round up 5,000 suspected illegal immigrants, amid fears fighting in Syria could lead to a new refugee influx.
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Monti warns of psychological rift

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 18:19
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti warns of a "psychological break-up" of Europe, while talks over Greek reforms make progress.
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Greece agrees new bailout cuts

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 21:25

Greek coalition leaders agree a further 11.5bn euros in cuts needed to qualify for the next instalment of its international bailout
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Party delivers 'Greeks only' food

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 15:54
related places: Athens

Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party hands out free food to hundreds of struggling people in central Athens - but only Greek nationals can have it.
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Greek PM in tough bailout talks

Friday, July 27th 2012, 14:26
related places: Athens

Greek PM Antonis Samaras meets international creditors to try to persuade them that Athens deserves its final bailout instalment.
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EU's Barroso urges Greek action

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 17:57
related places: Athens

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso tells the Greek government to "deliver, deliver, deliver" key structural reforms.
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'Racist tweet' Olympian barred

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 17:09

Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou is expelled from her national team after posting comments on Twitter which were deemed racist.
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Greek recession 'will be deeper'

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 16:06

Greece will suffer a much deeper recession than thought this year, its prime minister says, as international lenders arrive in Athens to assess its progress.
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Greece's Olympic legacy crumbles

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 23:18

Economic hardship hits Greece's Olympic dreams
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VIDEO: Wildfires burn across southern Europe

Friday, July 20th 2012, 2:27
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Wildfires have struck in Greece, Spain and Portugal, forcing hundreds of people to flee their homes.
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Greek coalition passes vote test

Monday, July 9th 2012, 3:56

Greece's new coalition wins a confidence vote in parliament, as eurozone ministers gather for talks amid new concern over the debt crisis.
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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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