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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

Cyprus naval base blast kills 12

Monday, July 11th 2011, 17:47
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

A massive explosion at a munitions dump in Cyprus kills 12 people, including the commander of the country's navy, officials say.
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Winners and losers

Monday, July 11th 2011, 9:49

Greece's economic turmoil stirs painful memories for Argentines
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IMF releases new funds for Greece

Friday, July 8th 2011, 21:53

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) backs the latest 3bn-euro ($4.2bn; £2.6bn)) installment of a rescue package for Greece.
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Banking chief positive on Greece

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 16:41

The chairman of the latest round of rescue talks for Greece says he is positive a solution will be found.
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Ratings agencies come under fire

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 12:15

The European Commission strongly criticises international credit ratings agencies following the downgrade of Portugal by Moody's.
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Germany hears bail-out challenge

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 10:13
related countries: Germany Germany, Ireland Ireland, Portugal Portugal

Germany's Constitutional Court examines a plea that the eurozone bail-outs of Greece, the Republic of Ireland and Portugal were unconstitutional.
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Europe insurers pass stress tests

Monday, July 4th 2011, 12:30

A stress test of Europe's biggest insurance companies finds them to be "robust" despite exposure to Greek debt.
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S&P warns on Greek debt default

Monday, July 4th 2011, 9:09

Standard & Poor's warns that current proposals for restructuring Greece's debt would effectively constitute a default.
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Greece arrests Gaza ship captain

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 1:42
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip, United States United States

The Greek authorities arrest the American captain of a boat that was due to carry activists and aid supplies to the Gaza Strip.
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Eurozone releases more Greece aid

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 20:42

Eurozone finance ministers agree to release a further 12bn euros of emergency aid to Greece to help it avoid bankruptcy.
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Poles warn EU over Greece crisis

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 15:12
related countries: Poland Poland

Polish Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski criticises Europe's handling of the Greek debt crisis, saying it has been "behind the curve".
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Well-rehearsed

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 11:04
related places: Drama

Drama on Greece's streets takes on ritualistic quality
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Greek MPs approve austerity plan

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 21:42

Greek MPs pass a second vote on an unpopular austerity programme, as Athens clears up after two days of strikes and violent protests.
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VIDEO: Greece pushes ahead on austerity plan

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 18:42

Greece's parliament has passed a second vote on its austerity programme, which was needed to secure the country further financial support.
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Morning business round-up

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 11:33

Our daily morning business round-up looks at the main stories in Europe and Asia, including the Greek parliament's second vote on its austerity programme.
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VIDEO: Greek austerity vote welcomed by EU

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 5:25

The European Union has welcomed the Greek parliament's vote in favour of a severe austerity package that has sparked strikes and violent protests.
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EU welcomes Greek austerity vote

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 0:13

The EU welcomes the Greek parliament's vote in favour of a severe austerity package that has sparked strikes and violent protests.
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Greece passes key austerity vote

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 21:53

Greek MPs vote in favour of unpopular austerity measures aimed at saving the country from defaulting on its debt, as violent protests continue outside parliament.
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South Asians hit by Greek crisis

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 19:11

Thousands of South Asian migrants have left Greece in recent months to escape the country's growing economic crisis, community leaders tell the BBC.
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VIDEO: Greek police in motorbike retreat

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 14:40
related places: Athens

There have been violent scenes in the Greek capital Athens, where politicians are voting on drastic austerity measures that have sparked nationwide strikes.
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Greek MPs vote on austerity plan

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 12:43
related places: Athens

The Greek parliament begins voting on harsh austerity measures as police clash with anti-cuts protesters outside parliament.
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VIDEO: MPs set for Greek austerity plan vote

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 5:28
related places: Athens

Greek politicians are to vote on Wednesday on austerity measures that have sparked nationwide strikes and the worst rioting in Athens for more than year.
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VIDEO: Athens protests continue into night

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 21:35
related places: Athens

Protests outside the Greek parliament in Athens are continuing into the night, marred by occasional violent clashes between a minority of demonstrators and police.
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Greece vote protests turn violent

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 20:20

Police use tear gas to disperse stone-throwing youths in Athens as a 48-hour general strike is held against a parliamentary vote on austerity measures.
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VIDEO: Clashes at Greek austerity protests

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 18:35
related places: Athens

In Athens, police have been fighting running battles with demonstrators, while the rest of the city takes part in a two-day general strike against government plans to raise taxes and cut public spending.
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VIDEO: Riot police move into Athens square

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 13:43
related places: Athens

Riot police have been firing tear gas at protesters on the streets of Athens.
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VIDEO: Greece protesters set TV truck alight

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 11:52

Violence has erupted in Athens' Syntagma Square during a protest against austerity measures.
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European banks 'can help Greece'

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 8:39
related countries: Italy Italy

The boss of Italy's biggest bank, Intesa Sanpaolo, says European banks can help Greece, as the Greek parliament debates austerity measures.
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Papandreou urges MPs to back plan

Monday, June 27th 2011, 19:22

Greek PM George Papandreou tells MPs his severe austerity package, which is needed to secure new international loans, is the only way to get the country back on its feet.
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French banks 'will help Greece'

Monday, June 27th 2011, 18:36

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says his country's banks are prepared to help Greece by giving it 30 years to repay.
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VIDEO: French banks to help Greece

Monday, June 27th 2011, 14:33
related countries: France France

The President of France Nicolas Sarkozy says his government now has an agreement with French banks on rolling over Greek debt.
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Slide in oil prices gathers pace

Monday, June 27th 2011, 7:21

Oil prices extend their falls from the end of last week amid concerns about the Greek debt crisis and the weak US recovery.
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Crucial week in store for Greece

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 17:03

Greece faces another crucial week as parliament prepares to vote on austerity measures that must pass to trigger new funds.
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Hands off

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 23:46

Cronyism in bloated public sector 'is killing Greece'
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Greek football 'scandal' widens

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 7:27

Judicial authorities in Greece name 68 people in connection with an alleged match-fixing scandal that is rocking Greek football.
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VIDEO: Greece's looming financial strain

Friday, June 24th 2011, 20:22

The BBC's Tim Willcox takes at look at Greece's looming financial pressures as EU leaders urge Greek politicians to support new spending cuts and tax hikes.
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EU tells hard-up Greeks to unite

Friday, June 24th 2011, 18:15
related places: Athens

EU leaders urge all Greek politicians to adopt new austerity measures, saying that is the only way debt-laden Athens will get a second bail-out.
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Markets cautious on Greece deal

Friday, June 24th 2011, 16:18

European stock markets are cautious on Thursday's agreement by European leaders to give Greece another 120bn euros of support.
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VIDEO: EU tells Greeks to support cuts

Friday, June 24th 2011, 14:04

EU leaders have urged all Greek politicians to support new spending cuts and tax hikes if they want to qualify for a second bail-out.
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