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News: Greece

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

Merkel faces test in bailout vote

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 9:16
related countries: Germany Germany

The German chancellor faces a vote on EU bailout funds, while Greek public sector workers strike again over austerity measures.
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Greek default now 'unavoidable'

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 7:04

A Greek default seems inevitable and the likelihood of the eurozone entering recession has increased, a report by Ernst & Young says.
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EU 'faces its greatest challenge'

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 10:37

Top EU official Jose Manuel Barroso insists Greece will stay in the eurozone as it grapples with its huge debt, but he warns the EU faces its "greatest challenge".
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Greek bailout cash decision looms

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 8:59
related places: Athens

Officials are heading for Athens to review Greece's progress in cutting its debt and decide whether to release more bailout money.
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Papandreou seeks signs of support

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 20:46
related countries: Germany Germany

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says it is important his country gets indications of support from "European partners".
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VIDEO: Greek PM's plea for German support

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 12:07
related countries: Germany Germany

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has made an impassioned plea to German business leaders to help his country out of its debt crisis.
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Japan may help Greek debt bailout

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 3:53
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's finance minister says it may consider being part of a global plan to help bail out Greece from its ongoing debt crisis.
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Banks rally on rescue deal hopes

Monday, September 26th 2011, 20:21

European stock close ahead, with bank shares rising sharply on hopes that policymakers can stabilise the eurozone debt crisis.
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VIDEO: What has caused the eurozone crisis?

Monday, September 26th 2011, 5:42

A rescue plan for the eurozone is being drawn up, under which banks and other institutions holding Greek debt would have to write off half of what they are owed.
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AUDIO: 'No short cuts' for Greek economy

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 7:32

Constantine Papadopolos: "We have to keep the show on the road because all other options are going to be worse."
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Greeks strike over new austerity

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 21:16
related places: Athens

A 24-hour public transport strike hits Greece and a mass protest takes place in Athens as anger mounts over a new raft of tough austerity measures.
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Greece accelerates austerity cuts

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 21:02

The Greek government announces tougher austerity measures in a move to persuade international lenders to give it more bailout money.
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Greece contemplates faster cuts

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 14:06

The Greek cabinet is meeting to discuss accelerating austerity measures in order to secure further bailout funds.
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Greece bailout talks 'progress'

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 22:00

European Union says 'good progress' is being made with Greece towards agreeing the release of bailout money.
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Greece bailout talks 'productive'

Monday, September 19th 2011, 21:11

Greece says talks with its debt inspectors due to resume on Tuesday were 'productive and substantive', as the IMF ups pressure on Athens.
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Markets fall on eurozone worries

Monday, September 19th 2011, 21:06

World share markets fall, and oil and the euro are also down, on fresh worries about a Greek debt default.
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VIDEO: Anger in Greece at austerity plans

Monday, September 19th 2011, 8:47

Protests have been continuing in Greece at the country's planned austerity programme, which is meant to ensure Greece will secure its next bailout loan.
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Greece cabinet holds crisis talks

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 19:30
related countries: United States United States

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou chairs crisis talks on the country's debt crisis after cancelling a trip to the US.
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Greek PM cancels New York visit

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 11:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou cancels a visit to the United States amid mounting concern over the country's debt crisis.
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VIDEO: Call for decisive action over Greek debt

Saturday, September 17th 2011, 14:43
related countries: Poland Poland

European ministers have wrapped up a two day meeting in Poland, aimed at working out a plan to deal with the eurozone debt crisis.
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VIDEO: Could the drachma return to Greece?

Friday, September 16th 2011, 6:43

With some experts saying there is a 90% chance Greece could default on its debts, there is speculation about whether the country could return to the drachma.
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Banks act amid new crisis warning

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 20:11

Five central banks announce co-ordinated action to try to help the financial system, as the boss of the IMF warns of a "dangerous" new economic phase.
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Eurozone leaders reassure Greece

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 6:17
related countries: Germany Germany

The leaders of Greece, France and Germany say Greece is an "integral" part of the eurozone, amid speculation of a Greek debt default.
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VIDEO: Greece 'integral' to eurozone

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 5:40
related countries: Germany Germany

The leaders of Greece, France and Germany have said that Greece is an "integral" part of the eurozone, following a telephone conference on the crisis.
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VIDEO: Euro crisis threatens French banks

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 5:37
related countries: France France

Continuing concern over a possible Greek default is putting pressure on French banks, which are the most exposed to Greek debt.
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VIDEO: Urgent talks over eurozone crisis

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 9:29
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany, France and Greece are to hold urgent talks on the eurozone crisis amid growing fears that Greece might default on its debts.
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Merkel bids to allay Greece fears

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 19:53
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tries to calm nerves over possible Greek default, saying the eurozone bloc must stay together.
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VIDEO: Greek union's tax 'sabotage' plans

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 5:56

Greece's power workers union says it will sabotage government plans to impose a new emergency property tax which is designed to save the country from bankruptcy.
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Global markets fall on debt fears

Monday, September 12th 2011, 20:44

Wall Street shares stage a late recovery, despite Asian and European markets falling on concerns that Greece could default.
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Greek PM vows cuts amid protests

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 20:51
related places: Thessaloniki

The Greek prime minister vows tough action to save the country's finances as public anger at cuts boils over into clashes with police.
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Italy and Spain pass budget plans

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 19:39
related countries: Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Italy and Spain pass new measures as they battle to control their debts while Greece steps up its austerity plans.
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Greece 'to speed up cost cutting'

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 6:09

The Greek finance minister pledges to speed up reforms to cut public spending and reduce the size of the state.
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Greek court clears crash athletes

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 12:56
related places: Athens

An Athens appeals court acquits Greek sprinters Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou of perjury over a motorcycle crash ahead of the 2004 Olympics.
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Stolen Rubens recovered in Greece

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 0:11
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A painting by the Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens, stolen a decade ago from a museum in Belgium, has been recovered in Greece, police say.
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'Swift action needed for Greece'

Monday, August 29th 2011, 15:56

European Central Bank (ECB) president Jean-Claude Trichet calls for swift action from eurozone leaders to help Greece.
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Eurobank to merge with Alpha Bank

Monday, August 29th 2011, 11:35

Greece's second and third biggest banks announce that they are to merge to help them cope with the debt crisis.
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Old values pay

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 0:10

How thrifty Greek villagers are weathering the economic crisis
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Greece hits Commerzbank profits

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 6:41

Commerzbank, Germany's second largest bank, sees its second quarter profits all but wiped out by a writedown of its Greek debt.
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Greek crisis pushes RBS into loss

Friday, August 5th 2011, 7:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland reports a half-year loss after taking a £733m hit on its exposure to Greek government bonds.
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Restructuring hits Telekom profit

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 7:39

Deutsche Telekom reports a big fall in its profits as a result of restructuring costs and poor results from its Greek business.
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VIDEO: Berlusconi hopes to calm debt fears

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 20:35
related countries: Italy Italy

The markets have misjudged us; that is the message from Italian President Silvio Berlusconi in a speech aimed at preventing Italy's slide into a Greek style financial crisis.
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Greek debt writedown hits SocGen

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 7:19

Profits at Societe Generale, France's second-biggest bank, fall after it writes down the value of its Greek assets.
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BNP Paribas hit by Greek exposure

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 9:20
related countries: France France

French bank BNP Paribas reports flat profits after setting aside money to cover its exposure to Greek debt.
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