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VIDEO: Greece opens migrant detention centre

Monday, April 30th 2012, 4:58

Greece has opened its first purpose-built detention centre for illegal migrants.
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Greece 'was not ready for euro'

Friday, April 27th 2012, 4:00

Greece should not have joined the euro, a former head of the Bundesbank who was closely involved in eurozone policymaking tells the BBC.
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European stocks regain composure

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 22:08
related countries: Spain Spain

European shares recover slightly from Monday's sharp falls as investors shake off rising Spanish bond yields and worsening forecasts of Greek economic contraction.
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Dutch prince buys villa in Greece

Monday, April 16th 2012, 10:47
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The heir to the Dutch throne, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, buys a villa in southern Greece where Vladimir Putin is said by Dutch media to own a home.
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The truth about Greek Porsche owners

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 23:10

The truth about the number of Porsches in Greece
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Greek community's alternative currency

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 23:44

A community in Greece ditches money for bartering
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Greek PM announces 6 May election

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 16:24

Greece is to hold elections on 6 May, bringing an end to Lucas Papademos's technocrat-led administration.
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VIDEO: Greeks mourn pensioner who shot himself

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 21:26

Around 2,000 mourners have attended the funeral of Dimitris Christoulas, the pensioner who shot himself outside the Greek parliament over the country's economic woes.
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Greek tributes to dead pensioner

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 15:14
related places: Athens

Greeks hold a vigil at the spot in the capital, Athens, where a pensioner shot himself on Wednesday, apparently in despair over austerity cuts.
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Greece extends debt swap deadline

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 14:50

Greece extends the deadline for its latest debt swap plan for a second time.
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Greek unrest after man's suicide

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 8:30
related places: Athens

Protesters clash with police in Athens after a pensioner kills himself outside parliament, reportedly leaving a note blaming austerity measures.
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VIDEO: Greek slump 'threatens Olympic team'

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 22:40

The Greek athletics federation has suspended all domestic sporting activities saying there is no money to pay coaches and staff.
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Athletics halted after Greek cuts

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 17:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Greece's athletics federation suspends domestic events because of spending cuts - although they will still compete in London 2012.
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'Ancient' Greek statue is fake

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 15:23
related places: Athens

An "ancient" Greek statue found in a sheep pen north-west of Athens has now been deemed a fake.
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VIDEO: Greek city of Perama facing crisis

Friday, March 30th 2012, 17:19
related places: Perama

High levels of unemployment combined with the ongoing financial crisis could bring about a humanitarian crisis for the old port city of Perama in Greece.
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Merkel opposes Greece euro exit

Monday, March 26th 2012, 6:09
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tells the BBC it would be a huge political mistake if debt-stricken Greece was allowed to leave the euro.
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VIDEO: Merkel: Eurozone must hold together

Monday, March 26th 2012, 6:09
related countries: Germany Germany

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has told the BBC that it would be a huge political mistake if Greece were to leave the Eurozone.
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Tight security for Greek parades

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 16:28

Greece marks its independence day amid heavy security over fears that anti-austerity protesters would target politicians.
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VIDEO: Parade marks Greece Independence Day

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 15:50

Greece has marked its independence day under a heavy security presence.
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German stands up for Greek wine

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 15:24
related countries: Germany Germany

The German who specialises in Greek wine
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Young, Greek and unemployed

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 1:30

The face of Greece's young unemployed majority
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VIDEO: Clashes halt Greek football match

Monday, March 19th 2012, 2:24

A game between local rivals Olympiakos and Panathinaikos had to be abandoned after it was interrupted by crowd violence.
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Venizelos to lead Greece's Pasok

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 20:03

Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos claims victory in the centre-left Pasok party's leadership vote, ahead of a general election.
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Greece recovers more in lost tax

Friday, March 16th 2012, 12:26

Greece has collected almost 1bn euros ($1.3bn; £830m) in back taxes, still a fraction of the amount outstanding, a European official says.
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IMF rubber stamps Greece bailout

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 18:43

The IMF has agreed to pay 28bn euros towards Greece's second bailout of 130bn euros after last week's private debt swap.
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VIDEO: Appeal to save Greek monuments

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 16:35

An international appeal has been launched by archaeologists to protect Greek monuments and museums against further budget cuts.
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Eurozone backs new Greek bailout

Monday, March 12th 2012, 23:03
related countries: Spain Spain

The eurozone group has backed Greece's second bailout of 130bn euros pending a contribution from the IMF, after last week's private debt swap.
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Greece focus of Eurogroup talks

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 16:38

Finance ministers from eurozone nations are set to discuss the final approval of Greece's second bailout at a meeting on Monday.
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Greece 'meets bailout conditions'

Friday, March 9th 2012, 21:46

Greece has taken a crucial step towards its second bailout after it secured a deal that is the biggest ever reorganisation of government debt.
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ABN Amro takes large Greek loss

Friday, March 9th 2012, 10:34
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch bank ABN Amro says its underlying net profit for 2011 was undermined by bad debt charges, including 880m euros for Greece.
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Greece 'to secure debt swap deal'

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 21:15

The Greek government indicates that it has secured sufficient backing for a debt swap deal that will enable it to avoid defaulting on its debts.
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More sign up for Greek debt swap

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 16:01

More private sector lenders sign up to a Greek debt swap deal that may determine whether or not the country can remain in the euro.
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Stocks down on Greek swap fears

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 21:22

Stock markets decline sharply on concerns ahead of a key deadline to secure Greece's future in the euro.
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Greek ship carrying captain sinks

Monday, March 5th 2012, 15:12
related places: Athens

A small Greek tanker carrying more than 2,000 tonnes of oil sinks near the capital, Athens, with the captain on board.
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Arrests in Greek antiquities ring

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 21:20

Police in northern and central Greece arrest 35 people suspected of smuggling antiquities and recover thousands of artefacts.
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Moody's downgrades Greece again

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 0:03

Moody's cuts Greece's credit rating again to "C", the lowest level on its scale, warning of default despite a recent debt write-off deal.
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Greece factory gunman surrenders

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 1:34

A siege at a wheelie bin factory in northern Greece ends after a gunman surrenders, having injured two people and taken another two hostage.
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VIDEO: What impact are Greek austerity cuts having?

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 22:41

As more cutbacks come into effect in Greece, what impact is the austerity programme having on people's lives
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Greece bailout waits another week

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 20:36
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Greece will not get funds from a second EU/IMF bailout until its private creditors give final approval for their losses next week, EU ministers say.
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Gunman in factory siege in Greece

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 17:56

A gunman injures two people and seizes hostages at a wheelie bin factory in northern Greece after losing his job, local police say.
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Abu Nidal members ordered jailed

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 17:39
related countries: France France

A French court sentences in absentia three ex-members of the radical Palestinian Abu Nidal group to 30 years in jail over a deadly attack on a Greek cruise ship in 1988.
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Greece PM in bailout deal talks

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 8:38

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos is visiting Brussels to seek final approval for a second round of bailout loans.
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S&P downgrades Greek debt again

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 9:48

Greek debt classified as in "selective default" by the credit rating agency Standard and Poor's following the nation's bailout deal.
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VIDEO: Greek crisis opera opens in Germany

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 8:49
related countries: Germany Germany

An opera about the Greek debt crisis has opened in Germany.
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German MPs approve Greek bailout

Monday, February 27th 2012, 17:36
related countries: Germany Germany

German MPs vote by 496 to 90 to back Greece's second EU/IMF bailout, though Chancellor Angela Merkel concedes it might not work.
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VIDEO: Greek carnival highlights crisis

Monday, February 27th 2012, 13:09

The financial crisis in Greece was the theme of the country's biggest carnival parade.
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