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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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Anti-German mood grips Greece

Monday, February 27th 2012, 11:06
related countries: Germany Germany

Angry Greeks compare German rules with Nazi occupation
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VIDEO: Greek cartoons stoke anti-German mood

Monday, February 27th 2012, 7:24
related countries: Germany Germany

In Berlin the Bundestag will vote on Monday on whether to endorse Greece's recent bailout package of 130bn euros (£110bn; $170bn).
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Greece submits its debt cut offer

Friday, February 24th 2012, 18:07

Greece submits its debt write-down offer to private creditors, a key part of its bailout agreement with the EU and IMF.
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Pub landlady wins TV court case

Friday, February 24th 2012, 13:24

A pub landlady has won her court fight with the English Premier League over using a Greek TV decoder to screen games.
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Greek MPs approve debt swap deal

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 17:01

The Greek parliament passes a law that allows a debt write-down with private creditors - a key plank of its EU/IMF bailout agreement.
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Deutsche Telekom hurt by crisis

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 14:56

Deutsche Telekom reports a loss due to a drop in demand in Europe, including Greece, because of the eurozone debt crisis.
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Credit Agricole has 3bn-euro loss

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 10:29

Credit Agricole reports a large loss for the three months to the end of December due to its exposure to Greek debt.
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Greek MPs consider bailout laws

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 17:38

Protests take place outside parliament in Greece, as MPs consider emergency laws after a 130bn-euro bailout deal.
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Greece 'averts nightmare outcome'

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 0:09

Greece avoided a "nightmare scenario" by agreeing to an EU bailout, says the country's finance minister, as the cabinet meets for talks on the deal.
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Markets mixed on Greece bailout

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 21:53

The Dow Jones briefly tops the 13,000 mark in the US, while European markets dip after eurozone finance ministers agree to another bailout deal for Greece.
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VIDEO: Reaction from Greece as bailout agreed

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 14:25

Eurozone finance ministers have reached agreement on a vital second bailout for Greece
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Second bailout for Greece agreed

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 12:04
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

A fresh eurozone bailout is agreed to save Greece from bankruptcy - but Athens has to accept deep spending cuts and permanent monitoring.
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VIDEO: New Greece bailout plan agreed

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 4:34

Eurozone finance ministers have reached agreement on a vital second bailout for Greece, officials involved in the negotiations say.
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Overnight talks on Greek bailout

Monday, February 20th 2012, 23:42

Eurozone ministers work through the night to try to agree on a fresh bailout to try to prevent Greece defaulting on its debt.
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Stocks up on Greek bailout hopes

Monday, February 20th 2012, 16:59

European stock markets finish higher before a meeting of eurozone finance ministers that many hope will finalise a new bailout for Greece.
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Stocks up on Greek bailout hopes

Monday, February 20th 2012, 9:48

European stock markets are higher before a meeting of eurozone finance ministers that many hope will finalise a new bailout for Greece.
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VIDEO: Greek immigrants 'want to go home'

Monday, February 20th 2012, 8:05

Greece is one of the main entry points to Europe for illegal migrants who travel there hoping for a better life. But many now want to leave.
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VIDEO: Eurozone meets on Greek rescue

Monday, February 20th 2012, 3:45

Eurozone finance ministers are due to meet to decide whether Greece has done enough to merit a huge bailout loan.
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Euro area 'built with no exits'

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 11:32
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Speaking ahead of a key eurozone summit in Brussels, Foreign Secretary William Hague warns of the difficulties involved in Greece leaving the euro.
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VIDEO: Behind the scenes of a Greek tragedy

Friday, February 17th 2012, 23:53

As the European Union and International Monetary Fund continue to demand austerity measures, Newsnight's Economics editor Paul Mason reports on how struggling Greeks are turning their backs on the state and the political class.
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Robbery at Ancient Olympia museum

Friday, February 17th 2012, 16:38

Armed robbers steal dozens of priceless artefacts from a Greek museum in Olympia dedicated to the history of the ancient Olympic Games.
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SocGen profits hit by Greek costs

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 8:20

Societe Generale reports a big drop in fourth quarter profits after writing off 662m euros (£516m; $808m) in Greek government debt.
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Eurozone calls for Greek scrutiny

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 7:24

Eurozone finance ministers say they need more oversight of Greece's economy, after Athens reaffirms its commitment to austerity measures.
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'Progress' in Greek bailout talks

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 22:08

Greece makes progress in convincing eurozone nations it should get fresh bailout funds but a decision may not be made until early next week, it is told.
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VIDEO: 'The rest of Europe wants us out'

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 21:53
related places: Athens

As the Greek finance minister accuses some eurozone countries of wanting Greece out of the currency, people in Athens gave their views on their country's future.
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Eurozone states 'want Greece out'

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 17:06

Some eurozone countries want Greece to leave, the country's finance minister says, as he scrambles to finalise an EU bailout deal.
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Greece 'can't take any more cuts'

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 11:22

EU demands on Greece have pushed people to the limit, the country's public order minister says, as the eurozone demands more cuts in return for a bailout.
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Greece hits BNP Paribas profit

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 8:28

BNP Paribas reports a 50% fall in profit for the final three months of 2011, after taking further losses on its Greek debt holdings.
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