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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
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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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Eurozone Greece talks 'cancelled'

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 20:48

The head of the Eurozone countries downgrades an EU finance ministers meeting on Wednesday, saying Greece has not yet given the necessary assurances about its austerity plan.
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Greek recession deepens in 2011

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 13:05

The deterioration of the Greek economy accelerated in the final three months of last year, when it contracted at an annual rate of 7%.
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Brussels praises Greek cuts vote

Monday, February 13th 2012, 16:23
related places: Athens

The European Commission welcomes Greece's approval of tough austerity measures, needed for a huge bailout package, which sparked riots.
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Fury as Greek MPs pass new cuts

Monday, February 13th 2012, 10:41

Greek MPs pass an unpopular austerity bill crucial for a 130bn euro ($170bn; £110bn) bailout, as protesters clash with police outside parliament.
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What if Greece had to get a new currency?

Monday, February 13th 2012, 9:26

What if Greece had to get a new currency?
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VIDEO: Greek MPs vote in austerity plan

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 23:37

The Greek parliament has approved a crucial austerity plan designed to secure a bailout from the European Union.
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Greek unrest as MPs vote on cuts

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 22:31

Protests grow in the Greek capital, Athens, with buildings set alight as MPs vote on an unpopular austerity bill crucial for a 130bn euro bailout.
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VIDEO: Greek MPs debate austerity bill

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 19:11
related places: Athens

There have been fierce clashes in Athens between police and demonstrators opposed to new austerity measures being debated by the Greek parliament.
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VIDEO: Police fire tear gas at Greek demo

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 16:47

Greek police fire tear gas to disperse protesters throwing petrol bombs outside parliament, as MPs debate terms of bailout
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VIDEO: Greek MPs urged to back austerity plan

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 5:58

The Greek Prime Minister has warned that national bankruptcy would leave his country facing "uncontrollable economic chaos and social explosion".
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Greek PM gives final euro warning

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 21:48

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos warns the Greek people of imminent catastrophe if parliament fails to pass a deeply unpopular austerity bill.
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VIDEO: Greek cabinet approve fresh austerity measures

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 15:21

Greece's cabinet has approved fresh austerity measures demanded by the eurozone and IMF in return for a 130bn-euro ($170bn; £110bn) bailout.
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Greek cabinet approves new cuts

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 11:33

Greece's cabinet approves a draft bill committing to austerity reforms required to get new bailout funds, amid warnings of "chaos" if parliament fails to ratify.
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VIDEO: Greek cabinet agree austerity plan

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 2:42

The Prime Minister of Greece, Lucas Papademos, has insisted his country must do "whatever it takes" to avoid bankruptcy and catastrophe.
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