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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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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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Greek PM warns of default 'chaos'

Friday, February 10th 2012, 22:12
related places: Athens

Greece faces "uncontrolled chaos" if it defaults on its debts, warns PM Lucas Papademos, as unions begin a general strike and four ministers resign.
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VIDEO: Athens clashes over spending cuts

Friday, February 10th 2012, 15:13

There have been clashes in Greece between riot police and protesters venting their fury at government austerity measures.
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Athens clashes over spending cuts

Friday, February 10th 2012, 13:56

Greek protesters clash with police in Athens amid a strike against swingeing budget cuts approved as part of the latest eurozone bailout deal.
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Greece given tough bailout terms

Friday, February 10th 2012, 10:16
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Eurozone ministers set tough conditions for a bailout deal for Greece, as Greek unions plan a 48-hour strike in protest against cuts.
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VIDEO: Greece: 'You have to do more'

Friday, February 10th 2012, 5:28

Eurozone finance ministers say more work must be done before they'll give Greece another 130bn euro bailout.
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Greek austerity plans 'not ready'

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 22:40
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related places: Brussels

More work needs to be done on Greece's austerity proposals before a 130bn euro bailout can be handed over, say eurozone ministers.
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Greece leaders agree bailout cuts

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 16:54
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Greece agrees to the austerity measures required to gain a new bailout hours before eurozone finance ministers are due to discuss the deal in Brussels.
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Greek parties fail to agree cuts

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 8:30

Greece's PM says more talks are needed on fresh austerity proposals for a new bailout package, as euro finance ministers prepare to meet.
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VIDEO: Greek coalition fails to agree cuts

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 8:13

Greek PM Lucas Papademos has failed to secure the support of his coalition for a raft of new austerity measures, after more than seven hours of talks.
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Greek parties 'to finalise deal'

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 17:22

Greek PM Lucas Papademos is meeting coalition parties in an attempt to seal an austerity deal to secure a new EU/IMF bailout.
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Greece edges towards bailout deal

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 22:16

Greece appears to be edging towards a draft agreement that would unlock crucial bailout funds, but a party meeting is delayed again.
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VIDEO: Thousands in Greece go on strike

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 11:21

Public transport and ports have ground to a halt in Greece as two of the country's largest public-sector unions strike in protest at continuing austerity.
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Greece says lender talks 'tough'

Monday, February 6th 2012, 21:44

Greece holds further talks with its international lenders, as the debate on more austerity measures continues.
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VIDEO: Greece talks to resume

Monday, February 6th 2012, 4:28

Party leaders in Greece are to resume talks on backing a 130bn euro bailout plan
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Greek leaders pause bailout talks

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 21:01

Party leaders in Greece's ruling coalition end talks on details for a crucial 130bn-euro EU rescue plan without agreement.
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The 'new homeless' of Greece

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 1:03

How poverty is changing the face of Greece's poor
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VIDEO: Cold weather hits Greece homeless

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 10:08

Eastern Europe's recent freezing weather has hit the poorest hard, particularly in Greece.
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'Magic' made Greek debt disappear

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 0:57

The 'magician' who got Greece into the euro
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Why Greece won't go away

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 0:10

A Greek debt deal won't resolve the country's real problems
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