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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

Police storm Acropolis protesters

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 11:56
related places: Athens

Greek police charge at protesting government workers who had occupied the Acropolis in Athens in a dispute over unpaid wages.
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Murder verdict in Greek riot case

Monday, October 11th 2010, 12:41

A Greek policeman is sentenced to life in jail for murdering a schoolboy in 2008, a shooting incident which sparked the worst unrest in decades.
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New austerity measures for Greece

Monday, October 4th 2010, 15:56

The Greek government announces new austerity measures in its 2011 draft budget in an attempt to restore the country's finances.
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Ancient Greek face reconstructed

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 8:13
related places: Athens

Scientists have created a new face from the skeletal reamins of a girl from Athens who died around 430 BC.
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Greek truckers continue protests

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 5:50

Greek truck drivers are holding a second day of what they call a "work stoppage" in protest at the government's plans to liberalise their industry and revitalise the economy.
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Greece rejects debt restructuring

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 12:22

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says restructuring the nation's debt would be "catastrophic" for the country's economy
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Greek unions protest against cuts

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 20:36
related places: Thessaloniki

Greek unions stage mass protests in Thessaloniki but Prime Minister George Papandreou says he will not scale back his austerity plans.
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Greek doctor's shoe-throwing protest

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 15:47
related places: Thessaloniki

Three people have been held after a man threw a shoe at Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou attending a trade fair in the city of Thessaloniki .
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IMF releases new loan for Greece

Friday, September 10th 2010, 21:01

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) formally approves the second installment of a rescue loan to Greece.
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Checkout protest at Greek shops

Friday, September 10th 2010, 5:56

Activists protesting against Greece's austerity measures are trying a new form of civil disobedience.
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Greece economy contracts by 1.8%

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 19:03

The debt-laden Greek economy shrank by a surprise 1.8% in the second quarter as households slashed spending.
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Greek PM reshuffles his cabinet

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 0:40

Greek PM George Papandreou reshuffles his cabinet but leaves the key post of finance minister unchanged as his government battles a debt crisis.
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Smoking ban introduced in Greece

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 8:33

A new law comes into force in Greece banning smoking in enclosed public spaces and prohibiting tobacco advertising.
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Credit Agricole sees profits rise

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 7:03
related countries: France France

French bank Credit Agricole reports a big rise in profits despite feeling the impact of the Greek debt crisis.
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Live - Scottish Europa League action

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 16:49
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Motherwell, Odense, Utrecht

Motherwell take on Danish side Odense, Celtic face the Dutch side Utrecht and Dundee United host AEK Athens in Europa League qualifiers.
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EU: Greece meets loan conditions

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 12:01

Greece has met the conditions to receive the second tranche of a 110bn euro rescue loan, the European Commission says.
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Greek tourism 'down' official says

Monday, August 16th 2010, 3:59

A senior Greek government official has told the BBC that domestic terrorism and strikes have had a devastating impact on tourism.
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Eurozone due to post positive GDP

Friday, August 13th 2010, 3:53

Growth figures for the Eurozone area are expected to show signs of recovery, despite the Greek debt crisis.
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Greek GDP shrinks a further 1.5%

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 10:20

The Greek economy contracted by a further 1.5% in the second quarter of the year, the country's statistics agency says.
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IMF welcomes Greek debt progress

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 10:29

Greece's efforts to tackle its public deficit have had a "strong start", according to the IMF and EU.
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Relief as Greek lorry drivers halt strike

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 3:11

Lorry drivers in Greece have ended a bitter week-long strike.
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Relief as Greek lorry drivers halt strike

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 3:11

Lorry drivers in Greece have ended a bitter week-long strike.
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Greek drivers vote to end strike

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 22:05

Greek lorry drivers end a week-long strike against government plans to reform the freight industry, and which has led to fuel shortages, unions say.
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Greek drivers vote to end strike

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 22:05

Greek lorry drivers end a week-long strike against government plans to reform the freight industry, and which has led to fuel shortages, unions say.
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Greek military told to move fuel

Friday, July 30th 2010, 18:39

Greece will use military vehicles to restore fuel supplies cut by a lorry drivers' strike, the government says.
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Greek military told to move fuel

Friday, July 30th 2010, 18:39

Greece will use military vehicles to restore fuel supplies cut by a lorry drivers' strike, the government says.
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Greek hauliers defy strike order

Friday, July 30th 2010, 10:07
related places: Athens

Greek lorry drivers continue a strike in Athens, in defiance of an emergency order imposed by the government.
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Greek hauliers defy strike order

Friday, July 30th 2010, 10:07
related places: Athens

Greek lorry drivers continue a strike in Athens, in defiance of an emergency order imposed by the government.
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Greek dolphin park welfare row

Friday, July 30th 2010, 5:54

Animal welfare groups in Greece are calling for the closure of the country's first dolphinarium and urging schools not to visit the attraction.
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Greek dolphin park welfare row

Friday, July 30th 2010, 5:54

Animal welfare groups in Greece are calling for the closure of the country's first dolphinarium and urging schools not to visit the attraction.
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Greek police clash with hauliers

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 16:11
related places: Athens

Greek police have fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of lorry drivers protesting in Athens.
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Greek police clash with hauliers

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 16:11
related places: Athens

Greek police have fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of lorry drivers protesting in Athens.
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Greek police clash with hauliers

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 10:48
related places: Athens

Greek police fire tear gas to disperse hundreds of lorry drivers protesting in Athens against a government order to end their strike.
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Greek police clash with hauliers

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 10:48
related places: Athens

Greek police fire tear gas to disperse hundreds of lorry drivers protesting in Athens against a government order to end their strike.
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Greek drivers told to end strike

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 1:31

The Greek government issues a rare emergency order to force lorry drivers back to work after a three-day strike.
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Greece berated over asylum care

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 7:56

Amnesty International urges Greece to stop treating asylum seekers as criminals, especially unaccompanied children.
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Greece to restore classical 'treasures'

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 14:37

Despite facing a financial crisis the Greek government is pledging to make funds available for restoration projects.
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'Hit team' kills Greek journalist

Monday, July 19th 2010, 16:39
related places: Athens

A Greek investigative journalist is shot dead outside his home in Athens in an attack linked by police to leftist militants.
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Greece enjoys debt sale success

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 10:53

Greece successfully sells government bonds in its first return to the money markets since May's emergency loan.
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