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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

French bank ratings under review

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 6:55
related countries: France France

Ratings agency Moody's warns it may downgrade the credit rating of three French banks because of their exposure to Greek debt.
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VIDEO: Greek activists plan action

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 6:09
related places: Athens

A general strike is due to take place in Athens where anti-government protesters are aiming to stop a debate on new austerity measures.
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Macedonian statue risks Greek ire

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 17:54
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Work begins in Macedonia to erect a giant bronze statue resembling Alexander the Great as a bitter row over heritage simmers with Greece.
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Italy new gateway for EU migrants

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 14:07
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy replaces Greece as the main point of entry for illegal migrants to the EU as numbers more than double in the first quarter of 2011.
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Greece least credit-worthy nation

Monday, June 13th 2011, 22:43

Standard & Poor's cuts Greece's credit rating three notches from B to CCC, making it the world's least credit-worthy country.
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'Gold hunters' arrested in Greece

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 19:08

Six people are arrested in Greece suspected of looting an archaeological site from an underground tunnel in the north of the country, police say.
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Greece moves closer to new cuts

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 16:57

The Greek cabinet backs new budget cuts and is ready to put them to parliament, sources say on a day of strike action.
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Greece 'needs further assistance'

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 13:47
related countries: Germany Germany

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble says the aid package for Greece is "insufficient" and there is risk of default if funds are not released.
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Greeks in huge rally against cuts

Monday, June 6th 2011, 9:09
related places: Athens

Athens witnesses one of its biggest demonstrations yet against the government's austerity drive.
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Greece to get next round of money

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 20:48

The IMF and European officials agree to pay Greece the next instalment of its existing bail-out, as reports suggest a new deal is being finalised.
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VIDEO: Greece bail-out sparks protests

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 6:49

A second financial bail-out of Greece to stop it defaulting on its mountain of debt could be signed off later after weeks of talks by a delegation from the EU, IMF and European Central Bank.
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Risk of Greece default 'at 50:50'

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 7:03

Rating agency Moody's downgrades Greece again, saying there is a 50% chance of a debt restructuring in the next five years.
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Cyprus rating cut on debt fears

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 7:56
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Credit rating agency Fitch cuts its rating for Cyprus because of worries over how the country will be affected by the Greek debt crisis.
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Greek austerity negotiations fail

Friday, May 27th 2011, 16:03
related places: Athens

Greek leaders meeting in Athens fail to give cross-party support to Prime Minister George Papandreou's new austerity plan.
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IMF 'may stop Greek aid payment'

Friday, May 27th 2011, 8:46

The chairman of the eurozone finance ministers warns that the IMF may not release the next payment in Greece's bail-out package.
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Greece default 'would hit others'

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 13:56

Any Greek debt default would likely hurt other peripheral eurozone countries, the ratings agency Moody's warns.
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Greece begins domestic asset sale

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 19:49

The Greek government says it will sell stakes in a number of domestic assets in order to raise cash to help reduce its massive debts.
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VIDEO: Greek cabinet meet over austerity

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 9:34

More austerity measures and a timetable for privatisation are the top of the agenda for a meeting of the Greek cabinet.
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Greek economic crisis

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 11:35

How do you privatise when no-one wants to buy?
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Markets fear Greek default closer

Friday, May 20th 2011, 18:20

Bond markets price in a growing risk of an outright debt default by Greece, as talks over 'reprofiling' its debts flounder.
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IMF says more Greek reform needed

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 12:54

The IMF warns that Greece's plans for reducing its budget deficit will fall short without further reform.
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Eurozone's talks focus on Greece

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 22:34
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Eurozone financial ministers continue their talks in Brussels, mulling on a possible "soft restructuring" of Greece's debts.
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Haircut or extensions?

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 10:07

European negotiators try to spruce up Greece's debt profile
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Bail-out for Portugal is approved

Monday, May 16th 2011, 23:07
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The eurozone formally approves Portugal's multi-billion euro bail-out in the absence of the IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
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VIDEO: Why Greece may need second bail-out

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 22:30

Speculation is growing that Greece may need a second financial bail-out from the international community
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Tear gas fired at Athens protest

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 21:48

At least 17 civilians and five police are injured after police clash with demonstrators marching against austerity measures in the Greek capital, Athens.
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EU playing for time over Greece

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 15:52

EU commissioner Olli Rehn calls talk of a new Greek bail-out "premature", but opposes punitive interest rates for rescued countries.
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Greek sprinters guilty of perjury

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 12:32

Two Greek sprinters are given suspended jail terms for staging a motorbike crash to skip a doping test before the Athens Olympics.
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Shares decline on Greece concerns

Monday, May 9th 2011, 17:50

European stock markets fall on continuing concerns that Greece may require a new financial rescue package.
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Problem unsolved

Monday, May 9th 2011, 8:39

Will Greece will soon need more bail-out money?
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Osborne wary over Greece bailout

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 15:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The chancellor, George Osborne, suggests Greece may need more financial help but says he does not want the UK to contribute.
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Euro falls on Greece exit rumours

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 9:17

The single currency falls on a report that Greece has raised the possibility of leaving the euro, but officials strongly deny the suggestion.
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Greek deficit worse than thought

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 12:26

Greece's budget deficit for 2010 is confirmed at 10.5% as the European statistical office unveils the EU's debt statistics.
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Interpol probes Greek debt email

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 22:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Greece asks Interpol to question a London trader over an email which talked of the high chance of a Greek default.
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Greece pays price of debt worries

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 11:52

Worries that Greece will be forced to restructure its debts persist despite official denials, and the country's borrowing costs rise.
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Nigeria's Adefemi dies in Greece

Monday, April 18th 2011, 11:15
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian and Skoda Xanthi defender Olubayo Adefemi dies in a car accident in Greece at the age of 25.
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VIDEO: Migrants in Greece 'have had enough'

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 13:37

As Greece teeters on the brink of bankruptcy, there has been a surge in violent attacks on immigrants.
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Greece in 50bn-euro privatisation

Friday, April 15th 2011, 19:55

Greece has announced plans to sell 50bn euros of state assets in a bid to get its finances back on track.
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VIDEO: The Greek equivalant of the pyrmaids

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 8:44

Archaeologists have determined that Alexander's Macedonians were not only great warriors but revolutionary builders as well
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Greek sprinters lied, court told

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 9:51
related places: Athens

Two former Greek sprinters should be found guilty of lying to avoid a doping test at the 2004 Olympics, the Athens chief prosecutor says.
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