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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

Greece lobbies EU leaders over debt

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 21:46

Greece's leaders receive a guarded welcome to their proposals for a debt deal, ahead of crunch talks with EU creditors and leaders.
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Osborne warns of Greece 'risk'

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 15:44

George Osborne warns the standoff between Greece and the eurozone "is fast becoming the biggest risk to the global economy".
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Greek bailout 'troika' may go - EU

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 15:28

The European Commission says the controversial EU-IMF troika supervising Greek finances could be replaced.
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Greece debt talks 'must help Europe'

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 6:02
related countries: France France

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says his priority is European well-being, as he heads for London and talks with Chancellor George Osborne.
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Greek PM offers olive branch on debt

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 22:20

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras seeks to repair relations with creditors, amid fears of a showdown over Greece's efforts to roll back austerity measures.
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Crowds flock to leftist Madrid rally

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 18:42
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Tens of thousands of people attend a rally in central Madrid by radical leftists Podemos, as they look to build on Syriza's recent victory in Greece.
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Merkel rules out Greek debt relief

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 14:05
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects any cancellation of Greece's debt, saying banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts.
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EU's Moscovici wants Greece in euro

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 7:45

EU financial commissioner Pierre Moscovici tells the BBC that Greece belongs in the eurozone, and vows to prevent a "Grexit".
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Democracy without women? Spanish women angry about Greek cabinet

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 1:49
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish feminists criticise male-dominated Greek cabinet
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Greece shuns debt talks with troika

Friday, January 30th 2015, 21:01
related places: Athens

Greece's new finance minister snubs his main eurozone counterpart, saying Athens will not negotiate over debts with the EU-IMF troika.
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Greece to seek 'common ground'

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 18:22

European Parliament President Martin Schulz says Greece will seek "common ground" with its European partners after meeting Alexis Tsipras.
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'Takeoff fault' caused Greek crash

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 12:52
related countries: France France, Spain Spain

A Greek fighter jet that crashed in Spain on Monday, killing 11, had suffered a technical fault during takeoff, the French military says.
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VIDEO: Ex Greek PM: 'My conscience is clear'

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 18:26

Former Greek PM George Papandreou tells Newsnight he does not feel guilty about signing up to austerity
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Greece will not default - PM Tsipras

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 17:16

New Greek PM Alexis Tsipras says his country will not default on its bailout debts, as bank stocks lose more than 25% of their value.
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Greece markets hit by default fears

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 17:02

Greek financial markets were in turmoil on Wednesday after the new anti-bailout government appeared determined to defy the country's international creditors.
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Germans count cost as Greece turns left

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 0:20

Germans see little point in more concessions to Greece
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VIDEO: Greece's push for a debt "haircut"

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 0:07

Opposition to austerity is at the core of Greece's new leader's agenda but it will also push for half of Greek debt to be written off, bringing it down to a more sustainable level, a so-called "haircut".
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Tsipras names new Greek cabinet

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 18:19

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras forms a new cabinet with Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister and right-winger Panos Kammenos as defence minister.
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How do Greeks feel about the future?

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 15:33

Greek hopes and fears for the future after the elections
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Spain jet crash deaths rise to 11

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 11:49
related countries: France France, Spain Spain

A ninth French national dies following the crash involving a Greek F-16 fighter jet at a Spanish military base, officials say.
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Greek singer Demis Roussos dies

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 8:11
related places: Athens

Greek singer Demis Roussos, who sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, has died aged 68, an Athens hospital confirms to the BBC.
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Greece debt repayment 'unrealistic'

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 3:01

It is unrealistic to expect Greece to repay its huge debt in full, a spokesman for Syriza - which won Sunday's election - tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Aftermath of fatal fighter jet crash

Monday, January 26th 2015, 23:51
related countries: Spain Spain

Ten people have been killed and 13 injured at a military base in Spain, when a Greek fighter jet lost power and crashed into other aircraft parked on the ground.
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Germany warns Greece over debts

Monday, January 26th 2015, 20:15

The German government warns Greece that it must meet its commitments to lenders, after the election win of the Greek anti-austerity Syriza party.
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Radical left takes power in Greece

Monday, January 26th 2015, 18:44

The head of Greece's far-left Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, is sworn in as prime minister and is set to lead an anti-austerity coalition.
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Greek poll winner vows to end 'pain'

Monday, January 26th 2015, 9:19

Anti-austerity Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras vows to end Greece's "five years of humiliation and pain" after winning the general election.
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Asian shares mixed on Syriza victory

Monday, January 26th 2015, 9:01

Asian markets experienced mixed fortunes as investors reacted to the news that the anti-austerity Syriza party had won the Greek election.
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Anti-austerity party wins Greek poll

Monday, January 26th 2015, 1:43

The anti-austerity Syriza party wins the Greek general election promising to renegotiate the country's bailout in a challenge to international creditors.
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VIDEO: Greek campaigning ends ahead of vote

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 9:08

The BBC's Chris Morris reports from a Syriza rally in Crete as campaigning in Greece's general election comes to an end.
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Greek leaders in final poll pleas

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 8:12

Greek party leaders are making their final appeals to voters before Sunday's general election, with the New Democracy party battling left-wing Syriza.
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VIDEO: Syriza splits electorate as vote looms

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 22:19

The people of Greece go to the polls on Sunday in one of the most crucial general elections in the country's history.
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Call for Greece to stay with Europe

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 13:37
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she wants Greece to "remain part of our story" ahead of elections that could throw the country's eurozone future into doubt.
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Syriza story plays out in town called Drama

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 13:14
related places: Athens, Drama

How leftist Syriza is wooing Greeks beyond Athens
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Love in a time of crisis in Greece

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 1:32

Relationships in a time of crisis in Greece
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Syriza 'to end Greece's humiliation'

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 23:34

The leader of Greek anti-austerity party Syriza says an end to "national humiliation" is near as polls put the party ahead three days before the election.
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VIDEO: Is left on verge of power in Greece?

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 23:02
related places: Athens

Thousands of supporters of the radical left-wing party Syriza have been taking to the streets of the Greek capital Athens.
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Political circus of Greek election

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 12:46

Tempers run high ahead of landmark election
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Will anti-austerity party win Greek vote?

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 0:47

Will anti-austerity party win in Greece?
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Five bodies in Alexander-era tomb

Monday, January 19th 2015, 19:23

The human remains found at the Alexander-era tomb at Amphipolis in Greece belonged to at least five individuals, the culture ministry says.
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VIDEO: Greek vigil for Elgin marbles

Monday, January 19th 2015, 3:12
related places: Athens

Hundreds of people hold a candlelit vigil outside the Acropolis Museum in Athens to call for the return of the Parthenon Marbles.
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