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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

VIDEO: Greece 'integral' to eurozone

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 5:40
related countries: Germany Germany

The leaders of Greece, France and Germany have said that Greece is an "integral" part of the eurozone, following a telephone conference on the crisis.
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VIDEO: Euro crisis threatens French banks

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 5:37
related countries: France France

Continuing concern over a possible Greek default is putting pressure on French banks, which are the most exposed to Greek debt.
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VIDEO: Urgent talks over eurozone crisis

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 9:29
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany, France and Greece are to hold urgent talks on the eurozone crisis amid growing fears that Greece might default on its debts.
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Merkel bids to allay Greece fears

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 19:53
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tries to calm nerves over possible Greek default, saying the eurozone bloc must stay together.
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VIDEO: Greek union's tax 'sabotage' plans

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 5:56

Greece's power workers union says it will sabotage government plans to impose a new emergency property tax which is designed to save the country from bankruptcy.
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Global markets fall on debt fears

Monday, September 12th 2011, 20:44

Wall Street shares stage a late recovery, despite Asian and European markets falling on concerns that Greece could default.
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Greek PM vows cuts amid protests

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 20:51
related places: Thessaloniki

The Greek prime minister vows tough action to save the country's finances as public anger at cuts boils over into clashes with police.
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Italy and Spain pass budget plans

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 19:39
related countries: Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Italy and Spain pass new measures as they battle to control their debts while Greece steps up its austerity plans.
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Greece 'to speed up cost cutting'

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 6:09

The Greek finance minister pledges to speed up reforms to cut public spending and reduce the size of the state.
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Greek court clears crash athletes

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 12:56
related places: Athens

An Athens appeals court acquits Greek sprinters Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou of perjury over a motorcycle crash ahead of the 2004 Olympics.
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Stolen Rubens recovered in Greece

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 0:11
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A painting by the Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens, stolen a decade ago from a museum in Belgium, has been recovered in Greece, police say.
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'Swift action needed for Greece'

Monday, August 29th 2011, 15:56

European Central Bank (ECB) president Jean-Claude Trichet calls for swift action from eurozone leaders to help Greece.
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Eurobank to merge with Alpha Bank

Monday, August 29th 2011, 11:35

Greece's second and third biggest banks announce that they are to merge to help them cope with the debt crisis.
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Old values pay

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 0:10

How thrifty Greek villagers are weathering the economic crisis
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Greece hits Commerzbank profits

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 6:41

Commerzbank, Germany's second largest bank, sees its second quarter profits all but wiped out by a writedown of its Greek debt.
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Greek crisis pushes RBS into loss

Friday, August 5th 2011, 7:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland reports a half-year loss after taking a £733m hit on its exposure to Greek government bonds.
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Restructuring hits Telekom profit

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 7:39

Deutsche Telekom reports a big fall in its profits as a result of restructuring costs and poor results from its Greek business.
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VIDEO: Berlusconi hopes to calm debt fears

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 20:35
related countries: Italy Italy

The markets have misjudged us; that is the message from Italian President Silvio Berlusconi in a speech aimed at preventing Italy's slide into a Greek style financial crisis.
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Greek debt writedown hits SocGen

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 7:19

Profits at Societe Generale, France's second-biggest bank, fall after it writes down the value of its Greek assets.
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BNP Paribas hit by Greek exposure

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 9:20
related countries: France France

French bank BNP Paribas reports flat profits after setting aside money to cover its exposure to Greek debt.
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Spartan lives

Friday, July 29th 2011, 0:46
related places: Athens

Austerity-hit middle-class Greeks vent anger at Athens
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VIDEO: Life in Sparta amid economic gloom

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:28
related places: Sparta

Austerity measures in Greece have raised fears of long-term joblessness and enhanced the difficulty of keeping a small business afloat.
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Greece credit rating cut by S&P

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 17:44

Standard & Poor's cuts Greece's credit rating, saying eurozone plans to restructure the country's debts would constitute a default.
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Greek rating cut in default alert

Monday, July 25th 2011, 14:44

Credit rating agency Moody's cuts its rating for Greece, warning that a planned debt swap would mark a default.
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Markets rise on Greek aid package

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 20:30

Shares rise after the deal designed to resolve the Greek debt crisis, but rating agency Fitch says it will consider Greece in default.
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Osborne welcomes Greece debt deal

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 9:42

Chancellor George Osborne welcomes the new bailout package for Greece, commending eurozone leaders on their "decisive economic action".
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Eurozone hails Greece aid package

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 7:04

Details emerge of how Greece will impose losses on private sector lenders, after eurozone leaders agree a new bailout package.
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Eurozone agrees new Greek bailout

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 21:42

Leaders of the Eurozone countries have agreed a new bailout package for Greece worth 109bn euros ($155bn, £96.3bn).
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VIDEO: Greek PM: 'We are proud people'

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 20:42
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Greek PM George Papandreou has welcomed a new deal reached at a summit in Brussels, which includes support from private lenders, including banks, which will give Greece easier repayment terms.
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Greece taxi strike hits tourists

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 14:58

A port blockade by striking taxi drivers in Greece prevents hundreds of tourists from boarding buses on the islands of Crete and Corfu.
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VIDEO: Germans divided on Greek bail-out

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 5:52

In Germany, public opinion is divided on whether Europe's strongest economy should spend yet more money on a bail-out for Greece.
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Euro leaders set for debt summit

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 3:54

Eurozone leaders are preparing for a summit to try to resolve the Greek debt crisis and stop contagion to other economies.
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Barroso in new eurozone warning

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 15:41
related countries: France France

Eurozone leaders must solve the Greek debt crisis or face "negative consequences", the European Commission president warns.
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Merkel casts doubt on Greek deal

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 15:02
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel plays down the chances of Thursday's emergency eurozone summit resolving Greece's debt crisis.
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VIDEO: Can tourism save the Greek economy?

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 7:38

More than sun and sand - Greece is looking to rebrand itself as a cultural and varied travel destination and boost tourism in an attempt to help repay its debts.
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German euro-gripes

Monday, July 18th 2011, 12:04
related countries: Germany Germany

Burden of new Greece bail-out gives Merkel a political headache
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Greek debt on 'knife edge' - IMF

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 11:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The IMF says Greece's debt is on a "knife's edge", as UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says he is "incredibly worried" about the crisis.
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VIDEO: Greek village in WWII compensation battle

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 10:25

A village in Greece is at at the centre of an international legal battle in a fight for reparations for a World War ll Nazi massacre.
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VIDEO: Greek monasteries 'suspended in air'

Friday, July 15th 2011, 10:09

A journey to the 24 monasteries of Meteora in Greece, perched on top of giant rock formations formed around 60 million years ago.
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Briton dies in Greece stab attack

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 20:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Zakynthos

A British teenager dies and four other people are injured in a stabbing on the Greek island of Zakynthos.
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Cyprus protest at navy base blast

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 22:29

Police fire tear gas as thousands of Greek Cypriots march on the presidential palace in protest at the deaths of 12 people in Monday's blast at a navy base.
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VIDEO: 'Day of fear' over Italy's borrowing

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 5:29
related countries: Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Eurozone finance ministers say they are determined to stop the Greek debt crisis from spreading to larger economies such as Spain and Italy.
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Cyprus naval base blast kills 12

Monday, July 11th 2011, 17:47
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

A massive explosion at a munitions dump in Cyprus kills 12 people, including the commander of the country's navy, officials say.
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Winners and losers

Monday, July 11th 2011, 9:49

Greece's economic turmoil stirs painful memories for Argentines
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