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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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Greece budget veto 'impossible'

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 17:30
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Athens

Athens rejects outright German proposals for an EU power of veto over the Greek budget, with a minister threatening to quit over the issue.
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Greeks reject EU 'budget control'

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 9:27
related countries: Germany Germany

Greek officials reject German proposals for a eurozone budget commissioner to oversee spending, as agreement nears on a second bailout for Greece.
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EU 'should control' Greek budget

Saturday, January 28th 2012, 16:43
related countries: Germany Germany

A leaked German plan proposes a eurozone "budget commissioner" to take control of Greece's tax and spending, as talks on a new bailout continue.
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Greece debt talks 'close to deal'

Friday, January 27th 2012, 20:00

Greece could reach a deal with its creditors over the weekend, according to the EU's Economic Commissioner, Olli Rehn.
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Key Greece debt talks to continue

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 23:22
related places: Athens

Key talks between Athens and its private creditors resume with "some progress" made towards agreeing a deal to reduce Greek debt.
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Greek film maker dies in accident

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 9:45

An award-winning Greek film director, Theodoros Angelopoulos, died after being hit by a motorcycle.
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VIDEO: Greece has the 'best civil servant'

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 17:54
related countries: United States United States

Greek civil servant Panayiotis Karkatsoulis has won an award from the American Society for Public Administration in a country where public servants do not enjoy the best reputations.
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Markets down as debt talks falter

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 17:26

Stock markets lose ground as eurozone ministers put pressure on Greece's private creditors to accept a lower interest rate on their loans.
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Eurozone urges deal on Greek debt

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 9:10

Eurozone finance ministers call on Greece to reach a deal with its private sector creditors after rejecting an offer from lenders.
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The Greek cloud

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 10:00

Haggling over new Greek bailout intensifies
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Talks on Greek debt deal hit snag

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 9:55
related places: Athens

The chief negotiators for Greece's private creditors leave Athens without securing a deal to write off some of the country's debts.
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VIDEO: Greek debt deal talks continue

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 7:52

Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos says his country might be able to reach a deal regarding its private debt by the end of the week.
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Greece sees debt deal by weekend

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 19:35

Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos says his country might be able to reach a deal with private creditors by the end of the week.
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VIDEO: Homelessness on the rise in Greece

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 16:40

A rise in the number of homeless in Greece is adding to the country's already over stretched economy.
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VIDEO: Greek talks with lenders to resume

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 9:45

More talks will take place between the Greek government and private bondholders on Wednesday to try to reach agreement on writing off up to half the country's debt.
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Greece debt write-off talks stall

Friday, January 13th 2012, 19:42
related places: Athens

Talks stall between Greece and its private sector lenders over a 50% debt write-off, which is needed to stop Athens going bust.
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Greece close to bond holder deal

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 17:53

Greece nears a deal with private sector bond holders on a debt swap that should pave the way for a second bailout package.
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Greek parents giving up their children

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 0:07

The Greek parents now 'too poor' to look after their children
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VIDEO: Changing fortunes of eurozone

Monday, January 9th 2012, 23:04

Greece has been warned to reach a deal quickly on restructuring its debts or risk not receiving its next bailout payment.
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Monday, January 9th 2012, 15:37

A Picasso painting, given to the Athens National Gallery by the artist himself, has been stolen along with two other valuable works.
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Greek PM warns of March default

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 23:08

Greek prime minister Lucas Papademos says Greece may default on its debts in March unless unions accept further cuts to salaries.
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Greece warns on euro membership

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 13:23

Greece may have to leave the euro if it does not pass austerity measures and secure its latest bailout, a government spokesperson warns.
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Greece sees first strike of 2012

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 11:00

Greek doctors and pharmacists go on strike in the country's first walkout of 2012.
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VIDEO: Greek PM warns of future hardships

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 1:12

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has used his new year message to warn that 2012 will be "full of hardships".
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Greece jails abbot in fraud case

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 16:02

The abbot of a powerful monastery on Mount Athos in Greece is jailed pending trial for alleged fraud and embezzlement.
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Rival priests in Bethlehem brawl

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 15:07
related countries: Armenia Armenia

A turf war prompts scuffles between groups of Greek Orthodox and Armenian Christian clerics armed with brooms in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity.
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VIDEO: Greek provincial towns 'closing down'

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 8:30
related places: Athens

The human cost of the economic disaster in Greece is easy to overlook in the focus on the almost daily protests in Athens - but life for many is deteriorating rapidly.
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UK and Irish warned over asylum

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 13:00
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The EU's top court backs legal challenges by non-EU asylum seekers resisting attempts by the UK and Ireland to send them back to Greece.
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Why Greece is the sick man of Europe

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 1:00

How Greek crisis is strangling citizens' health
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Greece passes new austerity plans

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 23:49

Greece's parliament passes the 2012 austerity budget submitted by its coalition government aimed at preventing a default on the country's huge debt.
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Olympiakos 3-1 Arsenal

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 22:19
related places: Athens

Arsenal lose Lukasz Fabianski and Andre Santos to injury as they crash 3-1 to Olympiakos yet still reach Champions League last 16.
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VIDEO: Clashes erupt during Athens protest

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 15:25
related places: Athens

Clashes have broken out between protesters and police in Athens, as hundreds marched on parliament.
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Greece 'wrong' on Macedonia block

Monday, December 5th 2011, 13:27
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

The International Court of Justice rules Greece was wrong to block Macedonia's bid to join Nato because of a row over its name.
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Strike test for new Greek premier

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 11:51

Unions in Greece hold their first general strike in protest at austerity plans since technocrat Lucas Papademos took office as prime minister.
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ABN Amro writes off Greek loans

Friday, November 18th 2011, 15:42
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch bank ABN Amro reports a 54m euros ($73m; £46m) three month loss due to exposure to Greek corporate loans.
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Greek budget will 'cut deficit'

Friday, November 18th 2011, 15:26

The new Greek government submits its plans for next years budget, promising to almost halve the deficit.
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