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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

Greek MPs approve tough budget

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 2:09

Greece's parliament has approved a tough austerity budget that cuts public spending and raises taxes.
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Greek strikers clash with police

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 17:46

A Greek former minister is attacked by protesters who clashed with police during a general strike against austerity measures.
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Petrol bombs on the streets of Athens

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 12:34
related places: Athens

Greek police clash with protesters in the capital Athens as unions stage a general strike against government austerity measures.
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Greek PAOK fans hurt in Croatia

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 17:51
related countries: Croatia Croatia
related places: Zagreb

Hooligans in the Croatian capital Zagreb attack a coach carrying fans of Greek football team PAOK, injuring three people.
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Germany sounds alarm on migrants

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 13:19
related countries: Germany Germany, Turkey Turkey

Germany complains to Greece and the EU about the treatment of migrants on the Greek-Turkish land border.
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Bordering on a crisis

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 4:20

Bleak scenes in Greek detention centres for illegal migrants
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Patrolling EU border for illegal migrants

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 19:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Figures have revealed that 99% of the known illegal migrants to the European Union enter via Greece with many of them hoping to travel on to Britain.
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Lagarde says EU support will continue

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 17:05
related countries: France France, Ireland Ireland
related places: Eu

Stephen King, Chief Economist of the global bank HSBC says that the EU needs to be closer politically in order to maintain the Eurozone. The French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde says the EU has already bailed out Greece and Ireland and they will
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Greece must make 'extra effort'

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 12:51

Greece's international lenders say the country must make "an extra effort" to reduce its deficit next year.
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Irish government backs bail-out

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 17:22
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Republic of Ireland's finance minister has recommended that his country makes a formal application for aid to shore up its finances.
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Greece unveils austerity budget

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 14:11

The Greek government unveils an austerity budget that aims to cut its 2011 public deficit to 7.4% of the country's GDP.
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Greece's budget deficit worsens

Monday, November 15th 2010, 11:29

Greece's 2009 budget deficit was worse than previously calculated, making it the largest in the eurozone, official figures show.
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Pasok wins mayoral poll in Athens

Monday, November 15th 2010, 2:18
related places: Athens

Greece's governing Socialist party wins control of the capital Athens, in the second round of local elections dominated by the country's debt crisis.
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'Held' aid workers dock in Greece

Friday, November 12th 2010, 17:15

A ship carrying a group of 10 aid workers, including seven Britons, who alleged that the captain had held them captive, dock at a Greek port.
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Greek commandos board aid ship

Friday, November 12th 2010, 15:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British aid workers allegedly taken captive on a ship say they are being held by Greek commandos.
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Greek PM drops threat of election

Monday, November 8th 2010, 5:25

Greece's prime minister drops his threat to call a snap general election, after his Socialist party avoided a heavy defeat in key regional polls.
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Greece lifts ban on mail delivery

Friday, November 5th 2010, 16:37

Greece resumes deliveries of mail and packages abroad, lifting a ban it imposed after a series of parcel bombs.
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Greek bomb sent to French mission

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 17:24
related countries: France France
related places: Athens

Police in Athens destroy a letter bomb sent to the French embassy, the 14th suspect device found in Greece this week.
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Leftist threat

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 18:54

Could Greek left-wing extremists join forces with Islamists?
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Greece halts mail after attacks

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 18:36
related countries: Germany Germany

Police hunt five suspects as Greece suspends international airmail because of suspicious packages sent to targets in Greece and Europe.
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Sweden keeps migrants from Greece

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 10:56

Sweden suspends deportations of asylum seekers to Greece - the latest of several European countries to do so.
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Bombs target embassies in Athens

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 22:45
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Athens

Bombs explode at the Swiss and Russian embassies in Athens and several other suspicious packages are destroyed, police say.
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Sarkozy 'target of Greece bombs'

Monday, November 1st 2010, 17:57
related countries: France France
related places: Athens

French President Nicolas Sarkozy was among the intended recipients of four parcel bombs found in Athens on Monday, say police.
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Athens marathon marks 2,500-year anniversary

Sunday, October 31st 2010, 10:52

A record number of runners take part in the Athens Marathon, celebrating the 2,500th anniversary of the run which inspired the modern event.
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Carving a career from Greece's ancient past

Sunday, October 31st 2010, 9:14
related places: Tinos

A school with a difference on the Greek island of Tinos aims to train young people in the skills needed to preserve Greece's ancient monuments.
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EU clinches pact to defend euro

Friday, October 29th 2010, 12:27
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU leaders say tough new budget rules agreed at their summit in Brussels will protect the euro from a future Greek-style debt crisis.
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Greek economy 'to shrink by 3%'

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 10:59

Greece's finance minister says the country's economy will shrink by 2.5%-3% next year, worse than previously estimated.
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EU teams to patrol Greek border

Monday, October 25th 2010, 16:36
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The EU is for the first time sending border guards to help Greece stem an influx of migrants entering across the land border with Turkey.
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Athens building felled in planned blast

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 9:28
related places: Athens

A building in downtown Athens has been demolished in a controlled explosion, to make way for a new square in a deprived area facing major problems.
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State of emergency after Greek floods

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 7:06
related places: Chios

Greek authorities have declared a state of emergency on the Aegean Sea islands of Ikaria and Chios after flash floods left two people dead.
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Greek scandal probe seeks trials

Monday, October 18th 2010, 21:45

A Greek parliamentary committee recommends five former conservative ministers should stand trial over a land swap scandal which shocked the country.
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Going Greek

Saturday, October 16th 2010, 4:29
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Athens

Israel woos Athens after flotilla raid prompts Turkish rift
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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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