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VIDEO: Greece prepares for bailout 'showdown'

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 4:54

The Greek parliament is due to meet on Thursday and vote on the country's latest bailout deal, reached with creditors after all night talks on Tuesday.
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VIDEO: Tear gas used on migrants in Kos

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 17:56
related places: Kos

Migrants have clashed with police on the Greek island of Kos for a second consecutive day, as tensions build at a sports stadium where hundreds of people have been waiting for official papers.
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Tsipras risks red lines in eurozone deal

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 15:42

Greek PM's domestic gamble in eurozone deal
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Varoufakis: Bailout 'won't work'

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 14:22

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis says the latest Greek bailout deal with its creditors will not work.
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Greek deal agreed 'in principle'

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 16:29

Greece agrees a bailout deal "in principle" with its creditors, with the Athens parliament expected to vote on the plan on Thursday.
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VIDEO: Scuffles in Kos over immigration papers

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 13:59
related places: Kos

Fights break out on the Greek island of Kos between immigration officials and people who have recently arrived and are demanding documentation.
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Germany 'gained from Greek crisis'

Monday, August 10th 2015, 17:26
related countries: Germany Germany

The Greek debt crisis has saved the German government some €100bn in lower borrowing costs, a study finds.
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Would a third Greek bailout work?

Monday, August 10th 2015, 11:38

Why Greeks are not coming out to oppose austerity
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VIDEO: Migrant life on the streets of Kos

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 23:10
related places: Kos

Local Greek islanders say they are being overwhelmed by the number of migrants arriving from Africa.
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Migrant 'chaos' on Greek islands - UN

Friday, August 7th 2015, 18:55
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The refugee crisis on three Greek islands is "total chaos", the UN refugee agency says, as Italian police arrest five in connection with Wednesday's drownings off Libya.
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VIDEO: Tensions as migrants arrive on Kos

Friday, August 7th 2015, 17:56
related places: Kos

The BBC's James Reynolds speaks to migrants as they arrive on the Greek island of Kos, hoping for a better life.
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VIDEO: Guided tour of Greece's migrant 'hotel'

Friday, August 7th 2015, 4:05

The BBC's James Reynolds looks around a defunct hotel in Greece that is now used by aid workers to house migrants.
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Greek bank stocks down for third day

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 15:23

Greek bank shares fall sharply for a third day, continuing the trend seen since the stock exchange reopened at the start of the week.
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Greek bank shares continue to fall

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 15:02
related places: Athens

Shares in Greek banks fall for a second day in Athens, but non-financial shares fare better.
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Greek shares plunge as market reopens

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 14:42

The main Athens stock index, the Athex, falls 16% on Monday, its first day of trading after a five-week closure.
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Kos volunteers close migrant project

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 14:28
related places: Kos

A volunteer group on the Greek island of Kos that was feeding nearly 1,000 migrants a day says it is forced to close after running out of time and money.
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Ronaldo 'gives agent Greek island'

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 9:53
related countries: Spain Spain

Multi-millionaire Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo gives his agent Jorge Mendes a Greek island as a wedding present, media reports say.
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Greek PM defends ex-finance minister

Friday, July 31st 2015, 13:23

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras defends his former finance minister in a row over an "emergency plan" in case of Greece's exit from the euro.
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VIDEO: Can Greeks start smiling again?

Friday, July 31st 2015, 6:33
related places: Athens

James Reynolds reports from Athens on how Greeks are trying to find a way back to some normality after so much financial and political turmoil.
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IMF wary of third Greek bailout

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 18:29

The International Monetary Fund is wary of any financial contribution to a third Greek bailout and is unlikely to provide funds at the first stage.
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Tunisia and Greece hit Thomas Cook

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 9:42
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Travel firm Thomas Cook says its profits will be hit by the impact of last month's attack on a tourist beach on Tunisia and worries over events in Greece.
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Greek PM warns rebels of snap poll

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 14:13

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he will have to call snap elections if members of his Syriza party continue to oppose a bailout deal.
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Creditors in Greece for bailout talks

Monday, July 27th 2015, 11:50
related places: Athens

Negotiators from Greece's creditors have begun arriving in Athens to start discussions on a third multi-billion euro bailout deal.
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VIDEO: 'People here fight for food'

Monday, July 27th 2015, 4:53
related places: Athens

Thousands of migrants have arrived in Athens in the past week after being smuggled onto Greek islands, one 12-year-old girl spoke to the BBC about her journey.
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EU bailout talks in Athens delayed

Friday, July 24th 2015, 20:47
related places: Athens

High-level talks between Greece and its EU creditors on a third bailout for the country have been delayed due to logistical problems, officials say.
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Why the row between Greece and Germany is like a lovers' tiff

Friday, July 24th 2015, 16:08
related countries: Germany Germany

Why the row between Germany and Greece is like a lovers' tiff
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Ben hunt police 'to return to Greece'

Friday, July 24th 2015, 1:43
related places: Kos

Detectives investigating the disappearance in 1991 of Sheffield toddler Ben Needham on the Greek island of Kos say they will return to the country.
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Greek MPs pass crucial reforms

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 7:58

Greek MPs pass a crucial set of reforms required to secure a new bailout, paving the way for negotiations on an €86bn EU package.
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Greek MPs to vote on crucial reforms

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 20:52

Greek MPs are debating ahead of a second crucial vote on reforms needed for a new bailout, as thousands protest against further austerity measures.
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VIDEO: Greek Parliament votes on reforms

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 6:36

The Greek parliament is set to vote on a set of reforms which need to be passed before they can go ahead with a second bailout.
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EU falls short of migrant target

Monday, July 20th 2015, 22:20
related countries: Italy Italy

EU ministers fall short of a target to agree the redistribution of 40,000 migrants who have arrived in Italy and Greece.
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Greece repays 2bn euro arrears to IMF

Monday, July 20th 2015, 16:19

The International Monetary Fund confirms Greece has cleared overdue debt repayments, as banks open for the first time in three weeks.
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Greek banks reopen amid tax rise

Monday, July 20th 2015, 14:44

Greek banks reopen after a three-week closure sparked by the crisis over the country's debt, as VAT on many goods and services rises.
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VIDEO: Greek restaurants to feel the pinch

Monday, July 20th 2015, 5:05

The BBC's Mark Lowen reports from a traditional taverna in Greece on the likely impact of VAT rising from 13% to 23%.
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VIDEO: Greece: A look at the scale of hardship

Monday, July 20th 2015, 1:06

With Greek banks due to reopen with tight controls, millions out of work, and over a third of people at risk of poverty, the BBC's Mark Lobel looks at the scale of hardship in the country.
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Greek debt relief possible - Merkel

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 19:05
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's Angela Merkel says she is prepared to consider further debt concessions to Greece once its economic reforms are worked out.
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Greek reforms are 'going to fail'

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 13:21

Greece's ex-Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis pours scorn on the country's €86bn bailout in an exclusive interview with the BBC.
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Beekeepers arrested over Greek fire

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 11:45
related places: Athens

Two beekeepers are arrested for accidentally starting a fire that spread across hills surrounding Athens, the city's fire department says.
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AUDIO: Varoufakis: 'Tsipras didn't make me go'

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 4:03

The former Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, tells the BBC that PM Alexis Tspiras did not "get rid" of him.
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Greek bailout talks given go-ahead

Friday, July 17th 2015, 18:37

Greece and its creditors can formally start talks on the country's third bailout after the necessary eurozone parliaments gave their backing.
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Greece forest fires threaten homes

Friday, July 17th 2015, 17:22
related places: Athens

Firefighters in Greece are battling wildfires on the eastern outskirts of Athens and more blazes in the southern Peloponnese peninsula.
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Germany approves Greek bailout talks

Friday, July 17th 2015, 14:06

The German parliament endorses negotiations on Greece's €86bn bailout deal, a vital stage in the progress of the rescue package.
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Greece exposes European divisions

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 23:53
related countries: Germany Germany

Greek debt crisis exposes Franco-German divide
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UK 'strikes deal' over Greek bailout

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 18:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A legally binding agreement has been struck to protect UK taxpayers' money from the impact of the Greek bailout, the Treasury says.
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Eurozone backs Greek bridging loan

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 17:15

Eurozone finance ministers agree to give Greece a €7bn bridging loan from an EU-wide fund to keep its finances running, subject to approval from the EU Council.
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