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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 back public sector cuts

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 23:16

The parliament in Greece approves a public sector reform bill that will see thousands of people lose their jobs, amid protests outside.
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VIDEO: Anger in Greece at job cuts vote

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 6:41

Anti-austerity protests take place in Greece ahead of a parliamentary vote on a further round of cuts.
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Greece holds fresh general strike

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 16:33

A general 24-hour strike is held in Greece in protest against government plans to sack thousands of public sector workers to meet bailout conditions.
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VIDEO: Austerity anger sparks Greek strikes

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 8:28

Unions in Greece are upping the pressure on their government, as they voice their anger at unpopular austerity reforms.
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UK issues Greece jellyfish warning

Friday, July 12th 2013, 8:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK Foreign Office updates its travel advice for Greece, warning that jellyfish blooms have been reported and for people to heed local advice.
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Greek hunger strike militant bailed

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 14:47

A court in Greece rules a suspected far-left militant should be released on bail after he went on hunger strike to protest against his two-year detention without trial.
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Greece secures more bailout funding

Monday, July 8th 2013, 20:33

Greece secures 6.8bn euros in further funding from its creditors, but is told the pace of reform is too slow.
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Greece near to getting bailout money

Monday, July 8th 2013, 10:17

International lenders pave the way for Greece to gain the latest payment of bailout money.
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VIDEO: Minister 'worried' over Golden Dawn

Monday, July 8th 2013, 7:53

The Greek Minister for Public Order, Nikos Dendias, tells of concerns over the growing popularity of the far-right party, Golden Dawn
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VIDEO: Planes abandoned at Athens ghost airport

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 14:29
related places: Athens

As Greece struggles to cut public sector jobs and raise cash to meet its bailout payments, the pressure is on to sell more state assets as fast as possible.
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Greek defection shakes coalition

Friday, June 21st 2013, 16:44

Greece's Democratic Left party says it is pulling out of the coalition government amid a row over the closure of national broadcaster ERT.
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Greek state TV talks break down

Friday, June 21st 2013, 8:59

Greece's ruling coalition fails to agree on restarting state broadcaster ERT, with the "existence of the government" now at risk.
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IMF plays down Greek financing fears

Friday, June 21st 2013, 0:30

The IMF says that no financing problems will arise in Greece, if the current review of the country's bailout programme concludes by the end of July.
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VIDEO: Greek court orders TV back on air

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 12:38

A Greek court has ordered that state broadcaster ERT, which was shut down by the government last week, can resume transmissions soon.
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Greek court orders TV back on air

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 2:10

A Greek court suspends a government order to close state broadcaster ERT - a move that triggered mass protests - meaning transmission can resume.
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Greek PM in crisis talks over ERT

Monday, June 17th 2013, 18:10

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is holding crisis talks with coalition allies over his decision to shut down national broadcaster ERT.
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Greek PM offers ERT concession

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 7:43

The Greek PM says some journalists could be hired to produce news until a new public broadcaster is set up, amid criticism for closing ERT.
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Petition urges Greece to reopen ERT

Friday, June 14th 2013, 15:04

The European Broadcasting Union calls on the Greek government to reopen public broadcaster ERT.
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Greeks strike over media closure

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 17:00

A general strike is under way in Greece in protest at the government's move to shut state broadcaster ERT with the loss of nearly 2,700 jobs.
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VIDEO: Greeks strike over state TV closure

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 12:02

Many of Greece's public services are in disarray because of a general strike in protest at the government's surprise move to shut down state broadcaster ERT.
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VIDEO: Strikes over Greek state TV shutdown

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 6:30

Trade unions in Greece have begun a 24-hour strike in protest at the closure of the country's state broadcaster.
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Fightback as Greek broadcaster shut

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 20:41

Greek political parties and unions call for the reversal of a decision to shut state broadcaster ERT, but the government stands by its move.
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Silencing of broadcaster ERT shocks Greece

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 16:41

Broadcaster's closure shocks employees and Greece
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Greece suspends state broadcaster

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 8:29

Greece shuts down the radio and TV services of the state broadcaster ERT and suspends all employees as part of its latest austerity measures.
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Greek stocks hit by sale failure

Monday, June 10th 2013, 16:55

Greek stocks have plunged almost 5% after the government said it had not received any bids for natural gas firm Depa, marking a setback to its privatisation programme.
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EC denies Greece bailout mistakes

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 14:54

The European Commission has disputed an admission by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that mistakes were made in the handling of Greece's bailout.
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Greece seeks to woo US investors

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 0:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Greece launches a charm offensive on investors in New York, as the country's alternate finance minister declares "the worst is behind us".
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IMF admits mistakes on Greek bailout

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 20:42

The IMF admits mistakes in handling Greece's first bailout, saying its growth forecasts were too optimistic and a debt restructuring should have been considered earlier.
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IOC medal ruling 'disgusts' McConnell

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 15:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: McConnell

Lee McConnell hits out at a decision to let the US 4x400m women's team keep their Athens 2004 gold medals.
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VIDEO: Can Greece stop its 'brain drain'?

Friday, May 31st 2013, 5:48

The government in Greece says the worst of the country's debt crisis is over, but for many of the country's unemployed youth the effects are still being felt
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Greek coalition split by racism bill

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 10:08

Talks between Greece's governing parties over how to tackle a surge of anti-immigrant violence break down without agreement.
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Pro-drachma party launches in Greece

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 18:01

Greece sees the launch of a new political party, Plan B, which supports leaving the euro and returning to the drachma.
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Fitch upgrades Greece credit rating

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 18:25

Ratings agency Fitch upgrades Greece's credit rating, citing progress in cutting its budget deficit.
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Cyprus receives EU-IMF bailout funds

Monday, May 13th 2013, 15:39
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Cyprus Cyprus, Slovenia Slovenia
related places: Brussels

Cyprus receives the first tranche of a 10bn-euro bailout package from international creditors agreed earlier this year, with Greece also due to receive further funds.
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The war claims dividing Greece and Germany

Monday, May 13th 2013, 0:26
related countries: Germany Germany

The WWII claims dividing Greece and Germany
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Greece making 'progress' on economy

Monday, May 6th 2013, 14:42

Debt-laden Greece makes progress to improve its finances, but must do more to fight the "notorious" tax evasion, the International Monetary Fund says.
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Athens police stop far right handout

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 14:28
related places: Athens

Police in Athens stop the far-right Golden Dawn party from handing out free food only to Greeks on the city's main square.
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