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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.

World news related to Greece – overview

Greece: news

Greece 'not considering snap poll'

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 10:03

Greek State Minister Alekos Flambouraris rules out early elections amid speculation over the government's debt negotiations.
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Greece denies default accusations

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 8:54

Greece denies reports it is preparing to default on its loans if it cannot reach agreement on its bailout terms with international creditors.
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Eurozone: Six days for Greek deal

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 13:54

The eurozone says Greece has only six working days to come up with a revised list of reforms to seal a deal on its next rescue bailout.
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VIDEO: Could Greece default over IMF payment?

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 8:45

Greece is expected to make a repayment to the IMF of around €450m on Thursday - but could it push the country into default?
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Greece 'did not ask Russia for cash'

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 16:52
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Greek PM Alexis Tsipras did not ask for financial aid from Moscow during talks.
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UK turns down mediation over Marbles

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 15:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Parthenon

The UK government and the British Museum turn down an offer of mediation in their dispute with Greece over the Parthenon sculptures known as the Elgin Marbles.
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VIDEO: The ties that bind Greece and Russia

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 13:11
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Athens, Moscow

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has arrived in Moscow for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a critical time for Athens.
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Greece makes huge claim for Nazi era

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 17:08
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Athens

Athens says Germany owes Greece nearly €279bn in war reparations for the Nazi occupation in World War Two.
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Lagarde welcomes Athens payment news

Monday, April 6th 2015, 4:21
related places: Athens

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has welcomed the news that Athens will make a loan payment due to the IMF this week.
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Greek ex-minister's wife on the run

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 10:21

The wife of a former Greek minister jailed for corruption escapes from a psychiatric hospital where she was being held, police say.
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Greece made 'unrealistic promises'

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 10:20

The Greek government made "completely unrealistic promises" to voters that it cannot now fulfil, the former European Commission president tells the BBC.
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Varoufakis: End 'toxic blame game'

Monday, March 30th 2015, 21:45
related countries: Germany Germany

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis calls for an end to the "toxic blame game" between Greece and Germany.
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Greece's creditors mull new reforms

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 10:08

Greece's creditors are studying new reform plans put forward by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' government in a bid to secure further bailout funds.
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Greek ex-minister guilty in tax case

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 18:04

Greek ex-Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou is found guilty of tampering with a list of potential tax evaders, receiving a suspended prison sentence.
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VIDEO: Merkel and Tsipras meet amid debt fears

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 22:59
related countries: Germany Germany

The Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, and the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, have struck more conciliatory tones during his visit.
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Greek-German summit amid debt fears

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 21:42
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Athens

Greek and German leaders strike conciliatory tones, but remain vague on how to prevent Athens from running out of money.
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Can Greece and Germany make sweet music?

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 1:56
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Can Germany and Greece find harmony in Berlin?
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Olympic gold weightlifter dies at 35

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 15:11

Milen Dobrev, a weightlifting gold medallist at the Athens Olympics in 2004, is found dead at his home, aged 35.
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EU pledges Greek humanitarian funds

Friday, March 20th 2015, 16:57

The EU pledges €2bn (£1.45bn; $2.15bn) to ease what it calls Greece's "humanitarian crisis" - echoing words used by the Greek government.
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Greece 'to table new reform plan'

Friday, March 20th 2015, 5:57
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Brussels

Greece has agreed to provide a new economic reform plan to secure the additional bailout funds required to prevent bankruptcy, EU leaders say.
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Puzzle over Varoufakis 'fake finger'

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 13:13
related countries: Germany Germany

A German comedian sparks confusion after claiming he faked a video apparently showing Greece's finance minister giving the middle finger to Germany.
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EU aims to solve its Greek 'elephant'

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 0:14

Pressure on to resolve row between Greece and its creditors
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Greece defies EC with poverty law

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 18:15

The Greek parliament has approved a package of social measures, despite a leaked warning from a European Commission official.
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Greek PM brings forward Putin talks

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 12:19
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is to visit Moscow on 8 April, a month earlier than planned as the indebted eurozone state seeks to avoid bankruptcy.
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Greek euro exit would be 'idiotic'

Monday, March 16th 2015, 18:18

European Council President Donald Tusk warns that a Greek exit from the euro would be an "idiotic scenario" that should be avoided at al costs.
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Greek debt talks too slow - EC chief

Friday, March 13th 2015, 19:21

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has criticised the pace of progress in talks over Greece's debt, since last month's interim deal.
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Does Germany owe Greece money?

Friday, March 13th 2015, 1:07

Does Germany really owe the Greeks €162bn for WW2?
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Could Europe lose Greece to Russia?

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 1:06
related countries: Russia Russia

Could Europe lose Greece to Russia?
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Greek match off after crowd trouble

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 22:03

The Greek Cup quarter-final between AEK Athens and Olympiakos is called off after a pitch invasion by fans.
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Greek threat to seize German assets

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 13:49
related countries: Germany Germany

The Greek government threatens to seize German property as compensation for the relatives of victims of a World War Two Nazi atrocity.
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Greek bailout talks: Are stereotypes of lazy Greeks true?

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 10:24

Are stereotypes around EU debt talks true?
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Greece told to 'stop wasting time'

Monday, March 9th 2015, 18:41

The head of the eurozone's finance ministers calls on Greece to "stop wasting time" and engage in serious talks on reform.
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MP pressing for Elgin Marbles return

Monday, March 9th 2015, 2:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A parliamentary move to expedite the return of the Elgin Marbles from the UK to Greece will be made later by a Liberal Democrat MP.
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Greece 'may use amateur tax sleuths'

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 13:23

The new government in Greece could hire tourists and housewives to spy on tax evaders, according to a document that was apparently leaked.
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EU 'mediating' Greece bailout row

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 19:24
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Spain Spain

The European Commission says it is trying to maintain EU unity after Greece accused Spain and Portugal of conspiring against it in bailout talks.
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Greek PM vows 'no third bailout'

Friday, February 27th 2015, 21:37

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras denies his country will need a third international bailout, and vows to "start working hard" to change the country.
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German MPs back Greek loan extension

Friday, February 27th 2015, 12:28
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Athens

German MPs vote overwhelmingly to extend financial aid to Greece by another four months, despite public scepticism.
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VIDEO: Are Greeks happy with government?

Friday, February 27th 2015, 10:09
related places: Athens

Mark Lowen speaks to business owners in Athens about the government's anti-austerity stance.
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Greek violence ahead of debt vote

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 23:38
related countries: Germany Germany

Greek police clash with rioters after the first protest against the left-wing government, ahead of a key German vote on extending the bailout.
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Merkel MPs back help for Greece

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 12:00
related countries: Germany Germany

Members of the German parliament from Chancellor Merkel's party overwhelmingly back further help for Greece in a test ballot before Friday's vote.
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Greek ex-minister in tax list trial

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 18:41

A former Greek finance minister goes on trial accused of removing relatives' names from a list of HSBC account holders who may have underpaid tax.
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Greek government suspends football

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 18:34

The Greek government suspends professional football in the country after violence at a match and a board meeting.
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