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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 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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Greeks stage anti-austerity strike

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 17:13

A general strike against tough austerity measures is held in Greece amid a series of May Day demonstrations around the world.
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Greece sells gambling monopoly stake

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 15:17
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Greek-Czech investment fund Emma Delta snaps up 33% of Greek gambling monopoly Opap in Greece's first big privatisation.
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VIDEO: Greece to cut 'bloated' public sector

Monday, April 29th 2013, 7:18

Greek lawmakers have agreed to cut thousands of jobs in the civil service to secure another 8.8bn euros (£7.4bn; $11.4bn) in bailout funds.
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Greek MPs vote through mass job cuts

Sunday, April 28th 2013, 21:50
related places: Athens

The Greek parliament approves 15,000 civil service layoffs in return for more EU/IMF bailout money, as hundreds protest in the streets outside.
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Greek asset bidder given more time

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 11:29
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Greek-Czech investment fund Emma Delta is given more time to submit an improved bid for Greek gambling monopoly OPAP.
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VIDEO: Greece's 'unflinching' presidential guard

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 8:07

Members of the Greek Presidential Guard perform an important and highly respected function
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Greece farm shooting: 30 injured

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 10:09

About 30 migrant workers are injured in a shooting on a strawberry farm in Greece after requesting withheld salaries.
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Greece closer to next bailout funds

Monday, April 15th 2013, 16:49

Greece moves a step closer to receiving its next tranche of bailout funds after agreeing to the latest austerity measures demanded by the troika of international creditors.
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'Gold smuggler' arrested in Greece

Friday, April 12th 2013, 16:34
related countries: Germany Germany

A German man has been arrested at Athens International Airport after allegedly trying to smuggle nearly half a ton of gold and silver out of Greece.
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Greek bank shares plunge up to 30%

Monday, April 8th 2013, 10:45

Shares in Greek banks fall up to 30% after plans to merge two of them were called off on fears the new entity would be too big to manage.
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Greeks block Golden Dawn handout

Monday, April 1st 2013, 12:17

Villagers on the Greek island of Thassos prevent the nationalist Golden Dawn party from handing out free food and other basic goods.
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VIDEO: Can bank crisis solve Cyprus division?

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 6:40
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Turkey Turkey

Turkish-Cypriot residents of northern Cyprus are closely monitoring the financial and banking crisis in the southern, Greek-Cypriot region, amid speculation as to what the situation could mean for the future of the island.
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Rehhagel in Greece 'charm offensive'

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 22:42
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Athens, Berlin

Berlin enlists the help of Otto Rehhagel, a much-loved football coach in Athens, to make Germany popular again in crisis-hit Greece.
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Gunmen free prisoners at Greek jail

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 12:47

Eleven inmates are missing and two guards injured after gunmen attack a Greek prison, less than a week after a hostage siege at a different jail.
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Greek prison siege ends peacefully

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 19:59
related countries: Albania Albania

A hostage drama at a Greek prison ends peacefully with the surrender of an Albanian killer who previously escaped twice from a high-security jail.
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Greek player banned for Nazi salute

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 13:03

A Greek footballer is banned for life from playing for the national team after making a Nazi salute to celebrate a winning goal.
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Greece makes 'progress' on reforms

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 11:36
related places: Athens

The troika of international lenders to Greece leave Athens without a deal on more bailout aid despite the country making "progress" on economic reforms.
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Ancient dilemma for modern Greece

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 0:43

The Greeks who favour metro project over Byzantine ruins
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Greece creditor talks break off

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 22:30

Talks between Greece and its international creditors over the release of the country's next slice of bailout cash break off for two weeks.
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PM criticised for Marbles remarks

Friday, March 1st 2013, 11:34
related countries: India India

The prime minister has been criticised after he opposed calls to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece and the Koh-i-Noor diamond to India.
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Greek ex-mayor jailed for life

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 18:56
related places: Thessaloniki

A former mayor of Greece's second city Thessaloniki and two other ex-officials are jailed for life for embezzling almost 18m euros in public funds.
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VIDEO: Woman rescued from Athens floods

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 15:02
related places: Athens

Several hours of heavy rain and a thunderstorm in the Greek capital Athens have flooded roads and homes, caused traffic jams and disrupted the train and tram network, officials say.
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Athens is hit by torrential rainfall

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 11:28
related places: Athens

Heavy rain in the Greek capital Athens floods roads and homes, causing huge traffic jams and disrupting its train and tram network, officials say.
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Greece hit by fresh strike chaos

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 16:06

Widespread disruption hits Greece as thousands of people join the first general strike of 2013 against austerity measures.
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