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Greece

  • 25 Jul 2012 (0)

    Greek PM Antonis Samaras made it clear to his party’s MPs that the government has no intention of attempting to renegotiate Greece’s bailout terms at the moment.

  • 25 Jul 2012 (0)

    Finance Ministry planning to allow taxpayers to settle dues in as many as 10 monthly instalments.

  • 24 Jul 2012 (0)

    While the government is examining the application of a unified salary scheme for state corporations, the effort to contain salary costs is already bearing fruit.

  • 24 Jul 2012 (0)

    After it seemed that Greece had fallen out of favor with Northern European tourists, they appear to have been reconsidering the country as a holiday destination.

  • 24 Jul 2012 (0)

    SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras urged the government to reject the austerity measures being demanded by its troika of lenders as they would ensure Greece’s exit from the eurozone.

  • 23 Jul 2012 (0)

    Germany's vice chancellor is questioning whether Greece can fulfill the conditions to receive further international aid.

  • 23 Jul 2012 (0)

    Scuffles broke out between riot police and protesters Friday when a prosecutor was dispatched to reopen the Halyvourgia steel plant in Aspropyrgos.

  • 23 Jul 2012 (0)

    Former US President Bill Clinton has insisted that Greece can overcome the crisis as he tried to convince Greek-American businessmen to invest in Greece.

  • 21 Jul 2012 (0)

    A reception center for illegal immigrants will be built in the broader area around central Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis announced.

  • 20 Jul 2012 (0)

    Coalition hopes closure of state bodies, new sell-off rules will satisfy lenders.

  • 20 Jul 2012 (2)

    The Church of Greece has again sought to fend off accusations it is not digging deep enough into its coffers to help pull the debt-wracked country out of its economic crisis.

  • 20 Jul 2012 (0)

    Anti-racism campaigners in Greece say they have received claims of more than 300 attacks against mostly south Asian immigrants in the past three months.

  • 20 Jul 2012 (0)

    Top officials from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund are expected to spend only four days in Athens next week.

  • 19 Jul 2012 (0)

    The European Central Bank could play a bigger role in fighting the euro zone sovereign debt crisis through more rate cuts, bond purchases and further liquidity provision.

  • 19 Jul 2012 (0)

    The western port of Patra was declared to be in a state of emergency as a wildfire stoked by high temperatures and strong winds raged on three fronts.

  • 19 Jul 2012 (0)

    Leaders agree on 'general direction' for 11.5 bln euros in savings for 2013-14, no more cuts this year.

  • 18 Jul 2012 (0)

    Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos called on any cadres of his beleaguered party who want to leave or set up a separate grouping to do so.

  • 18 Jul 2012 (0)

    Coalition leaders meet Wednesday to mull cuts, which some ministers are resisting.

  • 18 Jul 2012 (0)

    Health Minister Andreas Lykourentzos told a conference that the government’s aim is for state pharmaceutical expenditure to decline to 2.88 billion euros.

  • 17 Jul 2012 (0)

    Yannis Stournaras is due to continue talks with cabinet colleagues after they failed to agree on the details of the cuts that need to be made to satisfy Greece’s lenders.

  • 17 Jul 2012 (0)

    A citizens’ solidarity network, based on the premise of bringing together the needy with those able to donate various basic goods, held its first distribution session this week.

  • 17 Jul 2012 (2)

    Human Rights Watch condemns Greece for racially motivated violence.

  • 16 Jul 2012 (0)

    FinMin to start flurry of meetings with peers before coalition ‘summit’ on Wednesday.

  • 16 Jul 2012 (0)

    The Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner is to visit Athens soon for talks with government officials about a sharp increase in racially-motivated attacks on immigrants.

  • 16 Jul 2012 (0)

    A powerful blast rocked the Kaminia area of Piraeus at around 3 in the afternoon on Sunday.

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