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  1. Business - Economy - GREECE

    Euro zone grants multi-billion euro lifeline for Greece

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 08:44pm by Reuters

    ... is split over how to meet the demands of its bailout programme, putting the country centre stage and threatening to reignite the euro zone debt crisis. But a week of talks, culminating in promises ... Athens to get staggered payments over course of the year Greece secured a 6.8 billion euro (US$8.7 billion) lifeline from the euro zone on Monday, officials told reporters, but was told ...

  2. News - World - GREECE

    Greece to open debt-relief talks with euro zone creditors

    Posted May 05th 2014, 09:01pm by GDN

    ... of Europe's receding economic crisis, Greece is poised to formally open debt-relief talks with its creditors. Finance Minister, Yannis Stournaras, was due yesterday to raise the once off-limits topic with his euro zone counterparts in Brussels, four years after Athens received its first slice of international aid. Stournaras confirmed speculation that Greece would propose measures to alleviate ...

  3. News - World - GREECE

    Financial crisis drives up Greek suicide rate

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Athens Financial crisis drives up Greek suicide rate Suicides increased by 45 per cent during the first four years of Greece's financial crisis, a mental health aid group said. It warned there are indications of a further "very large rise" over the past two years. The Athens-based group Klimaka said officially reported suicides rose ...

  4. News - World - GREECE

    Greek police clash with protesters during Merkel visit

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 03:15pm by Reuters in Athens

    ... At a joint appearance before the press, she is expected to confirm her desire to keep Greece in the euro zone, after members of her government flirted with the idea of an exit earlier this year. ... on Greece in exchange for two EU-IMF bailout packages worth over 200 billion euros. Some pelted police with rocks, bottles and sticks, and tried to bust through a barricade set up to protect Merkel ...

  5. News - World - GREECE

    Greek protest turns violent during general strike

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 08:50pm by Associated Press in Athens

    ... in central Athens on Wednesday, held during a general strike against new austerity measures planned in the crisis-hit country. The action, the first large-scale walk-out since the country’s coalition ... drums. As the strike got under way on Wednesday, Greece’s prime minister and finance minister hammered out a 11.5 billion euro (US$14.87 billion) package of spending cuts demanded ...

  6. News - World - GREECE

    Greece adopts bill to cut 15,000 civil servant jobs

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 08:00am by AFP

    ... Monetary Fund, European Union and European Central Bank – to unlock loans 8.8 billion euros (HK$88 billion). The EU and the IMF have committed a total of 240 billion euros in rescue loans since ...

  7. News - World - GREECE

    Murder, suicide, disease surges under Greek austerity

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... economic crisis of 2007. The government implemented austerity measures that included a major downsizing of the Ministry of Health, where spending fell nearly 24 per cent from 2009 to 2011. "We ...

  8. News - World - GREECE

    Greeks on strike as politicians finalise cuts

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:30pm by Associated Press in Athens

    ... dependent on international rescue loans from other euro zone countries and the International Monetary Fund since mid-2010. Without the loans, Greece would be forced into a chaotic default on its ... as the prime minister and finance minister hammered out a package of 11.5 billion euros (US$14.87 billion) in spending cuts. Everyone from shopkeepers and pharmacists to teachers, customs workers ...

  9. News - World - GREECE

    Greek PM Antonis Samaras tells euro partners to pay up on promised loans

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Athens

    ... but the stability of the entire euro zone that depends on the successful completion of this effort in the coming days," Samaras said. "Whatever technical difficulties there might be in finding a technical solution do not excuse any delay," he said. Greece has been relying on rescue loans from other euro-zone countries and the IMF since May 2010, after a massive budget gap ...

  10. News - World - GREECE

    Athens explodes as Greek lawmakers ram through new austerity package

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Athens

    ... the country in the euro zone. But passage was so narrow that the government's continued stability remained at risk. Rioters earlier rampaged outside Parliament during an 80,000-strong ...




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