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Austerity and Grexit musings on the road to reform

Business Line assesses the state of the Greek economy as eurozone finance ministers agree to the next step on releasing further bailout loans.

Business Line assesses the state of the Greek economy as eurozone finance ministers agree to the next step on releasing further bailout loans.

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Greeks need "light at the end of austerity tunnel"

Discussions between Greece, its European lenders and the International Monetary Fund on the country’s bailout obligations have dragged on for months as disagreements persist over fiscal issues, labour

Discussions between Greece, its European lenders and the International Monetary Fund on the country’s bailout obligations have dragged on for months as disagreements persist over fiscal issues, labour

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Masked attackers throw petrol bombs at Greece's Syriza party HQ

People wearing carnival masks threw Molotov cocktails at the Athens headquarters of Greece’s ruling Syriza party on Sunday, causing slight damage.

People wearing carnival masks threw Molotov cocktails at the Athens headquarters of Greece’s ruling Syriza party on Sunday, causing slight damage.

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IMF reportedly will contribute to Greek bailout

The International Monetary Fund is reportedly likely to contribute up to five billion euros to the third bailout package for Greece.

The International Monetary Fund is reportedly likely to contribute up to five billion euros to the third bailout package for Greece.

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Austerity-weary farmers hold protest march in Athens

Some 2,000 Greek farmers protested in Athens on Tuesday over increases to their tax and social security contributions amid the government’s ongoing austerity…

Some 2,000 Greek farmers protested in Athens on Tuesday over increases to their tax and social security contributions amid the government’s ongoing austerity…

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Why don't migrants want to stay in Turkey or Greece? - view

By Katie Kuschminder, European University Institute In order to stem the flow of migrants crossing into Europe, the EU signed a deal with Turkey

By Katie Kuschminder, European University Institute In order to stem the flow of migrants crossing into Europe, the EU signed a deal with Turkey

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Protesters confront ministers at Athens migrant camp

Greece’s migration minister Yannis Mouzalas was confronted by an angry crowd at the entrance of a sprawling migrant camp in the south of Athens on Monday, trying to block his entrance to the…

Greece’s migration minister Yannis Mouzalas was confronted by an angry crowd at the entrance of a sprawling migrant camp in the south of Athens on Monday, trying to block his entrance to the…

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Migrant deaths prompt work at Greek camp

Greek media say three men were poisoned by fumes from stoves lit inside the tents to combat the bitter winter temperatures. However, the authorities would neither confirm nor deny this.

Greek media say three men were poisoned by fumes from stoves lit inside the tents to combat the bitter winter temperatures. However, the authorities would neither confirm nor deny this.

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Greece: Supreme Court rules against extraditing 8 Turkish soldiers

Turkey said Greece was protecting plotters and failing in the fight against terrorism on Thursday after the Supreme Court in Athens ruled against extraditing eight Turkish soldiers wanted over last Ju

Turkey said Greece was protecting plotters and failing in the fight against terrorism on Thursday after the Supreme Court in Athens ruled against extraditing eight Turkish soldiers wanted over last Ju

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Disabled refugees an 'afterthought' in Greece, says NGO

Disabled refugees and migrants in Greece are struggling to get access to toilets, showers, shelter and medical care, it’s been claimed.

Disabled refugees and migrants in Greece are struggling to get access to toilets, showers, shelter and medical care, it’s been claimed.

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Athens covered in snow

A cold spell sweeping Greece reaches Athens, covering the capital city and its ancient monuments in snow, and causing temperatures to plunge.

A cold spell sweeping Greece reaches Athens, covering the capital city and its ancient monuments in snow, and causing temperatures to plunge.

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Turkish soldiers appeal extradition from Greece

A prosecutor at Greece’s Supreme Court has recommended rejecting an extradition request for two out of eight Turkish soldiers who fled their home country after a failed coup attempt in…

A prosecutor at Greece’s Supreme Court has recommended rejecting an extradition request for two out of eight Turkish soldiers who fled their home country after a failed coup attempt in…

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Refugees freezing in snow-hit Greece 'because of lack of EU solidarity'

Refugees are being forced to live in freezing, snow-covered camps in Greece because EU states have failed to take in their share of asylum seekers, it’s been…

Refugees are being forced to live in freezing, snow-covered camps in Greece because EU states have failed to take in their share of asylum seekers, it’s been…

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Greek annual Christmas card calls lenders 'Scrooge'

Greek finance ministry seems to take aim at country's lenders with annual Christmas card depicting Dickensian miser

Greek finance ministry seems to take aim at country's lenders with annual Christmas card depicting Dickensian miser

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Greece pensioners receive controversial Christmas bonus payment

Queues stretched down the street outside Athens banks on Thursday, as pensioners waited to collect their Christmas bonus payments from the government.

Queues stretched down the street outside Athens banks on Thursday, as pensioners waited to collect their Christmas bonus payments from the government.

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Portugal's Euro-winning coach honoured in Athens

Portugal’s Euro 2016-winning coach Fernando Santos was honored this week by the Greek Association of Sports Journalists.

Portugal’s Euro 2016-winning coach Fernando Santos was honored this week by the Greek Association of Sports Journalists.

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Greek central bank sees 2.5 percent growth for 2017

Greece's central bank is forecasting the Greek economy will expand by 2.5 percent next year, way better than this year's anticipated 0.1 percent.

Greece's central bank is forecasting the Greek economy will expand by 2.5 percent next year, way better than this year's anticipated 0.1 percent.

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Tsipras defiant as Greek pensioners Christmas bonus is approved

Greek lawmakers have approved a Christmas bonus for the poorest pensioners, defying eurozone lenders who've suspended Athens short-term debt-relief.

Greek lawmakers have approved a Christmas bonus for the poorest pensioners, defying eurozone lenders who've suspended Athens short-term debt-relief.