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Metro and trams grind to a halt in Athens

Metro, urban rail and tram workers in Athens have walked off the job for 24 hours. They are angry about legislation that would allow the Athens transport organisation to use stations for commercial pu

Metro, urban rail and tram workers in Athens have walked off the job for 24 hours. They are angry about legislation that would allow the Athens transport organisation to use stations for commercial pu

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Greece: Stalled talks resume- new measures to come

Last week’s Eurogroup was just a first step towards a final deal between creditors and the Greek government in order for the bailout programme to get again back on…

Last week’s Eurogroup was just a first step towards a final deal between creditors and the Greek government in order for the bailout programme to get again back on…

Business

Greek bailout talks restart

Greek ministers have been meeting experts from the EU and IMF discussing the economic reforms Athens must make to keep bailout funds flowing.

Greek ministers have been meeting experts from the EU and IMF discussing the economic reforms Athens must make to keep bailout funds flowing.

Business

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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Germany's Schauble denies 'Grexit' threat

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble has said he is confident ‘‘Greece is on the right economic path’‘.

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble has said he is confident ‘‘Greece is on the right economic path’‘.

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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.

Business

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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Grexit is not an option, says EU's Moscovici

Just before EU economy commissioner Pierre Moscovici visited Athens for high level talks, he spoke of the recent stalemate with the IMF and Grexit.

Just before EU economy commissioner Pierre Moscovici visited Athens for high level talks, he spoke of the recent stalemate with the IMF and Grexit.

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Which EU country pays the most generous minimum wage?

Debt-hit Greece is the only country in the EU that has seen its minimum wage fall over the last decade, new figures have revealed.

Debt-hit Greece is the only country in the EU that has seen its minimum wage fall over the last decade, new figures have revealed.

Business

IMF-EU stalemate over Greek debt

Greece is getting impatient at the stand-off between the International Monetary Fund and the European Union over Athens' latest bailout.

Greece is getting impatient at the stand-off between the International Monetary Fund and the European Union over Athens' latest bailout.

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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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Turkey threatens to cancel the Greek-EU migration deal

A row over the extradition of eight soldiers it says were involved with last year's coup means Ankara is threatening to cancel the Greek migration deal

A row over the extradition of eight soldiers it says were involved with last year's coup means Ankara is threatening to cancel the Greek migration deal