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Brexit coming, Grexit looming?

New impasse in the negotiations of the Greek program raises fears of a repeat of a "Greek drama"

New impasse in the negotiations of the Greek program raises fears of a repeat of a "Greek drama"

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Farmers protest turned into heavy clashes in Athens

Greek farmers protesting against bailout-related income cuts on Wednesday clashed with riot police outside the Agriculture Ministry in central Athens.

Greek farmers protesting against bailout-related income cuts on Wednesday clashed with riot police outside the Agriculture Ministry in central Athens.

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Doctors walk out in Greece

Doctors in Greek state hospitals walk out in protest in central Athens over social security changes

Doctors in Greek state hospitals walk out in protest in central Athens over social security changes

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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…

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Transport strike causes traffic chaos in Athens

Transport workers in Athens have taken part in the first of three 24-hour strikes to object to legislation that would allow the transport organisation to make commercial use of…

Transport workers in Athens have taken part in the first of three 24-hour strikes to object to legislation that would allow the transport organisation to make commercial use of…

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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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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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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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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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Tspiras, Merkel differ over Greek Christmas giveaway

Greek PM Alexis Tspiras has met with Angela Merkel in Berlin after his government passed a planned Christmas giveaway for pensions in defiance of its international…

Greek PM Alexis Tspiras has met with Angela Merkel in Berlin after his government passed a planned Christmas giveaway for pensions in defiance of its international…

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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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Debt relief gift for Greece and Italy's political merry-go round resumes

Euro zone finance ministers have agreed to give Greece short-term debt relief but what price, if any, will Athens have to pay the price in the long-term by way of austerity…

Euro zone finance ministers have agreed to give Greece short-term debt relief but what price, if any, will Athens have to pay the price in the long-term by way of austerity…

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Greece hopes for debt relief as EU reviews bailout reforms

Visiting Athens, the European Union’s Commissioner for Economic Affairs has reported ‘good progress’ as he reviews Greece’s efforts to implement labour and pension reforms required as part of its inte

Visiting Athens, the European Union’s Commissioner for Economic Affairs has reported ‘good progress’ as he reviews Greece’s efforts to implement labour and pension reforms required as part of its inte

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Greece sees surprise economic growth

Greece's economy expanded by a better-than-expected 0.5 percent from the previous three month period between July and September.

Greece's economy expanded by a better-than-expected 0.5 percent from the previous three month period between July and September.

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How Europe helps small businesses expand internationally

Small businesses often think big and in their desire to grow seek international expansion, but that's not easy. The EU has a professional network ready and willing to help, the European Enterprise Net

Small businesses often think big and in their desire to grow seek international expansion, but that's not easy. The EU has a professional network ready and willing to help, the European Enterprise Net