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Barroso sees future growth in Greece

The people of Greece can look forward to economic growth. How much weight do those words carry? Recent figures underlined some of the problems the

The people of Greece can look forward to economic growth. How much weight do those words carry? Recent figures underlined some of the problems the

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EU leaders seek austerity growth balance

Striking the balance between budget austerity and reviving lost growth was the focus as EU leaders met in Brussels earlier for the start of a two day

Striking the balance between budget austerity and reviving lost growth was the focus as EU leaders met in Brussels earlier for the start of a two day

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Protests reflect Greek feeling on rescue terms

As dusk settled across Athens on Wednesday the hopes of a bright economic dawn to follow were dismissed by protesters who raised their voices against

As dusk settled across Athens on Wednesday the hopes of a bright economic dawn to follow were dismissed by protesters who raised their voices against

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Greece gets bailout package after 'marathon' meeting

Greece is no longer facing imminent bankruptcy after eurozone finance ministers finally approved a 130-billion euro bailout. This round of

Greece is no longer facing imminent bankruptcy after eurozone finance ministers finally approved a 130-billion euro bailout. This round of

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Eurozone ministers agree Greek bailout deal

Eurozone finance ministers have reached a deal with Greece over its second bailout. After marathon talks in Brussels a 130 billion euro rescue

Eurozone finance ministers have reached a deal with Greece over its second bailout. After marathon talks in Brussels a 130 billion euro rescue

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More clashes in Athens ahead of crucial meeting

An anti-austerity protest in Athens turned violent on Sunday night on the eve of a crucial meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels. They will

An anti-austerity protest in Athens turned violent on Sunday night on the eve of a crucial meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels. They will

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Athens: protesters clash with police

Greek protesters clashed with police outside the parliament building as lawmakers voted through an unpopular package of cuts in order to get an

Greek protesters clashed with police outside the parliament building as lawmakers voted through an unpopular package of cuts in order to get an

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Greek parliament set to pass austerity bill

The debate over an austerity package in the Greek parliament was angry and at times impassioned, but the outcome seemed inevitable. Despite the

The debate over an austerity package in the Greek parliament was angry and at times impassioned, but the outcome seemed inevitable. Despite the

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Tough talking in Greece as police brace for demos

The serious talking has got underway in the Greek parliament and the protesters are back. Riot police are on high alert outside the building as

The serious talking has got underway in the Greek parliament and the protesters are back. Riot police are on high alert outside the building as

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Greek PM fires bleak warning on austerity

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has warned his country it faces a steep decline in living standards if MPs reject a new austerity bill. He

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has warned his country it faces a steep decline in living standards if MPs reject a new austerity bill. He

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Greek leaders strike deal on bailout reforms 

Greece’s coalition party leaders have reached a deal on tough austerity measures to keep the country afloat, the office of Prime Minister Lucas

Greece’s coalition party leaders have reached a deal on tough austerity measures to keep the country afloat, the office of Prime Minister Lucas

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Greece dices with default

Greece appears to have taken yet another step closer to an apocalyptic default after its political leaders missed the latest deadline on harsh

Greece appears to have taken yet another step closer to an apocalyptic default after its political leaders missed the latest deadline on harsh

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Berlin and Paris frustrated as Greeks delay bailout talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed exasperation at the time the Greek government is taking to accept the latest tranche of austerity and

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed exasperation at the time the Greek government is taking to accept the latest tranche of austerity and

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Greek leaders seek last minute agreement on aid

Political leaders in Greece have failed to agree on austerity measures demanded by the EU and the International Monetary Fund perilously close to a

Political leaders in Greece have failed to agree on austerity measures demanded by the EU and the International Monetary Fund perilously close to a

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Greece: reform struggles or death throes?

As angry public service workers protested again outside the Finance Ministry in Athens inside they were still struggling on Friday to come up with a

As angry public service workers protested again outside the Finance Ministry in Athens inside they were still struggling on Friday to come up with a

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Greek PM confident on debt talks

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has promised that a debt swap will be reached in time between his government and its creditor banks. Papademos

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has promised that a debt swap will be reached in time between his government and its creditor banks. Papademos

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Greek PM pledges to help less well-off

Greece’s prime minister has warned of another tough year ahead as the country faces tough austerity measures to stay in the euro. While visiting a

Greece’s prime minister has warned of another tough year ahead as the country faces tough austerity measures to stay in the euro. While visiting a

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More clashes as Greek budget approved

Greeks woke up on Wednesday morning faced with the news that next year’s austerity budget has been approved by parliament. For months the country

Greeks woke up on Wednesday morning faced with the news that next year’s austerity budget has been approved by parliament. For months the country

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Police clash with protesters in Athens

Greece’s parliament, voting late into the night, finally approved the new coalition government’s 2012 austerity budget. Technocrat Prime Minister

Greece’s parliament, voting late into the night, finally approved the new coalition government’s 2012 austerity budget. Technocrat Prime Minister

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New Greek PM gets first taste of public wrath

Greece’s new government is getting its first taste of public anger over the country’s harsh austerity measures. A general strike is underway, with

Greece’s new government is getting its first taste of public anger over the country’s harsh austerity measures. A general strike is underway, with

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New Greek premier visits Brussels to fight for aid

Greece’s new Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has repeated that all parties in his unity coalition must give written support to the country’s new

Greece’s new Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has repeated that all parties in his unity coalition must give written support to the country’s new

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Volatility the key word in a bad week in Europe

The euro debt crisis has spiralled into a new phase this past week. Italy and Greece now have new governments largely made of ‘specialists’, and

The euro debt crisis has spiralled into a new phase this past week. Italy and Greece now have new governments largely made of ‘specialists’, and

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Clashes at Athens protest march

A march in Athens to commemorate a student uprising almost 40 years ago has descended into violence, with police firing teargas at young people

A march in Athens to commemorate a student uprising almost 40 years ago has descended into violence, with police firing teargas at young people

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Debt talks begin after MPs confirm Greek government

The man leading negotiations on Greece’s debt roll over, Charles Dallara, has lost no time in getting down to work. Dallara, of the Institute of

The man leading negotiations on Greece’s debt roll over, Charles Dallara, has lost no time in getting down to work. Dallara, of the Institute of

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New Greek PM wins confidence vote

Greece’s new government has won a confidence vote in parliament, though it knows the hard job is yet to come. Latest figures show the budget

Greece’s new government has won a confidence vote in parliament, though it knows the hard job is yet to come. Latest figures show the budget

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Greece's Papademos wins confidence vote

Greece’s new government has won a confidence vote in parliament, though it knows the hard job is yet to come. Latest figures show the budget

Greece’s new government has won a confidence vote in parliament, though it knows the hard job is yet to come. Latest figures show the budget

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Greek coalition faces confidence vote

The Greek government looks set to win a confidence vote on Wednesday – the first test for the new crisis coalition. But the immediate outlook for

The Greek government looks set to win a confidence vote on Wednesday – the first test for the new crisis coalition. But the immediate outlook for

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Government Sachs Europe branch?

Critics in Europe are very uneasy about the new Italian ECB chief, the Greek premier and the prime minister-designate of Italy’s past or present

Critics in Europe are very uneasy about the new Italian ECB chief, the Greek premier and the prime minister-designate of Italy’s past or present

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Greece: how much difference will Papademos make?

With headlines such as “White Collar Executioner” and “Carbon Copy of the Past”, the Greek press has not given the warmest of welcomes to new prime

With headlines such as “White Collar Executioner” and “Carbon Copy of the Past”, the Greek press has not given the warmest of welcomes to new prime