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  1. July 5, 2014

    Greece’s coalition government faces critical chapter in its fight for life

    Greece’s first coalition government in more than a generation looked wobbly from the moment it took office after a hard...

  2. May 11, 2014

    How the euro was saved - FT series

    To the astonishment of almost everyone in the room, Angela Merkel began to cry. “Das ist nicht fair.” That is not fair, the...

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    Greece will emerge this year from an unprecedented six-year recession, according to pr...
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  1. January 8, 2014

    Greece dismisses fears over EU presidency

    Evangelos Venizelos, Greece’s deputy prime minister, insisted his country will be able to manage its six-month stint in the...

  2. July 16, 2013

    Greek lawmakers vote to send George Papaconstantinou to trial

    Greek lawmakers have voted by an overwhelming majority to send former finance minister George Papaconstantinou to trial on...

  3. June 24, 2013

    Greek PM Samaras reshuffles cabinet in bid to avert snap election

    Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras reshuffled his cabinet on Monday aiming to avert a snap election and keep the country’s...

  4. June 18, 2013

    Samaras buckles in wake of ruling over ERT

    Greece’s fractious political leaders have agreed to overhaul their coalition agreement, ending a six-day stand-off over the...

  5. June 13, 2013

    Greeks strike over closure of state broadcaster

    Thousands of Greeks participating in a 24-hour general strike joined a peaceful protest on Thursday outside the headquarters...

  6. January 22, 2013

    Greece charges statisticians over size of deficit

    Greece has brought criminal charges against the official responsible for measuring the country’s debt, thereby calling into...

  7. January 18, 2013

    Greek parliament to probe tax list claims

    The Greek parliament voted on Thursday to probe allegations that former finance minister George Papaconstantinou failed to...

  8. December 30, 2012

    Athens to investigate former minister

    Greece’s governing coalition is to begin an inquiry into allegations that former finance minister George Papaconstantinou...

  9. December 12, 2012

    Greece to seek approval for new tax bill

    Greece will present a new tax bill to eurozone finance ministers for approval on Thursday in a desperate effort to meet...

  10. December 2, 2012

    Papandreous deny Swiss cash claims

    A scandal over the so-called “Lagarde list” of Greeks with Swiss bank accounts has deepened with claims that former prime...

  11. November 16, 2012

    ‘Lagarde list’ journalist faces retrial

    The Athens prosecutor has ordered the retrial of Costas Vaxevanis, a Greek investigative journalist who was acquitted...

  12. November 8, 2012

    Greek coalition bruised by austerity vote

    Greece’s governing coalition was looking more fragile than ever after losing the support of seven lawmakers – or about a...

  13. FT Alphaville

    November 8, 2012

    In Greece, Antonis Sisyphus took another painful step forward

    Pushing a fresh austerity package (the price of financing the next stage of the country’s bailout) through parliament on...

  14. November 7, 2012

    Athens narrowly passes austerity bill

    The Greek parliament narrowly approved a fresh austerity package on Wednesday night, opening the way for international...

  15. November 6, 2012

    Greek politician’s stance threatens vote

    Until two weeks ago Fotis Kouvelis seemed the least likely of Greece’s fractious left-of-centre politicians to provoke a...

  16. November 4, 2012

    Greece braced for crucial austerity votes

    Antonis Samaras, the Greek prime minister, invoked the prospect of his nation tumbling out of the eurozone as he sought to...

  17. November 1, 2012

    Storm over ‘Lagarde list’ intensifies

    Greece’s parliament has been asked to investigate why two former finance ministers did not pursue possible tax evaders on...

  18. FT Alphaville

    November 1, 2012

    Coalition troubles in Athens

    There are some worrying signs about the strength of the Greek government coalition building this week. Between voting...

  19. October 31, 2012

    Greek budget sends tremors through coalition

    Greece’s three-way coalition government already looked perilously unstable even before Yannis Stournaras, its technocrat...

  20. October 29, 2012

    Lagarde-list editor attacks ‘sick’ Greek system

    The investigative journalist facing trial after embarrassing Greece’s political and business elite by publishing the names...

  21. October 28, 2012

    Greek editor held over publishing names

    The editor of a Greek weekly magazine was arrested on Sunday on charges of violating data protection laws after publishing...

  22. FT Alphaville

    October 16, 2012

    Troika negotiators escape to Olympic Villa... oh, wait.

    The euro is dropping and Talthybius-wire has a few suggestions why. Our money is on the fugitive. If it wasn’t the Olympian...

  23. September 27, 2012

    Greece to seek fresh austerity deal

    The leaders of Greece’s fractious coalition government agreed on Thursday on the “basic outlines” of a new €13.5bn package...

  24. September 21, 2012

    Greek bailout talks bogged down over cuts

    Negotiations between Greece and its international lenders over a new austerity package seen pivotal to keeping the country...

  25. August 1, 2012

    Greece agrees €11.5bn spending cuts

    Greece’s three-party coalition has reached agreement on €11.5bn of spending cuts over the next two years after the socialist...

  26. July 30, 2012

    Greek leaders seek to defer austerity cuts

    The first signs of strain have emerged in Greece’s five-week-old governing coalition after two of its leftwing leaders...

  27. July 27, 2012

    Greece urged not to waste austerity measures

    Greece’s international lenders on Friday warned government leaders that three years of harsh austerity would be wasted if...

  28. July 18, 2012

    Greek leaders identify two-thirds of spending cuts

    Greek political leaders have identified two-thirds of the spending cuts demanded by international creditors as a condition...

  29. June 26, 2012

    Greece names new finance minister

    Greece’s coalition government on Tuesday appointed Yannis Stournaras, an economist and head of a business thinktank, as...

  30. June 25, 2012

    Greek finance minister quits over health

    Greece’s finance minister resigned on Monday on unspecified health grounds after collapsing before he could be sworn in and...

  31. June 20, 2012

    New Greek coalition government agreed

    The leaders of three Greek political parties committed to keeping the country in the euro and pushing ahead with its €174bn...

  32. FT Alphaville

    June 19, 2012

    Getting to a Grenegotiation

    There’s excitement in Greece today. It may be the day Greece finally gets a government! From Kathmerini on Tuesday morning:...

  33. FT Alphaville

    June 19, 2012

    The London 6am Cut

    Asian shares were headed lower on Tuesday, reports Reuters. This follows a weak trading session for equities in Europe on...

  34. June 18, 2012

    Samaras moves to wrap up coalition deal

    Antonis Samaras, Greece’s centre-right leader, was on Monday trying to stitch together a coalition government out of three...

  35. FT Alphaville

    June 12, 2012

    Greek politicians ♥ Spanish bank bailout

    The Spanish bank bailout, aka “failout”, may have been shrugged off by the markets on Monday but it seems to have...

  36. May 25, 2012

    Tsipras shrugs off gaffe about Hollande

    When Evangelos Venizelos, the Greek socialist leader, boarded a 7.30am flight to Paris on Tuesday, only his closest aides...

  37. Brussels Blog

    May 23, 2012

    EU summit: Let the games begin

    France's Hollande and Germany's Merkel at the Nato summit in Chicago earlier this week Ahead of today’s informal EU summit...

  38. The World

    May 22, 2012

    Behind closed doors: a Greek tragicomedy

    By Tony Barber, Europe Editor Greece, teetering on the precipice of the eurozone, is to hold a parliamentary election on...

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