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    1. 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...

    2. May 16, 2012

      Greeks urged to run poll as vote on euro

      Senior European leaders are attempting to turn Greece’s repeat national election next month into a referendum on the...

    1. May 8, 2012

      Greece alone must decide its fate

      The Greek people have finally delivered their verdict on the European rescue plan agreed by their leaders in February. At...

    2. March 19, 2012

      Venizelos quits to start election campaign

      Evangelos Venizelos resigned as Greek finance minister on Monday, signalling the start of campaigning for a general election...

    3. February 29, 2012

      Concessions will secure win in Irish vote

      When Greece announced plans last autumn for a referendum on the austere reforms its eurozone partners demand as the price...

    4. February 14, 2012

      Leftwing leader snubs Greek bail-out

      With his stylish haircut, sharp suits and BMW motorbike parked outside parliament, Alexis Tsipras cuts an striking figure in...

    5. February 9, 2012

      Deal sparks backlash in Athens

      Lucas Papademos, Greece’s prime minister, notched up his first political win on Thursday, after days of missed deadlines, by...

    6. February 9, 2012

      Eurozone dismisses Greek budget deal

      Eurozone finance ministers dismissed as incomplete a reputed €3.3bn package of Greek budget cuts presented to them in the...

    7. February 8, 2012

      Greek debt talks fail to break deadlock

      Greek political leaders failed to agree on fresh austerity measures during all night talks on Wednesday but were given...

    8. February 3, 2012

      Greece’s leaders oppose new austerity measures

      All three party leaders in Greece’s teetering national unity government have opposed new austerity measures demanded by...

    9. December 30, 2011

      The Euro Clouds

      ATHENS. The spotlight opens on George Papandreou, who is at home in bed, tossing in his sleep. Papandreou (waking up): Great...

    10. December 28, 2011

      Eurozone

      So many meetings, so little achieved. European Union leaders have held no fewer than 15 summits since the Greek crisis first...

    11. December 15, 2011

      Plight of Greece’s banks due to poor European leadership

      From his armchair at home in Athens, former Greek prime minister George Papandreou must have allowed himself a wry smile at...

    12. November 29, 2011

      Greek banks suffer surge in withdrawals

      The head of Greece’s central bank said on Tuesday that deposits had shrunk significantly in the past two months as the...

    13. November 23, 2011

      Samaras tells lenders he backs bail-out plan

      Antonis Samaras, leader of Greek conservatives, on Wednesday sent a letter to Greece’s international lenders backing a new...

    14. November 15, 2011

      Europe must not allow Rome to burn

      Confronted with turbulence in the provinces, the eurozone has sent in new governors. In place of the wayward George...

    15. November 13, 2011

      Brussels keeps tight grip on Greece and Italy

      European officials said they would keep up the pressure on Rome and Athens to implement long-demanded economic reforms,...

    16. November 11, 2011

      Eurozone turmoil: Enter the technocrats

      Europe’s debt crisis has been compared more than once to an earthquake – but never in such dramatic terms as the headline...

    17. November 11, 2011

      Papademos embarks on 100-day mandate

      Greece’s new interim government, headed by former central banker Lucas Papademos, was sworn in on Friday after a day of...

    18. November 10, 2011

      New Greek PM faces long to-do list

      Greece’s political leaders have chosen Lucas Papademos, a former vice-president of the European Central Bank, to head an...

    19. November 9, 2011

      Papademos named new Greek PM

      Greek political leaders have agreed on Lucas Papademos, a former vice-president of the European Central Bank, to head a new...

    20. November 9, 2011

      Europeans clutch at technocratic fixes

      The deeper Europe’s debt crisis becomes, the more European policymakers are clutching at solutions that substitute...

    21. November 9, 2011

      Compromise Greek PM candidate emerges

      Greece’s political crisis was set to be resolved on Wednesday with the appointment of a new prime minister to replace George...

    22. November 8, 2011

      Greece fails to agree on coalition

      Greek political leaders failed to wrap up coalition talks as planned on Tuesday night, raising fears the deal could start to...

    23. November 7, 2011

      The real Greek tragedy – its rapacious oligarchs

      Capricious, unreliable and ideologically driven were some of the more printable epithets hurled at George Papandreou in his...

    24. November 7, 2011

      Swiss firm on action to curb franc

      Central bankers in Switzerland have warned over the rise in the Swiss franc amid turmoil in the eurozone, raising...

    25. November 7, 2011

      Greek leaders fail to appoint PM

      Greek leaders failed to meet a self-imposed deadline for appointing a new prime minister on Monday after talks stalled with...

    26. November 7, 2011

      Euro dips as focus shifts to Italy

      The euro weakened on Monday amid uncertainty over the political situation in both Greece and Italy along with a spike in...

    27. November 7, 2011

      Italy’s bonds dragged into danger zone

      Silvio Berlusconi pledged on Monday to fight on in spite of a growing revolt within his centre-right party and a further...

    28. November 7, 2011

      Asian shares up on Europe’s modest progress

      Friday 03:45 GMT. Asian shares staged a modest rebound on rising hopes that Europe’s debt crisis will be contained, although...

    29. November 7, 2011

      Wanted – a prime minister

      Wanted: a temporary prime minister for small eurozone country in distress. Must be an economist with international...

    30. November 6, 2011

      Humiliating end to Greece’s social reformer

      Greece’s debt crisis has swept away its prime minister barely two years after he came to office as a traditional socialist...

    31. November 6, 2011

      Greece to form coalition government

      The leaders of Greece’s two largest political parties last night decided to form a government of national unity to start...

    32. November 4, 2011

      In God’s name, go!

      In a Group of 20 summit that fell well short of what was needed, the world’s most powerful leaders were powerless in the...

    33. November 4, 2011

      Banks do their best to sink a battered Europe

      What do you get if you cross a bull with a bear? The punchline was visible in this week’s markets but it wasn’t very funny...

    34. November 4, 2011

      Euro holds steady in face of Greek turmoil

      The euro pared its losses for the week in a resilient performance under the twin pressures of Greek political turmoil and a...

    35. November 4, 2011

      Fresh doubt over capacity to contain firestorm

      The excruciating twists and turns that European leaders have gone through over the past two weeks in their vain efforts to...

    36. November 4, 2011

      European banks lead losses in volatile week

      Political turmoil in Greece and an unexpected European Central Bank interest rate cut ensured a volatile week for equities...

    37. November 3, 2011

      Europe stumbling block for G20 deal

      European leaders on Friday were under pressure to outline a clear plan to resolve the eurozone crisis before countries from...

    38. November 3, 2011

      Markets move on pure gossip

      Investors always buy the rumour, but not since the dark days around Lehman’s collapse have markets moved so much on pure...

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