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Greece to Toughen Penalties on Hate Speech

Lawmakers in Greece on Tuesday began debating draft legislation to outlaw Holocaust denial and expand prosecution powers against the incitement of racial violence, following scores of violent attacks against immigrants and a surge in popular support for the extreme right Golden Dawn party.

South Stream ‘Plan B’ opts for route through Greece and Turkey

A Russian newspaper has published an article suggesting that the Kremlin-favoured South Stream gas pipeline could drop Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, and Slovenia for its route, and instead reach its final destinations, Italy and Austria, through Turkey and Greece.

Greek taxi drivers in dire straits amid crushing crisis

Greek taxi drivers are up in arms against heavy new taxes, as the country’s workers endure massive unemployment and painful austerity. With widespread discontent, they say that their government has failed them.

Taxing Times: Greek cabbies in dire straits amid crushing crisis

Greeks demand cash for Nazi crimes

Around a hundred people protested outside the German embassy in Athens on Saturday to demand reparations for Nazi crimes committed in Greece during World War II.

Greeks live in 'nightmare' amid job drought, withheld pay

Greece's main opposition party, critical of the EU's austerity policies, went thundering to the top of recent elections. Large numbers of unemployed people are looking to the political left for change.

Grecian Earn: Greeks live in 'nightmare' amid job drought, withheld pay

Austerity-stricken Greece still struggling

With a recent credit upgrade there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel for the struggling Greek economy. But so far there's little change for the austerity-stricken Greek people. Unemployment remains the highest in Europe, with more than half the country's youth out of work. Some are now fleeing the cities in search of a better life - only to discover things aren't any brighter in the countryside

Credit Upgrade? Austerity-stricken Greece still struggling

Any talk of economic recovery is pure fiction

We're just importing more people from crisis-hit southern Europe into low-paying jobs or precarious underpaid self-employment

Austerity cuts taking toll on Greeks’ health care: Minister

Greece’s health minister says government austerity measures in the country have resulted in a certain portion of the public losing their health insurance.

First Greek MERS case: Patient in ‘critical condition’

Greece’s first confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) patient is reportedly in critical condition, according to doctors. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s health minister has been sacked without explanation as the country’s death toll climbs to 81.

Greek austerity has caused more than 500 male suicides

Spending cuts in Greece have caused some 500 male suicides since their implementation, according to a new study. The research found a positive correlation between austerity and suicide rates after other possible links proved to be unrelated.

Greek PM rejects talk of Greece needing third bailout

Fresh on the heels of Greece floating a sovereign bond for the first time since the economic crisis began four years ago, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras had to reject talk that a third bailout will be needed.

Greek police and protesters clash over Sunday trading

Greek police have clashed with demonstrators protesting against a government requirement to open shops on Sundays in the capital of Athens.

Merkel 'believes' in Greece after reforms

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said she "firmly believed" there was untapped potential in Greece after years of tough austerity reforms that culminated in a bond comeback this week.

Greece returns to bond markets, says end of bailout nears

Two years after nearly crashing out of the euro zone, Greece returned to the bond market on Thursday with investors hungry for high returns scooping up its debt in a €3bn deal that could mark the beginning of the end of its bailout.

Thousands of Greeks protest austerity in Athens

Thousands of Greek workers have taken to the streets in the capital Athens to protest against the government’s austerity measures.

Will the IMF Bailout Turn Ukraine Into Another Greece?

When the International Monetary Fund announced a tentative loan agreement with Ukraine last month, the move was widely acclaimed as vital to saving the country’s struggling economy. Headlines trumpeted the decision to “help” Ukraine with a $14–18 billion “financial lifeline.”

German Finance Minister says no haircut, but new Greek bailout possible

Despite the impending release of a long-delayed 8.3 billion euro installment from international lenders and a primary surplus of as much as 2.5 billion euros, Greece may yet need a third bailout, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble says.

Eurozone finance ministers OK fresh bailout loans to Greece

Eurozone finance ministers, known as the Eurogroup, have agreed on a timetable for disbursing the next bailout funds for Greece. At a meeting in Athens, they found Greece was making sufficient progress on reforms.

Broken Country: Charities step up to help feed Greek children

Greece's economy has shrunk by a quarter in the past four years - and relentless spending cuts have left their mark on the most vulnerable in society. Many unemployed parents now have to rely on charity handouts to feed their children and keep them in school.

Broken Country: Charities step up to help feed Greek children

Greek workers hold anti-austerity demo in Athens

Government workers in Greece have held another anti-austerity demonstration as Greek authorities resume bailout talks with the country’s international creditors.

Israelis tried to send arms to Iran via Greece

Israeli arms dealers tried to send spare parts for F-4 Phantom aircraft via Greece to Iran in violation of an arms embargo, according to a secret probe by the US government agency Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) carried out in cooperation with the drugs and weapons unit of Greece’s Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE).

Greece grapples with soaring numbers of abandoned children and babies

First came the rising rates of homelessness. Then, the explosive growth of suicides. Now, four years into a devastating financial crisis, Greece’s youngest citizens are falling through the cracks of the country’s disheveled society.

Extremist Greek group vows attacks on German firms, blaming Berlin for crisis

Popular anger in Greece, torn by political and financial turmoil, is reaching alarming levels. A radical anti-capitalist movement has published a manifesto, blaming Germany for the dire state of the Greek economy, and threatening to launch attacks on the country's companies and politicians. The Popular Fighters' Group has admitted to firing shots at the German ambassador's residence in December last year.

Extremist Greek group vows attacks on German firms, blaming Berlin for crisis

Judges deem Greece's 2011 property tax to be unconstitutional

Just days after the Council of State ruled that the government was wrong to cut the wages of army officers and policemen last year, the coalition is facing another legal complication as Supreme Court judges have ruled that the emergency property tax, introduced in 2011 and levied through electricity bills, was unconstitutional.

Berlin weighs new aid package for Greece - with strings attached

The Greek government is demanding more financial assistance in view of the initial reform progress it has made so far. But German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble wants to remain firm. Athens must implement planned reforms before getting more aid.

New property tax could leave Greeks homeless

In Greece hundreds of thousands of homeowners are struggling to pay a new property tax. The tax is one of many introduced by the government, as it tries to balance its crisis-ravaged budget. But the tax could force some people out of their homes.

New property tax could leave Greeks homeless

Greece: signs of growth come as austerity eases

It was nearly four years ago that the Greek government negotiated its agreement with the IMF for a harsh austerity program that was ostensibly designed to resolve its budget problems. Many economists, when we saw the plan, knew immediately that Greece was beginning a long journey into darkness that would last for many years. This was not because the Greek government had lived beyond its means or lied about its fiscal deficit. These things could have been corrected without going through six or more years of recession. It was because of the “solution” itself.

Greek central bank chief received bullets in mail

Greece’s central bank chief received two rifle bullets and a threatening letter in a mailed envelope, police said on Friday. They said a previously unknown group called People’s Punishers posted the envelope to central bank Governor George Provopoulos. They gave no further details.

Nigel Farage - "Mr Samaras, you're not in charge of Greece"

Nigel Farage MEP speaking in the European Parliament, telling the Greek Prime Minister a few home truths. 

Nigel Farage - "Mr Samaras, you're not in charge of Greece" (15th Jan 2014)

Oil giant BP agrees with Greece to buy entire Prinos oil output

Oil giant British Petroleum (BP) signed a deal Monday with the Greek Environment, Energy & Climate Change ministry and Greek company Energean Oil & Gas to buy the oil output from the Prinos field in the northern Aegean.


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