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Greece approves scheme to fire thousands of public workers

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 10:49

Greece's shaky coalition government scraped through a vote on Wednesday on a bill to sack public sector workers as thousands chanting anti-austerity slogans protested outside parliament.

Greek PM faces week of protests over new austerity bill

Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 08:53

Greece`s prime minister faces protests this week over a bill that must pass for the country to receive a fresh tranche of EU-IMF aid.

Greece shuts public broadcaster ERT, 2700 jobs affected

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 09:41

Shortly after the announcement, thousands rushed to the main ERT headquarters in a northern Athens suburb to show their support.

Greek Parliament passes crucial austerity bill

Last Updated: Thursday, November 08, 2012, 09:09

Greece's Parliament on Thursday passed the crucial austerity bill that aims to further slash pensions and salaries, passed 153-128 in the 300-member Parliament.

In Greece retiree commits suicide to protest against austerity

Last Updated: Friday, April 06, 2012, 09:28

An elderly man shot himself in the head Wednesday in central Athens, drawing an emotional response from Greeks who flooded the area in a spontaneous anti-government protest.

Elderly Greek kills himself in main Athens square

Last Updated: Thursday, April 05, 2012, 13:37

The 77-year-old retired pharmacist drew a handgun and shot himself in the head near a subway exit on central Syntagma Square which was crowded with commuters.

Fitch downgrades Greece, will reassess after debt swap

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 19:08

"The exchange, if completed, would constitute a 'distressed debt exchange'," Fitch said.

Eurozone leaders meet to clear 2nd Greece bailout

Last Updated: Monday, February 20, 2012, 23:20

Greece urgently needs the assistance from the EU and the IMF to avoid a default on repaying 14.5 billion euros debts due on March 20.

Decision day for 2nd Greek bailout, financing gaps remain

Last Updated: Monday, February 20, 2012, 12:55

Euro zone finance ministers are expected to approve a second bailout for Greece on Monday, a move they hope will draw a line under months of turmoil that has shaken the currency bloc, although there is work to be done to make the figures add up.

Greeks stage new protest on eve of eurozone bailout meeting

Last Updated: Monday, February 20, 2012, 00:22

About 1,500 people joined a rally called by Greece's private and public sector unions, while about 2,000 gathered for a second protest sponsored by left-wing radical parties to call for an "uprising" against the government.

No sense in splitting Greek aid package: German finance minister

Last Updated: Sunday, February 19, 2012, 08:57

It would make no sense to split the second bailout programme for Greece, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was quoted as saying by the weekly Tagesspiegel am Sonntag.

Greek cabinet backs extra austerity measures

Last Updated: Sunday, February 19, 2012, 08:46

Greece's cabinet on Saturday approved a final set of austerity measures sought by the EU and IMF as a condition for a 130-billion euro (USD 171 billion) rescue package, raising the chances of a deal next week to avert a chaotic default on its debt.