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Alexis Tsipras to push for new Greek TV reforms after court setback

On Wednesday, 14 of the State Council`s 24 judges said an October 2015 law limiting the number of private TV broadcasting licences to four -- half the current number operating -- was unconstitutional and should be overturned.

Oct 28, 2016, 00:08 AM IST

Greece bailout review could be done by Easter: EU

Greece and its creditors could complete the first review of the country`s latest bailout by Easter, but Athens needs to do more to complete controversial pension reform and other measures, the EU said Thursday.

Feb 12, 2016, 02:06 AM IST

9/11 conspiracy theorist resigns from Greek govt after outcry

A junior minister in the new Greek government stepped down less than 24 hours after being appointed as outrage erupted Wednesday over anti-Semitic and homophobic remarks attributed to him in the past.

Sep 24, 2015, 07:55 AM IST

Greek heavyweights say cannot work together in government

Greece`s two dominant politicians on Monday ruled out working with each other in a coalition, casting doubt on whether a stable government will emerge from an election that polls indicate neither of them can win outright.

Sep 15, 2015, 03:38 AM IST

Greek government slightly eases capital controls

The Greek government on Tuesday revealed it was easing slightly the capital controls imposed on the debt-hit country by allowing individuals to transfer 500 euros ($550) per month abroad.

Aug 19, 2015, 00:16 AM IST

Greek government suffers defections as austerity vote looms

The vote will almost certainly see large numbers of Syriza lawmakers dissent and vote against the package, raising questions of the government's survival in its current form.

Jul 15, 2015, 18:02 PM IST

Eurogroup ministers expect 'new proposals' from Greece

"The Eurogroup will discuss the situation following the referendum in Greece that was held on 5 July 2015. Ministers expect new proposals from the Greek authorities," said.

Jul 06, 2015, 15:50 PM IST

Greeks deciding 'destiny' in referendum: PM Alexis Tsipras

"No one can ignore the will of the people to live, to live with determination, to take its destiny into its own hands," Tsipras, appearing relaxed and wearing an open-necked white shirt, said after casting his ballot in Athens.

Jul 05, 2015, 15:32 PM IST

Polling opens in crucial Greece bailout referendum

The rest of Europe, and international investors, will be watching intently, unsure of the outcome that could greet them on Monday. Polls suggest both the `Yes` and `No` camps are neck-and-neck.

Jul 05, 2015, 10:12 AM IST

Greek government 'may resign' if it loses referendum

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said the government "may very well" quit if the public went against it in Sunday's plebiscite and voted for more austerity in return for international bailout funds.

Jul 02, 2015, 20:02 PM IST

Eurogroup head says `sad` Greece referendum move `closes door` to further talks

"The Greek government has apparently rejected our last proposals... that is a sad decision for Greece because it has closed the door for further talks where the door was still open in my mind," the Dutch finance minister said as he arrived for talks with his eurozone counterparts.

Jun 27, 2015, 17:47 PM IST

ECB might ease Greek restrictions if aid deal likely: Source

The European Central Bank might ease restrictions on how much short-term Greek government debt the country`s banks can hold if becomes clear the euro zone will disburse long-awaited aid to Athens, a banking source said on Wednesday.

May 28, 2015, 09:15 AM IST

Indebted Greece seeks small change from dormant accounts

The Greek government, struggling to keep up its debt repayments, announced on Tuesday that any dormant public sector accounts holding less than 100 euros ($109) should be emptied and the funds handed over to the central bank.

May 27, 2015, 09:00 AM IST

Greeks assure UEFA of changes to sports bill

 UEFA Secretary General Gianni Infantino received assurances on Wednesday from the Greek government that changes will be made to a proposed sports law which will see the country avoid a suspension from international competition.

Apr 29, 2015, 18:40 PM IST

Greece unveils tough measures on football violence

Tough new legislation to combat football violence was unveiled in a draft bill by the leftist Greek government on Friday.

Mar 27, 2015, 23:03 PM IST

Greek PM hastens Russia visit amid cash crunch

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unveiled Tuesday a surprise trip to Russia but also sought talks with European leaders to break a deadlock over reforms that has revived default fears.

Mar 17, 2015, 21:16 PM IST

EU, Greece to start technical loan talks Wednesday

Warning Greece it had "no time to lose", euro zone ministers agreed technical talks between finance experts from Athens and its international creditors would start on Wednesday with the aim of unlocking further funding.

Mar 10, 2015, 02:32 AM IST

Government lifts Greek championship suspension

The Greek government on Wednesday decided to allow the country`s Super League matches to go ahead this weekend after last week`s postponement due to crowd violence.

Mar 04, 2015, 23:34 PM IST

Greece in tough climbdown on radical debt promises

Greece`s radical left government was at pains Saturday to put a positive face on an EU compromise deal that is sharply at odds with its anti-austerity ambitions.

Feb 21, 2015, 15:30 PM IST

Greece promises to do 'whatever we can' as debt talks cheer markets

The Greek government promised to do "whatever we can" to secure a deal with its international creditors next week, cheering investors as experts from both sides began technical talks on Friday to lay the ground for an accord.

Feb 13, 2015, 23:37 PM IST