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Greek Parliament votes for Tsipras government

The Greek parliament passed a vote of confidence in favour of the second government of Alexis Tsipras.

Oct 08, 2015, 14:44 PM IST

Alexis Tsipras regains slim lead hours ahead of Greek vote

Greece`s election hung on a knife-edge on Saturday as radical former premier Alexis Tsipras retook a slight lead in the final hours of a tight race against the conservatives for the helm of government.

Sep 19, 2015, 15:06 PM IST

UK`s Labour expected to anoint leftist Corbyn as leader

Britain`s main opposition Labour party was expected to name radical leftwinger Jeremy Corbyn as its new leader Saturday, embracing the anti-austerity sentiment sweeping Europe but threatening deep splits ahead.

Sep 12, 2015, 13:06 PM IST

Greece's Syriza heads pre-election polls, but lead unclear

Opinion polls on Friday put the leftist Syriza party of former Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras ahead by margins ranging from wafer-thin to its widest yet as elections draw near.

Sep 12, 2015, 01:03 AM IST

New poll gives Syriza narrow lead in Greece's snap election

Greece`s leftist Syriza party has a 0.5 percentage-point lead over the conservative New Democracy party before a snap election on Sept. 20, according to a poll published on Monday.

Sep 08, 2015, 00:41 AM IST

Greece's Syriza, rivals neck-and-neck two weeks before vote: Polls

Greece's radical-left Syriza party is neck-and-neck with its conservative rivals two weeks ahead of snap elections, opinion polls showed today, with an absolute majority for any party looking increasingly unlikely.

Sep 06, 2015, 18:41 PM IST

Thousands protest as Greece votes on bailout bill

 Thousands of anti-austerity protesters gathered in Athens on Wednesday night as lawmakers prepared to vote on a second batch of reforms that must pass if Greece is to unlock a huge international bailout. 

Jul 23, 2015, 01:42 AM IST

Greek govt has `no intention` of calling early election

 Greece`s government has "no intention" of calling early elections while in the throes of finalising a deal with its eurozone partners on a new bailout, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Monday.

Jul 21, 2015, 02:29 AM IST

Violence as Greece debates reforms needed for bailout

Anti-austerity protesters hurled petrol bombs at police guarding the Greek parliament Wednesday as MPs debated deeply unpopular reforms they need to vote in to clear the way for a eurozone rescue of Greece`s failing economy.

Jul 16, 2015, 06:49 AM IST

Greek PM appeals for unity ahead of parliament vote on debt deal

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday called on his radical left Syriza party parliamentary group to remain united in critical times for the country, amid a string of anti-austerity strikes and protests.

Jul 16, 2015, 06:48 AM IST

Greek public broadcaster back on air two years after shutdown

 Greece`s public broadcaster ERT came back on the air on Thursday, exactly two years after it was shut down by the previous government, which accused it of being wasteful and mismanaged.

Jun 11, 2015, 13:44 PM IST

Greece in final stretch of troubled loan talks

Greece on Monday entered the final stretch of tortuous talks with its international creditors on a bankruptcy-saving loan deal, with the government calling for a breakthrough by the end of the month.

May 19, 2015, 10:11 AM IST

Anarchist protests put Greece`s radical leaders in a bind

Greek anarchists are needling the country`s new far-left government with a series of high-profile occupations in support of jailed radicals.

Apr 06, 2015, 09:06 AM IST

Greece allows lenders back into Athens

Officials from Greece`s creditors returned to Athens Thursday for their first time since the Syriza party came to power, with the radical new government denying it had allowed back the hated "troika" it had vowed to shun.

Mar 12, 2015, 19:47 PM IST

Greek football championship suspended after violence

The Greek government on Wednesday suspended all matches in the country`s football Super League following violence between rival supporters.

Feb 25, 2015, 21:39 PM IST

Greece`s $8.3bn tax plan aimed at criminals, oligarchs: Report

 Greece has drawn up a 7.3 billion-euro ($8.3 billion) tax hit list aimed at the country`s oligarchs and lucrative smuggling industry, a German newspaper said, as part of reform proposals due to its creditors Monday.

Feb 23, 2015, 09:19 AM IST

Podemos downplays effect of Greek politics on Spain

The leader of Spanish protest party Podemos insisted Friday that any headway its Greek allies Syriza in make in renegotiating that country`s huge debts would have a "limited" impact on Spain`s elections this year.

Feb 14, 2015, 06:23 AM IST

'Step to the Left indicates austerity fatigue in Europe'

Tim Stevenson, fund manager at Henderson EuroTrust plc, spoke to Zee Business on what the recent political events in Europe mean for the Eurozone.

Feb 12, 2015, 13:42 PM IST

Hard-left Podemos rises with stark portrait of divided Spain

 Less than a week after the victory of its hard-left ally Syriza in Greece, Spain`s Podemos party launched an election-heavy year by assembling more than 100,000 supporters for a rally in Madrid.

Feb 02, 2015, 13:34 PM IST

Spanish anti-austerity party stages rally after Syriza win

 Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets in Madrid on Saturday in support of a call for change from anti-austerity party Podemos, a week after Greece elected its ally Syriza.

Jan 31, 2015, 15:49 PM IST