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# Evangelos Venizelos

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Greek parliament begins debate on latest €13.5bn austerity package
Parliament will spend the entire week debating the 2013 Budget, which will introduce another €13.5 billion in budget cuts.
Junior partners in Greek government set to veto latest Troika demands
Left-leaning partners in the coalition are rejecting Troika demands to make it easier to sack workers.
Everything you need to know about today’s crucial election in Greece
Who’s running? What do they believe? And what happens if the new government rejects the bailout?
Greece to hold second election after coalition talks are abandoned
Talks to try and form a techocrat government are abandoned after a two-hour meeting of the five main leaders.
Last-ditch Greek talks fail to form unity government
Meetings between the country’s president and its three main party leaders fail to end the political stalemate in Greece.
Radical Left coalition to meet Socialists in last bid to form Greek government
If Alexis Tsipras and Evangelos Venizelos can’t agree a common platform, a second election will be almost certain.
Radical Left coalition to begin attempts at forming Greek coalition
Alexis Tsipras will try to form a government after the largest party, New Democracy, said it would not be able to govern.
Success for Greece as huge majority of investors agree to bond swap
The biggest sovereign bond swap in history will unltimately see 95.7 per cent of investors agree to write down their debts.
Leftist flamboyance and corrosive cynicism: The week in quotes
“Autism is a theory. It is not a fact”
Eurozone agrees on new €130 billion bailout deal for Greece
The second bailout will avoid the risk of a Greek default next month and contains strict rules for Greece to control its finances.
Greek minister 'optimistic' about approval of second €130bn bailout
Arriving in Brussels, Evangelos Venizelos says Greece is “ready to conclude this long process” and secure more funding.
Some eurozone countries 'dont want us any more' - Greek finance minister
Meanwhile, Athens has agreed €325m more in spending cuts as it pushes for a deal on that second bailout.
Greek leaders head to Brussels empty-handed
If Greece doesn’t secure a bailout loan by 15 February it may not have the money to pay a €14.5 billion bond on 20 March.
Greek debt talks with bondholders break down unexpectedly
The representative of Greece’s private creditors has left the country.
Greece may face full default after talks with bondholders falter
Talks between Greece and its bondholders have “paused for reflection” but may be on the verge of total collapse.
Troika in Greece to settle details on bailout loans
Yesterday, the Greek finance minister said the country would not need to implement any further austerity measures to reach its deficit target for the year.
Greece agrees unity government with new PM to be chosen today
Changes afoot in the debt stricken country.
Greek government crisis: Opposition walks out of debate – report
The embattled leader has not dismissed the idea of a referendum completely but said that if consensus could be reached with the Opposition then the bailout deal could be ratified.
In full: Greek finance minister's extraordinary rebuke of PM
Evangelos Venizelos issued an extrordinary public letter just before 5am this morning.
Greece's Euro membership now on the line, say France and Germany
Merkel and Sarkozy have told Greece it must decide whether it wants to continue as part of the Eurozone.
Greece's €8bn lifeline put on hold - but ministers still rule out default
Eurozone finance ministers have decided to delay a decision on Greece’s next €8bn loan package until later in the month.
Ministers scramble to Luxembourg as Greece admits it will miss bailout targets
The shrinking Greek economy means the austerity drive will not be enough to ensure that the government deficit is within targets.
Greek government announces new austerity measures
Cuts in pension and a reduction in the number of civil servants are among the new measures agreed upon to try and persuade international creditors that the Greek Government is serious about fiscal reform.
Greece 'near deal' with troika - but may withdraw from Euro
Discussions with the EU and IMF are nearing a conclusion – but reports say the government wants a referendum on Euro membership.
Ambitious Greece promises to turn budget surplus for 2012
The Greek government promises to spend less than it takes in in 2012 – but says it won’t repay interest on loans before that.
European in-fighting may still scupper Greece's second bailout
Athens and Helsinki have struck a deal where Finland gets collateral for its second batch of loans. Now others want similar deals.
Greece names Evangelos Venizelos as new finance minister
The move comes amid speculation that the prime minister had trouble finding a replacement for the outgoing finance minister.