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#George Papandreou

# george-papandreou - Saturday 12 May, 2012

Explainer: New elections? Euro exit? Just what is going on in Greece?
# Acropolis How
# Acropolis How

Explainer: New elections? Euro exit? Just what is going on in Greece?

May 12th 2012, 8:15 AM 3,330 Views 15 Comments

Political turmoil, soaring unemployment, falling markets, rubbish credit ratings. It’s all going off in Greece at the minute and not in a good way. But what’s going to happen next?

# george-papandreou - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Greek leaders head to Brussels empty-handed
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Greek leaders head to Brussels empty-handed

Feb 9th 2012, 7:47 AM 2,088 Views 30 Comments

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.

# george-papandreou - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Leaders still struggling to find a deal for Greece as 15,000 jobs cut from civil service
# Austerity
# Austerity

Leaders still struggling to find a deal for Greece as 15,000 jobs cut from civil service

Feb 7th 2012, 7:25 AM 1,338 Views 19 Comments

The three coalition parties continue talks today after missing yet another deadline yesterday.

# george-papandreou - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money

Dec 29th 2011, 10:58 AM 1,446 Views 5 Comments

2011 may be remembered in future as the year we sorted out the financial crisis – or the year in which it grew beyond our control.

# george-papandreou - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

2011: The year of resignations
# Bye Bye
# Bye Bye

2011: The year of resignations

Dec 27th 2011, 10:00 AM 1,822 Views 1 Comment

Undone by sex scandals, economic failures, uprisings and other controversies, an astonishing number of high-profile figures resigned from their various posts in the past 12 months.

# george-papandreou - Friday 11 November, 2011

New Greek PM sworn in... and here's what Sarkozy thought of the last one
# Greece
# Greece

New Greek PM sworn in... and here's what Sarkozy thought of the last one

Nov 11th 2011, 7:56 AM 662 Views 3 Comments

Nicolas Sarkozy was caught on mic making some not-so-flattering comments about outgoing PM George Papandreou.

# george-papandreou - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Lucas Papademos named as Greece's new prime minister
# Greece
# Greece

Lucas Papademos named as Greece's new prime minister

Nov 10th 2011, 12:47 PM 421 Views 11 Comments

He will head a new unity government it has been confirmed at last.

Markets fall as worries over eurozone lead to talk of 'radical overhaul'
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Markets fall as worries over eurozone lead to talk of 'radical overhaul'

Nov 10th 2011, 7:46 AM 553 Views 25 Comments

Reports this morning that France and Germany are considering a radical restructuring of the eurozone amid uncertainty in Italy and Greece.

# george-papandreou - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

Papandreou remains tight-lipped about appointment of new Greek PM
# Greece
# Greece

Papandreou remains tight-lipped about appointment of new Greek PM

Nov 9th 2011, 4:24 PM 111 Views 0 Comments

George Papandreou tells the public that Greece will “do whatever is required” to remain in the Euro, but won’t name a new premier.

Greece still waits for new government and new PM
# Greece
# Greece

Greece still waits for new government and new PM

Nov 9th 2011, 11:54 AM 101 Views 1 Comment

It had been thought a new government would be in place by Monday…

# george-papandreou - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Former ECB official will be new Greek prime minister – reports
# Greece
# Greece

Former ECB official will be new Greek prime minister – reports

Nov 8th 2011, 2:23 PM 399 Views 18 Comments

Lukas Papademos looks set to take over from embattled leader George Papandreou as the country battles to avoid bankruptcy.

# george-papandreou - Monday 7 November, 2011

Greek opposition leader battling for PM spot - but who is he?
# Antonis Who?
# Antonis Who?

Greek opposition leader battling for PM spot - but who is he?

Nov 7th 2011, 3:23 PM 283 Views 4 Comments

Some background info on the man pushing for power as PM Papandreou steps back.

Greece agrees unity government with new PM to be chosen today
# Greece
# Greece

Greece agrees unity government with new PM to be chosen today

Nov 7th 2011, 8:13 AM 150 Views 1 Comment

Changes afoot in the debt stricken country.

Noonan in Brussels for eurozone summit
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Noonan in Brussels for eurozone summit

Nov 7th 2011, 7:15 AM 321 Views 5 Comments

Finance ministers from the 17 eurozone countries are meeting today to flesh out the details that were agreed at a leaders’ summit last month.

# george-papandreou - Sunday 6 November, 2011

Greek president to host talks with PM, opposition
# Greece
# Greece

Greek president to host talks with PM, opposition

Nov 6th 2011, 6:16 PM 216 Views 9 Comments

George Papandreou says he will step aside if agreement can be reached on the formation of an interim government to secure a new European debt deal for the country.

Papandreou expected to resign as Greek prime minister
# Greece
# Greece

Papandreou expected to resign as Greek prime minister

Nov 6th 2011, 1:05 PM 415 Views 14 Comments

A government statement says that an emergency cabinet meeting this afternoon will be his last.

Greek leaders continue talks, with only five weeks worth of cash left
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Greek leaders continue talks, with only five weeks worth of cash left

Nov 6th 2011, 10:25 AM 260 Views 0 Comments

Opposition leader Antonis Samaras will meet with the Greek president today. Samaras is calling for a snap election.

# george-papandreou - Saturday 5 November, 2011

Papandreou struggles to end political deadlock
# Euro Crisis
# Euro Crisis

Papandreou struggles to end political deadlock

Nov 5th 2011, 4:49 PM 287 Views 14 Comments

The Greek Prime Minister struggled to form a temporary coalition government today – saying that move is vital for demonstrating the country’s commitment to remaining in the eurozone.

Merkel says eurozone recovery will take ten years
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Merkel says eurozone recovery will take ten years

Nov 5th 2011, 2:44 PM 891 Views 26 Comments

Meanwhile Greece has entered political deadlock in a bid to form a coalition government…

Poll: Should Greece have held that referendum?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Greece have held that referendum?

Nov 5th 2011, 12:52 PM 1,980 Views 51 Comments

As the Greek PM prepares to enter talks on forming a coalition government, we’re asking if he should have stuck with his original referendum plan?

Greek prime minister survives confidence vote
# Greece
# Greece

Greek prime minister survives confidence vote

Nov 5th 2011, 7:53 AM 292 Views 12 Comments

George Papandreou has made a pledge to step aside if necessary, and has called for a new coalition government.

# george-papandreou - Friday 4 November, 2011

# george-papandreou - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Greek government crisis: Opposition walks out of debate – report
# Greece
# Greece

Greek government crisis: Opposition walks out of debate – report

Nov 3rd 2011, 6:34 PM 1,602 Views 34 Comments

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.

So what happens IF Greece leaves the euro?
# Greece
# Greece

So what happens IF Greece leaves the euro?

Nov 3rd 2011, 3:33 PM 3,956 Views 35 Comments

A bank run, devaluation, civil disobedience – what exactly would be the effect of Greece pulling out of the eurozone?

In full: Greek finance minister's extraordinary rebuke of PM
# Greece
# Greece

In full: Greek finance minister's extraordinary rebuke of PM

Nov 3rd 2011, 2:58 PM 728 Views 18 Comments

Evangelos Venizelos issued an extrordinary public letter just before 5am this morning.

Explainer: How could/would Greece leave the eurozone?
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Explainer: How could/would Greece leave the eurozone?

Nov 3rd 2011, 1:11 PM 2,458 Views 18 Comments

It’s possible – but it wouldn’t be easy.

Greece's Euro membership now on the line, say France and Germany
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Greece's Euro membership now on the line, say France and Germany

Nov 3rd 2011, 8:07 AM 713 Views 34 Comments

Merkel and Sarkozy have told Greece it must decide whether it wants to continue as part of the Eurozone.

# george-papandreou - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Greece may hold referendum on bailout agreement in December
# Greece
# Greece

Greece may hold referendum on bailout agreement in December

Nov 2nd 2011, 10:37 AM 341 Views 15 Comments

The Greek Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday evening is continuing to send shockwaves across the Eurozone.

Greek crisis: EU leaders ratchet up pressure over controversial referendum
# Showdown
# Showdown

Greek crisis: EU leaders ratchet up pressure over controversial referendum

Nov 2nd 2011, 8:09 AM 466 Views 10 Comments

Greek leader George Papandreou has been summoned for emergency talks with French and German leaders amid fears an EU deal could be derailed.

# george-papandreou - Monday 31 October, 2011

Greece to hold referendum on new debt deal
# Greece
# Greece

Greece to hold referendum on new debt deal

Oct 31st 2011, 6:37 PM 947 Views 56 Comments

Prime Minister George Papandreou has told parliament that a referendum will be held to ask the Greek people whether they want to adopt the new EU aid package.

# george-papandreou - Friday 21 October, 2011

Second summit called as France, Germany continue to disagree over rescue plans
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Second summit called as France, Germany continue to disagree over rescue plans

Oct 21st 2011, 9:27 AM 190 Views 2 Comments

A resolution to the eurozone debt crisis still seems a way off as Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy fail to agree on a fix and call a second EU summit next week.

# george-papandreou - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

'Massive' strike to bring Greece to a standstill
# Austerity
# Austerity

'Massive' strike to bring Greece to a standstill

Oct 19th 2011, 9:12 AM 392 Views 15 Comments

A mass walk-out by workers has started in Greece, bringing the country’s corporate and public sectors to a halt ahead of a key vote in Parliament.

# george-papandreou - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Greece's €8bn lifeline put on hold - but ministers still rule out default
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Greece's €8bn lifeline put on hold - but ministers still rule out default

Oct 4th 2011, 7:50 AM 314 Views 10 Comments

Eurozone finance ministers have decided to delay a decision on Greece’s next €8bn loan package until later in the month.

# george-papandreou - Friday 30 September, 2011

European markets open down following Germany's bailout vote
# Greek Tragedy?
# Greek Tragedy?

European markets open down following Germany's bailout vote

Sep 30th 2011, 9:43 AM 158 Views 4 Comments

US markets finished in positive territory last night, but a European rally faded – while Asian markets were flat this morning.

# george-papandreou - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Greek government secures €2bn property tax ahead of EU-IMF showdown
# Greece
# Greece

Greek government secures €2bn property tax ahead of EU-IMF showdown

Sep 28th 2011, 8:14 AM 258 Views 5 Comments

The Troika are in town today, the day after massive protests greeted the passage of a new property tax through parliament.

# george-papandreou - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Greece 'near deal' with troika - but may withdraw from Euro
# Greece
# Greece

Greece 'near deal' with troika - but may withdraw from Euro

Sep 20th 2011, 9:23 AM 1,227 Views 17 Comments

Discussions with the EU and IMF are nearing a conclusion – but reports say the government wants a referendum on Euro membership.

# george-papandreou - Thursday 15 September, 2011

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