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Explainer: New elections? Euro exit? Just what is going on in Greece?
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?
# Eurozone
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.
# Austerity
Leaders still struggling to find a deal for Greece as 15,000 jobs cut from civil service
The three coalition parties continue talks today after missing yet another deadline yesterday.
# Review 2011
Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money
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.
# Bye Bye
2011: The year of resignations
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.
# Greece
New Greek PM sworn in... and here's what Sarkozy thought of the last one
Nicolas Sarkozy was caught on mic making some not-so-flattering comments about outgoing PM George Papandreou.
# Greece
Lucas Papademos named as Greece's new prime minister
He will head a new unity government it has been confirmed at last.
# Eurozone
Markets fall as worries over eurozone lead to talk of 'radical overhaul'
Reports this morning that France and Germany are considering a radical restructuring of the eurozone amid uncertainty in Italy and Greece.
# Greece
Papandreou remains tight-lipped about appointment of new Greek PM
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
Greece still waits for new government and new PM
It had been thought a new government would be in place by Monday…
# Greece
Former ECB official will be new Greek prime minister – reports
Lukas Papademos looks set to take over from embattled leader George Papandreou as the country battles to avoid bankruptcy.
# Antonis Who?
Greek opposition leader battling for PM spot - but who is he?
Some background info on the man pushing for power as PM Papandreou steps back.
# Greece
Greece agrees unity government with new PM to be chosen today
Changes afoot in the debt stricken country.
# Eurozone
Noonan in Brussels for eurozone summit
Finance ministers from the 17 eurozone countries are meeting today to flesh out the details that were agreed at a leaders’ summit last month.
# Greece
Greek president to host talks with PM, opposition
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.
# Greece
Papandreou expected to resign as Greek prime minister
A government statement says that an emergency cabinet meeting this afternoon will be his last.
# Debt Crisis
Greek leaders continue talks, with only five weeks worth of cash left
Opposition leader Antonis Samaras will meet with the Greek president today. Samaras is calling for a snap election.
# Euro Crisis
Papandreou struggles to end political deadlock
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.
# Debt Crisis
Merkel says eurozone recovery will take ten years
Meanwhile Greece has entered political deadlock in a bid to form a coalition government…
# Your Say
Poll: Should Greece have held that referendum?
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?
# Greece
Greek prime minister survives confidence vote
George Papandreou has made a pledge to step aside if necessary, and has called for a new coalition government.
# Greece
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.
# Greece
So what happens IF Greece leaves the euro?
A bank run, devaluation, civil disobedience – what exactly would be the effect of Greece pulling out of the eurozone?
# Greece
In full: Greek finance minister's extraordinary rebuke of PM
Evangelos Venizelos issued an extrordinary public letter just before 5am this morning.
# Eurozone
Explainer: How could/would Greece leave the eurozone?
It’s possible – but it wouldn’t be easy.
# Eurozone
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
Greece may hold referendum on bailout agreement in December
The Greek Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday evening is continuing to send shockwaves across the Eurozone.
# Showdown
Greek crisis: EU leaders ratchet up pressure over controversial referendum
Greek leader George Papandreou has been summoned for emergency talks with French and German leaders amid fears an EU deal could be derailed.
# Greece
Greece to hold referendum on new debt deal
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.
# Eurozone
Second summit called as France, Germany continue to disagree over rescue plans
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.
# Austerity
'Massive' strike to bring Greece to a standstill
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.
# Debt Crisis
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.
# Greek tragedy?
European markets open down following Germany's bailout vote
US markets finished in positive territory last night, but a European rally faded – while Asian markets were flat this morning.
# Greece
Greek government secures €2bn property tax ahead of EU-IMF showdown
The Troika are in town today, the day after massive protests greeted the passage of a new property tax through parliament.
# Greece
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.