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# george-papandreou - Saturday 12 May, 2012

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?

# george-papandreou - Thursday 9 February, 2012

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.

# george-papandreou - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

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.

# george-papandreou - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money Review 2011 This post contains images

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.

# george-papandreou - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

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.

# george-papandreou - Friday 11 November, 2011

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.

# george-papandreou - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Lucas Papademos named as Greece's new prime minister

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'

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

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

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

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?

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

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

Greece agrees unity government with new PM to be chosen today

Changes afoot in the debt stricken country.

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.

# george-papandreou - Sunday 6 November, 2011

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.

Papandreou expected to resign as Greek prime minister

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

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning…

# george-papandreou - Saturday 5 November, 2011

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.

Merkel says eurozone recovery will take ten years

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

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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?

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

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.

# george-papandreou - Friday 4 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# george-papandreou - Thursday 3 November, 2011

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.

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?

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

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

Explainer: How could/would Greece leave the eurozone?

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

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.

# george-papandreou - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

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.

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.

# george-papandreou - Monday 31 October, 2011

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.

# george-papandreou - Friday 21 October, 2011

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.

# george-papandreou - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

'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.

# george-papandreou - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

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.

# george-papandreou - Friday 30 September, 2011

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.

# george-papandreou - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

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.

# george-papandreou - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

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.

# george-papandreou - Thursday 15 September, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: ESB workers to vote on strike action, is Norris preparing for one last tilt at the Áras? And Ireland’s newest blogger – you’ve probably heard of him…

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