Golden Dawn gathers strength as Greeks desert traditional parties

EU criticises the establishment’s failure to deal with violence in a country suffering from effects of harsh budget cuts It wasn’t just that their symbols looked like swastikas. Or that thousands of Greek flags filled the marble square beneath the Acropolis. Or that they were marking the 560th anniversary of the fall of Constantinople. It […]


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Greek PM intervenes in ‘difficult’ talks with creditors

Finance minister reportedly lashed out at mission chiefs from EU, ECB and IMF as pressure builds over next repayments Almost three years after Greece narrowly avoided bankruptcy with its first bailout from the EU and IMF, the country’s relations with its international creditors have taken an unexpected turn for the worst. The Greek prime minister […]


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Greek consul’s London villa fetches £23.3m as part of state’s fire sale

Body overseeing debt-stricken country’s privatisation drive says it has raised £41.1m from selling four diplomatic properties A small corner of Notting Hill is to play a part in reducing Greece’s debt mountain, following the sale of the luxury home of the Greek consul for £23.3m. The 8,700sq ft Victorian villa in west London has nine […]


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Greece rules out more public sector job cuts

International creditors told that mass layoffs out of the question with unemployment at European high of 27% Greece was heading for a full-on collision with its international creditors on Sunday as Athens’ uneasy coalition, struggling to meet the onerous terms of the country’s latest bailout, ruled out layoffs in the public sector. Flying into the […]


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