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#Athens

# athens - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

International students flock to Greece to study crisis

The country has become a case study for those studying economics, political science and journalism.

# athens - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Police: Bomb explodes near Acropolis in central Athens

The explosion followed a warning call to a Greek newspaper.

# athens - Friday 25 January, 2013

Greece: Riot police storm metro depot to end strike

The strikers barricaded themselves in the depot yesterday after the government issued a civil mobilisation order.

# athens - Monday 14 January, 2013

Shots fired at Greek ruling party headquarters

One bullet smashed through the window of the office of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

# athens - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Worst of the euro crisis is 'behind us', says German finance minister

HURRAH! Break out the champagne and foie gras…

# athens - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Neo-Nazi office near Athens bombed

A bomb exploded outside an office of the Greek neo-Nazi group Golden Dawn, which has been blamed for recent violent attacks on migrants.

# athens - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Greek protests erupt into violence ahead of austerity vote

More than 80,000 people took part in the anti-austerity protest in Athens ahead of a crucial parliamentary vote on new spending cuts.

# athens - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Greece strikes again, this time for 48-hours

The strike comes a day before parliament is to vote on a new raft of cuts needed to get international aid to avoid default.

# athens - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Greek journalist sent for trial over leaked Swiss bank data

The list published in Hot Doc magazine included names of more than 2,000 Greeks including prominent businessmen, doctors, journalists and a former minister.

# athens - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Violence breaks out at Greek anti-austerity protest

Tens of thousands of people took to the street during the country’s second general strike in a month with shops closed and public services slowing down for 24 hours.

# athens - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

# athens - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Pics: Petrol bombs thrown at Greek police during anti-austerity protests Greece This post contains images

Pics: Petrol bombs thrown at Greek police during anti-austerity protests

There were scenes of violence on the streets of Athens today.

Shares fall amid protests against austerity in Athens and Madrid

Protests on the streets of Spain and Greece have spooked the markets.

# athens - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Greek PM suggests further budget cuts ahead of German talks

However, Antonis Samaras has ruled out Greece getting more funding from creditors.

# athens - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Auditors to stay in Greece until new reforms are ready

Auditors from the EU, IMF and the European Central Bank are to stay in Greece until a credible reform programme is formed.

# athens - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Barroso visits Athens as Troika starts new Greek debt talks

Team of international debt inspectors to discuss whether Greece keeps receiving financial aid – or if it faces default.

# athens - Friday 22 June, 2012

Incoming Greek finance minister hospitalised after 'fainting'

Vassilis Rapanos was reportedly hospitalised with strong stomach pains, vertigo, nausea, sweating and fatigue earlier today.

# athens - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Early exit polls in Greece show top two parties in tie

Greece could be set for more coalition talks as second election looks set to bring another stalemate.

Greek election: Polls open as eurozone’s future hangs in balance

The first results will emerge at 5pm tonight, with EU leaders and financial markets watching nervously.

# athens - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Greece has money to pay bills until 20th July: report

Greece has about €2 billion to pay salaries and pensions until 20th July, according to media reports.

# athens - Monday 11 June, 2012

Greek party spokesperson involved in debate fracas sues politician he slapped on air

The Golden Dawn’s Ilias Kasidiaris is suing the female politician he struck during a live televised debate.

# athens - Monday 21 May, 2012

Ireland, Portugal hit out at Greece for breaking promises

Both Michael Noonan and Vitor Gaspar were tough on their Greek counterpart last week over Athens’s failure to follow its bailout programme.

# athens - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Greek pensioner kills himself in main Athens square

The retired pharmacist left a note linking his suicide with the country’s financial crisis.

# athens - Monday 19 March, 2012

From The42 Athens derby abandoned due to crowd violence Riots

Athens derby abandoned due to crowd violence

Three fire trucks were had to extinguish flames as unruly Panathinaikos fans set fire to several sections of the stands.

# athens - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Fitch ratings agency upgrades Greece

The move follows a crucial bond swap with private creditors by Greece at the weekend, which knocked over €100 billion off the country’s national debt.

EU ministers approve €130bn Greek bailout

Meanwhile – Spain has announced that it will not meet the deficit goal agreed with the EU for this year.

# athens - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Libyan embassy hands over cache of guns and explosives

The country’s embassy in Athens has given a large stash of Gaddafi-era weaponry up to authorities.

# athens - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Column: Athens is burning – so why are Ireland’s streets still quiet?

We haven’t rebelled at cut after cut, writes Fergal Browne. So are Irish people really such pushovers, or are there more complex factors at work?

# athens - Friday 10 February, 2012

Greece: Clashes in Athens, ministers resign Greece This post contains images

Greece: Clashes in Athens, ministers resign

Thousands of people are reported to have gathered in Athens to protest against the country’s austerity deal, leading to teargas being thrown by police.

# athens - 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.

# athens - Monday 6 February, 2012

Second bailout talks resume today as Greece tries to avoid bankruptcy

The leaders of the three coalition parties meet with the PM to agree on austerity measures so a €130bn bailout can be secured – and a default avoided.

# athens - Thursday 2 February, 2012

From The42 Minding the Torch: Olympic flame travels in style London 2012

Minding the Torch: Olympic flame travels in style

London organisers revealed the first details of the Olympic flame’s trip from Greece to Britain for the 2012 London Games yesterday.

# athens - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Time Magazine's Person of the Year is.... The Protester

Time says that protesters across the Middle East, Europe and North America changed the world in 2011 – but who were the runners up?

# athens - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Violent clashes in Athens as Greece passes austerity budget Greece This post contains images

Violent clashes in Athens as Greece passes austerity budget

Anti-austerity protesters and groups marking the third anniversary of the fatal shooting of a student in Athens by police gathered in the capital yesterday as legislators met to vote on next year’s budget.

# athens - Sunday 4 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the world.

# athens - Saturday 19 November, 2011

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.

# athens - 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…

# athens - Saturday 5 November, 2011

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.

# athens - Thursday 20 October, 2011

One dead after clashes in Athens over Greek austerity measures

Dozens of people received first aid earlier in the day after hundreds of youths attacked peaceful demonstrators gathered outside Parliament where crucial austerity measures are being passed.