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Surprise! The most critical vote this week may be in Greece

Nov 6, 2012
Protesters continue to fill Athens today ahead of the Greek Parliament’s vote on public sector spending cuts.
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis, austerity, bailout
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Greek workers protest latest austerity push

Nov 5, 2012
Workers are back on strike this morning in Greece, where the government is scheduled to vote on a new round of austerity cuts this week.
Posted In: Greece, austerity, bailout
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Greek editor stands trial over tax evader list

Nov 1, 2012
A Greek magazine editor goes on trial today after being accused of breaking privacy laws when he published a list of prominent Greeks who allegedly evaded their taxes.
Posted In: Greece, Taxes, Europe debt crisis, privacy
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Greece's diet crisis: Greeks abandon traditional foods, and an obesity epidemic is the result

Oct 29, 2012
More than 10 percent of the world's population is malnourished, but an even larger proportion is overweight. Greece has one of the highest rates of child obesity, despite having one of the world's healthiest cuisines.
Posted In: Greece, obesity, food and drink
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EU summit to focus on banking union

Oct 18, 2012
European leaders meet in Brussels today for a summit on whether to enact a banking union across the EU and check in on beleaguered Greece.
Posted In: Greece, bailout, ECB
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Greece reacts with protests to a visit from Germany's Merkel

Oct 9, 2012
What are Greeks thinking about after a visit from Germany's Chancellor Merkel? Anger, frustration -- and some merriment.
Posted In: Greece, Angela Merkel, Whats up Europe
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Mass protests in Greece welcome Angela Merkel

Oct 9, 2012
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Greece today for her first visit since the European debt crisis began. Greeks aren't laying out the welcome mat though, as masses come out to protest against German-led austerity.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Greece, Germany, Angela Merkel
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Who says Greece needs to stay in the eurozone?

Oct 1, 2012
As the Greek government prepares to unveil its 2013 budget, some argue it's time to let Greece go from the eurozone.
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis
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What’s up, Europe? Mass protests in Greece and Spain

Sep 26, 2012
Markets are shaken by the mass protests against austerity measures in Greece and Spain. Investors are questioning their earlier optimism over the prospects of recovery in Europe.
Posted In: spain, Greece, Europe debt crisis, Whats up Europe
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Greeks take part in nationwide strike

Sep 26, 2012
Greece has been shut down today because of a huge nationwide strike. Fifty thousand people took to the streets of Athens and police fired tear gas after violence broke out near the parliament. The issue, of course, is austerity: The very unpopular budget cuts going on as part of the solution to the debt crisis.
Posted In: Greece, protest, austerity

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