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Greece starts moving migrants from squalid border camp

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IDOMENI, Greece Greece sent in police and bulldozers on Tuesday to knock down tents and relocate hundreds of migrants who had been stranded for months in a squalid makeshift camp on the border with Macedonia. | Video

Euro zone statement on Greece 7:17am BST

BRUSSELS Following is the text of the Eurogroup statement on Greece issued early on Wednesday after a meeting in Brussels:

Greece to start key data handover on EgyptAir crash Wednesday - source 24 May 2016

ATHENS Greece will start dispatching key information on the EgyptAir crash to Egyptian authorities on Wednesday, including data from the airliner as it flew through Greek airspace moments before disappearing, a source close to the probe said on Tuesday.

Greece's VAT tax hike is counterproductive - trade association 24 May 2016

ATHENS Increasing value-added tax will reduce state revenues rather than generate the extra income Greece is seeking as it tries to meet fiscal targets agreed with its lenders, a body representing small and medium sized businesses said on Tuesday.

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IMF report says Greece needs 'up-front' debt relief, lower fiscal target 24 May 2016

WASHINGTON Greece needs "up-front, unconditional" debt relief and a sharply lower budget surplus target to make its bailout viable and its debt sustainable over the long term, International Monetary Fund staff said on Monday.

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Egypt prosecutor seeks data from France, Greece on crashed plane 23 May 2016

CAIRO Egypt's public prosecutor formally requested data on the crashed EgyptAir plane from France and Greece on Monday, as the victims' remains began arriving at a Cairo morgue ready for DNA testing.

Greek shares rise to outperform weaker European stock markets 23 May 2016

* Deutsche Bank cuts outlook on European shares (ADVISORY- Reuters plans to replace intra-day European and UK stock market reports with a Live Markets blog on Eikon (see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets for site in development). Adds details, share prices)

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Greece to get lenders' OK for new loans on Tuesday, but no debt relief yet 23 May 2016

BRUSSELS After a six month delay, the euro zone is likely to say on Tuesday that Greece has passed the reforms needed to unblock 10 billion euros (7.7 billion pounds) in new loans, but Athens won't get debt relief because of differences between the bloc and the IMF.

Greek shares outperform weaker European stock markets 23 May 2016

* Bayer down after making Monsanto offer (ADVISORY- Reuters plans to replace intra-day European and UK stock market reports with a Live Markets blog on Eikon (see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets for site in development). Adds details, share prices)

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Greece says to begin evacuating migrants camped at border within days 23 May 2016

ATHENS Greece will begin in the coming days to evacuate a makeshift camp on its northern border with Macedonia where thousands of migrants and refugees have been stranded in dire conditions for months, the government said on Monday.