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Lefteris Papadimas

Greek pension cuts in balance as EU/IMF inspectors visit

12 Sep 2018

ATHENS Hopes in Greece that it will have fiscal leeway to cancel unpopular pension cuts due next year are in the balance, sources said on Wednesday, as the first inspection visit by its former lenders since it exited its bailout began.

Greece ends bailout odyssey but Athens not in festive mood

20 Aug 2018

ATHENS Greece emerged from the biggest bailout in economic history on Monday after nine years of creditor-mandated austerity, with European institutions hailing the exit a success but jaded Greeks finding little reason to celebrate. | Video

Greece ends bailout odyssey but Athens not in festive mood

20 Aug 2018

ATHENS Greece emerged from the biggest bailout in economic history on Monday after nine years of creditor-mandated austerity, with European institutions hailing the exit a success but jaded Greeks finding little reason to celebrate. | Video

Greece ends bailout odyssey but Athens in no festive mood

20 Aug 2018

ATHENS, Aug 20 European institutions hailed Greece's exit from its final bailout on Monday, expecting the debt-burdened euro zone member to stand on its own feet after nine years of financial nursing but the mood in Athens was subdued as many problems remain.

As Greek bailout draws to close, central Athens square still bears scars

20 Aug 2018

ATHENS Christos Papageorgiou has seen the kiosk he owns trashed, slept inside it with a fire extinguisher beside him and developed asthma from the teargas that rained down on Athens's Syntagma Square during fierce protests against austerity.

Greece set to exit bailout, still faces daunting challenges

20 Aug 2018

ATHENS Greece exits the last of its three bailouts on Aug. 20 and hopes to be able to borrow again in international markets after a nearly nine-year debt crisis that shrank the economy by a quarter and forced it to implement painful austerity measures. | Video

As Greek bailout draws to close, central Athens square still bears scars

17 Aug 2018

ATHENS Christos Papageorgiou has seen the kiosk he owns trashed, slept inside it with a fire extinguisher beside him and developed asthma from the teargas that rained down on Athens's Syntagma Square during fierce protests against austerity.

As Greek bailout draws to close, central Athens square still bears scars

17 Aug 2018

ATHENS Christos Papageorgiou has seen the kiosk he owns trashed, slept inside it with a fire extinguisher beside him and developed asthma from the teargas that rained down on Athens's Syntagma Square during fierce protests against austerity.

Greece to tear down illegal buildings after killer blaze

07 Aug 2018

ATHENS Greece will demolish thousands of illegal buildings in response to the death of dozens of people who were unable to escape a maze of poorly planned streets in the country's worst wildfire disaster.

Greek civil protection minister resigns after killer wildfire

03 Aug 2018

ATHENS Greek Civil Protection Minister Nikos Toskas resigned on Friday in the wake of a wildfire last month that killed 88 people and led to widespread criticism of the government for its handling of the disaster.

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