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Euro zone worried Greek spending plans may threaten surplus target

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BRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers are worried that recent tax and spending measures from Greece could threaten the country's primary surplus target this year, the head of the euro zone bailout fund Klaus Regling told a news conference on Thursday.

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Greek PM Tsipras wins confidence vote weeks before EU election 10 May 2019

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won a confidence vote on Friday, weeks before European Parliament elections that will be a first test of his government's re-election chances in national polls this autumn.

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As elections loom, Greece announces 'relief measures' 07 May 2019

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday announced tax cuts and pledged to reinstate a benefit for low income pensioners among other "relief measures", weeks before municipal and European Parliament elections.

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Greece seeks confidence vote after row over quadriplegic candidate 06 May 2019

ATHENS Greece's leftist government triggered a parliamentary confidence vote on Monday to upstage an opposition push to censure an aide of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for comments about a quadriplegic European election candidate.

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North Macedonia's pro-Western candidate wins presidential vote 05 May 2019

SKOPJE North Macedonia's pro-Western candidate, Stevo Pendarovski, won a run-off presidential vote after a campaign dominated by divisions over a change to the country's name that was agreed to mollify Greece and open the way for EU and NATO membership.

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Pariah no more? Greece needs big bond investors to seal its comeback 30 Apr 2019

By Dhara Ranasinghe, Abhinav Ramnarayan and Lefteris Papadimas

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Greece - Free our marbles from British Museum's 'murky prison' 15 Apr 2019

ATHENS Greece's president called on Monday for Britain to free the Parthenon marbles from the "murky prison" of its national museum, upping the rhetoric in a near 200-year-old campaign for the sculptures' return.

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Clashes erupt as Greek police stop migrants from reaching border 06 Apr 2019

DIAVATA, Greece Greek police fired teargas on Saturday as angry migrants hoping to travel to northern Europe hurled stones and bottles after being barred from reaching a nearby border crossing, witnesses said. | Video

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Euro zone agrees to disburse 970 million euro grant to Greece 05 Apr 2019

BUCHAREST Euro zone finance ministers agreed on Friday to disburse 970 million euros (833.49 million pounds) as a grant to Greece as part of a post-bailout programme of monitoring reforms, euro zone officials said.

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Brexit? It's all Greek to me, says PM Tsipras in Athens 04 Apr 2019

ATHENS Greece's prime minister said on Thursday he was struggling to understand Britain's Brexit machinations and was surprised its political system could not find a way out of the crisis.