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Former Greek PM to create new party ahead of snap election

Athens - Former Greek prime minister Georges Papandreou announced on Friday he was creating a new political party just weeks before snap elections this month, sparking anger in his own Socialist party.

Party political wrangling delays announcement of new Greek PM

Athens - The announcement of a new Greek government and prime minister is due to be announced Wednesday but the names of prospective candidates for the newly vacant position of Greek prime minister changes as often as the politicians change their minds.

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi announces resignation

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Sivio Berlusconi announced his resignation on Tuesday, saying he will stand down as soon as the economic reforms are introduced this month. He will not stand for re-election.

Greece agrees to new coalition government under new leader

An agreement was reached on Sunday night for Greece to form a new interim coalition government. Prime Minister George Papandreou has agreed to stand down, and the new leader will be announced on Monday.

Papandreou refuses to resign, drops referendum

Athens - Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has decided not to resign but to ask for a coalition government. Having dropped the idea of a referendum he still has to face a parliamentary vote of confidence on Friday which may result in his downfall.

Greece imposes heavy fines for smoking in offices and restaurants Special

Starting today, Greece prohibits smoking in all enclosed public spaces and will slap offenders with heavy fines in a bid to reduce nicotine consumption in the country where 42 percent of the population are smokers.

Fresh chaos in Greece: no fuel, no milk, no salaries

Athens - 'Living with the gods' is a slogan used by a real estate company who sell land and houses to foreigners emigrating to Greece, but recently living in Greece has become synonymous with living in between strikes.

German Chancellor met with her Greek counterpart Papandreou Special

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou Friday against the backdrop of the Greek debt crisis and a controversial German bailout.

Greek pensioners: The hungry don't fear prison

Greece announces further austerity measures, raising the VAT and reducing civil servant's 14 salaries per year to 12, yet there's a large segment of the country which completely disagrees and makes its voice heard. Pensioners for example.
 

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou
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George Papandreou
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou
German Chancellor Angela Merkel with former Prime Minister of Greece  George Papandreou
German Chancellor Angela Merkel with former Prime Minister of Greece, George Papandreou
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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