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All posts tagged "Greece"

  • Greek Farmers End Blockade of Central Athens in Tax Dispute

    ATHENS, Greece – Greek farmers protesting planned tax hikes and pension changes have left a central Athens square where they had been camped out since Friday but are vowing to keep protesting until the government listens. The...

    • Posted February 13, 2016
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  • Farmers Clash with Riot Police, Drive Tractors through Athens in Pensions Protest

    ATHENS, Greece – More than a dozen tractors rolled through Athens on Friday, honking horns and flashing lights outside parliament as thousands of Greek farmers thronged the capital’s main Syntagma Square to protest tax hikes and pension...

    • Posted February 12, 2016
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  • EU is Poised to Restrict Passport-free Travel

    BRUSSELS – European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule to keep some border controls for two more years because of the migration crisis and Greece’s troubles in controlling its border,...

    • Posted February 12, 2016
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  • Greece, Creditors still Weeks Away from Bailout Targets Deal

    BRUSSELS – Greece and its international creditors are still weeks away from any possible agreement about the targets that Athens must meet to secure billions to rebuild its shattered economy. The chairman of the 19 nations using...

    • Posted February 11, 2016
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  • Unease as Greek, Portuguese Bond Rates Spike

    LONDON – The financial market turmoil is drawing attention back to the ability of a number of countries that use the euro currency to pay their debts. On Thursday, in a sign that investors are getting somewhat...

    • Posted February 11, 2016
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  • Greek Farmers Block Country’s Main Highway in Protest Against Reform

    THESSALONIKI, Greece – Farmers in northern Greece blocked traffic on the country’s main highway Tuesday, intensifying nationwide protests against austerity measures demanded by bailout lenders. Protest organizers said a tractor blockade on the highway linking Athens to...

    • Posted February 9, 2016
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  • Large Protest Against Greek Pension Reform Ends in Violence

    ATHENS, Greece – Tens of thousands joined anti-government protests in Athens on Thursday as Greece was crippled by a general strike against a bailout-related overhaul of the country’s ailing pension system. Police said some 40,000 people joined...

    • Posted February 4, 2016
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  • Greek Journalists Strike as Part of anti-Bailout Action

    ATHENS, Greece – Greek journalists walked off the job Wednesday ahead of a general strike set to disrupt services across the country to protest pension reforms that are part of the country’s third international bailout. The media...

    • Posted February 3, 2016
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  • Greece Enters New Round of Bailout Talks amid Union Unrest

    ATHENS, Greece – The Greek government launched a new round of negotiations with rescue creditors Monday over the course of the country’s latest bailout program, amid highway blockades and angry union reaction to proposed pension reforms that...

    • Posted February 1, 2016
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  • Greek Ferries Tied Up for 3rd Day over Pension Reform

    ATHENS, Greece – Greek ferries were tied up in port for a third day Fridayafter seamen extended a two-day strike for a further 48 hours, while farmers continued temporary highway blockages to protest the left-led government’s planned...

    • Posted January 29, 2016
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