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Strikers clogs streets of Athensupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 10:03:00

CNN's Elinda Labropoulou reports on the first general strike under Greece's new interim government.

Will Greece's political crisis endanger the eurozone debt deal?updated: Mon Nov 28 2011 08:04:00

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou's announcement that he will resign and form a new government raises a new set of questions for the debt-ridden country.

Greeks dealing with real Greek tragedyupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 08:04:00

CNN's Diana Magnay reports on how Greeks are dealing with their most recent financial crisis.

Who is Greece's new prime minister?updated: Fri Nov 11 2011 10:44:00

As Greece attempts to fend off debt troubles that continue to threaten global markets, the man chosen to lead the country's new government is an economist who's been advising the outgoing prime minister for the past two years.

Papademos new Greek prime ministerupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 10:44:00

Lucas Papademos, a former European Central Bank vice president, has been named prime minister of Greece.

CNNMoney: Greece names former banker as new prime ministerupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 09:20:00

Lucas Papademos, a former banker and European Central Bank vice president, has been named interim prime minister of Greece, the Greek president's office said Thursday.

New prime minister named in Greeceupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 08:47:00

Lucas Papademos, a former banker and European Central Bank vice president, has been named interim prime minister of Greece, the Greek president's office said Thursday.

Greek leadership in deadlockupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 08:47:00

In-fighting prevents the Greek coalition from choosing a new leader. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.

CNNMoney: Greek prime minister set to resignupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 13:11:00

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou will hand in his resignation to the country's president Wednesday, his office has confirmed, following days of talks on forming a new government.

CNNMoney: Greece awaits next prime ministerupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 12:48:00

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has said he is confident of a positive outcome by the end of Tuesday, a spokesman said, as thorny discussions continue on forming a new government.

Greece awaits announcement of next prime ministerupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 12:03:00

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has said he is confident of a positive outcome by the end of Tuesday, a spokesman said, as thorny discussions continue on forming a new government.

Greece edges closer to naming new PMupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 12:03:00

Greece is waiting to hear who will become its new prime minister. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.

Greece's prime minister to quit in deal to salvage bailout packageupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 09:26:00

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou will meet Monday with the leader of the country's main opposition party to discuss who will become the nation's next prime minister -- a day after an announcement that Papandreou he will step down amid the country's financial crisis.

Papandreou 'we need wider support'updated: Tue Nov 08 2011 09:24:00

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says his country needs wider support to turn the economy around.

Greek prime minister set to form new governmentupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 09:24:00

Embattled Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou plans to meet with the main opposition leader Sunday as he tries to form a coalition government aimed at securing a controversial international bailout package.

Greek PM survives confidence voteupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 09:22:00

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou won a confidence vote in Parliament early Saturday by a narrow margin, giving his country's stricken economy some breathing room, but no panacea.

Can Greece leave the eurozone?updated: Tue Nov 08 2011 09:22:00

CNN's Nina Dos Santos talks to lawyer Charles Proctor of Edwards Wildman about whether or not Greece can leave the EU.

What next for Greece's crisis-hit government?updated: Tue Nov 08 2011 09:20:00

Greece is in a state of political turmoil sparked by Prime Minister George Papandreou's call earlier this week for a referendum on the latest bailout package from Europe.

Key players in possible Greek consensusupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 09:20:00

John Defterios profiles top Greek officials that would be involved in a possible unity government with the opposition.

Greek PM says people have right to voteupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 09:17:00

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou spoke to reporters at the G20 summit about the criticism aimed at him.

Greek PM appears to back off referendum plansupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 09:17:00

Prime Minister George Papandreou said Thursday that a controversial proposal to hold a referendum on an international bailout for his country would not be necessary if the opposition were to support the tough austerity measures that accompany it.

Greece's prime minister optimistic referendum will passupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 09:12:00

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou expressed optimism late Wednesday that the Greek people, in a vote to be held as soon as December 4, will support his plan to remain in the euro zone despite having to endure the austerity measures that Greece's continued membership in the euro club would require.

Potential Greek referendum on EU bailoutupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 09:12:00

A Greek panel approves a proposed aid referendum. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.

'Super Mario's' path to ECB top spotupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 09:10:00

CNN's Richard Quest looks at Mario Draghi's previous experience and what made him a popular pick for the ECB.

Greek cabinet supports call for referendum on bailoutupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 09:10:00

Greece's cabinet voted Wednesday to support Prime Minister George Papandreou's call to hold a referendum as soon as possible about the latest bailout plan, ministers coming out of the meeting told a CNN affiliate.

Greek PM to see president amid crisisupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 09:06:00

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou is due to meet the president of the country after an emergency meeting of the Cabinet Thursday, Papandreou's office announced.

G-20 leaders speak out on Greeceupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 09:06:00

CNN's Ali Velshi gives an update on the G-20 meetings going on in France this week.

Who will become Greece's prime minister?updated: Mon Nov 07 2011 22:02:00

CNN's Zain Verjee takes a look at potential candidates to head the new Greek government.

What Greece needs: Longer hours, less public spendingupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 22:02:00

Despite agreeing to a coalition government, Greece's current political establishment remains unprepared to lead it into the 21st century.

CNNMoney: Stocks set for modest lossesupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 08:01:00

U.S. stocks were poised to kick off the week slightly lower, as worries about the stability of Greece and Italy continued to hang over global markets.

CNNMoney: Europe: Debt crisis 1, G-20 zeroupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 05:42:00

The debt crisis in Europe continues to hang over the global economy after a summit of world leaders last week failed to produce any tangible new solutions.

CNNMoney: Papandreou to quit in bid to salvage bailoutupdated: Sun Nov 06 2011 16:29:00

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou will step down as his government's leader, the country's president announced Sunday night -- agreeing to do so on the condition that the controversial €130 billion euro bailout deal is approved.

CNNMoney: Greek prime minister pushes for new governmentupdated: Sat Nov 05 2011 17:15:00

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said Saturday he will do what it takes to form a coalition government and push through a controversial international bailout package.

CNNMoney: Greek prime minister survives confidence voteupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 20:31:00

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou won a confidence vote in Parliament by a narrow margin, giving his country's stricken economy some breathing room, but no panacea.

CNNMoney: Greek prime minister faces confidence voteupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 07:29:00

Prime Minister George Papandreou faces a crunch confidence vote Friday, after days of political turmoil sparked by his controversial proposal to hold a referendum on an international bailout for his country.

5 voices on the Greek crisisupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 06:03:00

The Greek government is facing enormous pressure to resolve the country's debt crisis. On Wednesday the finance minister of Greece came out against Prime Minister George Papandreou's plan for a referendum on the debt deal Europe is offering for Greece. Then Thursday he said he was backing off that plan, saying there is no need for it given opposition support for the tough austerity measures which accompany it. It is not clear if that meant he was canceling the referendum, the announcement of which sparked chaos in the markets.

Greece threatened with euro exitupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 06:03:00

As G-20 leaders meet to discuss the European debt crisis, CNN's Jim Boulden assesses developments in Greece.

Greece's embattled leader hails from a political dynastyupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 03:08:00

Greece's economic turmoil threatens to topple the eurozone, shake the global financial markets and bring down the protagonist in the political drama: embattled Prime Minister George Papandreou.

Papandreou and the Greek debt crisisupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 03:08:00

CNN's Felicia Taylor reports on George Papandreou's time as Greece's prime minister and how the country got into debt.

CNNMoney: Stocks post a second day of gainsupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 16:32:00

Stocks closed significantly higher Thursday, giving the market its second day of gains. Investors focused on the European Central Bank's surprise rate cut and mostly shrugged off fears over Greece.

CNNMoney: Papandreou backs off bailout referendumupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 15:15:00

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou is backing off plans to hold a controversial referendum on an international bailout for his country, he told his cabinet Thursday.

CNNMoney: Greece goes all inupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 09:46:00

The referendum in Greece is now a vote to determine whether the nation remains a member of the eurozone.

Will the Greek government survive the debt crisis?updated: Thu Nov 03 2011 09:21:00

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has called an emergency Cabinet meeting, as pressure grows for him to resolve a crisis sparked by his announcement of a referendum on the latest European bailout deal.

Greeks on referendum: 'Totally confused'updated: Wed Nov 02 2011 23:32:00

CNN's Jim Boulden talks to the Greek people about their opinions on the referendum vote to approve the austerity package.

CNNMoney: Greece debate takes center stage at G20updated: Wed Nov 02 2011 11:59:00

Greece was the main topic of conversation here Wednesday after a surprise move by Prime Minister George Papandreou that called into question the latest effort to resolve Europe's debt crisis.

CNNMoney: Greek cabinet backs bailout referendumupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 10:25:00

Greece's cabinet voted Wednesday to support Prime Minister George Papandreou's call to hold a referendum as soon as possible about the latest bailout plan, ministers coming out of the meeting told a CNN affiliate.

CNNMoney: Stocks fall hard on Greece fearsupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 16:49:00

New fears about the fate of the European rescue plan reverberated through stock markets in the United States and around the world Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Surprise Greek referendum casts shadow on EU dealupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 15:21:00

Greece Prime Minister George Papandreou announced Monday a national referendum to approve the bailout deal reached at last week's EU summit.

Greek referendum: What happens next?updated: Tue Nov 01 2011 13:17:00

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou's announcement of a referendum on the new eurozone debt deal has shocked European markets and thrown the future of the euro back into disarray.

Greece calls for referendum on bailoutupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 13:17:00

The Greek prime minister has called for a referendum on the EU bailout, casting a shadow on last week's deal.

Prime minister promises Greece will 'fight its way back to growth'updated: Tue Sep 27 2011 15:39:00

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou "can guarantee that Greece will live up to all its commitments," he said Tuesday as he seeks to keep his debt-ridden country afloat.

Greek PM postpones U.S. trip amid financial crisisupdated: Sat Sep 17 2011 13:20:00

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou announced Saturday he will postpone a scheduled trip to the United States next week because of the country's financial crisis.

CNNMoney: Stocks rally on hopes for Greeceupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 17:51:00

Stocks ended sharply higher Wednesday following a choppy start, after key European leaders calmed jittery investors by insisting that Greece would remain a eurozone member and would achieve its fiscal targets.

Greek prime minister pledges a battle to avoid "disastrous bankrupcy"updated: Sat Sep 10 2011 17:11:00

Greek prime minister George Papandreou said Saturday his country will do what it takes to ensure that the country remains in the eurozone.

Greece prepares to slash budget after confidence voteupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 07:38:00

Greece is set to press ahead with new taxes, public-sector job cuts and the sale of everything from airports to gaming licenses after Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou narrowly survived a confidence vote early Wednesday.

Greece struggles to repay debtsupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 07:38:00

CNN's Diana Magnay looks at one of Greece's lucrative assets, the port, and it's impact on workers.

Greek unions call 48-hour strike to protest planned cutsupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 07:37:00

Greek unions have declared a 48-hour general strike next week to protest new austerity measures set to be voted on by the Greek Parliament, one of Greece's biggest umbrella unions told CNN on Thursday.

CNNMoney: World markets mixed after Greece voteupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 15:07:00

World markets had a muted reaction to the critical confidence vote won by Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou late Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Focus shifts to Fedupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 08:40:00

U.S. stocks were poised to open little changed Wednesday, ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest interest rate decision.

CNNMoney: For Greece, the real challenge is still aheadupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 08:24:00

Prime Minister George Papandreou of Greece has prevailed in a vote of confidence, but next comes an even tougher challenge.

CNNMoney: Greek Prime Minister survives confidence voteupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 19:48:00

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou survived a confidence vote on Tuesday, as Greek lawmakers voted to support his government as it tries to work through a debt crisis that is strangling the nation.

CNNMoney: Treasuries hold as Greece votesupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 19:34:00

Treasury prices held steady Tuesday evening after Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou survived a confidence vote as he tries to secure more bailout money for his debt-riddled nation.

Greek leader survives confidence vote despite austerity protestsupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 19:31:00

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou's reshuffled Cabinet survived a vote of confidence early Wednesday despite widespread opposition to budget cuts he says are needed to prevent a government default.

Greek PM wins backing for bailout cutsupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 19:31:00

Greece's reshuffled Cabinet survived a vote of confidence despite widespread opposition to budget cuts.

CNNMoney: Triple-digit Dow surge ahead of Greek voteupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 16:47:00

Stocks posted solid advances on Tuesday, with technology shares leading gains, as investors awaited the confidence vote for Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou later tonight.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Investors await Greek voteupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 08:28:00

U.S. stocks were set to extend gains Tuesday, following world markets higher, as investors awaited a confidence vote for Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou.

Greece prepares to sell off state assets to get loansupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 18:46:00

Greece is preparing to sell off billions of dollars worth of state assets including airports, highways and state-owned companies, as well as banks, real estate and gaming licenses, to meet international lenders' demands that it raise funds.

Embattled Greece reshuffles cabinetupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 13:50:00

Greece's prime minister names a new finance minister amid an economic crisis. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.

Papandreou reshuffles Greek governmentupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 17:21:00

Greece's Prime Minister George Papandreou announced Wednesday that a government reshuffle will take place Thursday, after which he will seek a vote of confidence in parliament.

Bombs, tear gas during Greek protestsupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 17:21:00

Greek anti-government protests turn violent as protesters throw bombs and police fire tear gas at protesters.

Papandreou: Greece won't default on debtupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 01:52:00

Despite deep public spending cuts that triggered waves of protests last year, Greece will not default on its debt payment obligations, Prime Minister George Papandreou told CNN.

Greek PM: All will defend the Euroupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 01:52:00

Greek prime minister says in Europe there is a strong will to do what is necessary to defend the Euro.

Greek PM says 2011 will be last year of recessionupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 07:47:00

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou sought to calm the nation's economic jitters for 2012 in his address to his cabinet Wednesday.

Nothing can hold Greece back, prime minister saysupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 05:34:00

Greece is back from the brink of financial disaster and has paved the way for the future, Prime Minister George Papandreou proclaimed Thursday.

Greek local elections may determine fate of ruling partyupdated: Sun Nov 07 2010 09:20:00

The Greek prime minister may call for early general elections in December if his ruling party loses local elections Sunday, the nation's official news agency said.

Man arrested for throwing shoe at Greece's prime ministerupdated: Sat Sep 11 2010 14:13:00

A 49-year-old doctor was arrested Saturday for throwing a shoe at Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou in protest of the government's austerity measures.

CNNMoney: Greek leader: Banks bet against usupdated: Sun May 16 2010 12:15:00

The prime minister of Greece said Sunday that he would not rule out taking legal action against banks that may have preyed on his country's precarious fiscal state.

Riots up front and personalupdated: Tue May 11 2010 07:12:00

CNN's Diana Magnay takes us through the streets as rioters face off with police armed with tear gas.

IMF approves $40B loan for Greeceupdated: Tue May 11 2010 07:12:00

The International Monetary Fund on Sunday approved a 30 billion euro ($38.6 billion) loan for Greece as part of a larger European Union-led effort to help ease the country's economic crisis.

President meets Greek PMupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 12:51:00

President Obama meets with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou in Washington.

Greece 'not looking for scapegoat,' PM saysupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 12:51:00

Greece wants to take responsibility for its budget crisis and is not looking for outside financial help, its prime minister said Thursday.

Financial reform key as Obama meets with Greek leaderupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 19:59:00

Global financial reform topped the agenda Tuesday as President Obama huddled with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, whose country is at the center of Europe's debt crisis.

Fortune: The snag in Greece's salary solutionupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 03:49:00

Greek prime minister George Papandreou may have made a big mistake. As part of a plan to fix his nation's ruined economy, he announced Wednesday that he aims to cut 30% of civil servants' holiday bonuses which are part of Greece's "14th salary" payment schedule.

Worker: 'No time to strike'updated: Thu Feb 25 2010 14:29:00

CNN's Jim Boulden talks to an Athens public sector worker who says now is not the time for Greek workers to strike.

Analysis: What Greece tells us about Europeupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 14:29:00

The size and scale of the protests in Greece are hard to ignore. Athenians filled Constitution Square in the heart of the capital protesting the austerity measures being put forward by the government of George Papandreou. This is his first major test on the ground since taking office last autumn.

CNNMoney: European shares rise ahead of finance meetingupdated: Mon Feb 15 2010 15:54:00

European shares rose Monday, as investors kept an eye on a meeting of finance ministers from the countries that use the euro.

Socialists win in Greece; 'hard work' ahead, Papandreou saysupdated: Sun Oct 04 2009 19:21:00

Greece's opposition Socialist party on Sunday defeated the incumbent center-right government of Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis, as Socialist leader George Papandreou promised to chart a new course for an economic comeback.

Greece in belt-tightening budget despite protestsupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 06:59:00

Greece passed a belt-tightening budget Monday, despite weeks of nationwide protests over the economy and jobs enflamed by the fatal shooting of a teenager by police earlier this month.

Violent riots rage on in Greeceupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 06:59:00

Riot police and youths clash again in Greek capital. Journalist Anthee Carassava reports.

Time.com: Greek PM Faces New Challengesupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 06:00:00

"Compassionate conservative" Kostas Karamanlis narrowly won reelection, but his shrunken majority could leave his party vulnerable

Greek electionsupdated: Sun Sep 16 2007 20:23:00

CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva speaks with Greek journalist Dimitris Apokis to get his perspective on election results.

Greek conservatives reclaim powerupdated: Sun Mar 07 2004 07:31:00

Greece's conservatives have reclaimed power after 10 years following a convincing win by Costas Karamanlis' New Democracy Party in the nation's general elections.

Candidates to be Greek PMupdated: Fri Mar 05 2004 10:03:00

These are the two main contenders to be the new Greek Prime Minister in elections Sunday:

Familiar names in epic Greek clashupdated: Fri Mar 05 2004 09:05:00

In this weekend's Greek general election, voters are being asked to choose between two very familiar political names. CNN's European Political Editor Robin Oakley reports.

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