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  • Samaras Seeks Greek Unity on Cuts After Career Stoking Divisions

    Europe has told Greece to unite behind a faltering austerity program to stay in the euro. Antonis Samaras, poised to become Greek premier, has a history of stoking divisions inside and outside his New Democracy party.

  • Papandreou Races to Avert Default Amid Protests

    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou’s bid to avert the euro region’s first sovereign default will culminate today with a budget vote now under way in a Parliament besieged by protesters amid a wave of strikes.

  • Former Greek Foreign Minister Launches New Political Party

    Former Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis yesterday launched her new ‘ Democratic Alliance Party ’ in a bid to attract Greeks who are increasingly disillusioned with the country’s two main parties.

  • Greek Police Fire Tear Gas to Disperse Protesters Before Vote on Austerity

    Greek police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the center of Athens as labor unions shut down government services before a vote on austerity measures that may determine if the nation can avoid a default.

  • Greece Will Form National Unity Government

    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou agreed to step down to allow the creation of a national unity government that will secure international financing and avert a collapse of the country’s economy.

  • Papandreou Struggles to Hold On to Power

    Prime Minister George Papandreou struggled to hold on to power after Greece’s largest opposition party rebuffed his overtures to form a national unity government, raising the prospect of elections that could delay aid needed to prevent default.

  • Greek Ruling Party Lawmakers Desert Papandreou Before Confidence Vote Held

    Ruling party lawmakers urged Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou to step aside and allow the formation of a new government that can approve a European Union aid package needed to avert default.

  • Greek Government Talks Drag Into Third Day

    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou’s talks on forming an interim government to avert the economy’s collapse dragged into a third day as a near-agreement with the biggest opposition party stalled on European Union demands for written commitments.

  • Greek Parliament Approves Budget Cuts as Nation Mourns

    Greece’s parliament approved austerity measures demanded by the European Union and International Monetary Fund as a condition to secure a 110 billion-euro ($140 billion) bailout, as the nation mourned three victims of Athens protests against the plan.

  • Papademos to Be Named Greek PM: Reports

    Greece prepared for a new prime minister to lead an interim government of national unity as state-run NET TV and To Vima newspaper reported that former central banker Lucas Papademos will accept the post.

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