The Greek government is forcing employees of a state electricity utility company back to work by issuing a “civil mobilisation decree” usually reserved for national emergencies.
Public and private services have shut down across Greece as unions hold a 24-hour general strike to protest against further austerity cuts in the recession-plagued country.
Greek civil servants have walked off the job at the start of a two-day nationwide strike protesting against planned job cuts required as part of the country’s international bailout.
Riot police have scuffled with striking school guards in central Athens as unions gear up for a series of public sector strikes over job cuts.
Germany’s Finance Minister has visited Greece amid massive police security, insisting there was “no convenient short cut” for the country’s bailout programme.
Unions opposing austerity measures in Greece are staging their fourth general strike this year as the government prepares to start axing public sector jobs.
Greece’s largest bank, the National Bank of Greece, has said it has succeeded in raising enough capital to avoid being nationalised, the second Greek bank to meet that target.
The International Monetary Fund has admitted it made “notable failures” in the Greek bailout, underestimating how much the austerity measures it pushed would hit the country’s already faltering economy.
Greece's coalition government has said it will use emergency powers to prevent teachers from disrupting university entrance exams as part of their planned strike this month.
Greece’s recession-wracked economy should start recovering from next year and its sky-high unemployment rate should edge lower from the end of 2014, the country’s finance minister said in an interview broadcast today.
Greece has been hit by an unprecedented wave of metal thefts as its recession-hit people turn to crime.
Public transport workers in the Greek capital walked off the job today in a 24-hour strike, causing traffic jams around Athens, while a doctors’ strike has left hospitals functioning with emergency staff.
Greece’s government has announced emergency powers to force striking subway workers back to work, with those defying it risking arrest.
Striking underground railway workers have defied a court order to return to work and are continuing their protest for a sixth day, as demonstrations against new pay cuts escalate in Greece’s capital.
Greek MPs have voted to investigate former finance minister George Papaconstantinou over his handling of data on citizens with Swiss bank accounts and whether he amended the list to remove three of his relatives.
Greece’s fragile coalition government faces its toughest test when lawmakers vote on new painful austerity measures demanded to keep the country afloat, on the second day of a nationwide general strike.
Greece’s conservative-led coalition has set out a new four-year package of austerity measures, facing down escalating protests by unions and dissent from its left-wing government partners.
Greece’s Prime Minister has said his country can survive until the end of November without receiving the next planned instalment of its bailout loans.
After weeks of fruitless efforts, the heads of the three parties in Greece’s governing coalition have struck a basic deal on a new round of harsh austerity measures.
Greek workers have walked off their jobs for the first general strike since the country's coalition government was formed in June.
Greek judges and hospital doctors have begun working to rule over planned austerity measures that will leave thousands of legal cases in limbo and routine operations cancelled.
French president Francois Hollande has said that Greece must remain in the eurozone.
Greece needs more time to implement tough financial reforms and spending cuts, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said today.
Tensions are running high in Greece ahead of today's visit by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso to Athens, amid increased speculation the country is heading towards debt default.
Troika officials arrive in Greece today to try and pull that country's economic programme back on track.
Greece is preparing to hold what has been described as the country's most crucial election, as the outcome could effectively decide whether Greece remains in the euro.
The spokesman for Greece's extremist far-right Golden Dawn party caused an uproar today when he physically assaulted two left-wing deputies on live television during a morning political show.
The leader of a left-wing party in Greece has renewed a pledge to scrap the country’s bailout commitments after retaking a lead in opinion polls ahead of crucial national elections on June 17.
Opinion polls have indicated that Greece's second election in just over a month will result in no single party gaining a majority in parliament, but two pro-austerity mainstream parties could form a coalition government.
Greece’s four biggest commercial banks are to receive an €18bn cash injection from the European bailout fund.
Fitch ratings agency has downgraded five Greek banks, a day after giving the crisis-hit nation the lowest possible grade for a country that is not in default.
A senior judge has been sworn in to head Greece's caretaker government for a month as the debt-crippled country lurches through a political crisis that threatens its membership in the 17-nation eurozone.
Greece's President will hold a fresh round of talks today to try to persuade political leaders to form a coalition government.
Greece’s conservative leader has insisted the country should remain in the euro, ahead of talks with the political opponent who wants to pull out of the financial bailout deal.
The leader of a radical left-wing party tasked with trying to form a coalition government in Greece is to meet mainstream party heads, a day after he demanded they withdraw their signatures from the international bailout deal.
The smouldering debate over European austerity burned hotter as the left-winger trying to form a new Greek government declared his country was no longer bound by pledges to impose crippling cuts in return for rescue loans.
A left-wing party opposed to the terms of Greece’s bailout agreements is trying to form a government after a general election stalemate.
Greece sank deeper into a political and financial morass as initial efforts to form a new coalition government failed, a day after angry voters punished parties backing the country’s international bailout.
Greece faces weeks of financial turmoil after voters angry at crippling income cuts punished mainstream politicians, let a far-right extremist group into Parliament and gave no party enough votes to govern alone.
Greece faces days, possibly weeks, of political instability after voters angry at crippling income cuts punished mainstream politicians.
Greeks head to the polls on Sunday in their most critical – and uncertain - election in decades, with voters set to punish the two main parties that are being held responsible for the country’s dire economic straits.
Anti-austerity activists are planning new protests in Athens’ main square, where a pensioner shot himself dead leaving a suicide note that blasted politicians over the country’s financial crisis.
An elderly Greek man killed himself in Athens’ busiest square today in protest at the country’s debt crisis.
The Deputy Prime Minister in Greece’s coalition government has announced he will not stand for re-election in the forthcoming national poll.
Greece's parliament has today approved a new international bailout deal, which will see the crisis-hit country receive an additional €172bn in rescue loans.
Greece’s international creditors see “significant risks” that it might need yet more rescue loans because it will fail to control its massive debt.
Greece’s Parliament is set to approve the debt-crippled country’s new international bailout deal as Communist party supporters prepare to protest against the austerity being imposed.
A massive debt relief deal for Greece constitutes a so-called credit event, meaning it will trigger payouts on bond insurance, the agency that oversees financial derivatives said.
The finance ministers of the eurozone have said Greece can receive the first batch of bailout money of up to €35.5bn to fund a massive debt relief deal with private investors.
The Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has said the debt restructuring agreement by Greece overnight is anything but a good deal for the Greek people.
Greece has secured a high enough participation in its critical bond swap offer to drastically reduce its debt, staving off an imminent default and paving the way for the release of funds from international rescue loans.
A deadline has passed for private investors to participate in a major Greek debt reduction deal, with government officials and world markets appearing confident of high participation.
Greek government hopes are rising that the country’s critical debt swap will succeed as an official said participation was already above 75%.
Greece is apparently on course to secure its second financial bailout worth €130bn.
Greece's private investors have hours to decide whether to accept a massive writedown of the country's debts.
Bank deposits in Greece have fallen by €70bn since the start of the crisis in 2009, the finance minister said today.
Ratings agency Moody’s downgraded Greece to the lowest point on its bond scale, following a deal with private investors that would see them ultimately lose 70% of their holdings in the country’s debt.
Greece’s parliament has approved new reforms to the country’s struggling pension system, the latest move in a flurry of action required to secure new international rescue loans that will stave off bankruptcy.
The European Central Bank said today that it is suspending the use of Greek Government bonds as collateral to access central bank loans as Greece carries out a debt reduction negotiated with its creditors.
The Greek Parliament today approved a massive bond swap that will wipe €107bn off the country’s privately held debt.