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 6 months | Earthquake hits Greece, felt in Macedonia and Bulgaria

              A moderate earthquake (σεισμός) with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 has struck northern Greece, centered west of the city of Kilkis and northwest of Thessaloníki, seismologists and residents say. Only few details are available. (more)   


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 1 yr | Police, migrants clash on Greek-Macedonian border

              Macedonian police fired tear gas on Wednesday (April 13) to disperse around 50 migrants stranded in Greece who tried to pull down part of the razor wire fence separating the two countries, a Reuters witness said. Scuffles briefly broke out and Greek riot police later intervened to break up the crowd, which had approached the border fence and chanted "Open the border!".   


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 1 yr | Tension boils over in Greece as angry migrants stuck in a makeshift camp

              Angry migrants stuck in a makeshift camp at Idomeni, Greece, tried to break down a fence at the Macedonia border on Thursday (April 7) amid increased efforts by authorities to move thousands of them to sheltered camps.   


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 1 yr | Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras sworn in as prime minister after election win - Reuters
  


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 1 yr | Record number of migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea to Europe, IOM says

              More than 430,000 refugees and migrants have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe so far this year, more than double the total for the whole of last year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says. Updated figures released on Friday showed that an estimated 309,356 people arrived by boat in Greece, with another 121,139 arriving in Italy, 2,166 in Spain and 100 in Malta. The figures are more than double when compared to the 197,940 people who crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in all of 2014. The crossing is also one of the deadliest in the world: at least 2,748 migrants have died this year alone trying to reach Europe.   


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 1 yr | EU finance ministers approve first tranche of bailout funds for Greece - AFP citing official
  


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 1 yr | Greece, creditors reach deal on budget targets - AFP citing government source
  


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 1 yr | Greek Finance Minister Tsakalotos expects all issues to be resolved with lenders this week - Reuters
  


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 1 yr | Greek financial markets to reopen Aug. 3 - Finance Ministry
  


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 1 yr | Greece repays 4.2 billion euros to European Central Bank

              Greece has repaid the European Central Bank (ECB) about €4.2 billion ($4.5 billion), avoiding a potential cut in emergency lending to Greek banks. "The ECB confirms it has been repaid," an ECB spokesperson said in an emailed statement. Greece had to repay a €3.5 billion ($3.8 billion) bond and €700 million ($759 million) in interest to the ECB to avoid a possible cut. The payment follows a €2 billion ($2.17 billion) payment earlier today to clear Greece's arrears at the IMF. Both payments were made possible thanks to a 7.16 billion euros ($7.77 billion) short-term loan approved by the European Union on Friday.   


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