Thursday, October 30, 2014

News of Greece- NY Times


Angelos Tzortzinis for The New York Times
News about Greece, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.

Chronology of Coverage

  1. Oct. 17, 2014
    New immunity protections for Greek officials have enraged law enforcement officials and critics of the government, who fear long-awaited moves to tackle corruption are being stymied; provisions have often been slipped into complex or unrelated bills. MORE
  2. Oct. 7, 2014
    Greek government unveils draft budget forecasting steady return to growth after four years of austerity; pledges to lower taxes and increase benefits. MORE
  3. Oct. 3, 2014
    Greek authorities say they have thwarted a planned terrorist attack, possibly against political or business targets. MORE
  4. Oct. 2, 2014
    Greek government says it will seek a vote of confidence in Parliament in a bid to quash mounting speculation about early elections and to keep flagging economic reforms on track. MORE
  5. Sep. 28, 2014
    Amanda Petrusich article describes visiting Vitsa, Greece, to experience multiday, music-intensive event called panegyria, in which people of the region of Epirus mourn their losses and celebrate what remains. MORE

General Information on Greece

Official Name: Hellenic Republic
Capital: Athens (Current local time)
Government Type: Parliamentary republic
Population: 10.71 million
Area: 51,146 square miles; roughly the size of Alabama.
Languages: Greek
Literacy: Total Population: [96%] Male: [97.8%]; Female: [94.2%]
GDP Per Capita: $24,000
Year of Independence: 1829 (from the Ottoman Empire)
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Greece's Economic and Political Traps

Our society has lost a great deal and gained little in return.
October 27, 2014, Monday

It's Time to Try Nutty, Sour Trahana

No matter which type of trahana you use, I think you will want it in your pantry once you have tried it.
October 21, 2014, Tuesday
MORE ON GREECE AND: Greece , Cooking and Cookbooks , Flour , Grain , Recipes , Wheat

E.U. Praise for Greece Fails to Stem Bond Sell-Off

On Thursday, as more investors fled Greek bonds, they drove the government’s long-term borrowing costs to nearly 9 percent — up from 7 percent on Wednesday and the highest level since January.
October 17, 2014, Friday

New Immunity Provisions Cast Doubt on Greece’s Efforts to Fight Corruption

New protections for officials have enraged critics of the government, who fear long-awaited moves to tackle corruption are being stymied.
October 17, 2014, Friday

Volatility Hits European and Asian Stocks After Frenzy on Wall Street

United States stock index futures were pointing to a lower opening as investors grew increasingly concerned over signs that global economic growth is faltering.
October 15, 2014, Wednesday

Drone Pulling Albanian Flag Sets Off Skirmish at Euro Qualifier in Serbia

The referee interrupted the match in the 41st minute when one of the Serbia players grabbed the flag and Albania players tried to protect it. The match was later abandoned.
October 15, 2014, Wednesday

Next Hurdle for Greece's Economy: Its Own Political Uncertainty

If radical leftists are swept into power next year, they might demand that international lenders write off some of the country's $400 billion debt.
October 14, 2014, Tuesday

Greece’s Draft Budget Aims to Ease Austerity Measures

Unveiling what is essentially the nation’s first balanced budget in decades, the fragile coalition government pledged to lower taxes and increase benefits.
October 7, 2014, Tuesday

The Week Ahead: Greek Budget, Europe’s Nominees and I.M.F. and World Bank Meetings

Greece will unveil its 2015 draft budget, hearings for vice-presidential nominees for the European Commission will be held, and the World Bank and I.M.F. open annual meetings in Washington.
October 6, 2014, Monday

Greece: Officials Say They Uncovered a Terrorist Plot

Greek authorities said Thursday that they had thwarted a terrorist attack planned for Saturday, possibly against political or business targets.
October 3, 2014, Friday
MORE ON GREECE AND: Terrorism , Maziotis, Nikos , Greece

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