# george-papandreou - Today’s News
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# george-papandreou - Saturday 12 May, 2012
Political turmoil, soaring unemployment, falling markets, rubbish credit ratings. It’s all going off in Greece at the minute and not in a good way. But what’s going to happen next?
# george-papandreou - Thursday 9 February, 2012
If Greece doesn’t secure a bailout loan by 15 February it may not have the money to pay a €14.5 billion bond on 20 March.
# george-papandreou - Tuesday 7 February, 2012
The three coalition parties continue talks today after missing yet another deadline yesterday.
# george-papandreou - Thursday 29 December, 2011
2011 may be remembered in future as the year we sorted out the financial crisis – or the year in which it grew beyond our control.
# george-papandreou - Tuesday 27 December, 2011
Undone by sex scandals, economic failures, uprisings and other controversies, an astonishing number of high-profile figures resigned from their various posts in the past 12 months.
# george-papandreou - Friday 11 November, 2011
Nicolas Sarkozy was caught on mic making some not-so-flattering comments about outgoing PM George Papandreou.
# george-papandreou - Thursday 10 November, 2011
He will head a new unity government it has been confirmed at last.
Reports this morning that France and Germany are considering a radical restructuring of the eurozone amid uncertainty in Italy and Greece.
# george-papandreou - Wednesday 9 November, 2011
George Papandreou tells the public that Greece will “do whatever is required” to remain in the Euro, but won’t name a new premier.
It had been thought a new government would be in place by Monday…
# george-papandreou - Tuesday 8 November, 2011
Lukas Papademos looks set to take over from embattled leader George Papandreou as the country battles to avoid bankruptcy.
# george-papandreou - Monday 7 November, 2011
Some background info on the man pushing for power as PM Papandreou steps back.
Changes afoot in the debt stricken country.
Finance ministers from the 17 eurozone countries are meeting today to flesh out the details that were agreed at a leaders’ summit last month.
# george-papandreou - Sunday 6 November, 2011
George Papandreou says he will step aside if agreement can be reached on the formation of an interim government to secure a new European debt deal for the country.
A government statement says that an emergency cabinet meeting this afternoon will be his last.
Opposition leader Antonis Samaras will meet with the Greek president today. Samaras is calling for a snap election.
# george-papandreou - Saturday 5 November, 2011
The Greek Prime Minister struggled to form a temporary coalition government today – saying that move is vital for demonstrating the country’s commitment to remaining in the eurozone.
Meanwhile Greece has entered political deadlock in a bid to form a coalition government…
As the Greek PM prepares to enter talks on forming a coalition government, we’re asking if he should have stuck with his original referendum plan?
George Papandreou has made a pledge to step aside if necessary, and has called for a new coalition government.
# george-papandreou - Friday 4 November, 2011
# george-papandreou - Thursday 3 November, 2011
The embattled leader has not dismissed the idea of a referendum completely but said that if consensus could be reached with the Opposition then the bailout deal could be ratified.
A bank run, devaluation, civil disobedience – what exactly would be the effect of Greece pulling out of the eurozone?
Evangelos Venizelos issued an extrordinary public letter just before 5am this morning.
It’s possible – but it wouldn’t be easy.
Merkel and Sarkozy have told Greece it must decide whether it wants to continue as part of the Eurozone.
# george-papandreou - Wednesday 2 November, 2011
The Greek Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday evening is continuing to send shockwaves across the Eurozone.
Greek leader George Papandreou has been summoned for emergency talks with French and German leaders amid fears an EU deal could be derailed.
# george-papandreou - Monday 31 October, 2011
Prime Minister George Papandreou has told parliament that a referendum will be held to ask the Greek people whether they want to adopt the new EU aid package.
# george-papandreou - Friday 21 October, 2011
A resolution to the eurozone debt crisis still seems a way off as Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy fail to agree on a fix and call a second EU summit next week.
# george-papandreou - Wednesday 19 October, 2011
A mass walk-out by workers has started in Greece, bringing the country’s corporate and public sectors to a halt ahead of a key vote in Parliament.
# george-papandreou - Tuesday 4 October, 2011
Eurozone finance ministers have decided to delay a decision on Greece’s next €8bn loan package until later in the month.
# george-papandreou - Friday 30 September, 2011
US markets finished in positive territory last night, but a European rally faded – while Asian markets were flat this morning.
# george-papandreou - Wednesday 28 September, 2011
The Troika are in town today, the day after massive protests greeted the passage of a new property tax through parliament.
# george-papandreou - Tuesday 20 September, 2011
Discussions with the EU and IMF are nearing a conclusion – but reports say the government wants a referendum on Euro membership.
# george-papandreou - Thursday 15 September, 2011
Nine things you need to know by 9am: ESB workers to vote on strike action, is Norris preparing for one last tilt at the Áras? And Ireland’s newest blogger – you’ve probably heard of him…