Greece

Country Greece
Capital Athens
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages Greek

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Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and Communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001. In 2010, the prospect of a Greek default on its euro-denominated debt created severe strains within the EMU and raised the question of whether a member country might voluntarily leave the common currency or be removed.

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Greece - Wikipedia
Greece - CIA World Fact Book
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Greece - National Geographic
Greece - Timeline - BBC

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Has Greece finally escaped the grip of catastrophe? - The Guardian

The Guardian

Has Greece finally escaped the grip of catastrophe?
The Guardian
Greece is approaching the end of an odyssey. After eight drama-filled years, it is now barely six weeks until the debt-burdened country exits its third and final international bailout programme. Renaissance, rebirth, recovery are mots du jour as the ...



Lack of trees in Greece raising concerns in the community - WHEC

WHEC

Lack of trees in Greece raising concerns in the community
WHEC
July 15, 2018 06:15 PM. New developments in Greece are creating a debate over its cost to the trees. As some wooded lots are being flattened, some neighbors say they're all for growth but they're raising the alarm over what's happening to their green ...



Sears at the Mall at Greece Ridge has final day of business after more than 50 years - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Sears at the Mall at Greece Ridge has final day of business after more than 50 years
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Sears at the Mall at Greece Ridge was open for its final day of business Sunday. This was one of a series of closings for the chain to come this month, and in September. Many other large retailers such as Toys R Us, Gap, Walgreens and Walmart have also ...
Sears in Greece closes its doorsRochesterFirst

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Greece detains Turkish public broadcaster TRT's crew for no reason - Daily Sabah

Daily Sabah

Greece detains Turkish public broadcaster TRT's crew for no reason
Daily Sabah
Three members of a crew working for public broadcaster Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) were briefly detained in Greece on Saturday. When the detainees were released they told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the cause of their detention was not ...
Turkish TRT staff briefly detained in GreeceTRT World
Staff of Turkey's state-run TRT briefly detained in GreeceStockholm Center for Freedom

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India's rising soft power in Greece, Suriname & Cuba - Economic Times

Economic Times

India's rising soft power in Greece, Suriname & Cuba
Economic Times
NEW DELHI: India is seeking to conquer Greece, Suriname and Cuba using soft power. Yoga, Bollywood and New Delhi's storied cultural heritage are bringing India closer to these countries as India pushes to expand its partnerships across Europe and Latin ...



Greece & Macedonia: negotiating history doesn't make it true - Open Democracy

Open Democracy

Greece & Macedonia: negotiating history doesn't make it true
Open Democracy
So, a deal was reached between FYROM and Greece because ending the decades-long dispute became important for NATO and the EU. Criticism of this fact ranges from chastising a party of the radical left for turning pro-NATO in government, to pointing out ...
Active measures target GreeceSOFREP (press release)
Russia blasts Greece over cybercrime suspect's extraditionABC News
Russia blasts Greece's decision to extradite a Russian bitcoin operator and cybercrime suspect to FranceBusiness Insider
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Turkish ambassador urges Greece not to give impunity to 'coup plotters' - www.ekathimerini.com

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Turkish ambassador urges Greece not to give impunity to 'coup plotters'
www.ekathimerini.com
Turkey's ambassador to Athens said that by granting asylum to eight Turkish officers Ankara accuses of participating in the botched coup of 2016, Greece is granting them impunity. “Their non-extradition to Turkey and even more so their being granted ...
Tsipras 'Well-Intentioned' About Turkish Coup Suspects in Greece, Says AnkaraGreek Reporter

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Taste of Greece Festival Starts in Duluth - FOX 21 Online

FOX 21 Online

Taste of Greece Festival Starts in Duluth
FOX 21 Online
DULUTH, Minn.- Just follow the smells of the grilled Soulvaki and flaky Baklava and you'll find Greece in the gym at Marshall College Prep. The gym is filled with Mediterranean sounds, smells, outfits, and folk dances. Out of all the preparation that ...



Earliest Known Written Record of Homer's Odyssey Found in Greece - History

Earliest Known Written Record of Homer's Odyssey Found in Greece
History
Earliest Known Written Record of Homer's Odyssey Found in Greece. Lesley Kennedy. A clay slab found with an engraved inscription of Homer's Odyssey.(Credit: Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports). Print; Cite. Article Details: ...

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Greece takes part in United Nations Forum on sustainable development - Tornos News International Edition (press release)

Tornos News International Edition (press release)

Greece takes part in United Nations Forum on sustainable development
Tornos News International Edition (press release)
On Monday, the Greek delegation will present to the plenary Greece's Voluntary National Review, which explains the work of the Greek government in fulfilling UN's Sustainable Development Goals based on the “Agenda 2030”. The report depicts the ...

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