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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In Greece, a Red-Winged Sculpture Is Exorcised and Destroyed - Hyperallergic

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In Greece, a Red-Winged Sculpture Is Exorcised and Destroyed
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Greece Credit Rating Raised by S&P as Growth Outlook Improves ... - Bloomberg

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Greece Credit Rating Raised by S&P as Growth Outlook Improves ...
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Greece's sovereign credit rating was raised one level by S&P Global Ratings, helping the government's plans to continue a bond-market comeback this year.
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Why Greece, Macedonia Fight Over Nation's Name - Snopes.com

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Why Greece, Macedonia Fight Over Nation's Name
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SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Greece and neighboring Macedonia have been at loggerheads for more than a quarter-century over an issue at the heart of the newer nation's existence and identity: its name. The term “Macedonia” is a source of such nationalist ...
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Greece, Europe and the refugee crisis - Kathimerini

Greece, Europe and the refugee crisis
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Generational Theft in Greece and New Jersey - Wall Street Journal

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Generational Theft in Greece and New Jersey
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Greek neo-Nazi group threatens Muslim association - Aljazeera.com

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Greek neo-Nazi group threatens Muslim association
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Athens, Greece - A neo-Nazi organisation has threatened the Muslim Association of Greece and pro-migrant organisations, amid an uptick in anti-immigrant violence in the Greek capital. On Thursday, the organisation said it had received a menacing phone ...

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HOS/BirdLife Greece navigates political shoals to deliver critical marine protection - BirdLife International

HOS/BirdLife Greece navigates political shoals to deliver critical marine protection
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Greece, Cyprus, Jordan heads of state agree renewable energy package - New Europe

Greece, Cyprus, Jordan heads of state agree renewable energy package
New Europe
A tripartite “historical” meeting among the heads of government of Greece, Cyprus and Jordan in Nicosia on January 16 strengthened relations between the three countries and paved the way for political and economic cooperation, including energy. “The ...



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Eldorado Gold: Does Saying 'Greece' Ring A Bell?
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Eldorado announced on January 16, 2017, its operating results for 2017 and the 4Q'17. Total production was 84,063 Au Oz with an AISC of approximately $900 per ounce. The company is suspending cash payment of its semi-annual dividend payment effective ...



Traces of Bronze Age Beer Found in Greece - Archaeology

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Traces of Bronze Age Beer Found in Greece
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THESSALONIKI, GREECE—According to the Greek Reporter, Soultana-Maria Valamoti of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and her team have uncovered evidence of beer brewing during the Bronze Age, between the third and second centuries B.C. The ...