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Greece plans detention sites for illegal migrants
Posted on 27 Mar 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

ATHENS Greece (AP) - Authorities in financially troubled Greece on Monday detailed plans to build detention centers for 30,000 illegal immigrants by 2014, a project they claimed would help fight rampant inner-city crime, deter economic migrants and... Read More

ICC Arbitration Conference in Athens
Posted on 21 Sep 2011 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

DATE : October 7, 2011 WHERE : Athens, Greece PRICE : FREE ORGANIZERS : ICC International Court of Arbitration and ICC Hellas Topics include: - Introduction to the new ICC Rules of Arbitration - Cost efficiency in ICC Arbitration - Constitution of the... Read More

Greek Law on Investments in Renewable Energy Sources
Posted on 10 Nov 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

by Christina Koliatsi Following the European Commission's 20 per cent target for the overall share of renewable energy sources (RES) for the EU by 2020, Greece has made strides to meet that goal. Greece has harmonized Directive 2001/77/EC on... Read More

Greece to appoint new head of statistics office
Posted on 4 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

ATHENS Greece - (APINTL) Greece will appoint a new head to its statistics agency in the coming weeks, the finance minister said Thursday, as part of efforts to restore the country's credibility that was tarnished by repeated fudging of financial data... Read More

Greeks and the state: an uncomfortable couple
Posted on 3 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

ATHENS - (AP) A pony-tailed Greek on a motorcycle pulled up onto the sidewalk, hunting for a better parking spot, and an elderly tourist with a crutch shuffled out of the way. The good-natured driver explained his illegal maneuver with a smile. One... Read More

EU, IMF team in Athens to review deficit progress
Posted on 14 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

ATHENS Greece - (APINTL) A delegation from the International Monetary Fund and the European Union arrived in Athens Monday for an interim review of Greece's efforts to pull itself out of a major debt crisis that pushed it to the brink of default.... Read More

Europe debt crisis spreads to Portugal
Posted on 28 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

ATHENS - (APINTL) Greece was pushed to the brink of a financial abyss and started dragging another eurozone country Portugal down with it, fueling fears of a continent-wide debt meltdown. Stocks around the world tanked after ratings agency Standard... Read More

EU takes Greece to court over shipyard aid
Posted on 14 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (APINTL) The European Commission said Wednesday it would take Greece to court to force Hellenic Shipyards to repay the Greek government some euro230 million plus interest in illegal subsidies. EU regulators say Greece broke state aid rules... Read More

Greek PM says more cuts needed for survival
Posted on 30 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

ATHENS, Greece - (AP) Facing a dire choice of additional pain or bankruptcy, Greece on Friday heralded drastic new cuts and tax increases to win rescue loans from its European partners and the International Monetary Fund and avoid a disastrous default... Read More

Greece receives EU part of bailout loan
Posted on 18 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

ATHENS, Greece - (AP) Greece received (EURO)14.5 billion in bailout loans from 10 other European Union countries Tuesday, the finance ministry said, just a day before a crucial debt refinancing deadline that threatened the country with default. The... Read More

EU president: Greek aid package talks 'on track'
Posted on 28 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

TOKYO - (AP) European Union President Herman Van Rompuy said Wednesday that negotiations on the activation of a rescue package for debt-burdened Greece are "well on track" and he plans to hold a summit around May 10 for eurozone leaders. ... Read More

Greek debt crisis worsens as EU revises figures
Posted on 22 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

ATHENS Greece - (APINTL) Markets pushed Greece closer to an expensive bailout after the EU raised its estimate of the country's budget deficit Thursday and a top agency downgraded Greece's credit rating. The twin moves caused the heavily indebted... Read More

20,000 people in Greek protest march to parliament
Posted on 20 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

ATHENS, Greece - (AP) More than 20,000 protesters marched through Athens to parliament Thursday as unions challenged Greece's painful austerity measures with their fourth general strike this year. Two separate rallies ended peacefully, but city... Read More

Aid plan for Greece worth $145 billion
Posted on 3 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (APINTL) Finance ministers from the 16 countries that use the euro agreed Sunday to rescue Greece with euro110 billion in loans over three years to keep it from defaulting on its debts. The loan package with the International Monetary Fund... Read More

As cuts bite, Greece battles dissent
Posted on 9 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

ATHENS Greece - (APINTL) The Greek government is battling growing discontent over a new round of economic austerity, with fresh strikes, public hostility, and party dissent testing the nation's ability to make it out of its debt crisis. Unions... Read More