June 12, 2013 The Greek government abruptly shut down ERT and fired its staff in an effort to downsize the public sector, which has been criticized as a bastion of corruption and bloat. But many Greeks see the rushed closure as a dictatorial move that will compromise the country's troubled media.
November 11, 2012 The move is the final hurdle for the beleaguered country to get a massive $40 billion international bailout. Greece would go bankrupt without the money, but saving the country is becoming economically and politically ever more difficult.
November 10, 2011 A former vice president at the European Central Bank, Lucas Papademos is charged with walking the terms of the European Union bailout through parliament quickly.
November 1, 2011 Prime Minister George Papandreou wants the Greek people to vote on the bailout. There have been protests and anger, though, about the austerity measures that come with the aid. A "no" vote could cause a Greek default.
September 20, 2011 Greece officials will ask lenders for new money to help stave off default, while Italy's credit rating has been lowered a notch by Standard and Poor's.