2010

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Events

January

February

March

April

  • April 8: Athanassios Lerounis, a Greek national kidnapped by the Taliban eight months ago in Pakistan is released. He was abducted while based in the northern district of Chitral, where he worked as the curator of a heritage museum for several years.
  • April 11: The eurozone maps out a plan to lend Greece 30 billion euros in 2010, at a rate of five percent.
  • April 22: The EU sharply increases Athens' 2009 public deficit estimate to 13.6 percent. Moody's cuts Greece's sovereign debt rating a notch from A2 to A3, sparking market panic.
  • April 23: Greece asks for up to 45 billion euros of urgent aid at low rates, promising new austerity measures.
  • April 24: Panathinaikos defeat Aris Thessaloniki 1-0 in the final of the Greek Football Cup to complete their domestic double.
  • April 27: Standard & Poor's downgrades Greece's sovereign debt to junk status and cuts Portugal and Spain's credit ratings. European stock exchanges tumble.

May

  • May 1: Violent protests against proposed austerity measures take place throughout Greece.
  • May 2: Athens announces a drastic austerity programme. Eurozone members and the IMF agree to a €110bn (£95bn; $146.2bn) three-year bail-out package to rescue Greece's embattled economy.
  • May 3: The European Central Bank suspends benchmark criteria for lending to Greek banks.
  • May 5: Greece is paralysed by a general strike as workers protest the austerity measures proposed by PM Papandreou to combat the national debt. During the protests, three people die in a firebomb attack on an Athens bank.
  • May 7: Eurozone leaders meet at a summit to stem the Greek crisis and stop the crisis from spreading.
  • May 7: Olympiakos defeat Partizan Belgrade 83-80 to advance to the final of the Euroleague.
  • May 9: Olympiakos fail to win the Euroleague as they lose 86-68, in the final, to Barcelona.
  • May 10: The Athens Stock Market index rises by 9.13% to 1,779.30.
  • May 14: Turkish PM, Tayyip Erdogan, arrives in Athens, on an official state visit, accompanied by ten cabinet ministers.
  • May 17: Deputy Minister for Tourism, Angela Gerekou, resigns over a press revelation that her husband, singer Tolis Voskopoulos, owes more than €5 million in back taxes and fines.
  • May 25: Newly-elected Turkish-Cypriot leader, Dervis Eroglu, meets for the first time with President Dimitris Christofias as the Cyprus talks continue where they left off before the Turkish-Cypriot elections.

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