February 12 - 13, 2012 - Lawmakers in Greece vote to approve another round of austerity measures, sought in return for a new eurozone €130 billion ($172.6 billion) bailout deal..
As lawmakers debate, police turn tear gas and stun grenades on protesters outside Parliament, and twenty-five protesters and 40 officers are injured.
February 21, 2012 - Eurozone finance ministers approve a second bailout for Greece, including €130 billion ($173 billion) in new financing.
March 9, 2012 - Creditors agree to a plan to restructure Greek government bonds. The deal means Greece has cleared its final hurdle to qualify for the €130 billion bailout program from the European Union and International Monetary Fund.
May 15, 2012 - Greece's President Karolos Papoulias announces that the country will have to hold new elections. This is after no political party is able to form a coalition government nine days after the election.
June 17, 2012 - New elections are held.
June 20, 2012 - New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras is sworn in as Greece's new prime minister.
June 21, 2012 - Greece swears in a new cabinet, putting an elected government in charge of the country for the first time in 224 days.
November 8, 2012 - The Greek parliament adopts a new round of austerity cuts. The final tally in the 300-member parliament was 153 votes in favor of the cuts and 128 opposed, with 18 abstentions.
November 11, 2012 - The Greek parliament approves the nation's 2013 austerity budget that contains steep cuts required for Greece to receive the next installment of economic bailout funds. The final tally in the parliament was 167 votes in favor, 128 opposed, with four abstentions.
Ireland: September 2008 - Ireland is the first eurozone country to fall into recession.
September 30, 2008 - During the international financial crisis, Ireland announces a bailout plan worth €400 to stabilize the country's six main banks.
December 18, 2008 - Chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Sean Fitzpatrick resigns, admitting that he hid €80 million in secret loans from shareholders.
December 21, 2008 - The Irish government pumps €5.5 billion in three of the country's largest banks.
January 15, 2009 - The Irish government is forced to nationalize Anglo Irish Bank to keep it from collapsing.
February 4, 2009 - Prime Minister Brian Cowen announces €2 billion in public spending cuts.
February 10, 2009 - Insurance company Irish Life & Permanent confirms that it made a loan to Anglo Irish of €7 billion in 2008.
February 11, 2009 - Ireland announces that it will prop up Bank of Ireland and Allied Irish Bank with 7 billion. The government takes a 25% indirect stake in the banks.
February 20, 2009 - A report is released showing that Anglo Irish lent €451 million to 10 large customers, so they could buy shares in the bank. There are 15 customers who each owe the bank €500 million.
February 21, 2009 - Tens of thousands of protesters rally in Dublin.
May 29, 2009 - The government props up Anglo Irish bank with another €4 billion.
February 19, 2010 - The government takes a 16% direct stake in Bank of Ireland, when the bank can't make a payment.
March 30, 2010 - Ireland props up Anglo Irish Bank with another €8.3 billion.
March 31, 2010 - Anglo Irish Bank reports a loss of €12.7 billion, the largest corporate loss in Irish history.
May 13, 2010 - The Irish government takes a 18% stake in Anglo Irish bank.