Greece’s tough repayment schedule

Protesters take part in an anti-austerity pro-government demonstration in Athens at the height of the Greek crisis.
Yannis Behrakis | Reuters
Protesters take part in an anti-austerity pro-government demonstration in Athens at the height of the Greek crisis.

How important is it that Greece secures a new deal with its international creditors? Very.

If you look at this list of deadlines, you can see that big repayments are looming – for a country just coming out of a six-year recession, with a quarter of the population unemployed.

Of course, these may change as part of the four-month extension to its current bailout, with European Union and Greek officials working hard to secure a deal that would keep EU assistance to the country's stricken banks in place after February 28.