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Mar

Greece – Institutions Reforms negotiations concluded without agreement for now

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The bailout talks between Greece and its creditors have reportedly concluded in Brussels, apparently with progress even though without agreement. The Greek economic team packed its luggage and left the Belgian capital, the talks are excepted to continue in Athens, where the creditors’ technical teams will come to collect additional […]

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30
Mar

PM Tsipras challenges opposition parties & seeks support for negotiations (Live event)

Posted by in Politics

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has challenged all opposition parties to take a straight position and say whether they support the government’s negotiations strategy with the country’s creditors. “Will you support the negotiations strategy to put an end to austerity or will you continue to acts as the mouthpieces of the […]

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30
Mar

The Contra-Narrative: EU’s elites blackmail Greece

Posted by in Economy

There is a another narrative to the usual “Greece doesn’t deliver”, “Greece sent reform list for the garbage bin”, “Greece does not try enough” and all the other nice things we have been reading since the new Greek government came into power. The counter-narrative is called: EU’s elites blackmail Greece. […]

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30
Mar

Fat & Sugar Tax – an old Troika dream to come true?

Posted by in Economy

How much fat has one Souvlaki in pita bread? What’s the percentage of saturated fats in a portion of grilled lamb country style? And how much additional revenues can one triangle of walnuts-phyllo dough soaked in sirup bring to the state? These key questions will have to be answered in […]

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30
Mar

Famous Cretan Crocodile Sifis found dead: victim of cold winter & human stupidity

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The crocodile of Crete, the famous Sifis is dead. He was found lifeless in the dam lake of the Rivers in Amari on Sunday afternoon. According to first estimations, the cutie did not manage to survive the harsh winter that stroke Crete in the last months. Sifis was the Cretans […]

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30
Mar

Greek government is trapped in the bailout talks with creditors

Posted by in Economy, Politics

Greece is trapped in bailout talks with the creditors taking place in Brussels. The reforms list the Greek government submitted to the creditors is considered to be on “positive basis” but not sufficient enough. The lenders want measures with “stable performance and specific results”, that is austerity measures with immediate […]

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28
Mar

No Grexit, No Grexident. The IOUs are coming…!?

Posted by in Economy

Forget the Grexit, the Grexident and the Drachma scenarios. They are out! The 20-April-bankruptcy script writers have invented a new solution: something like a parallel currency. No, not the older scenario option of using Drachma nationally and the Euro internationally. Something new: the IOUS! A form of alternative mean of […]

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27
Mar

18 Reforms List targets €3.2bn in 2015 – Confusion about “stop serving the debt”

Posted by in Economy

While Greece was sending its Reforms List to the creditors, a non-paper issued by the Prime Minister’s office created confusion as it looked as if Athens was threatening the creditors with stop serving the debt unless the bailout disbursement would be released.” An additional declaration made clear that “the threat” […]

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27
Mar

Greece changes into Daylight Saving Time, March 29/2015

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Greece is changing into Daylight saving time on Sunday, March 29th 2015. At 3 a.m. all clocks should be set one hour forward – and suddenly show 4 a.m. This will grant people with one hour more of daylight until end of October 2015. Many people set their clocks forward […]

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27
Mar

Greek Alt. FinMin Tsakalotos: “We are ready for a rift!” Seriously or Dialectics?

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Greece’s Alternate Finance Minister Evklidis Tsakalotos revealed the determination of the government to “go to rift” if negotiations have no successful conclusion and the list of reforms would not be accepted. Speaking to private Star TV on Friday morning, Tsakalotos did not explicitly named the country’s creditors but it’s rather […]

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