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Schaeuble blames the Greek government for pension cuts

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble insisted that it is successive Greek governments to blame for the pension cuts that have been enforced in Greece and not the international or the European creditors. In an interview to newspaper TA NEA, has insisted in an interview that successive Greek governments were to …

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Draghi signals Greek debt measure not enough for QE inclusion

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi effectively put an end to a debate about the inclusion of Greek bonds in the ECB’s asset-purchase program, saying commitments offered by creditors earlier this month still don’t provide sufficient clarity on the country’s future debt path. The debt measures Greece adopted are “still …

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Moscovici: Greece will need to legislate a few more fiscal measures

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Pierre Moscovici, said that Greece needs to still legislate a few more fiscal measures but also measures to modernize the public administration and state services. He did acknowledge that the bulk of austerity measures Greece legislated in May were sufficient for the country …

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Commission to soon recommend end of excessive deficit procedure for Greece

The European Commission will recommend that Greece is removed from the excessive deficit procedure (EDP), European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said on Wednesday. Moscovici, amongst Athens’ most vocal supporters on the European stage, referred to impressive efforts to keep deficits down and post memorandum-mandated primary budget …

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Greece’s current account deficit shrinks, tourism revenues increase in April

Greece’s current account deficit contracted in April compared to the same month a year earlier, thanks to a lower trade gap and an increase in the primary income surplus, the Bank of Greece said on Tuesday. The data showed the deficit at 462 million euros ($515.45 million) from 872 million …

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Greek shipowners to extend voluntary tax pay also in 2018

Greek shippers intend to discuss the extension of their voluntary economic contribution to the state into 2018 in the context of an extraordinary general meeting of the Union of Greek Shipowners (EEE) scheduled for June 26. Sources told Kathimerini that the extension of this optional levy is all but certain, …

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