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Jun

Tsipras’ speech on Referendum (Full text in ENG & Video with ENG subtitles

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Below is the full text of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announcing and justifying the Referendum on Creditors’s proposal. The Referendum will be held on Sunday, July 5th 2015. Today, Saturday, the Greek parliament will vote to adopt the government proposal on Referendum. Debated stated at 12 o’clock noon and […]





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26
Jun

+++ PM Tsipras announces Referendum on Creditors’ Proposal , July 5th/2015

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Athens – Live blog started 12:51 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to address the nation still tonight. According to Greek media, Tsipras is to announce a Referendum that most likely is expected to be held on Sunday, July 5th 2015. Currently PM Tsipras is briefing opposition party leaders on […]





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26
Jun

Gov’t sources: Greece rejects creditors’ proposal for 5-month extension & €15.5bn

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Greek government rejected on Friday afternoon the creditors’ proposal for a 5-month program extension and  €15.5 billion funding. Citing Greek government sources in Brussels, several Greek media report: “The government rejects the proposal of institutions to extend the existing Greek program, with a funding of 15.5 billion EUR. The same […]





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26
Jun

Shocking! Human smugglers abandon disabled people at islands’ cliffs

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It is really shocking. Human smugglers abandoned four people with disabilities on the cliffs of the island of Symi. Exposed to sun and sea, four people with disabilities and special needs were located on the rocky bay of “Marathountas”. Among them a 70-year-old woman sitting on a wheelchair. And a […]





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26
Jun

Tusk: “Gave Over” Tsipras: “Greece’s 1.5m jobless & 3m poor are not a Game”

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Croupier and European Council President Donald Tusk told Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during the EUCO Summit on Thursday”Gave over.”Prompt and tough was the answer by the PM. “Greece has 1.5 million jobless, 3 million poor and thousands of families that living on grandparents’ pension. This is not a game”. […]





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25
Jun

Brilliant Eurogroup statement: “Ministers invited Greek authorities to accept Institutions’ proposal”

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Brilliant. No more comment can be added. Below the Eurogroup statement issued after the EG finance Minister ended without agreement. “The Eurogroup was updated on the state of play of the intensive negotiations between the institutions (the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund) and the […]





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25
Jun
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Eurogroup ends without deal, Merkel threatens “deal vs markets” & the IMF says “no default if payment missed 30.6″

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After lots of anger and disagreement the Eurogroup ended on Thursday afternoon without a deal. Exiting the meeting, Greek Finance Mnister Yanis Varoufakis said that the Eurogroup decided to continue talks today and tomorrow and thus on the two documents submitted both by the creditors and Greece. “Discussion will continue […]





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25
Jun

Creditors make concessions to Greece, EURO FinMins “revolt” as farce reaches peak

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Papers with proposals have been flying around and the eurogroup is reportedly to deal with two separate proposals: the creditors’ proposals prepared on Thursday morning and the latest Greece’ proposals submitted to creditors Thursday. The technical teams were unable to produce one singe paper/proposal to be the basis for the […]





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25
Jun
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Greece – Creditors negotiations: Lost in Deadlines…

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There was this famous and very threatening deadline over the Greeks heads this morning. The creditors had allegedly told Greece “either … or…”, “take or breake”, “capitulate or go”. Or even worse! Had the Greeks not submitted a new reform proposal, the Eurogroup would decide on creditors’ proposals with Greece […]





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25
Jun

Study: Austerity in Greece led to tragic increase of 35% in suicides in just two years

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Tough financial austerity measures in Greece have led to a 35% jump in suicide rates in a little less than 2 years, new research shows. “Our main finding was that after 2010, when harsh austerity measures were implemented in Greece, we noted a significant increase in suicide rates for the […]





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25
Jun

Creditors give Greece a “deadline” to break the impasse

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As early as 6 o’clock in the morning the’ technical teams’ sat down and picked up the negotiations thread, the institutions and Greece left down in the early morning hours of Thursday. The midnight meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the creditors ended at 12:30 without positive result. […]





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24
Jun

No Breakthrough – Greece talks to continue at 11 pm

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After 6 hours the meeting between Greek PM Alexis Tsipras with EC’s Juncker, ECB’s Draghi and IMF’s Lagarde concluded without a positive result, without a deal. Apparently the differences between Greece and its creditors remain. Immediately after,  the Eurogroup started and thus despite the fact due to lack of Tsipras-creditors […]





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24
Jun

Absolute absurd! Greece’s creditors leaked proposals with €11bn measures

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The five-page creditors’ proposals to Greece have been leaked to the press and it is all over the Greek and international internet. The proposals that bear the signature of the International Monetary Fund demand from austerity in form of VAT hikes, sweeping changes in to pensions system, including raising of […]





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24
Jun
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What did the IMF do wrong with Greece? Almost everything

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There is no doubt that the international Monetary Fund imposed a not only a strict austerity program in Greece – as in many other countries. Moreover, the Fund has created a downright mess in the Euro-member country as it apparently could not deal with a currency that cannot be devalued. […]





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