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Feb

The Varoufakis Cult: from “Popstar Minister” to “Varou-Funky cocktail”

Posted by in Politics

He is celebrated by international media like a pop icon for introducing a relaxed behavior and a casual fashion style in a clique of tight-lipped, perfectly tucked and dressed in all shades of dark grey fellowmen: the inner circle of yawning-boring looking economists, bankers, finance ministers and traders. With his […]

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4
Feb

Varoufakis: “I’m finance minister in a bankrupt country”

Posted by in Economy

“I’m the finance minister of a bankrupt country,” Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis told German weekly DIE ZEIT and ZEIT ONLINE in an interview full of messages and good intentions, just days before his meeting with his German counterpart, Wolfgang Schaeuble on Thursday. He promised “a big reform program” and urged […]

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4
Feb

PM Tsipras: “No deal yet, but we are moving in the right direction”

Posted by in Uncategorized

Right after the meeting with European Parliament President, Martin Schulz, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that Greece doesn’t have a deal yet, but reckons “we are moving in the right direction”. He said also “We have the will to work to find a mutually acceptable compromise with the EU”, […]

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4
Feb

Conservative EPP MEPs consider Greek coalition as “extremist government”?

Posted by in Politics

Huh? Conservatives in the European Parliament consider SYRIZA’s junior coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL) as “extremist” and the whole coalition as “extremist government”?  They mean, they have to intervene because ANEL-leader and Greece’s Defense Minister Panos Kammenos took an helicopter and threw a commemoration wreath in the Aegean Sea as […]

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4
Feb

Varoufakis after meeting with Draghi: “It was fruitful, we have excellent communication line”

Posted by in Economy

“We had a fruitful meeting,” Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis told reporters after the meeting with European Central Bank head Mario Draghi. He added that “we have an excellent communication line, which gives me courage for the future.” “Greece put its message at negotiations table” he said further with reference […]

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4
Feb

UPD Tsipras – Juncker hand in hand for Greek Debt on Solution Street

Posted by in Economy

Friendly and warm atmosphere.  Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is holding a meeting with President of European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday morning. In a gesture of  failed symbolism, veteran Jean-Claude took young PM Alexis by the hand and off they walked to the EC sanctuary.  Hand in […]

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3
Feb

Greek businessman had €500,000 confiscated at Cyprus customs

Posted by in Economy

Greek Businessman Anonymous: he allegedly stuffed €500,000 in cash in his luggage and flew to Cyprus to deposit the money in local banks. However the banks refused to accept the money as he had no documents to prove where the money came from or if it was declared to the […]

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3
Feb

Public Order Minister Panousis: “Chemicals are not to chase pensioners and teachers”

Posted by in Society, Uncategorized

In other Greek news away from the Greek debt… the government proceeded with some important changes concerning protests and police presence. Two rallies held on Saturday took place without armed police, without combat shields, without use of tear gas and with the metro stations open. This was a decision by […]

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3
Feb

Varoufakis to meet Draghi and Schaeuble, Feb 4-5/2015

Posted by in Economy

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis will meet with European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi and and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. The Greek FinMin announced his upcoming appointments in Germany speaking to reporters while in Rome today, Athens News Agency reports. State NERIT TV reported […]

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3
Feb

Greece drops “debt write-off”; “Somersault!” cheer some gloating Greeks

Posted by in Economy

Greece said to delete the debt write-off proposal from its negotiation list and proposed a debt swap instead. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis told about 100 financiers in London on Monday, that Greece would seek to swap some Greek debt owned by the European Central Bank and the European Financial Stability […]

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