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29
Jan

Deputy PM Dragasakis: “We have a long list of investment opportunities”

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Real and potential investors were shocked on Wednesday to hear new Greek coalition government government ministers announcing the halt of privatizations. Most worried of all,  is China with its 35-year concession agreement for its COSCO subsidiary in Piraeus – in operation since 2008 – and its plans to buy large […]

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29
Jan

EP Schulz in Athens to sermon Tsipras on Russia – and even find new coalition partners for him?

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President of European Parliament,  Martin Schulz is visiting Athens today to meet with new prime Minister Alexis Tsipras but also with opposition  party leaders Antonis Samaras (Nea Dimokratia), Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK), Stavros Theodorakis (To Potami) and George Papandreou (To Kinima), the former PM whose party failed to pass the 3% […]

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28
Jan

President Obama calls PM Tsipras to congratulate and offer support

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US President Barack Obama called Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Wednesday afternoon to congratulate him on his election victory. “The United States will stand to help Greek government to escape the politics of austerity,” the US President assured the new Prime Minister of Greece and that “this  support will be expressed in […]

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28
Jan

Dirty little EU games with Russia and Greece? FM Kotzias in Brussels

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Newly appointed Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is due travel to to Brussels to attend the extraordinary meeting of European Union Foreign Ministers who will discuss sanctions against Russia due to escalation of the Ukraine conflict. The meeting will convene tomorrow Thursday, January 29th,  upon an invitation by EU’s High Representative […]

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28
Jan

President Hollande invites PM Tsipras in Paris in early February

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French President Francois Hollande invited new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Paris. Hollande’s invitation has already be sent to Tsipras, the meeting is to take place before the next Council of Europe, scheduled for February 12th.  “France is ready to discuss solutions to Greek debt,” French officials said, althoughHollande […]

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28
Jan

PM Tsipras sets key priorities in first cabinet meeting, advises ministers to live “frugal”

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Greece’s new PM Alexis Tsipras presented his government’s key priorities in the first meeting of the new cabinet on Wednesday. The key priorities include measures to tackle the country’s humanitarian crisis, restarting the economy and clashing with vested interests. However it is interesting to see also what he advised his […]

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28
Jan

FinMin Varoufakis: “Negotiations with creditors won’t be easy” but no need for “duels”

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“Negotiations with creditors will not be easy,” but “we will negotiate a new agreement – a bridge between Greece previous programs and the new“”  Yanis Varoufakis said in his first speech as the country’s new Finance Minister, while he was receiving his new portfolio by ex FinMin Gkikas Hardouvelis. He […]

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28
Jan

UPD ASE plunges -9.24%, after ministers announce to halt privatizations of PPC and OLP

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It comes as expected. Hardly they were sworn-in, ministers of Greece’s new coalition left-wing/nationalists government SYRIZA-Independent Greeks made a revolutionary step: they announced the halt of  privatizations. Not that privatizations of state assets were been moving in the same speed the Troika has been demanding in the last five years. […]

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27
Jan

New FinMin Varoufakis will continue blogging, despite day job

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Greece’s new Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, famous anti-austerity economist, author,  writer and blogger with thousands of followers said that he will continue blogging -despite his new day job. In a post uploaded Tuesday morning, just a couple of hours before he sworn-in,  Varoufakis wrote: Finance Ministry slows blogging down but […]

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27
Jan

Tsipras sends his first Tweet as Prime Minister

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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sent his first tweet from his new account on Twitter Tusday evening. A kind of oath or something in front of the social media community. He wrote: “I assure you in my honor and conscience that I will always follow the Constitution and the laws, I […]

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