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Jun

Angry at creditors: “Greece can’t make more concessions”; several ministers speak of “snap elections”

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Creditors did not manage to agree on a joint position towards Greece at an emergency meeting Monday night in Berlin. Officially, all they decided about was that “work had to speed up”. No statement was released. But the Greek government is angry as it was waiting for a political decision […]





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Jun
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Berlin summit: Greece’s creditors “need to speed up intensity”

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Tthe meeting started at 11 pm and is expected to last until deep in the night. Reuters reported before the meeting that the five meet “with the aim of reaching a joint position on how to negotiate with Greece.” The 5 may issue a joint statement on Tuesday. Draghi and […]





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1
Jun

Greece’s deal Monday afternoon? A rumor is a rumor is a rumor…

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The Euro went up Monday noon when a wild rumor was sweeping through traders’ desks and markets’ floors and social media, preferably on Twitter.. According to the unsourced rumor a Greek deal was to be announced in the afternoon. Soon, an official from the Institutions confirmed that the rumor was […]





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1
Jun

Goldman Sachs’ “sees” 4 scenarios on Greece, excludes Grasshoppers, Alien invasion & other Plagues

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Famous infamous Goldman Sachs analyzed the options for Greece should the negotiations with creditors end in never to loose impasse. GS’ chief European economist Huw Pill sat down in his dark room, contemplated for a long time over the Greek Plight and Plague and piled together a thoughtfully researched report. […]





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1
Jun

Greece’s most crucial week starts with unusual silence on negotiations progress

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Greece’s most crucial week has started and there is an odd and unusual lack of information about the progress of negotiations. No fuss, no buzz, no provocative or undermining tones. A cloud of suspicious silence has spread over Athens, Brussels and Berlin. Or all sides suddenly grew up. Both sides, […]





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31
May

PM Tsipras to Le Monde: “Europe at Crossroads” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls”

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Negotiators are talking, clocks are ticking, bells are tolling. But for whom? Just for Greece or the whole Europe and the Eurozone? Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wrote a dramatic appeal to European creditors through French newspaper Le Monde. Bellow the full op-ed in English: Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ article […]





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31
May

Varoufakis’ choice threatens Varoufakis, as SYRIZA opposes Panariti’s appointment to IMF

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Elena Panariti, an economist, was appointed by Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis to represent Greece at the International Monetary Fund. Panariti’s choice followed a voting at the Finance Ministry. She has apparently had the best CV among the other candidates, she had the best skills for this position. In terms of […]





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31
May

Greece’s Creditors’ Crazy Commands: austerity measures €4-7billion, pensions just 53% of salary

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Creditors command and demand, Greece is willing but … some red lines cannot be set aside. Apart from that, creditors’ commands are anything but logical as their demands could be only described as crazy. Furthermore the creditors seem divided as to what they demand from Greece with the logical consequence […]





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29
May
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Crete: Lightning injures 7 tourists in Knossos archaeological site

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A lightning fell in the archaeological site of Knossos in Crete, on Friday morning injuring 6 tourists with one of them reportedly being in critical condition.  According to local media, the lightning fell at 9:30 in the morning near a group of Russian tourists visiting the site. The tourists had […]





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29
May

IMF : Greece has right to “bundle” four June payments into one

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Greece’s deadline for repayment to the International Monetary Fund is coming close, while the options for agreement with creditors remain unclear. Without agreement there is no bailout funding for cash-strapped Greece that struggles to avoid a “credit event” on June 5th, when €300 million are due to the IMF. Greece’s […]





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29
May

Dirty games or error? German FAZ misinterprets IMF Lagarde’s statement on “Grexit”

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The news went worldwide as a serious IMF warning to Greece. IMF’s Christine Lagarde had allegedly told German conservative Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that a Greek exit from the eurozone was a “possibility.” F.A.Z. wrote a nice title on her interview with Lagarde and spread the news. “Schuldenkrise Lagarde hält Grexit […]





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28
May

After BrusselsGroup impasse, Tsipras speaks Merkel & Hollande via teleconference

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had a teleconference call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande early Thursday evening. The call lasted one hour and it was “in the context of the personal initiatives by the Greek PM to successfully conclude the negotiations with the Institutions, government […]





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28
May

Coin-cidence! EU trolls Greece with 2-Euro coin, when EZ future uncertain

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I would have never thought that the bureaucrats sitting on the chairs of the European union in Brussels were able to do such a trolling to Greece. While the conservative majority of the EU would love to see Greece out from the euro and the EU, while Greece’s eurozone future […]





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28
May

Greece hopes for agreement by Sunday, as creditors keep the beat with the usual pressure

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Negative signals and immense pressure have been the usual creditors’ modus operandi for the last five years. The usual operation tool, when talks between Greece and its creditors reach a dangerous curve and are short before reaching an agreement. While the Greek side expresses hope for an agreement by Sunday, […]





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