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Jan

Greek government: Fast Forward with anti-austerity measures

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Alexis Tsipras and his junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos pushed the Fast Forward button to restore a series of so-called “reforms”, that is austerity measures imposed by the country’s lenders, the Troika. Several new appointed ministers of the SYRIZA-Independent Greeks coalition started to announce thorough changes, right after they assumed […]

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28
Jan

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

Posted by in Economy

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
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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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27
Jan

Tsipras complains to EU for Ukraine statement without consulting Greece

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Hardly was Greece’s new Prime Minister sworn-in – he hadn’t even announced his new cabinet- and Alexis Tsipras picked up the phone to complain to European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini about a joint EU statement asking for sanctions against Russia. Greece’s discomfort had to do with the fact […]

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27
Jan

Athens Stock Exchange: Traders do not like new Greek government?

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It looks as if traders do not like neither the new Greek coalition government nor the new cabinet. For second consecutive day, Athens Stock Exchange felt the political pressure with traders trying to get read of their shares. On Tuesday, the losses started already half an hour after the session […]

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27
Jan

Greek Air Force orders F-16 Block 50 “on the ground”, while media speculate

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 Greek General Stab has reportedly ordered a large part of the country’s F-16 fleet Block 50 to remain “on the ground” after the tragic accident in Los Llanos air base in Albacete, Spain, on Monday.  According to Greek media, the General Stab gave the order on Monday night, just hours […]

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27
Jan

Greece’s new cabinet: FinMin Varoufakis, FM Kotzias, DefMin Kammenos

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Greece’s new cabinet of SYRIZA-Independent Greeks coalition government has been announced on Tuesday. Left-wing SYRIZA decided to merge several ministries and establish so-called “super ministries” staffed with several alternate and deputy ministers. Media reported earlier of a 10+10+10 scheme that is: 10 ministers + 10 alternate ministers + 10 deputy […]

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27
Jan

Merkel sends congratulations message to Tsipras, with 36 hours delay…

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel needed more than 24 hours to digest the change in Greece, the win of the left-wing and the defeat of her fellow traveler in the painful path of strict austerity, conservative Antonis Samaras.  But the German Chancellor is a brave woman: she swallowed the Greek offense, […]

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27
Jan

Eurogroup warns: No debt forgiveness for Greece; Dijsselbloem in Athens

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The eurozone has ruled out debt forgiveness for Greece and warned Alexis Tsipras that his anti-austerity coalition government must honor all past agreements with international creditors. In a meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Brussels on Monday, a day after left-wing SYRIZA won the parliamentary elections, the euro bosses warned […]

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