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Feb

Unprecedented in Athens: Pro gov’t rally to protest ECB decision

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When was the last time you saw Greeks protesting in support of  the government? Exactly this is happening right now outside the Parliament with crowds of people flocking to Syntagma Square and raise their voice against the decision of the European Central Bank, to stop accepting Greek bonds as collateral […]

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5
Feb

Die Welt: ECB agrees to allow Bank of Greece up to €60bn via ELA

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The European Central Bank agreed on Wednesday to allow Greece’s national central bank to grant its banks emergency funding of up to 60 billion euros ($68.5 billion), German newspaper Die Welt reported. The ECB had no comment on the report, which cited central bank sources. The ECB said late on […]

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Feb
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President Putin invites PM Tsipras to Moscow to celebrate Nazi troops capitulation to Red Army, May 9

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That was a good one! While Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis was holding a meeting and a press conference with his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble, Vladimir Putin moved to play a prank with Berlin. He called Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and invited him to Moscow. State NERIT Tv reported […]

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5
Feb

Varoufakis-Schaueble: “They agreed to disagree” but things not hopeless- Live blogging from Athens

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The crucial meeting between Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis with his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble started at ten minutes ago in Berlin. The meeting takes place in the shadow of European Central Bank decision Wednesday night to stop accepting Greek bonds as collateral for granting liguidity. The ECB decision prompted […]

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Feb
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New Greek Parliament opens after Jan 25 elections

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A ceremony is taking place Thursday morning to swear in the 300 newly elected lawmakers. Greek MPs have to choice to take a religious (Greek Orthodox and Muslim) or a political oath that is held for the first time in the Parliament after a request of the SYRIZA-led coalition government. […]

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5
Feb
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Greek FinMin statement on ECB decision (in English)

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In a statement issue early hours of Thursday, the Greek Finance Ministry stressed that the Greek banking system is “adequately capitalized and fully protected through access to the Emergency Liquidity Assistance” and that the ECB puts pressure on the Eurogroup to proceed rapidly to a new agreement between Greece and […]

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4
Feb

ECB to stop accepting Greek bonds as collateral for granting liquidity

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This is pure and blatant blackmail and came without a warning! The European Central Bank decided to stop accepting Greek bonds as collateral for granting liquidity as of February 11th 2016. Greek banks can still receive emergency funding from Greek Central Bank via Emergency Liquidity Assistance, a statement said. ECB […]

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4
Feb

Greece rejects Germany’s demands to “cancel anti-austerity promises”

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Just hours before the meeting between Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis with his counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble in Berlin, and the German side most probably thought to put the agenda of Thursday talks. In a document leaked to the press, Berlin made its positions towards Greece very clear and demands from […]

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4
Feb

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

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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”

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“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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