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26
Mar

Stick and carrot for Greece but not a single cent before full reform list & some implementations

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Grrece’s economic team writes and erases “structural reforms” and prepares the list the government is obliged to submit to the Institutions by Friday. Well… not exactly Friday. Make it Monday, March 3oth. At the same time, the country’s lenders increase the pressure in the usual stick & carrot manner maintaining […]





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25
Mar

Greeks enjoy Independence Day parades without barriers

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For the first time since 2011, Greeks celebrate Independence Day and enjoy the school students and military parades without barriers. The new Greek government decision to remove barriers and allow people to attend the parades at close range has a strong symbolism aiming to demonstrate that neither the government is […]





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25
Mar

Lagarde-List ex FinMin Papaconstantinou found guilty …just “a little”

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He fell soft on a cloud pillow. A special court in Athens ruled that former Finance Minister Giorgos Papacontantinou had doctored the Lagarde List of suspected tax evaders but to a degree of misdemeanor. Papaconstantinou left the court with one-year suspended prison sentence. The original charge was on felony. With […]





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24
Mar
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Dijsselbloem asks EFSF to examine return of €1.2 billion to Greece

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Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem has reportedly wrote to European Financial Stability Fund chief Klaus Regling and Euro Working Group chief Thomas Wiser urgently examine the Greek request for return of €1.2 billion, Greek media report on Tuesday. The amount was sent by the FSF by mistake to the temporary rescue […]





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24
Mar

Tsipras speak of WWII loan & SIEMENS bribes, Merkel of Reforms

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The joint press conference by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Berlin had a strong conciliatory tone. Both sides stressed the importance of dialogue, cooperation and mutual trust. However each side focused on the issue dear to it with Germany to insist on the reforms […]





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23
Mar

Chancellor Merkel welcomes PM Tsipras in Berlin with military honors & a deep red carpet

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The red carpet was there, the military band was there, German Chancellor was there. They all were there awaiting to welcome Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras with military honors in his first visit to Berlin. Merkel walked a few steps do the car, Tsipras got off, gave a a smile, […]





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23
Mar

Will next Eurogroup approve a €4.9-billion financial injection to Greece ?

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What??? The next Eurogroup meeting could allegedly give Greece a financial injection of 4.9 billion euro, provided a political decision is reached. According to exclusive information by Greek To Vima newspaper, the extraordinary Eurogroup meeting of next Friday or Monday would to take a decision and give Greece what belongs […]





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23
Mar
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ECB official Coeure: Greek aid program set for change (Trio & Da Da Da)

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Aha! Aha! What’s wrong with you , my darling? Do you change the Greek bailout program? Da Da Da… Greece’s financial aid programme is set to be changed to accommodate its new government, a senior European Central Bank official said on Monday, noting that the bank stood ready to support […]





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23
Mar

PM Tsipras meets Chancellor Merkel in Berlin to “bridge differences”

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After several weeks of tensions between Greece and Germany, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is entering the Chancellery in Berlin at 5 pm local time on Monday following an invitation by Angela Merkel. The improvement of the bilateral  relations, “bridge difference”, so to say -will be high on the agenda but […]





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23
Mar

Germany: Second Greek restaurant target of hate- and racism attacks

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“Pigs, get out!” This is just one of the insults the Greek owners of Athos restaurant were exposed to in the last three weeks. E-mails, letters and phone calls by anonymous racists have been insulting Elsa Athanasiou and Pashalis Hatzopoulos as “liars, cheaters and tax evaders.” The threats and insults […]





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23
Mar

Greek PM warned Merkel & Co of “Impossible” debt payments (full letter here)

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Greek prime Minister Alexis Tsipras warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker of the dramatic situation of Greece’s finances. In a 5-page letter Greek PM expressed his “deep concern” about the impact of the Eurogroup agreement of February 20th to the country’s […]





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22
Mar

Greek minister Katrougalos – “corruption allegations” or just a “moral question”?

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Corruptions allegations against Alternate Minister for Administrative Reform are  shaking the Greek political world, with Minister Giorgos Katrougalos to deny the allegations and the opposition to demand his resignation. According to Sunday newspaper To Vima, Katrougalos was representing as a lawyer fired civil servants and he had announced their rehiring […]





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20
Mar

Juncker announces €2billion EU funding to tackle Greece’s humanitarian crisis

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Finally, Greece’s euro- and other-partners came to their senses: they recognized the humanitarian crisis in the debt-ridden country and the necessity to address the problem. During a press conference with the media in Brussels, right after the EU Leaders Summit, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced that 2 billion euro […]





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20
Mar

EU mini Summit: PM Tsipras has one week to submit complete reforms list

Posted by in Economy, Politics

It was short after 3 in the morning Friday, when Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French president Francois Hollande and the other kids of the creditors’ block left the chairs of the Mini EU Summit round table on Greek debt. After talks that lasted four and […]





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