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Jan

Greek Prosecutor Calls Papandreou, Papaconstantinou on 2009-Revised Deficit

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A bombshell with a weight of at least one mega-tone was dropped in the picturesque city of Athens on Friday afternoon. Thus while Greek government officials have been dealing with the Troika on the left and the private Greek bond holders on the right. Economic prosecutor Grigoris Peponis requested in a letter to prosecutor of [...]

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20
Jan

Irish Journalist Destroys the Troika During Press Conference (video)

Posted by in Economy

Ireland’s favourite print and broadcast  journalist, Vincent Browne takes on the Troika, and refuses to allow them to evade questions regarding the bailout of unguaranteed bondholders by the Irish public. Vincent Browne at his finest. His key question that Troika-representatives are unable to answer “Why are Irish people required to pay [...]

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20
Jan

Ex Greek PM Simitis: The Loan Agreement Was A Potically Fatal Mistake

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Costas Simitis, Greece’ prime minister that led the country to euro zone, fiercely criticized the authors of the Memorandum of Understanding , the loan agreement singed between Greece and its lenders to enable the debt-ridden country to receive the rescue package of €110 billion in may 2010. “The agreement between the [...]

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20
Jan

PSI: Just a Breath before the Final Deal?

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Blazing negotiations on the PSI are taking place in Athens with some Greek media heralding that agreement on major issues has been already achieved. According to several Greek media, the Greek side has proposed the interest rate to start at 3.5% for bonds maturing in 2014. a5 3.9% for bonds [...]

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20
Jan

What’s Up in Greece on Jan 20/12?

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A temperature rise and a light south wind are up in Greece, making me wonder whether it’s symbolic for a breakthrough in the PSI talks after a week of freezing temperatures literally and metaphorically. Should we be optimistic? We could, if we take into consideration the statement issued on Thursday by Institute [...]

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19
Jan

Reichenbach: “Greeks Cannot Take More Sacrifices”

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“Greeks have undergone great sacrifices and Greece can not continue with this strategy.” Horst Reichenbach, head of European Commission’s Task Force, was revealing while he was talking at an event organized by the Board of Commerce and Indtustry of Athens (EBEA). He noted that at the centre of the action of Task Force were [...]

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19
Jan

BoG Governor: Greece’s Crisis Could Have Been Avoided, If…

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“Greece’s path to current crisis wasn’t inevitable. The economic crisis could have been avoided, if the problems were addressed earlier.” Has the statement of Yiorgos Provopoulos, the Governor of Bank of Greece, shocked anyone in the debt-ridden country? I don’t think so. Some Greek commentators interpreted it in the context of the micro-cosmos [...]

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19
Jan

MS Europa Discordia: Italian Paper Likens Merkel to Shipwreck Captain

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When Costa Concordia capsized off the Italian coast last week, an official demanded the ship’s captain get back on board to oversee the evacuation. Now his angry words have been aimed at German Chancellor Merkel in an Italian caricature, which shows her escaping the “MS Europa Discordia.” The sentence has taken [...]

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19
Jan
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Amazing! Greek Rhythmic Gymnastics Athlete!

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 A sunshine in the financial fog. Greek athlete Varvara Filiou. Rhythmic Gymnastics. And a snap shot of her stunning abilities on the website of UK-based Telegraph. Something to be proud of, amid the storm of negative publications about Greece and Greeks. Greece’s Varvara Filiou competes with the hoop during the Visa [...]

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19
Jan

Protest Action: Greeks to Turn Off the Lights, Feb 1/12

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 A protest action is scheduled for February 1st, 2012 calling all Greeks to turn off the lights from 8-8.30 pm during the prime time news. In a statement circulating on the Greek internet, the organizers declare that with this action Greeks have the possibility to say NO to price hikes [...]

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