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PM Tsipras: Austria’s initiative “unacceptable”, he threatens to block all EU decisions on Refugees

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras threatens to block all EU refugee decisions if Greece will be left to deal with the crisis alone. Commenting on Austria’s initiative to hold a West Balkan Conference on Migration, Tsipras described it as “unacceptable”. PM Tsipras said he will block all decisions at an …

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PM Tsipras: Solution, no rift; Schaeuble should pity those with heads bowed

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras commented to several important issues like the broke down Eurogroup meeting on Monday and the several drafts submitted to Finance Minister Varoufakis, to German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and to the first legislation his government is about to submit to Parliament with measures to relief indebted …

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“Dr House” Hugh Laurie congatulates SYRIZA, Tsipras thanks

This is one of the more fun congratulations messages left-wing SYRIZA received upon winning the Greek elections. Who cares if Russian president or the President of the European Parliament sent their diplomacy-motivated messages…. This one is we like more 🙂   Bravo Syriza! Must feel like they've just won a …

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Tsipras accuses creditors of “fiscal waterboarding”

Alexis Tsipras, leader of left-wing Syriza a said Greece cannot repay its debt as long as its creditors enforce “fiscal waterboarding” and signaled he will boost government spending if his Syriza alliance wins power. In an op-ed article in Germany’s Handelsblatt newspaper today, Mr Tsipras said the notion that Greece’s …

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SYRIZA Tsipras meets the President, asks early elections

Just hours after the European Parliament elections result, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras asked for early elections. Alexis Tsipras’s statement after meeting with the President: “A new political landscape emerged from the EP elections with new correlation of powers. Coalition government parties ND and PASOk suffered losses of more than 11%. …

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Tsipras: Early elections, loan agreement negotiation and European Conference on Debt Crisis

Leader of main opposition party and chairman of left-wing SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, wants early elections in order to negotiate the loan agreement between Greece and its lenders and a new ‘haircut’. Speaking to state broadcaster NET TV, Tsipras declared, “the loan agreement is already dead” and “it needs to be …

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Alexis Tsipras, IMF seem to agree: new debt haircut essential

The impossible seems possible: Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greek main opposition party left-wing SYRIZA and the International Monetary Fund seem to have agreed that the Greek austerity program cannot succeed and therefore a new debt haircut is inevitable. After meeting with IMF officials in Washington, Tsipras told reporters that “cutting …

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Greek opposition leader Tsipras calls for European debt conference

Greek main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras from left-wing SYRIZA called for European debt conference and a debt ‘haircut’ for Greece and the entire Southern Europe as the only viable solution. In an exclusive interview to British daily “The Guardian“, Tsipras stressed that the austerity program is not working while it increases the …

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Tsipras: “Memorandum Failed” – Eight Objectives to Reconstruct the Greek Economy

Calling for people to respond to the “invitation for unity and creation”, Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s leader of main opposition party left-wing SYRIZA,  revealed a thorough program for the recostruction of the Greek economy. Speaking at the International Fair of Thessaloniki, Tsipras presented eight objectives for “a comprehensive, coherent, progressive and realistic reconstruction program” in order to …

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