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Dijsselbloem: Tsipras and Tsakalotos made things much easier

“Prime minister Alexis Tsipras and, of course, [current finance minister] Euclid Tsakalotos, have completely changed the relationship with the European partners. Almost everything has been easier since . . . it’s a completely different situation,” outgoing Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said in an interview to Financial Times. He said further that he never backed …

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Portugal’s socialist Mario Centeno wins Eurogroup Presidency

Portugal’s Finance Minister, socialist Mario Centeno won the Eurogroup presidency in two rounds of voting in Brussels Monday afternoon! The Latvian and Slovak finance ministers dropped out after the first round. Centeno won in a head to head against Luxemburg’s Pierre Gramegna. 51-year-old Mario Centeno is an economist and academic  …

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Dijsselbloem announces he is quitting Dutch politics, stay as Eurogroup head until…

Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem announced that he will quit national politics as of Oct 25th, but he will stay on as the Eurogroup head until January 2018. He was caretaker finance minister after his party suffered big losses in the national elections in March. He will also quit the …

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Dijsselbloem tells Greece to wrap up review quickly for a “clean” bailout exit

Greece must wrap up an upcoming bailout review quickly to pave the way for a “clean” bailout exit next summer without further conditions beyond standard monitoring, Eurogroup Chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem said during a visit to Athens on Monday. “We are in full agreement for that – it should be a …

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Greece to remain under supervision after bailout program ends, says Dijsselbloem

“Greece will remain under supervision after it exits its current bailout programme next year,” Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem told a Greek newspaper short before arriving in Athens on Monday. Prime minister Alexis Tsipras has been telling Greeks that ‘creditors’ supervision will be over once the bailout program concludes in August …

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A Eurogroup without whining about a Greek ‘something’ is half the joy…

As if we did not have enough trouble with the oil spill, a long-time-not-seen Eurogroup meeting took place in Tallinn, Estonia, today. Greece’s lenders came together to catch up with the struggling country. Top on the agenda was the implementation of the Greek program and the third review. Eurogroup head …

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Dijsselbloem’s “alcohol and women” subject of university entrance exams

Tensions within the Eurogroup and particularly Jeroen Dijsselbloem’s derogatory comments regarding the European South was one of the subjects in exams for university entrance. In Valencia, Spain, aspiring university students were asked to develop their thoughts on the most famous statement of the head of Eurogroup: the countries of the …

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Greece will need debt relief, says Dijsselbloem at EU Parliament Plenary

Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem appeared at the Plenary of European Parliament for the first time after he stirred the Europeans of the South with insulting remarks. He made a kind of apology saying “I did not want to hurt anyone.” But as the Plenary topic was Greece, Dijsselbloem gave a …

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Dijsselbloem: Income tax measures €1.8bn in 2019 if Greece misses targets

In a letter to the members of the Eurogroup, chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem summarized what was agreed upon at the meeting in Malta on April 7th 2017. In his letter Dijsselbloem reveals also what the Greek government agreed on the implementation of the additional austerity measures scheduled to be implemented in …

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