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EU Commission proposes creation of European Monetary Fund by 2019

The European Commission unveiled its vision of a rebooted eurozone, including the creation of a European version of the IMF. The European Monetary Fund should be created by 2019. The European Commission unveiled its vision of a rebooted eurozone on Wednesday, including the creation of a European version of the …

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IMF will not activate its program for Greece if no debt relief agreement, says Fund’s spokesman

“The International Monetary Fund will not activate its program if there is no agreement on debt relief for Greece, ” Fund’s spokesman Gerry Rice said during a regular briefing on Thursday. Rice clarified that the € 1.6 billion program approved by the Fund for Greece will not come into force …

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ESM Regling says Greece could use “unused funds to repay loans to other creditors”

The head of the euro zone’s European Stability Mechanism (ESM) bailout fund told German economic newspaper Handelsblatt that Greece was making good progress with its reform drive. Klaus Regling added that “unused funds could be used to repay loans to other creditors.” Unused funds to repay loans to other creditors? …

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ESM approves €800mln bailout tranche for Greece

Greece received an extra 800 million euros of bailout money on Thursday, following a positive evaluation of its financial reform process. “I am satisfied to note the Greek government’s continued commitment to clear arrears,” said European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Managing Director Klaus Regling in a statement. “The amount of arrears …

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UPS Schaeuble wants to allow EZ South to tap ESM for investment

German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was always against a common European debt, against Eurobonds and new support programs for the European South. He seems to have made a U-turn. As expected not without strict measures and concessions. According to German daily BILD, Schaeuble is working on a proposal that would …

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When will Greece return to markets? ESM, Commission send conflicting messages

Greek government borrowing costs hit their lowest level in more than five years this week, investors speculate that Athens may soon end the exile from bond markets.  The Greek government signals return to the markets can happen already in summer 2017, short after creditors disburse the 7-billion euro bailout tranche …

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Creditors make it clear: No debt relief for Greece before 2018

Creditors have cooled down Greece that has been awaiting for debt relief measures. “Greece has done its bit, now it wants debt relief,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday, two days after the agreement with creditors on additional measures 3.6 billion euros for 2019 and 2020. However, the country’s …

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Greece needs Debt Relief: How much and at what price?

“Europe’s Greece problem, which brought the euro area to the brink of a breakup in 2015, is back in the headlines,” says Jeromin Zettelmeyer, economist at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.  And so is also the issue whether Greece can succeed without more debt relief. “Greece needs indeed more …

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Regling: Greece may need less than originally planned ESM funds

As the government in Athens used only €32 billion from the €86 billion prepared by the European Stability Mechanism, with less than half the program until the end it is clear the final figure will be smaller than the maximum, said Klaus Regling, the facility’s managing director. German daily Bild quoted him …

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ESM’s Regling: No need for 4. bailout, if Greece implements agreement

We work effortlessly to achieve an agreement with Greece and completed the second assessment together with the International Monetary Fund, the head of the European Support Mechanism (ESM), Klaus Regling said on Wednesday. Speaking at the European Parliament, Regling stressed that if Greece adheres to what has been agreed upon …

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Greece, go figure! IMF: Debt not sustainable ESM: Debt Sustainable

Is the Greek debt sustainable or not? Opinions and approaches differ. The International Monetary Fund insists that the Greek debt is not sustainable, the Eurozone’s Fund European Stability Mechanism insists that the Greek debt is sustainable. Greece has three weeks to deal with ‘potentially disastrous’ debt, the IMF said adding …

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