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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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ESM approves debt relief measures to bring Greece out of the woods in 2060

The Board of Directors of European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) approved short-term debt relief measures for Greece, Monday afternoon. “The measures approved by the governing bodies of the ESM and EFSF are an important step towards improving Greek debt sustainability,” Managing director Klaus Regling said and …

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