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Tsipras tells Greek learning Briton: ” You could even become finance minister” (video)

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited the Impact Hub Athens, a structure that supports the development of entrepreneurship and innovation through business model development projects that have a positive social impact. The Prime Minister was guided through the premises, was briefed about the project and had the opportunity to chat with …

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Tsipras seeks gov’t reshuffle and replacement of Finance Minister

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is reportedly considering a cabinet reshuffle. Something which is logical after Greece passed the test of the second review and now the government has to set other priorities. The reshuffle could take place in early autumn. If  there wasn’t a major problem. Tsipras want to replace …

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German Minister: Greece should pledge Cash, Gold and Real Estate for new loans

New loans to Greece? Arch-conservative Germans have ideas…Yes, to new payments under conditions. What conditions? The usual conditions usually posed by loan sharks: Gold and Real Estate. Bavaria’s finance minister Markus Soeder (CSU) told the daily BILD that should Greece receive new aid payments then there should be new conditions: …

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Greece’s new cabinet: FinMin Varoufakis, FM Kotzias, DefMin Kammenos

Greece’s new cabinet of SYRIZA-Independent Greeks coalition government has been announced on Tuesday. Left-wing SYRIZA decided to merge several ministries and establish so-called “super ministries” staffed with several alternate and deputy ministers. Media reported earlier of a 10+10+10 scheme that is: 10 ministers + 10 alternate ministers + 10 deputy …

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Greek FinMin: Greece Could Exit the Euro by Accident

Greece could stumble out of the euro by accident if a new government fails to reach an agreement with international creditors soon after this month’s election, Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis said. The main challenge facing whichever government emerges from the Jan. 25 vote will be to close the stalled review …

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Gikas Hardouvelis: who is Greece’s new Finance Minister?

Two seem to be the key features of Greece’s new Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis: that he knows the euro mechanism and he knows the banks.  Hardouvelis is a professor of Finance & Economics at the University of Piraeus and Cheif Economist and Director of Research at the EUROBANK. He served …

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Greeks are holding their breath as the countdown for Gov’t reshuffle ticking

Greeks are holding their breath in agony and expectation. The countdown clock for Greece’s coalition cabinet reshuffle is ticking. It is ticking to the right – Samaras’ Nea Dimokratia – , it is ticking to the left -Venizelos’ PASOK. According to latest media reports, it is also ticking to the …

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Debtors in Greece: Would you share your bedroom with the tax office?

Greece’s finance ministry has apparently run out of ideas. Ops! I should immediately correct myself: Greece’s finance ministry has obviously realized that the ideas the team of advisers produce to force citizens to “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar” – in Modern English that’s “the taxes” –  is sheer …

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Cyprus Finance Minister Sarris resigns – Harris Georgiades new FinMin

Cyprus financial minister Michalis Sarris submitted his resignation short after noon on Tuesday. President Nicos Anastasiades accepted Sarris’ resignation, government spokesman confirmed. Already in the morning rumors had been claiming that a mini cabinet reshuffle was due in Cyprus, aiming mainly to replace the finance minister. Short after 3 p.m. …

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Greek gov’t considers building …”tax prisons”

Advisers to Greek finance ministry seem to never run out of creative ideas: the latest proposal on the table is to create tax prisons for those refusing to pay even a small amount of their debts to the state. As there is not space in the current prisons for additional prisoners, …

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German FinMin Rules Out Greece’s Bankruptcy or Euro Zone Exit

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has for the first time ruled out the possibility of debt-stricken Greece sliding into bankruptcy or leaving the euro zone. “I think there will be no state bankruptcy in Greece,” he told a meeting of the Singapore-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Singapore on …

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Athens: Protesters Boo FinMin, Riot Police Fires Tear Gas Against Protesting Policemen

This that did not happened a couple of weeks ago, occurred on Thursday morning. Riot Police fired tear gas against protesting policemen, firefighters and coastal guards. Riot Police vs Protesting Police According to Greek media, the unionists had formed a human chain outside the Maximos Mansion in order to prevent …

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