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Merkel – Steinbruck TV Duel on Greece: does it really matter?

I can tell you right away: no, it doesn’t! It doesn’t really matter what the Christian-Democrat, conservative and neo-liberal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and her Social-Democrat challenger Peer Steinbrueck exchanged on clever and quick statements, announcements and criticism last night, during their TV-duel. It doesn;t really matter what they …

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Merkel: Pressure on Greece will not relax

I have the feeling, Greeks help German chancellor Angela Merkel lead a successful elections campaign and consequently win the next elections. By asking an additional 10-billion euro package, by fulfilling the Troika imposed ‘structural reforms’ with great struggling, by demonstrating inability to catch the real big fish of tax evaders …

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Germany may delay €2.5 billion bailout tranche to Greece

Has Greece fulfilled all the conditions to receive the next bailout tranche of 2.5 billion euro? According to German deputy Finance Minister apparently not. In a letter to German Parliament (Bundestag) Steffen Kampeter claims, that the debt-ridden and slow-in-reforms country has  completed 17 out of 22 required measures. While Athens …

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Golden Dawn MP calls German FM Westerwelle “Mrs.”

Golden Dawn MP Ilias Panayiotaros called German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle “Mrs.”. During a speech in the Greek Parliament, Panayiotaros referred to the visit of finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and said he was not in charge of the German WWII reparations to Greece. Addressing the Parliament, Panayiotaros said: “The government …

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Germany invites jobless EU youth to go there for work

5.501 million unemployed youth across Europe? 3.531 million jobless youth in the Eurozone alone? No problem for all those with or without university education who if lucky could find a temporary job as pizza boys and service girls for 400 euro per month. Germany opens its arms and welcome all the …

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German FinMin Schaeuble to visit Athens, July 18/2013

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble will visit Athens on July 18th 2013 and will meet with his Greek counterpart Yiannis Stournaras and Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. Speaking at the German Parliament, Schaeuble said that on the agenda of the talks will be “bilateral issues with emphasis in combating youth unemployment in …

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BBC poll: Germany most popular country in the world – except for Greeks

Germany is the most positively viewed nation in the world in this year’s annual Country Ratings Poll for the BBC World Service. More than 26,000 people were surveyed internationally for the poll. They were asked to rate 16 countries and the European Union on whether their influence in the world …

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Europeans from crisis-hit South flock to Germany seeking work

Mass migration revived in times of debt crisis, recession, austerity and unemployment. From European door to European door, so to say. One million people from the European south moved to Germany in 2012, Germany’s statistics authority said on Tuesday. And majority of the new European migrants came from Spain, Greece …

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Study: Germany make trillion-euro profits from the Euro

Germany profits considerably form the euro even in case of high write-offs due to debt cuts of South European crisis sates, like Greece, Portugal, Spain. This is the result of a model calculation conducted by Prognos AG for German Bertelsmann Foundation. “Adding up the growth benefits of Euro membership results …

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German FinMin Schaeuble: Greece proved bailout program working, unemployment goes down

He must have a weird sense of humour. German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble sees nothing but effectiveness in the bailout program for Greece. In the country of 1,3 million jobless and 6%-7% recession. “The policy of the euro rescue works and Greece is an example for this,”  Schaeuble told German magazine …

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90% of Greeks want government to pursue Germany over WWII reparations

That’s an interesting public opinion survey result that will increase pressure for the Greek government to carry on with the WWII demands from Germany. Eight in ten Greeks believe, the government should pursue Germany over the reparations for damages during the 2. World War. Even if some compensation was given …

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Greece’s Legal Council to examine report on €162 bn WWII reparations from Germany

Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos handed over to Greek State Legal Council the report published on Sunday by newspaper To Vima. The report suggested that Germany owes Greece 162 billion euro in World War II reparations. The president of the Greek State’s Legal Council, Fokinas Georgakopoulos will be examining the report, …

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