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German elections go Greece: Gabriel slams Merkel/Schaeuble on austerity

The elections campaign has officially started in Germany. The Social-Democrats (SPD) with top candidate Martin Schulz challenge the conservative Christian-Democrats (CDU) of Angela Merkel and Wolfgang Schaeuble. While it seemed that the former President of the European Parliament Schulz would have it hard to challenge the Chancellor, the results of …

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IMF comments on WikiLeaks, Greece’s PM sends letter to Lagarde

The International Monetary Fund did not dismiss the WikiLeaks transcript of a conversation between IMF Europe Desk, Poul Thomsen and IMF’s Greek program responsible Delia Velculescu. Speaking to Washington correspondent of Greek state broadcast Lena Argiri, an IMF source said: IMF:we do not comment on leaks or supposed reports of …

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Simple formula: Germany wants EU’s external borders in FYROM to avoid burdening its economy with €10 bn per year

Alarmed by the press leakages about Greece’s expulsion from Schengen or the establishment of a 400,000-people camp in Athens, EU officials rushed to dismiss ‘the news’. EU sources told Greek private Star TV that “there has never been a plan to expel Greece from Schengen.” Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon …

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Greece requests 3-Year Program/Loan – Copy of Letter to ESM

Greece sent Wednesday morning a letter to European Stability Mechanism requesting a 3-year loan in order to “meet its financial obligations” and “ensure stability of the financial system.” It is the 3. bailout Greece is going to receive since 2010 as austerity programs without provisions for growth have led to …

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Greek request: Varoufakis’ letter to Dijsselbloem (text)

Below is the text of the Greek request, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis sent to Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem. “Athens, February 18, 2015 Dear President of the Eurogroup, Over the last five years, the people of Greece have exerted remarkable efforts in economic adjustment. The new government is committed to a …

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Greek conspiracy theories: 17 November convict Giotopoulos claims Xiros’ escape “part of overall plan”

Some conspiracy theories are reviving in Greece on the occasion of the escape of convicted member of “17 November” Chistodoulos Xiros. Another member of “17 November”, Alexandros Giotopoulos, convicted as  the ideological mastermind of the organization, sent a letter dated January 20th 2013 to daily Eleftherotypia, raising questions about the …

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Olli Rehn rejects renegotiation on Greek program due to IMF miscalculations

European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn put a stop to Greece’s expectations of a revision of the austerity program due to IMF’s miscalculations of fiscal multipliers. In a letter to ECOFIN ministers snet on 13. February 2013, Rehn wrote among others ““Recent studies on fiscal multipliers are of …

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What Do Party Leaders Do Before Ballot Boxes Open?

What do party leaders do after a short but intensive election campaign, before the ballot boxes open? No, they don’t party. Not yet. They meet journalists, party officials and devoted supporters instead, and chat over drinks and food. In a rather relaxed mood, the leaders of  the small and big political parties organized  pre-ballot meetings …

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Papademos’s Letter to Barroso: Help Needed to Rejuvenate Growth

Outgoing Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos on Wednesday sent a letter to the chief of the European Commission calling for help on a number of key policy areas that could rejuvenate growth and employment in the debt-wracked nation. In his letter to Barroso, the Greek prime minister singles out several …

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Greek Police Federation Warns the Troika of Warrants!

The Panhellenic Federation of Police Officers wrote an open letter to the Troika representatives and warn them that it will ask to issue warrants against them. In the letter addressed to Poul Thomsen (IMF), Klaus Mazouch (ECB) and Servas Derose*(EU), Greek police unionists send the message that they will ask …

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Samaras Sends Letter with Signature to Greece’s Lenders

Greek provisional coalition government partner, Antonis Samaras, the leader of conservative New Democracy, had to bow to the blackmailing of Eurogroup Juncker and Germany’s Merkel “Sign or No 6th aid tranche”. Samaras had to sit down and write a letter of commitment to the October 26th loan agreement. At the end of …

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