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Turkey threatens Cyprus, oil giants ENI and TOTAL, and to annex Northern Cyprus

In a letter to the United Nations, Turkey’s UN Permanent Representative threatens Cyprus but also oil giants ENI and TOTAL over offshore hydrocarbon exploration in Block 6 in Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone. Ankara not only disputes the possibility of Cyprus to carry out exploration or give licenses but also declares …

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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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