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From Kohl’s Two-Speed to Merkel’s Multi-Speed Europe

A few Europeans leaders have called for a “multi-speed Europe” at a mini-summit at the Palace of Versailles on Monday. present at the summit were host Francois Hollande, the French president, Angela Merkel, Germany’s Chancellor,  Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. The four came together …

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Lagarde: Greece doesn’t need Debt Haircut but Restructuring

Managing Director of International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, said that “Greece doesn’t need debt haircut for the time being,” right after the meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Wednesday. What needed is “debt restructuring and interest rate cuts on bailout loans.” Stressing the need of reforms, Lagarde …

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Merkel: The Euro is too low for Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested on Saturday that the euro was too low for Germany but made clear that Berlin had no power to address this “problem” because monetary policy was set by the independent European Central Bank. Merkel made her remarks at the Munich Security Conference as U.S. Vice …

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Der Spiegel: IMF will participate with €5bn in Greece’s program

The International Monetary Fund is likely to contribute up to 5 billion euros to the third bailout package for Greece, German magazine Der Spiegel said in an unsourced report published on Friday. It said European lenders were now expecting a sum of this size after originally having hoped for 16 …

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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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German Chancellor Merkel stands by Greece and Tsipras

“This is not the place where decisions will be made,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a joint press statement with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Berlin on Friday. “That matter is in good hands with the institutions and the Eurogroup.” In just few words, the German Chancellor rejected …

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Dijsselbloem : Eurogroup to discuss debt relief for “committed” Greece

Winds of Change? Juncker, Moscovici and Dijsselbloem ‘secretly’ plot an uprising and revolt against Schaeuble? Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem said that the Greek government is very committed and more cooperative than the other governments under the bailout agreements and that the Eurogroup will discuss debt relief measures on December 5th …

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