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ELSTAT: Greece’s GDP shrunk by 26% since 2010, public debt surged

Greece’s GDP shrunk by 61.6 billion euros (26 percent) since 2010, the time span when three bailout memorandums with institutional creditors were signed and implemented, figures showed this week. Additionally, general government revenues decreased by five billion euros, with public sector wages, pensions and welfare benefits cut by 19.13 billion …

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Schaeuble blames the Greek government for pension cuts

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble insisted that it is successive Greek governments to blame for the pension cuts that have been enforced in Greece and not the international or the European creditors. In an interview to newspaper TA NEA, has insisted in an interview that successive Greek governments were to …

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Court rules new pension cuts in 2019 against Constitution and Human Rights Convention

The Plenary of the State Audit Council has ruled that the cuts to main and supplementary pensions to be implemented in 2019 are against the Constitution and contravene the European Convention of Human Rights. Pension cuts are creditors’ top favorite austerity measure. The pension cuts the government and its creditors …

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One more Eurogroup for Greece as three major reforms remain open

One more Eurogroup for Greece as eurozone finance ministers meet in Brussels  later on Monday.  One more Eurogroup without great expectations like concluding the second review. The Greek government anticipates a sign of progress and looks towards the next Eurogroup meeting in April. Aim of both sides is to bridge …

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IMF report: Greece’s debt ‘highly unsustainable’, cut pensions, tax increases for the poor

‘Greek public debt is highly unsustainable, the International Monetary Fund said in a report to be discussed during a board council meeting in Washington later today. The report, exclusively presented by Athens News Agency, said that the Greek economy faced four challenges. The country’s public debt was highly unsustainable the …

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Schaeuble and IMF’s Thomsen agree to increase pressure on Greece

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and the International Monetary Fund finally agreed on the Greek debt issue. However what they agreed upon is not what Greece would like to expect. Schaeuble and the IMF’s responsible for Europen Poul Thomsen agreed to a common hard-line, that translates into to increase pressure …

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45% of Greece’s pensioners live below poverty line

45% of Greece’s pensioners live below the poverty line. They receive monthly pensions below 665 euro gross. The data has been released by the Greek Pensioner’s Network and shows the dramatic situation in which 1.2million pensioners experience after the repetitive cuts and hikes for health contributions. Unions stress that 13.7% …

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