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Schaeuble blames Greek Gov’t for review delays due to Easter break

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble blames the Greek government for the current delays in the review of the country’s bailout program. “The Greek government bore responsibility for current delays,” Schaeuble told reporters in Washington on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund spring meetings. Greece is to blame that its …

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Tsipras tells Merkel “Game Over!” Background Eurogroup Malta

“Angela, once you called me about my finance minister. Now, I call you about yours.” This is what Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday, two days before the Eurogroup meeting in Malta on April 7,2017.  It was Tsipras’ phone call to Merkel that unblocked the …

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Reasons why teleconference between Greece and creditors was cancelled

The teleconference between Greece and creditors scheduled for Wednesday evening has been cancelled. The conference was to take place between Greek government representatives – Finance, Deputy Finance and Labor Ministers – and representatives from the institutions. According to government sources, the teleconference was cancelled because one of the representatives of …

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Greece’s Debt: Lagarde launches new round of argument with Schaeuble

Managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, said that she disagrees with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble over Greece’s financial problems. “I am not aligning myself with Minister Schaeuble who says that Greece’s problem is not debt but productivity,” Lagarde said in an interview to conservative-leaning American Enterprise …

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The Week: America is turning Puerto Rico into Greece

I can’t help but remember German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble every time I read somewhere the word “Puerto Rico.” In 2015, Schaeuble offered  US-Treasury Secretary Jack Lew swap burdens of Puerto Rico with those of Greece. Would the swap have been a good deal for Germany and the Eurozone? Hardly. …

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Schaeuble: “I have never made Grexit threats”

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble denied on Sunday that he had said Greece would have to leave the eurozone if it failed to implement economic reforms. In an ARD television interview, Schaeuble that Greece would not have problems if it implemented agreed reforms, but would if it fails to carry …

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“Grexit” becomes central in Germany’s elections campaign

Greece debt crisis has become a central issue in the German elections campaign. Even parties sunk in oblivion in recent years try to win votes by throwing the bait “Grexit” into the open mouths of conservative and neo-liberal electorate. “Greece should leave the euro zone and then be given debt …

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Schaeuble: Greece must leave the Euro to win a Debt Cut

 German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned Greece Wednesday night “to fulfill its reform commitments, otherwise it would have to leave the Eurozone.” Speaking at a talk show at the German state ARD TV, Schaueble said also that pressure on Greece must be maintained.” “They are not over the mountain, therefore …

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