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IMF Thomsen: Greece will need at least 20 years to return to pre-crisis levels

Greeece will need at least twenty years to have its GDP return to pre-crisis levels. This message full of … spring optimism was transmitted by Poul Thomsen, in charge of the European program of the International Monetary Fund. Speaking at a conference in the University of Oxford, Poul Thomsen said …

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ECB’s Coeure: Europe’s success in dealing with Greece is Europe’s success in …

“Europe’s success in dealing with Greece is Europe’s success in dealing with itself,” European Central Bank (ECB) Executive Board Member Benoît Cœuré said in Athens on Monday, while failure to support Greece will also be a failure to support itself. He noted that Greece had made a lot of progress …

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Speech in Athens: Obama praises Democracy, Sacrifices of Greeks

US President Barack Obama started his speech with “Yias sas!”, “Kalispera!” and “Filoxenia”(hospitality). He used other Greek words like “foustanella”, “spanakopita” and “ouzo” At the end of his 40-minute long speech he said “Zήτω η Ελλάς” (Long Live, Greece) and had Greeks cheer. President Obama speech without teleprompter or notes …

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Obama cancels his speech in Pnyka for reasons of … bad weather

Outgoing US President Barack Obama cancelled his planned speech in the open space of Pnyka, officially due to upcoming bad weather front. The speech was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 16th 2016. Unofficially the reasons are rather of “security” as Pnyka at the feet of Acropolis is an …

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Draghi’s awkward memory moment: Not the role of ECB to use its monetary policy to force governments to reform

It is a working psychological survival strategy: one creates a bubble, gets in and lives comfortable and nicely till the end of the days. When the bubble is drawn with bright colors, the protection is almost perfect – especially when these bubbles are institutions like the European Central Bank. Too …

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