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Tsipras asked for the IMF’s participation, sees deal in April

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras confirmed on Friday that he had asked managing director Christine Lagarde for the participation of the International Monetary Fund in the Greek program. Greece’s request was reveled by Lagarde a day earlier. The previous approach of the Greek government “We can do also without the IMF” …

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Trump, Tsipras to speak on the phone in coming days

Diplomats in Athens and Washington are engaged in consultations to set up a telephone conversation between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and US President Donald Trump over the next few days. According to Kathimerini, the Greek government is attaching great significance to the conversation in its bid to get a clearer …

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PM Tsipras: The era of austerity is over

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says the era of austerity is over for his country, painting a positive picture Friday of reforms the country has agreed to take after its latest bailout program ends in 2018. Speaking in parliament, Tsipras described the deal reached Monday as an “exceptional success” and …

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Moscovici promises Greece “lighter austerity measures”

EU Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, Pierre Moscovici, paid a short visit to Athens on Wednesday. Moscovici came to Athens to receive the title of  Honorary Doctor from the Athens University. However, he used the opportunity for a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. “Greek agreement is necessary …

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Mustery solved: Greece to hire Rotchild as debt adviser

As concerns over Greece and its debt mount, Athens has reportedly decided to call in Rothschild, one of the oldest financial firms in the world, to navigate the country’s long-running creditor stand-off and avert default. According to the Financial Times, Greek authorities hope to finalize the appointment before crunch debt …

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PM Tsipras slaps Luxembourg PM Bettel at Malta Summit (video)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras slapped his Luxembourg counterpart Xavier Bettel. The incident took place at the European Council Summit in Malta on Friday morning. Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel was having a chat with UK’s leader Theresa May, when Tsipras approached him and passed him a friendly slap on …

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Tsipras: Greece will not enact “a single euro extra revenue raising measures”

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promised that “Greece will not enact a single euro extra revenue raising measures.” Moreover he said that he was “ready for elections” although early elections would be pointless at this time. Tsipras promise comes as the SYRIZA-INTERDEPENDENT GREEKS prepares to celebrate two years in power, while …

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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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