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Greek PM Tsipras urges creditors to stop punishing Greece

In an op-ed to Wall Street Journal, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urges creditors to “end punitive approaches of the past”. He stresses that the differences between the International Monetary Fund and the Europeans are harming the Greek economy. The recent economic crisis persuaded the international community that long-term economic …

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The transfer of Holy Light divides Greece’s coalition government

It was first SYRIZA lawmaker Makis Balaouras, who claimed the Holy Light was a “pagan residue”. A couple of days later, the parliamentary spokeswoman of SYRIZA, Foteini Vaki described the Holy Fire as a “fake miracle.”  The debate about the transfer of the Holy Light from Jerusalem and the official …

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Athens-Patras in just 1h 40 min after inauguration of Corinth-Patras highway

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras inaugurated the 120-km section of the Corinth-Patras highway that makes the journey Athens-Patras possible in just 99 minutes. “Today we are inaugurating a work that many believed would never be completed,” the Prime Minister said adding that the highway “would never have been completed if it …

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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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Tempi Tunnels make it possible: Athens-Thessaloniki in 4 hours (picts, videos)

The inauguration ceremony of the Tempi Tunnels had everything a Greek soul wishes: a religious blessing, the National Anthem, a wreath at the monument dedicated to National Resistance near by, a speech by the Prime Minister and an EU Commissioner. The three tunnels are at Tempi Valley and Maliakos-Klidi section …

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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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Tsipras: Europe is not defending own accomplishments, has surrendered to the IMF

Europe is not defending its own accomplishments, its heritage and social model and has surrendered to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which explains its existential crisis, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday evening, addressing an event organized by the Transform! Europe network, in Rome’s “La Sapienza” University. “We are …

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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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