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Tsipras in Davos: “Turkey is an aggressive neighbor” blames “austerity policies” for rise of racism and nationalism in Europe

Speaking at a panel discussion in Davos, Switzerland, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras described Turkey as an “aggressive neighbor.” Addressing the migration crisis, he blamed “austerity policies” for “the rise of racism and nationalism in Europe.” His European partners couldn’t always appreciate the challenges of living with an ‘aggressive’ neighbor …

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Dijsselbloem: Tsipras and Tsakalotos made things much easier

“Prime minister Alexis Tsipras and, of course, [current finance minister] Euclid Tsakalotos, have completely changed the relationship with the European partners. Almost everything has been easier since . . . it’s a completely different situation,” outgoing Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said in an interview to Financial Times. He said further that he never backed …

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PM Tsipras determined to solve name dispute with FYROM, but partner Kammenos has reservations

As efforts intensify to resolve the decades-long name dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Tsipras coalition partner and Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, dampened expectations. He said that he would never back a solution including the word “Macedonia” thus revealing cracks in the coalition government. The …

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Prime Minister’s office attacks BoG governor as “a failed finance minister”

The Greek government and the Prime Minister started a war against the Governor of the Bank of Greece, Yannis Stournaras, and officially described him as “a failed finance minister”.  The war broke out just hours after a BoG Interim Report on the Monetary Policy 2017 suggested a “Memorandum Light” for …

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