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“Varoufakis’ file”: full list of Greek proposals at 2 Eurogroup meeting, Moscovici’s & Dijssebloem’s drafts

Several eurozone finance ministers’ claimed after the Eurogroup meeting on Monday that Greece did not submit any specific proposals. In response to these claims, the Greek side published the s0-called Varoufakis’ file containing  the Finance Minister’s speeches in the two eurogroup meetings in February with Greece’s proposals as well as …

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Moscovici’s draft I & II to Varoufakis uploaded on internet

The draft handed out by EU Monetary affairs Commissioner to Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis prior to the Eurogroup meeting has been leaked to the press. In his press conference, Varoufakis said that he would have signed it. But Dijsselbloem had later given him another draft and he described as …

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Sunday night fever with Presidential candidate…

All Greek media had announced a televised address to the nation by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The PM was supposed to officially name the Presidential candidate – a coalition government choice. The announcement was scheduled for short after 8 pm Sunday. The name considered as the favorite among a short …

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New Greek Parliament opens after Jan 25 elections

A ceremony is taking place Thursday morning to swear in the 300 newly elected lawmakers. Greek MPs have to choice to take a religious (Greek Orthodox and Muslim) or a political oath that is held for the first time in the Parliament after a request of the SYRIZA-led coalition government. …

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UPD Tsipras – Juncker hand in hand for Greek Debt on Solution Street

Friendly and warm atmosphere.  Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is holding a meeting with President of European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday morning. In a gesture of  failed symbolism, veteran Jean-Claude took young PM Alexis by the hand and off they walked to the EC sanctuary.  Hand in …

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UPD Juncker, Moscovici, Berlin signal to scrap the Troika

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici signaled that they want to scrap the Troika, the representatives of International Monetary Fund, The European Union and the European Central Bank, dealing with the Greek bailout programs, the austerity time table and the so-called …

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Greece’s new coalition tasks: Cabinet, new Parliament, Vote of Confidence, Presidential Election

The very first challenge Greece’s new coalition government has to deal with is the Presidential election. But before this procedure is launched, other modalities have to be settled: form the cabinet, open the Parliament, get a vote of confidence. Cabinet The names of the ministers to form Greece’s new cabinet …

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EU works to keep Greece in the EZ, sends Moscovici to Athens and #GreeksAskJuncker

Amid the horror Grexit-scenarios being pushed around by the Greek coalition government, the European Commission says “it is working to keep Greece firmly in the eurozone” and thus just a couple of days after EC chief Jean-Claude Juncker blatantly intervened in the Greek politics. EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici …

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Greek PM names Stavros Dimas as Presidential candidate; “political suicide” for Samaras?

In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday noon, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras named former EU Commissioner Stavros Dimas as the Presidential candidate. the announcement was made about an hour after Dimas had a meeting with Samaras in the Prime Minister’s office. Stavros Dimas, 73, is a center-right politician …

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Huffington Post Greece edition launched with “Opa!” ?

Famous Huffington Post launched its Greek edition on Thursday as a latest step of the company’s blobal expansion strategy. The offices of Huffington Post Greece are based in Athens, Editorial Director is Sophia Papaioannou,  Nikos Agouros as Editor-in-chief and a team of some ten journalists. HuffPost Greece came into realization …

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Greece -Turkey: tension is high as Ankara tries to conduct research in Cyprus EEZ

A new tension is high between the arch rivals and close neighbors on the west and east of the Aegean Sea, as Turkey is staging one provocation after the other, playing the game the country knows very well: claiming rights in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Reason for …

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Greeks got new Defense and Development Ministers

Former Development Minister Nikos Dendias was named new Defense Minister after Dimitris Avramopoulos took the plane for Brussels and a new post as EU Commissioner for Migration. Consequently, the cabinet needed a new Development Minister…. Kostas Skrekas, a New Dimocratia MP from Trikala. PS we could also called this a …

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Stournaras refutes Stournaras: he wants to stay in FinMin despite ND criticism on EP elections results

“I am not going to turn into a punching bag,” Greek Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras had let his critics know through his close aides. “I do not wish to stay in the ministry under these circumstances,” Stournaras had felt the need to reply to criticism coming from Nea Dimokratia that …

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UPD Damanaki denies she made statements about lowering the minimum wage

UPDATE: According to colleagues, EU Commissioner Maria Damanaki denied having made statements “about the EU Commission considering further lowering the minimum wage in Greece.” Speaking to NewsIt.gr  Damanaki vehemently denied to “have made such statements at least during the last year.” Sources close to Damanaki, told the website they were …

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