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Greek Presidency dismisses claims Papoulias would meet Otto Rehhagel

Sources at the office of Greek President, Karolos Papoulias, dismissed media claims that an appointment with former football coach Otto Rehhagel was due in March. Mega TV reported that the presidency stressed that importance of Greek-German relations but that such meetings rather targeted to create impressions than real positive climate. …

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Merkel sends Otto Rehhagel to Athens to encourage Greeks

Former coach of Greek National Football team, German Otto Rehhagel, is due to Athens in a good will mission. To help improve the crisis- and austerity-hit German-Greek relations, to boost tourism and to encourage Greeks. According to tabloid BILD newspaper, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has assigned Rehhagel with the mission …

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DER SPIEGEL Exposes Schaeuble, Merkel on Euro-Referendum

German government insists to deny that Angela Merkel had suggested a euro-referendum to Greek president Karolos Papoulias on Friday. However, German weekly DER SPIEGEL supports the Greeks. The magazine insists that Merkel did indeed made such a proposal to Papoulias and added that the euro-referendum idea was brought at the table by …

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Merkel’s Referendum Sets Greeks on Fire – Eurogroup Knew About it…

With her ‘alleged’ (?) euro-referendum proposal German Chancellor Angela Merkel achieved the impossible: to unite all Greek Parties against her! The pro-bailout and the contra-bailout parties alike. Despite denials from the German side and confirmations from the Greek side, there is still confusion on Saturday morning as to whether Angela Merkel …

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Merkel Calls Greek President: Get a Functioning Gov’ ASAP

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Greek President Karolos Papoulias on Friday morning. Although the content of their conversation has not been officially revealed, German officials made public the tone of the phone call. “We hope the country will get a functioning government right after the [June] elections,” Merkel told Papoulias according …

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Austrian FinMin: “Greek Elections are De Facto Referendum”

One of Greece “best friends”,  Austrian Finance Minister Maria Fekter set new rules in the decision -making process of democratic elections. For Greece, not for Austria. “Greek elections are a de facto referendum” said Fekter during an interview with Austrian newspaper Die Presse. “The elections are a de facto referendum on the euro. …

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German FinMin: “Euro Zone Can Do Without Greece”

Economic pressure is increasing by Greece’s lenders while Greece’s political party leaders pend between forming government and fresh elections. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble shamelessly states that after two years of Greek crisis, “the euro zone area is enough protected and can do without Greece”, public surveys show that 73% of the Germans wish …

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Greece: At the next tone, the Prime Minister will be…

10:35 pm Nothing new. Live blogging is over… unless there would be some breakingthrough, of course.   07:45 pm Nothing new comes out – KTG is taking a shot/medium’long break, unless extraordinary developments happen….   07:15 pm Nothing new from the Greek front -[ Why do I have the feeling Samaras …

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