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Pressure for reforms? Merkel to visit Greece with wrong agenda in her luggage

“German Chancellor Angela Merkel will urge Greece to press on with tough economic reforms and maintain strict fiscal discipline when she visits Athens on Thursday for the first time in nearly five years,” reuters reports a day before she arrives in Athens. Moreover, Merkel will encourage Greek politicians to support …

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Tsipras and Erdogan discusse bilateral issues, Migration & Cyprus

Bilateral issues, migration and the Cyprus problem were high on the agenda during a meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on the sidelines of the 73rd General Assembly meeting of the United Nations in New York. During the meeting that lasted one hour, …

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Greece sets restrictions to Erdogan’s visit in Thrace

With a small “army” of 200 to 250 bodyguards, security personnel and very trustworthy aides, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to arrive in Athens airport next Thursday.  for a tw0-day official visit on December 7th and 8th. In his luggage there is a heavy agenda of issues he …

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Eurogroup FinMins meet on Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Inflation in EZ

Ongoing negotiations over a second review of the Greek program (third bailout) as well as a pending report by the EU Commission’s Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS) are on the agenda of the Eurogroup meeting later today. According to a press release over the weekend, the Eurozone finance ministers will review …

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Lagarde finds Varoufakis in a basket of Easter Eggs

Managing Director of International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde was surprised to find Yanis Varoufakis hiding in a bush next to other Easter Eggs. The Greek Finance Minister had asked her for an urgent meeting on this Easter Sunday to talk “negotiations” and “reforms” as time and cash are running up …

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SYRIZA – ND ‘war’ and outrage over edited video

A new war of words broke between main opposition left-wing SYRIZA and governing conservative  Nea Dimocratia, over an edited video released to Greek media in which SYRIZA MP Vangelis Diamantopoulos allegedly made a call to arms. The video was given tho the media by government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou. Too bad, …

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