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ECB Vice: Austerity Program for Greece was indeed too harsh

The eurozone’s southern members have done enough to reform their economies and reduce risk in their financial systems for the bloc to speed up banking union, the vice-president of the European Central Bank has said, in an implicit criticism of German foot-dragging. In an interview with Financial Times,  Vítor Constâncio, …

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“Greece is exiting the MoU” – any idea what does this mean?

I’ve been hearing the Greek government saying the whole time that “Greece is now exiting the Memorandum [of Understanding].  Any idea what does it mean? I am asking this because me, common Greek, understands under Memorandum strict austerity and over-taxation and unemployment and recession”. Any idea what the Greek government …

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EWG OKs €2.5bn to Greece, EU official sees €3.8bn program shortfall

A good news and a bad news: the Euro Working Group approved the 2.5 billion euro bailout tranche to Greece. The announcement was made via …Twitter! The Euro Working Group of finance officials has approved the disbursement of a E2.5 billion aid tranche for Greece, European Commission spokesman Simon O΄Connor …

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IMF Thomsen: competitiveness not enough, small businesses limit growth opportunities, no tax reductions

Don’t get fooled by the IMF review officially admitting grave mistakes in the application of austerity program in Greece> Nothing will change in the fiscal adjustment program demanding the last euro drop even from the poor: the review urges the Greek government to stick to the implementation of the ‘wrong …

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