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Court rejects Folli Follie’s injunction for protection by creditors

A Greek court has rejected an injunction filed by jewellery maker Folli Follie for temporary protection of its assets from creditors, local and international media report. The court decision opens the way to creditors’ claims up to a certain amount of money. Folli, a luxury Greek brand with a distinct …

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Greece gov’t dismiss reports deal with creditors to scrap pension cuts measure

To cut or not to cut? The  upcoming austerity measure of pension cuts as of 1.1. 2019 became top on the agenda of political debate between the government, the opposition parties and the media on Friday. An exclusive report by Athens News Agency said that Greece’s creditors considered the “social …

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What will happen if Greece abolishes the pension cuts despite creditors objections?

Greece insists that the austerity measure to further pension cuts as of 1. January 2019 is not necessary. Creditors try to avoid commenting on that, although the usual “Euro Sources Anonymous” claim that the euro finance ministers are against abolishing of the measure. “Greece’s budget 2019 will not include pension …

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IMF calls for an agreement on Greece’s debt by next week

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) needs to reach an agreement with Greece and its European creditors by next week to ensure that the fund has enough time to give money to the embattled nation. Speaking to CNBC Tuesday, Poul Thomsen, the IMF director for Europe, said that there needs to …

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Greece, creditors resume talks on “reforms” and “fourth review”

Greece and its foreign creditors resumed talks on Monday over a set of reforms the country needs to implement before its multi-billion bailout program expires in August. Privatizations, electronic property auctions, an elimination of tax breaks in certain islands, labor and energy sector reforms, and measures to make Greek public …

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ESM Regling says Greece could use “unused funds to repay loans to other creditors”

The head of the euro zone’s European Stability Mechanism (ESM) bailout fund told German economic newspaper Handelsblatt that Greece was making good progress with its reform drive. Klaus Regling added that “unused funds could be used to repay loans to other creditors.” Unused funds to repay loans to other creditors? …

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Greece to launch platform for online foreclosures on Nov 29

The intention of Greek government to start online foreclosures on November 29 was reiterated at a meeting between government officials and the technical experts of the country’s creditors in the Greek capital. According to previous reports, the online foreclosures will be held for properties worth more than 300,000 euros. The …

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Third review: Greece’s creditors in Athens to discuss fiscal targets, privatizations, energy

Greece’s top creditors returned to Athens on Monday for meetings and talks with the Greek government. Aim is to proceed with the third review of the Greek program and conclude the procedures by the end of the year. The first meeting on fiscal matter took place with Alternate Finance Minister …

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OECD report: Greece only country that increased taxes, VAT and social contributions in 2016

Greece is defying the prevalent trend among the world’s industrialized nations for reducing tax rates in order to boost investment and competitiveness, a report published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has shown. In contrast Greece has increased labor and corporate taxes, Value Added Tax as well …

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Schaeuble sees no Greek deal before primary surplus dispute with IMF solved

Deal or half deal? Success or partial success? The Greek government reported of a deal with creditors on Thursday morning, of a preliminary technical deal and stressed that negotiations on debt relief could start. A few hours later, the German finance ministry forced Greeks back to earth, to an emergency …

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Greece reaches deal with creditors: “Now negotiations for debt relief,” says Tsakalotos

From Monday afternoon till Tuesday dawn of Tuesday, Greek government and creditors’ representatives sat in Hilton hotel for the fine touch on outstanding issues. The results is an additional austerity measures package without extra financing. This practically means a two-year extension of the bailout agreement Greece and the European creditors …

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EU Commission, IMF sent Greeks two MoU drafts before talks resume

Greece and foreign creditors resume talks on Tuesday afternoon after a long break. On the table are the so-called “reforms” prescribed under the international bailout and further debt relief. The aim is to reach a comprehensive deal (staff level agreement) before the Eurogroup meeting on May 22.  Talks are over …

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Will EU and German support convince French euroskeptics to vote for Macron?

Ex banker, ex socialist and political outsider Emmanuel Macron won the first round of presidential elections in France on Sunday. French elections results have been perceived with a sign of relief in the European Union. A fine day for Europe and Greece, where creditors are expected to return to Athens …

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Greek PM Tsipras urges creditors to stop punishing Greece

In an op-ed to Wall Street Journal, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urges creditors to “end punitive approaches of the past”. He stresses that the differences between the International Monetary Fund and the Europeans are harming the Greek economy. The recent economic crisis persuaded the international community that long-term economic …

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Dijsselbloem: Income tax measures €1.8bn in 2019 if Greece misses targets

In a letter to the members of the Eurogroup, chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem summarized what was agreed upon at the meeting in Malta on April 7th 2017. In his letter Dijsselbloem reveals also what the Greek government agreed on the implementation of the additional austerity measures scheduled to be implemented in …

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