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FinMin Tsakalotos admits: Creditors push for more austerity measures for 2019-2020

Without conclusion of the second program review there will be no discussion on debt neither we will enter ECB’s Quantitative Easing and consequently return to the markets. This dramatic warning came from Greece’s Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Monday. Speaking at the conference “Time for the Greek Economy” in Athens, …

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EU Commission is losing patience with Greece as overcrowded refugee camps there grow violent

What a self-deluding arrogance. The EU is apparently losing patience with Greece as “overcrowded refugee camps that turn violent” and Athens do not keep the terms of the EU Turkey deal to send refugees back to Turkey. Citing parts of the EU Commission progress report on Refugee Crisis in Greece, …

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One year Capital Controls in Greece – Was it worth it?

Remember that Sunday, on June 28th, a year ago? Remember the queues outside ATMs growing in a quick and non-stop pace? It was a day after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had announced a Referendum amid suffocating pressure from the European Union, financial dry out by the European Central Bank and …

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Putin criticizes EU & EC, one day before his visit to Greece

One day before his visit to Greece, Russian President Vladimir Putin shared his thoughts about Greek-Russian relations and sharply criticized Europe and the European Commission. In an open letter sent to daily Kathimerini, Putin also expressed strong interest in Privatizations, especially in TRAINOSE and the Port of Thessaloniki. Hailing Greece …

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CoE Anti-torture report slams “poor conditions” in Greek prisons and “excessive police force”

The anti-torture report published today by the Council of Europe criticizes strongly excessive police force and poor prison conditions in Greece. The report is the result of a visit to Greek prison carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture/Inhuman or Degrading Treatment/Punishment between 14 and 24 …

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Parliament of the Absurd: Austerity Bill passed with 154 votes

With 154 votes the omnibus bill with 1000+1 austerity measures was approved late on Friday night. In the first important vote after the elections, SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government did not manage to persuade all of its lawmakers to vote in favor. The ‘defiant’ MP was from ANEL.        White nights in …

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Prof Sdogati: The ECB destroys the Monetary Union

It is the European Central Bank that destroys the Monetary Union and not the euro itself. It is the ECB  that does not fulfill its mandate and becomes subservient to political will. An approach widely supported by more and more high-level academics and economic journalists. “Cutting off Greek banks from the …

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MEP Glezos tells ex-bookseller EP Schulz: “I fear the man of one book” in Ancient Greek & Latin (video)

Oldest Member of the European Parliament and veteran left politician Manolis Glezos had a very original idea on Tuesday morning. He sharply criticized the “I-talk-non -stop-and-scare-Greeks” European Parliament President Martin Schulz teaching him a lesson on how democracy works. Glezos addressed Schulz in Ancient Greek and added also a sentence …

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PM Tsipras accuses IMF of “criminal responsibility,” ECB of “financial asphyxiation’ and the EU of using “austerity a la carte”

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sharply criticized the country’s creditors on insisting to impose a “failed program” and accused the International Monetary Fund of “criminal responsibility for what has happened in the last 5 years.” Speaking to his own lawmakers in SYRIZA’s parliamentary group on Tuesday, Alexis Tsipras also accused …

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