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Ireland’s Paschal Donohoe voted new chief of Eurogroup

Ireland’s Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe was elected Thursday to head the group of eurozone finance ministers known as the Eurogroup, beating rival candidates from Luxembourg and Spain. 45-year-old Donohoe will take over from the outgoing president Mario Centeno on Monday and will serve a two-and-a-half-year mandate until the end of …

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Eurogroup: Greece no longer bound to 3.5% primary surplus target in 2020

Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said that Greece is not longer bound by 3.5% primary surplus target for 2020, following the decisions made at the Eurogroup teleconference meeting on the economic response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Today’s decisions fully meet Greek positions and priorities,” Staikouras said late on Monday. He stressed …

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Tsipras tells Merkel “Game Over!” Background Eurogroup Malta

“Angela, once you called me about my finance minister. Now, I call you about yours.” This is what Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday, two days before the Eurogroup meeting in Malta on April 7,2017.  It was Tsipras’ phone call to Merkel that unblocked the …

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