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EU needs to retain focus on citizens, say Greek FM at V4B4 meeting in Sounion

The European Union needs to retain its focus on citizens, not on some abstract forms, or be afraid of taking some bold steps,” Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias said after the Visegrad-4 Balkan-4 Plus meeting in Sounion on Friday. In a joint press conference with Hungarian counterpart, Peter Szijjártó, Kotzias said …

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Eurogroup chief Centeno sees “enormous potential” in Greece, does’t exclude “possible debt relief measures”

“Greece has gone through a very long period of economic adjustment and is now preparing to stand on its own feet as the program is approaching its expiration in August,” Eurogroup President Mario Centeno told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) in an interview on Tuesday, noting he sees “enormous potential” …

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Schaeuble leaves behind a toxic non-paper about the future of the euro zone

German finance minister  Wolfgang Schaeuble left but not without leaving behind a legacy to his successor. In a non-paper, Schaeuble made his proposals on the future integration of the euro zone and the crucial role of the European Stability Mechanism. The ESM should increase its possibilities to support states threatened …

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“We are planning the next day for Greece,” says PM Tsipras

The summer of 2017 will be calmer but this was not a time for complacence, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday in an televised interview with Greece’s Alpha channel, one day after Greece’s successfully ventured forth to tap the markets. “We took an important step, which marks the beginning …

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US Congressmen push Trump to block IMF participation from Greek bailout

Conservatives in Congress are pushing Donald Trump to block the International Monetary Fund from participating in a European-led bailout of Greece, as his administration signalled it would take a tougher line with global institutions. They say that the Europeans should solve the Greek crisis on their own not through the …

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Merkel in Athens: “I came to take a look into the future”

“I came here to take a look into the future and talk with new people with new ideas,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a joint press conference with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, right upon her arrival in Athens. I have to apologize right away, though. It was not …

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Greek PM Papademos to Return to Academia After Elections

Greece΄s technocrat prime minister Lucas Papademos plans to resume his academic career after a snap election on May 6, a senior government official said, having secured a second bailout for the country. According to Reuters, a former vice president of the European Central Bank, Papademos took over as leader of …

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