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Greece’s Government Partners Still Seek Consensus on 11.5 Billion Euro Package

Greece’s coalition government partners hold meeting after meeting while seeking consensus in a series of several expenditure cuts, as dictated by the Troika. Target is to present the country’s lenders with a thorough austerity package, worth 11. billion euro for the years 2013-2014. The meeting among PM Samaras, PASOK-leader Venizelos …

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€11.5-Billion Spending Cuts? Greek Government Talks About A Strategy Plan…

There is something odd about the talks between Greece’s government partners Antonis Samaras (ND), Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK) and Fotis Kouvelis (Democratic Left). The three leaders, their parties’ committees and negotiation teams from several ministries have been apparently talking about the 11-billion-euro package of Troika-measures under the guidelines of Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras …

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Technocrats’ Government or Fresh Elections? Live Blogging from Athens

Another “historical” day broke up in Greece, another “crucial crossroad”, another “last” attempt to form a government, nine days after the May-6 elections. Karolos Papoulias will meet political leaders at the presidential mansion at 2 pm. During talks on Monday, Papoulias sent Samaras (ND), Venizelos (PASOK) and Kouvelis (Democratic Left) home with …

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Greeks to Get A Technocrats’ Government Or Just Fresh Elections?

The meeting between Antonis Samaras (ND), Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK) and Fotis Kouvelis (DEMOCRATIC LEFT) with the President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias ended on Monday evening one hour after it started. The three leaders left the Presidential Mansion without any statements and leaving Greeks puzzling. Papoulias had summoned the three leaders …

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Greek Countdown: Government, Elections or Plan C?

Greek countdown towards a government or fresh elections is ticking at a high speed. On Sunday, the president’s meetings with political leaders in an attempt to form a government failed. However, president Karolos Papoulias does not give up. He has refreshed his invitations to leaders of ND, SYRIZA, PASOK and DEMOCRATIC LEFT …

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Greek Gov’ Talks: …and the Baton Goes to Venizelos!

Can the leader of a party that suffered a great defeat of -30% at the May 6th elections form a coalition government? Socialist PASOK-leader Evangelos Venizelos believes he can. While two days ago, he implied he wouldn’t accept the mandate to lead exploratory talks, after failed negotiationswith Alexis Tsipras from left-wing …

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Greece Gov’ Talks: Venizelos To Skip Mandate, If…

Leader of socialist PASOK, Evangelos Venizelos, intends not to accept the mandate to form a government should his meeting with SYRIZA-leader Alexis Tsipras proves fruitless this evening. Venizelos proposal for the next Greek government targets a broader coalition government consisting of parties that support the euro. Otherwise, he would not accept …

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