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IMF-WB meetings rule out extension of Greek program, says Moscovici

The IMF and World Bank Spring Meeting have put an end to speculation about a possible extension of Greece’s third financial assistance programme, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said on Tuesday in an interview with Agence Europe. The French Commissioner said he was in favor of …

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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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Greece to remain under supervision after bailout program ends, says Dijsselbloem

“Greece will remain under supervision after it exits its current bailout programme next year,” Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem told a Greek newspaper short before arriving in Athens on Monday. Prime minister Alexis Tsipras has been telling Greeks that ‘creditors’ supervision will be over once the bailout program concludes in August …

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Moscovici describes the Greek program as a “democratic scandal”

European Commissioner for Monetary and Financial  Affairs Pierre Moscovici described  the Greek program of fiscal adjustment as a ‘democratic scandal’. In an interview to Italian newspaper Corriere dela Sera, Pierre Moscovici replied to a journalist question: “Why do you say that the program for Greece is a “democratic scandal”? “It …

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Schaeuble warns without IMF participation Greece’s program would need to radically change

German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned that without the participation of the  International Monetary Fund the current Greek fiscal adjustment program signed in August 2015 will have to radically change. The IMF insists on fiscal figures and targets the German-led Eurozone refuses to accept. Speaking to Passauer Neue Presse, Schaeuble …

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IMF dismisses news it plans to join Greek Program with $3bn to $6bn

Spokesman of the International Monetary Fund, Gerry Rice, dismissed media reports according to which the IMF will join the Greek program with a small loan somewhere between three and six billion dollars. Rice insisted that there has been no discussion at the IMF board about any amount. Gerry Rice‏ @IMFSpokesperson As …

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Tsipras asked for the IMF’s participation, sees deal in April

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras confirmed on Friday that he had asked managing director Christine Lagarde for the participation of the International Monetary Fund in the Greek program. Greece’s request was reveled by Lagarde a day earlier. The previous approach of the Greek government “We can do also without the IMF” …

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Der Spiegel: IMF will participate with €5bn in Greece’s program

The International Monetary Fund is likely to contribute up to 5 billion euros to the third bailout package for Greece, German magazine Der Spiegel said in an unsourced report published on Friday. It said European lenders were now expecting a sum of this size after originally having hoped for 16 …

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Independent report: The Seven Errors of IMF in Greek Program

An auditors’ body consisting of independent economists investigated the first Greek Program. In their report the economists sharply criticize the International Monetary Fund and record seven mistakes the IMF did in the Greek program. According to daily Kathimerini that exclusively published the report, the group of  independent economists and specialists …

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ECB official Coeure: Greek aid program set for change (Trio & Da Da Da)

Aha! Aha! What’s wrong with you , my darling? Do you change the Greek bailout program? Da Da Da… Greece’s financial aid programme is set to be changed to accommodate its new government, a senior European Central Bank official said on Monday, noting that the bank stood ready to support …

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