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Creditors make it clear: No debt relief for Greece before 2018

Creditors have cooled down Greece that has been awaiting for debt relief measures. “Greece has done its bit, now it wants debt relief,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday, two days after the agreement with creditors on additional measures 3.6 billion euros for 2019 and 2020. However, the country’s …

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UPD Juncker, Moscovici, Berlin signal to scrap the Troika

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici signaled that they want to scrap the Troika, the representatives of International Monetary Fund, The European Union and the European Central Bank, dealing with the Greek bailout programs, the austerity time table and the so-called …

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Tsipras accuses creditors of “fiscal waterboarding”

Alexis Tsipras, leader of left-wing Syriza a said Greece cannot repay its debt as long as its creditors enforce “fiscal waterboarding” and signaled he will boost government spending if his Syriza alliance wins power. In an op-ed article in Germany’s Handelsblatt newspaper today, Mr Tsipras said the notion that Greece’s …

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FinMin Stournaras: Greece could return to debt markets in 2014

Greece could return to debt markets to test the water in the second half of 2014 if his country returns to growth in the first half of next year and manages a primary surplus, its finance minister said in a German media interview out on Monday. “That would be a …

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German Bundesbank still sees risk of Greek euro exit

Germany’s central bank Deutsche Bundesbank sharply criticized the European Central Bank for the ways it handles the eurozone rescue and still sees risks for Greece to exit the euro area. In a 29-page report the Bundesbank analyses the risks of the euro rescue policies.  The report was prepared by DB …

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Greek PM: Money Available ‘Till End of November, Democracy at Risk if Gov’t Collapses

 Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras hit dramatic tunes about the state finances and the social situation of the country. Speaking to German daily Handelsblatt, Samaras stressed the necessity of the 31-billion-euro bailout tranche saying that Greece has money until the end of November. “Then the cash box is empty,” Samaras said. “Antonis Samaras told …

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Greece’s Creditors Dispute on Greek Bailout, While Germans Speak of Fresh Debt Restructuring

Greece’s economy, debts, loans and inability to take the problems under control spark fierce discussions not only among the locals like taxpayers and tax-evaders, unionists and unemployed, employees and pensioners, representatives of political parties. Equally involved in the dispute are the country’s international and European creditors, taxpayers around Europe and economists. However …

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German Handelsblatt to Greek PM: You’re a bankrupt… hero!

As if our life isn’t hard enough, a German newspaper writes an open letter to George Papandreou and declares more or less ‘You are an insolvent …hero’. Moreover, Gabor Steingart, Editor-in-Chief of business daily Handelsblatt triumphs that “There is a life after death” -as the article title assures. However as it has not been …

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