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Greece leases 2 FREMM frigates from France, at least two more to follow

Greece is to acquire two frigates of multi-mission type FREMM from France among tension with neighbor Turkey. The plan is revealed just a few days after French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his support to Greece against threats in the East Mediterranean Sea. According to Greek media, the frigates will be …

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From Kohl’s Two-Speed to Merkel’s Multi-Speed Europe

A few Europeans leaders have called for a “multi-speed Europe” at a mini-summit at the Palace of Versailles on Monday. present at the summit were host Francois Hollande, the French president, Angela Merkel, Germany’s Chancellor,  Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. The four came together …

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Tsipras rushes to Paris for unscheduled meeting with Hollande

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is rushing to Paris to meet French President Francois Hollande. As the meeting was not planned, Greek media wonder whether the urgent trip to Paris has something to do with the break in Greece-Creditors Review Talks and the Government decision to submit two bills to the …

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“Grexit” a la Schaeuble was a real option for Merkel after Referendum on July 5th

A “Temporary Grexit” a la Schaeuble was a real option for Greece’s Euro-partners after the Referendum on July 5th 2015.  German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly brought up the issue in conversation with French President Francois Hollande on July 6th, just one day after the Referendum took place. Hollande rejected Merkel’s …

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Berlin summit: Greece’s creditors “need to speed up intensity”

Tthe meeting started at 11 pm and is expected to last until deep in the night. Reuters reported before the meeting that the five meet “with the aim of reaching a joint position on how to negotiate with Greece.” The 5 may issue a joint statement on Tuesday. Draghi and …

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