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Lagarde finds Varoufakis in a basket of Easter Eggs

Managing Director of International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde was surprised to find Yanis Varoufakis hiding in a bush next to other Easter Eggs. The Greek Finance Minister had asked her for an urgent meeting on this Easter Sunday to talk “negotiations” and “reforms” as time and cash are running up …

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Juncker, Trichet, Draghi, Lagarde, DSK & the other kids of MoU-block to testify in Greece’s Loan Agreements inquiry

Applaud! Excellent Idea! Former ruling and coalition government partner, Socialist PASOK proposes that all responsible for the two Memorandum of Understanding (Loan Agreements) and the Greek Bond swap (PSI) should testify in front of the parliamentary committee investigating the conditions and implementations of the agreements with the lenders. In a …

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PM Tsipras & IMF Lagarde talk tax revenues and tax evasion

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had a phone conversation with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Wendesday. Tsipras and Lagarde talked about the Eurogroup agreement of February 20th, the reforms list as well as tax revenues and tax evasion. Largarde reportedly told Tsipras that the so-called Lagared-List was not properly used …

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Greek minister: Lagarde’s claims “shameful”, she should resign

The head of International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, should resign over her her claims of ‘death threats from Greek taxpayers’. Speaking to private Mega TV on Thursday morning, Deputy Minister of Development Gerasimos Giakoumatos said: “Christine Lagarde should resign because she cannot put a whole country on investigation mood to …

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IMF’s Lagarde’s “death threats” claims: much ado about nothing… after all…

Oh God! Remember the claims made by IMF’s head Christine Lagarde that she had received “death threats” by Greeks when she had talked about tax evasion and that she had increased her security personnel? It turns out it was all … a – excuse my language – bullshit. The Greek …

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IMF’s Lagarde: “Greece is heading in the right direction”

Long time not seen and heard! Christine Lagarde, chief of International Monetary Fund. However on the historic occasion of the oversubscribed Greek bond and Greece’s return to the international borrowers, Madame Lagarde made a statement. “Greece is heading in the right direction,” Lagarde said without much enthusiasm and reminded cheering …

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Eurogroup, Greece & the IMF: a new haircut or not?

The Eurogroup meets up on Monday in Brussels with Eurozone finance ministers expected to review individual bailout programs of Eurozone member countries. Greece will also be discussed even as its government is reportedly considering a proposal for a debt turnover Greek finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras will brief his counterparts about …

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Great Expectations on tax lowering crashed by the wheel of IMF-steamer Christine Lagarde

With the Troika representatives back in Athens, Greece reportedly gives a battle to achieve the lowering of Value Added Tax in catering services and goods from  currently 23% down to 13%. So far the signals from the country’s main lender International Monetary Fund are not promising. Christine Lagarde was clear …

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Andrei Budayev’s political parody on eurozone

All key players are here: Vladimir Putin, Christine Lagarde, Jose Barroso… A dominant Angela Merkel saying an angry word to Gerard Depardieu – the famous actor who left France to avoid taxes. But ops! Antonis Samaras is also there, bending behind the German Chancellor dressed in modest pre-French-revolutionary uniform. Russian political …

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Lagarde “missed” ex Greek FinMin Papaconstantinou in text message

 These are touching moments among eurozone finance ministers. According to UK daily the Guardian, Christine Lagarde sent an sms to her Greek counterpart George Papaconstantinou in summer 2011 – short after he was replaced from the post of Finance Minister. “We miss you!” Lagarde apparently wrote to the Greek finance minister who …

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Greece’s prosecutors compare two Lagarde-lists on tax evaders

Two versions of infamous Lagarde-list will reportedly find their way to the Greek parliament tomorrow or upcoming Monday. Economic prosecutors travelled to Paris on December 21st and returned to Athens with a copy of the original list with the names of Greeks suspected of tax evasion.  France had originally handed over the …

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Eurogroup Meeting on Greece: The Fat Ladies Need to Sing

Eurozone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund will meet today, Monday to seek a solution to Greek bailout tranche of at least 31.5 billion euro. However substantial disagreement between IMF and Berlin has hindered so far the disbursement of the tranche. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and IMF-Head Christine Lagarde …

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Lagarde on Greece: ΄Not Over Till the Fat Lady Sings΄

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Friday it is important that a crucial Eurogroup meeting next week on Greece forges a deal that will put the insolvent country΄s economy on sustainable path — though differences remain over how to achieve this. She also said European policymakers must …

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IMF’s Lagarde: “Too Early to Say Greek Program Failed”

“There are good developments in Greece,” IMF head Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday, stressing that the government has come very close to reach primary surplus and that it records progress in competitiveness. Asked by a Bloomberg report why the Greek program fails, Lagarde replied that it is too early to …

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