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“Brussels Anonymous”: Greece at risk of not getting cash as reforms lag

Greece is at risk of not getting some 750 million euros next month that it won under a debt relief deal with the euro zone last year because it has not completed agreed reforms, euro zone officials told Reuters on Monday. The money is part of about 4.8 billion euros …

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Moody’s keeps Greece’s sovereign credit at B3, positive outlook

Ratings agency Moody’s keeps Greece’s sovereign credit rating unchanged at B3, with a positive outlook, in a credit opinion it issued on Wednesday. The international ratings agency noted that Greece’s prospects will remain positive as long as the government sticks to the reform program it has pledged, which illustrates that …

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Merkel and Macron agree to create budget for Eurozone, EU reforms

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French Emmanuel Macron agreed on Tuesday to create a budget for the euro zone. They met at Meseberg by Berlin  and agreed also on some other EU reforms like reducing the number of EU Commissioners and take again steps on the migration crisis. The meeting, …

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Greece deserves Debt Relief, austerity reforms must continue, says OECD chief Gurria

Greece has made an “enormous” reform effort since its debt crisis broke out and its international lenders must now grant the country debt relief, OECD chief Angel Gurria said while on a visit to Athens on Monday. Gurria, who met Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens, urged Greece to …

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Greece, creditors resume talks on “reforms” and “fourth review”

Greece and its foreign creditors resumed talks on Monday over a set of reforms the country needs to implement before its multi-billion bailout program expires in August. Privatizations, electronic property auctions, an elimination of tax breaks in certain islands, labor and energy sector reforms, and measures to make Greek public …

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The little Caesar of EWG, Thomas Wieser: Only SYRIZA really embraced bailout reforms

He couldn’t help and couldn’t hide his political schadenfreude over the left-wing government of Greece. The man who rejected any early attempt by SYRIZA for relaxed austerity measures, the outgoing chairman of the non-institutional Euro Working Group that has exercised his full non-authorized power to raise or drawn Greece,  the …

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Germans remind the ECB that it urgently needs to change

With this and that on the festive days we forgot European institutions that urgently need to reform. At least, the Germans did not forget the issue and for one more time the criticized the European Central Bank. Even though the former German finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble remains quiet awaiting the …

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Moscovici: Greece will need to legislate a few more fiscal measures

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Pierre Moscovici, said that Greece needs to still legislate a few more fiscal measures but also measures to modernize the public administration and state services. He did acknowledge that the bulk of austerity measures Greece legislated in May were sufficient for the country …

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Monster Midterm Plan 2018-2021 in Greek Parliament, austerity €4.9billion

The omnibus bill and midterm plan for 2018-2021 has been submitted to the Greek Parliament. The relevant parliamentary committees are to examine 941 pages containing measures for fiscal targets and so-called reforms, the mid-term fiscal strategy framework and other provisions, before the plenary will vote it on Thursday, May 18 …

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EU Commission, IMF sent Greeks two MoU drafts before talks resume

Greece and foreign creditors resume talks on Tuesday afternoon after a long break. On the table are the so-called “reforms” prescribed under the international bailout and further debt relief. The aim is to reach a comprehensive deal (staff level agreement) before the Eurogroup meeting on May 22.  Talks are over …

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