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Do Greece’s coalition government partners SYRIZA-ANEL stand before divorce?

Scenarios of rupture between the two government coalition partners left-wing SYRIZA and nationalist-conservative Independent Greeks (ANEL) are growing, despite the fact that government officials from SYRIZA vehemently dismiss them. What makes the issue more suspenseful is that a meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras with ANEL leader and Defense Minister, …

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Trump position ‘a catalyst’ for EU-IMF differences on Greece

The position adopted by U.S. President Donald Trump will be key in resolving EU-IMF differences over Greece, top European analyst Daniel Gros told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) on Wednesday. According to Gros, who is the director of the influential Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) think tank based in …

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Greek Parliament approves creditors’ bill, rift in SYRIZA remains

With overwhelming majority the Greek Parliament approved the second bill of “prior actions” demanded by the country’s creditors. The Bill was approved with 230 votes. Against the bill voted 63 lawmakers among them also 31 from Tsipras’ SYRIZA. Another 5 SYRIZA lawmakers voted “present”. Voting result: YES 230 SYRIZA, Independent …

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Privatizations in Energy sector cause rift in Greek government

Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis declared absolute negative towards privatizations in Greece’s energy sector. “There is not going to be any privatization in DEH [Public Power Company] in DEPA [natural gas distribution operator ] or ELPE [Petroleum Company]. I repeat what I have said until today,” Lafazanis told daily TA NEA. …

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Dirty little EU games with Russia and Greece? FM Kotzias in Brussels

Newly appointed Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is due travel to to Brussels to attend the extraordinary meeting of European Union Foreign Ministers who will discuss sanctions against Russia due to escalation of the Ukraine conflict. The meeting will convene tomorrow Thursday, January 29th,  upon an invitation by EU’s High Representative …

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Rift in Papademos Coalition Government Over Taxi-Bill

A rift broke in the Papademos coalition government when one minister rejected the bill proposed by another minister. Further the minister assures, he would not even vote in favor during a parliament voting. Transportation Minister Makis Voridis (Nea Dimocratia) tabled a bill liberalizing the taxi ownership licences. The bill foresees among …

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WSJ: German-IMF Rift Stalls Greece Deal; PSI vs OSI

The PSI deal is here, there and everywhere… While Greeks, investors, several finance experts and journalists are eager to see the deal finally complete, it looks as if there is some rift that between two of Greece’s lenders and central players: Germany and the International Monetary Fund. Here is an excerpts from the interesting article by …

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