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PM Tsipras’ speech on Eurogroup decision & Capital Controls

Below is the full statement by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday evening, after the Greek Systemic Stability Council proposed to impose Capital controls and banks closure as of tomorrow, Monday, June 29th 2015, for at least 6 working days. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ statement on the latest developments …

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PM Tsipras accuses IMF of “criminal responsibility,” ECB of “financial asphyxiation’ and the EU of using “austerity a la carte”

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sharply criticized the country’s creditors on insisting to impose a “failed program” and accused the International Monetary Fund of “criminal responsibility for what has happened in the last 5 years.” Speaking to his own lawmakers in SYRIZA’s parliamentary group on Tuesday, Alexis Tsipras also accused …

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PM Tsipras: Solution, no rift; Schaeuble should pity those with heads bowed

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras commented to several important issues like the broke down Eurogroup meeting on Monday and the several drafts submitted to Finance Minister Varoufakis, to German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and to the first legislation his government is about to submit to Parliament with measures to relief indebted …

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Athens Stock Exchange in free fall after PM’s fearmongering speech

I suppose Prime Minister Antonis Samaras had a noble cause when he arranged that his speech to the parliamentary group of Nea Dimokratia should be live on television. The plan backfired. The PM mainly and fiercely attacked left-wing SYRIZA “for bringing back Grexit fears”and had stock marketers sell off even …

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Greece got a friend! JC Juncker: “Our mistake to have listened to market gurus”

I am deeply touched – once again. Inspiring speeches and admitting mistakes always touch me deep inside. After International Monetary Fund accepted its calculation mistakes in the Greek austerity program, former head of Eurogroup Jean Claude Juncker admitted another grave mistake: the mistake of Eurogroup. “It was our mistakes to …

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Greek PM Samaras: “Last Painful Cuts for Wages and Pensions – Measures or Drachma”

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said that the austerity bill to be passed by the parliament is “the last austerity package, the last painful cuts for wages and pensions”.  He admitted that cuts in wages and pensions are not fair, but “necessary for the rescue of the country.” He noted …

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IMF’s Thomsen Booed At LSE (video)

IMF’s Poul Thomsen became the target of protests while he was delivering a speed at the London School of Economics on Wednesday. Poul Thomsen Poul Thomsen, deputy director in the European Department of the International Monetary Fund and and head of the Troika Programme for Greece, was speaking about the (successful?) recipe …

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Greek FinMin: We Are Lucky To Be Under International Control

This unbelievable sentence was worded by Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos on Wednesday morning while he was informing the parliament about his talks with the Troika on Tuesday night and stressing the need of new austerity measures. In a speech sprinkled with dramatic tones, Venizelos spoke of  “absolute fiscal derailment” …

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PM’s Bombshell: Additional Taxes to Hit Greeks in the Head

Greece Prime Minister George Papandreou shocked those Greeks who chose to listen to his speech than enjoy the Saturday night with friends. “I will take care that every family has one working member” said Papandreou in his keynote speech at the 76th Thessaloniki International Fair, while thousands of protesters were …

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Greek PM: It’s Everybody’s Duty to Preserve Democracy

An important message and measures against violence were announced by Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on Wednesday. Speaking at the Ministers’ Council, Papandreou urged all political forces and all citizens to guard the democratic normality and the unimpeded functioning of the Republic. “It’s not just the crisis that generates the phenomena …

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Greek PM: We had 3 Options-Default, Eurozone Exit, Bailout

Greece prime Minister George Papandreou revealed for the first time he was considering the options of “default” and “exit the eurozone” but that he finally picked up the “bailout”.  Speaking at the Greek Parliament during the debate for the vote of confidence, Papandreou announced a referendum for ‘important changes’ among …

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