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Greek debt remains sustainable despite pandemic crisis, says ESM economist

Chief economist at the European Stability Mechanism Rolf Strauch said in an analysis that that the pandemic may have led to an increase in the Greek national debt and the long-term risks, but the country is not going through another debt crisis. In his analysis, Strauch explained that Greek and …

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Recent measures ensure medium-term debt sustainability, Greece’s PDMA says

It looks as if creditors’ institutions including the International Monetary Fund agree on one thing: that on short-and medium-term the Greek debt is sustainable. To this point of view now adds the report of Greece’s Public Debt Management Agency. Greece’s Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) assessed that recent debt relief …

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McKinsey report brings down Greece’s PPC stocks

Stocks of Greece Public’s Power Corporation (PPC/DEH) have been targeted by traders in Athens Stock Exchange of Monday, after a report of McKinsey consulting group described PPC as “unsustainable” and warned of “tough conditions the banks want in order to refinance the company’s loans.” PPC shares had recorded losses of …

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IMF warns no Greek deal without a ‘credible strategy on debt sustainability’

The International Monetary Fund’s discussions on Greece’s debt are ongoing and no deal has been reached, IMF spokesman William Murray said on Thursday. At the same time, Murray warned that there will be no Greek deal without a credible strategy on the Greek debt and that the Fund will not …

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ECB Draghi: First analysis of Greek debt sustainability, then QE

Head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi expressed concern about the sustainability of the Greek debt and said that assessment on the debt was necessary before Greece could participate in the Quantitative Easing Program. “Discussions on the sustainability of the Greek debt continued. We expressed concern, and steps should …

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Guardian: “Greece needs debts cancelled and growth” say 35 economists

35 economists say that Greece needs its debts cancelled and growth. In an open letter to the Guardian, the economists from several countries say among others that “the negative impact of austerity policies weaken economies” and have “severe effects to the poorest households.” They urge national governments to support “a …

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EU Task Force report: Rehn, Reichenbach & the other kids are pleased with Greece

Hurray! Our Lenders & Masters are pleased with us! Yes, us, the lazy and tax evading Greeks. Our Lenders & Masters are pleased with the progress we have made. Oh wait! EU Monetary affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn did not say that exactly. He said instead: “We are seeing encouraging signs …

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Olli Rehn: Troika to evaluate Greece’s debt sustainability in September

Troika here, EU there, Schaeuble & Merkel lead the dance.  In the middle the sustainability of Greece’ debt that does not decrease despite strict austerity measures and tax tsunamis. A third ‘rescue’ package is on the way. “Greece’s international lenders will step up their assessment next month of how the …

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Citigroup: Greece probably to leave eurozone next year

Three eurozone nations will have to restructure their government debt next year, and Greece will probably exit the eurozone, Citigroup predicts. Italy, Spain and Greece will need debt restructures next year, Michael Saunders, Citigroup’s chief European economist believes. The same forecast is true of Ireland, Portugal, Cyprus and Slovenia by …

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Greek Coalition Leaders Reached Basic Agreement on €11.5 Billion Package

After three hours of consultations, the three political leaders of Greece coalition government managed to reach a basic agreement on the 11-billion-euro cuts-package and the additional 3-billion-euro tax tsunami. Short after the meeting, Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras told the media, that the heads of the three coalition government parties had reached a “basic …

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Greek Coalition Leaders Meet to Finalize New Austerity Package

Greek coalition government partners Antonis Samaras, Evangelos Venizelos and Fotis Kouvelis meet on Thursday morning to finalize the austerity package of 11.5+2 billion euro for the years 2013-2014. While the three leaders have agreed on main cuts there are some measures that meet the objection of Venizelos (PASOK) and Kouvelis (Democratic Left), …

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