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IMF officials in Athens to record performance of Greece’s economyt

Technical staff of the International Monetary Fund has arrived in Athens and will meet with Greek officials on Tuesday. The IMF officials will record the performance of the Greek economy and the government intentions after the end of the bailout agreements, amna reports. Citing sources, the state-run news agency notes …

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Macedonia name talks move forward, looks as if “Gorna Macedonja” qualifies

In his first historical visit to FYROM’s capital Skopje after the removal of Alexander the Great names and statues, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said he believes in a “honorable compromise” from which both countries will win. “You cannot get everything you have in your mind,” he said, following lengthy …

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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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Greece to launch platform for online foreclosures on Nov 29

The intention of Greek government to start online foreclosures on November 29 was reiterated at a meeting between government officials and the technical experts of the country’s creditors in the Greek capital. According to previous reports, the online foreclosures will be held for properties worth more than 300,000 euros. The …

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Groundhog Day: Cyprus reunification talks collapse in Crans-Montana on Turkey’s insistence

Talks to reunify the divided island of Cyprus collapsed amid anger and recriminations in the early hours of Friday, marking the end of  a 10-day long process in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. The United Nations had said that the talks in July was the “the best chance” for a deal to end …

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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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Erdogan: Turkey may have Brexit-like Referendum on EU

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey may have a Brexit-style referendum on whether to continue European Union membership process or not after the April 16 constitutional referendum. Speaking during the Turkish-British Tatlidil Forum in southern Antalya province, Erdogan said Turkey would likely review its ties with the bloc after …

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Greece’s FM Kotzias shoots down Politico’s report blaming him for breakup of Cyprus talks

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias sharply criticized foreign and Greek press reports on Sunday which blamed him for the breakup in Cyprus talks in Geneva saying that the Turkish side had interrupted the talks unexpectedly. Asked by the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) about reports published in the news website Politico, he …

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FM Kotzias: Roadmap for withdrawal of Turkey’s troops from Cyprus

The conference on the Cyprus issue ended late on Thursday in Geneva. The talks will continue at a technical staff level on January 18 on the issue of securities. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias once again stressed the need for the withdrawal of the Turkish occupation troops with a continuous …

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Dijsselbloem : Eurogroup to discuss debt relief for “committed” Greece

Winds of Change? Juncker, Moscovici and Dijsselbloem ‘secretly’ plot an uprising and revolt against Schaeuble? Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem said that the Greek government is very committed and more cooperative than the other governments under the bailout agreements and that the Eurogroup will discuss debt relief measures on December 5th …

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Review Talks between Greece and its lenders to resume on April 18th

The long and intensive talks between Greece and its lenders did not end in conclusion of the Greek Program Review. Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos told rpeorters at 2 a.m. that “talks will resume on April 18th, after the Spring Meetings between the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. According …

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