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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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First round of Review Talks: Creditors – Greece 0-0

Representatives of Greece’s creditors had a 3-hour meeting with Greek officials top officials Finance Minister Tsakalotos, Labor Minister Katrougalos and Economy Finister Stathakis in the first round of negotiations. Protagonist in this today’s meeting was Labor Minister Giorgos Katrougalos as the issue of social security contributions was top on the …

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FRAPORT is confident on sealing ’14 Greek regional airports’ deal in 3-6 months

The biggest privatization case is not lost. German state-run enterprise FRAPORT expressed confidence that it can indeed sign the contracts for the privatization of 14 regional Greek airport in a couple of months. The deal that was threatened to go bust in August when the German partner of the German-Greek …

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Greece – Creditors negotiations: Lost in Deadlines…

There was this famous and very threatening deadline over the Greeks heads this morning. The creditors had allegedly told Greece “either … or…”, “take or breake”, “capitulate or go”. Or even worse! Had the Greeks not submitted a new reform proposal, the Eurogroup would decide on creditors’ proposals with Greece …

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Creditors give Greece a “deadline” to break the impasse

As early as 6 o’clock in the morning the’ technical teams’ sat down and picked up the negotiations thread, the institutions and Greece left down in the early morning hours of Thursday. The midnight meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the creditors ended at 12:30 without positive result. …

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No Breakthrough – Greece talks to continue at 11 pm

After 6 hours the meeting between Greek PM Alexis Tsipras with EC’s Juncker, ECB’s Draghi and IMF’s Lagarde concluded without a positive result, without a deal. Apparently the differences between Greece and its creditors remain. Immediately after,  the Eurogroup started and thus despite the fact due to lack of Tsipras-creditors …

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