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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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Gazprom CEO in Athens for talks with PM Tsipras, Energy Minister Lafazanis

Alexei Miller, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Management Committee of Russian energy company Gazprom will be in Athens tomorrow, Tuesday to talks with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Energy Minister  Panagiotis Lafazanis. Miller, Tsipras and Lafazanis will discuss “current energy issues of interest,” Greek …

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IMF and ECB will resume bailout talks with Greece’s new government

Snap elections in Greece? The statements of the country’s main lenders remind me of an old Greek song: “It’s midnight and the whole nature quietens…” The International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank said that they will hold bailout talks until after elections and will deal with the country’s …

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Troika – Greek Gov’t talks on primary surplus 2014 deadlocked

Ops! With so much Golden Dawn we almost forgot the Greek debt, the Troika, the austerity and all the relevant plagues. I write ‘almost’ because the bills have been coming in without a break. Anyway, the Troika was here, its representatives spoke with the Greek government and they reached not …

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Procedure as usual: Troika threatens to block money release, Greek gov’t bets on delay

“Cautiously optimistic”, “hard bargaining”, “anguish about the next bailout tranche”. I was not even impressed to hear this morning on television channels the reports about the “tough negotiations” between Greece’s lenders – the Troika- and the newly appointed Minister of Administrative Reform Kyriakos Mitsotakis. High on the agenda of the …

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