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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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Greek gov’t: ERT? What ERT? It’s the gov’t reshuffle, stupid

Last night they agreed. Prime Minister Samaras and his coalition government partners Venizelos (PASOK) and Kouvelis (Democratic Left) agreed about shutdown public broadcaster ERT. They just didn’t dare to speak openly about it.  Venizelos and Kouvelis  kept the ‘agreement’ in secret in order to continue negotiations with Samaras in order …

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Greece-Troika: Dramatic Negotiations over Labour “Reforms” That Threaten Gov’ Cohesion

 Samaras’ government is in dramatic negotiations with the Troika over the so-called “Labour Reforms” after two of the three coalition government partners rejected the Troika demands for a total overthrow of Labour Rights. A disagreement that threatens the cohesion among the government partners. According to latest information from state broadcaster NET TV, …

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A new Troika Demand? Austerity of €10 Billion In a Single Year?

If it’s true, this is, indeed, insane. According to Ta Nea newspaper, Greece’s lenders’ representatives want that almost the whole package of austerity measures will be implemented in 2013 and won’t be distributed more or less equally to 2013 and 2014. The new Troika’s request is allegedly that additional 2 billion …

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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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