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PM Tsipras launches Debt Relief tour in EU

Prime Minister Alexisd Tsipras is launching a Debt Relief Tour to convince EU lenders and key players about the necessity of a debt relief. At the same time, he is in continuous contact with US officials who have access to IMF’s Managing Director Christine Lagarde. According to daily Ta Nea, …

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UPD Greece trapped between Russia and USA over flights to Syria

A diplomatic thriller between Moscow – Athens – Washington is taking place these days, after the United States asked NATO-partner Greece to ban two Russian flights to Syria via the Greek airspace. On Monday, Greece confirmed the US request however it declined to reveal its plans. “We examine the request,” …

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Hillary Clinton’s emails: US interest in Greece’s crisis is pure geopolitical

Greece’s economic meltdown in 2010 was a subject of special interest for U.S. policymakers, including then-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, according to the latest batch of Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails. According to an exclusive report of CNBC, some of the Clinton’s email reveal and confirm that it was nothing but …

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Are alarm bells ringing over Greece approach to Russia?

It seems that alarm bells have started to ring in the USA, the NATO and also in Europe over Greece’s approach to Russia. Hardly had the new coalition government came into power and the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias wrangled with the European Union over a statement concerning sanctions against …

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Obama, Merkel press conference: “Oh… Greece! I forgot, yes!”

“Oh… Greece! I forgot, yes!” German chancellor Angela Merkel was talking like a waterfall about the Ukraine crisis, about policies and politicians… and Ops! She forgot Greece, the issue that is currently shaking the European Union, the Eurozone and the markets. I don’t think, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was in …

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President Obama calls PM Tsipras to congratulate and offer support

US President Barack Obama called Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Wednesday afternoon to congratulate him on his election victory. “The United States will stand to help Greek government to escape the politics of austerity,” the US President assured the new Prime Minister of Greece and that “this  support will be expressed in …

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Lawsuit filed against ex FM Pangalos claiming Greece was tapping US-ambassadors

Once they belonged to the same political party, socialist PASOK. But now lawyer Agis Tatsis filed a law suit against his former socialist comrade for “exposing the country”. Just hours after former foreign Minister Theodoros Pangalos  claimed during a radio interview on Tuesday morning that “Greek intelligence service (EYP) was tapping US-ambassadors in Athens …

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Alexis Tsipras, IMF seem to agree: new debt haircut essential

The impossible seems possible: Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greek main opposition party left-wing SYRIZA and the International Monetary Fund seem to have agreed that the Greek austerity program cannot succeed and therefore a new debt haircut is inevitable. After meeting with IMF officials in Washington, Tsipras told reporters that “cutting …

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