Tagged: Dragasakis

Deputy PM sees Greece back in markets in 2017

Greece’s deputy prime minister said on Friday the country could return to international bond markets this year if the current impasse with the bailout creditors is resolved quickly. Yiannis Dragasakis told a financial conference at Delphi that Greece could hold a 2017 “test auction” if negotiations with rescue lenders for the next round of loan […]

Debt relief deal should help Greece access debt markets ‘within next year’

Greece wants a debt relief deal which will help the country access debt markets in 2017 and allow for sustainable primary budget surpluses, the country’s deputy prime minister said in a newspaper interview released on Saturday. Greece and its lenders started talks on long-desired debt relief earlier this week as part of a bailout review […]

Dragasakis: Additional measures will cause a political problem

Government Vice President Yannis Dragasakis stated that the government is aiming to conclude the first bailout review without any measures on top of what has been agreed, adding that “anything beyond that will cause a political problem, because the government was elected to implement this specific agreement”. Mr. Dragasakis made the statement at an event […]

Day of Independence celebrations conclude with military parade

The celebrations for the Day of Independence concluded with the military parade in Athens. The Armed Forces paraded in the city center before the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos. The government was represented by the Minister of National Defense Panos Kammenos. Also present at the parade were the government Vice President Yannis Dragasakis, […]

Greek government has solid majority to pass pension reform

Jan 9 Greece’s leftist government will be able to push through a crucial pension reform in parliament, part of measures the country has agreed to under its international bailout, the deputy prime minister said in a newspaper interview released on Saturday. Greece has drafted a proposal to overhaul its ailing pension system, which envisages merging […]

Gov’t Vice President Dragasakis meets German ambassador Schoof

Govenrment Vice President Yiannis Dragasakis and German ambassador to Athens Peter Schoof discussed on Thursday the recent developments after the succesful recapitalisation of the Greek banks. The two officials also discussed issues regarding Greece’s economic growth and measures to attract investments while they agreed on making the best possible use of the existing possibilities for […]

Meeting between VP Dragasakis and bank managers concludes

The meeting between the Government Vice President Yannis Dragasakis and managers of Greek banks has concluded. The meeting, which came amid the critical bank recapitalization process, took place at the office of Mr. Dragasakis. No statements were after the conclusion of the meeting. The legislative provisions regarding primary residence auctions included in the new prior […]

Gov’t submits bill on bank recapitalization

The Greek government on Friday submitted a bill on the recapitalization of the country’s lenders ahead of a vote on Saturday. On Thursday Deputy Prime Minister Yiannis Dragasakis informed President Prokopis Pavlopoulos about the recap process, saying that the law will have been voted in time for the share capital increases to begin on Monday, […]