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Greek FinMin: 2018 budget not ‘completely fair’
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Greek FinMin: 2018 budget not ‘completely fair’

Panos - Nov 24, 2017

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, speaking before members of a Parliament budget committee on Thursday, referred to a draft 2018 budget “not completely fair”, in offering up…

Tsakalotos: excess surplus not just over-taxation
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Tsakalotos: excess surplus not just over-taxation

makis - Nov 02, 2017

Finance Minister Tsakalotos vehemently denied opposition charges that Greece exceeding primary surplus targets is the result of over-taxation of the middle class. The minister was fielding questions…

Special levy on interest-bearing bank loans nets 852 mln€ over 2015-16, FinMin says
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Special levy on interest-bearing bank loans nets 852 mln€ over 2015-16, FinMin says

Panos - Nov 01, 2017

A special levy on interest-bearing bank loans has collected 852 million euros over the 2015-16 period, the relevant finance minister announced this week. Nevertheless, FinMin Euclid Tsakalotos…

Govt dismisses press speculation: FinMin Tsakalotos to lead negotiations over third program review
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Govt dismisses press speculation: FinMin Tsakalotos to lead negotiations over third program review

Panos - Aug 17, 2017

The leftist-rightist coalition on Wednesday dismissed a latest round of press speculation over the standing of Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, saying the latter will negotiate the…

Tsakalotos: Government doesn’t question data on which its program was based on
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Tsakalotos: Government doesn’t question data on which its program was based on

makis - Aug 11, 2017

The Greek government doesn’t question the quality of the statistical data on which the country’s adjustment program is based on, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos was quoted as…

International gamblers in Greek bonds
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International gamblers in Greek bonds

makis - Aug 07, 2017

Greek governments’ plans include a radical liberal financial policy with a simultaneous left turn in an effort to reapproach those who voted SYRIZA in 2015. Alexis Tsipras’…

DW: France wants ‘flexibility’ for Greek debt
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DW: France wants ‘flexibility’ for Greek debt

Panos - Jun 13, 2017

Ahead of crunch eurozone talks on Thursday, France's new finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, said a deal on debt relief for Greece was close. The issue has…

Tsakalotos: Valletta agreement will lead to solution before summer
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Tsakalotos: Valletta agreement will lead to solution before summer

ilias1 - Apr 07, 2017

The agreement on Greece that was reached in principle in Valletta is certain to yield a result long before the summer, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on…

There are measures in the agreement that would upset the Greek people
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There are measures in the agreement that would upset the Greek people

makis - Apr 07, 2017

He announced that the measures will be legislated in the coming weeks, while the positive measures will be adopted “if we are within our targets”. He also…

Teleconference between Greek side, creditors postponed; may be held on Thur.
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Teleconference between Greek side, creditors postponed; may be held on Thur.

Panos - Apr 06, 2017

A previously scheduled teleconference between Greek ministers and creditors' top negotiators, set for Wednesday, was postponed, with reports pointing to its holding on Thursday. Nevertheless, government sources…

Tsakalotos tells Parliament he hopes for a deal by March 20
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Tsakalotos tells Parliament he hopes for a deal by March 20

makis - Feb 28, 2017

In a speech to Parliament's economic affairs committee on Tuesday, Finance Minister Tsakalotos said Greece is hoping for a provisional agreement with the country's international creditors by…

Tsakalotos: IMF report does not reflect Greece’s real economic situation
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Tsakalotos: IMF report does not reflect Greece’s real economic situation

Panos - Feb 08, 2017

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) economic forecasts on Greece do not reflect the actual picture of the country’s economy, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said in a letter…

Gov’t scrambles for coherent positions ahead of Eurogroup
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Gov’t scrambles for coherent positions ahead of Eurogroup

makis - Jan 23, 2017

Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Monday reassured Greece’s creditors that he will attend Thursday’s Eurogroup meeting with “specific” positions on all pending issues though the most Athens…

As Tsakalotos seeks to restart review, PM must keep lid on SYRIZA dissent
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As Tsakalotos seeks to restart review, PM must keep lid on SYRIZA dissent

Sokratis - Jan 21, 2017

Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos is bracing for a Eurogroup summit on Thursday where he is expected to present a set of concessions on thorny issues that have…

Tsakalotos to meet Sapin, Moscovici ahead of Euro Working Group
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Tsakalotos to meet Sapin, Moscovici ahead of Euro Working Group

makis - Jan 09, 2017

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos is to meet with his French counterpart Michel Sapin and European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici ahead of a Euro…

Greece hopefull of reaching “95%” of an agreement at Eurogroup
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Greece hopefull of reaching “95%” of an agreement at Eurogroup

makis - Dec 05, 2016

The critical Eurogroup meeting is scheduled for Monday, where the progress of the second bailout program will be reviewed. Ahead of Monday’s meeting in Brussels, Athens and…

Push on talks amid fears creditors will seek more austerity
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Push on talks amid fears creditors will seek more austerity

makis - Nov 18, 2016

Government officials and envoys representing the country’s creditors are entering the final phase of negotiations as part of a second bailout review amid fears in Athens of…

“Athens and the IMF want a clear solution on debt”
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“Athens and the IMF want a clear solution on debt”

makis - Nov 11, 2016

The Minister of Finance Euclid Tsakalotos argued that the Greek government and the International Monetary Fund want a clear solution for the public debt, in a statement…

Eurogroup to discuss short-term debt relief measures in December
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Eurogroup to discuss short-term debt relief measures in December

makis - Nov 08, 2016

Following Monday’s Eurogroup meeting, the head of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem announced that the talks between Greece and institutions continue in Athens as part of the second…

Creditors see budget gap for next year, press for more measures
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Creditors see budget gap for next year, press for more measures

Panos - Oct 31, 2016

Representatives of Greece's international creditors are pushing for more austerity measures as they have detected a budget gap for next year of between 0.15 and 0.2 percent…