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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…

Institutions block government plan on undeclared income disclosure
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Institutions block government plan on undeclared income disclosure

Panos - Oct 26, 2016

The Greek government’s plan regarding the voluntary disclosure of undeclared income and funds has met resistance from the institutions during the ongoing negotiations. According to the government’s…

Greece expected to get go-ahead for remaining 1.7 bln bailout tranche
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Greece expected to get go-ahead for remaining 1.7 bln bailout tranche

Panos - Oct 21, 2016

Greece was expected to be given the go-ahead to receive a remaining 1.7 billion euro bailout tranche after a pending issue regarding the state’s arrears payments to…

Greek gov’t, institutions begin talks on second review of Greek program
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Greek gov’t, institutions begin talks on second review of Greek program

Panos - Oct 21, 2016

Greek authorities and the institutions officially began negotiations on a second review of the Greek program on Friday (21/10), with a meeting between Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos…

Preparations for the second bailout review set to begin
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Preparations for the second bailout review set to begin

makis - Oct 17, 2016

The technical teams of Greece’s creditors and partners are currently in Athens, with the head of European Commission’s mission to Greece Declan Costello Declan Costello, the ECB’s…

Technical talks with foreign envoys to begin on Monday
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Technical talks with foreign envoys to begin on Monday

Panos - Oct 17, 2016

Government officials were on Monday to begin talks with technical teams representing the country's international creditors in Athens ahead of the second review of Greece's third bailout.…

December 7 EuroGroup crucial date for Greece, government source says
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December 7 EuroGroup crucial date for Greece, government source says

Panos - Oct 10, 2016

December 7, when the final EuroGroup meeting of 2017 is scheduled to tale place, is shaping up to be Greece’s proverbial ‘D-Day’ on the outcome of the…