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Germany to order 45 fighter jets from Boeing
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Germany to order 45 fighter jets from Boeing

Panos - Apr 20, 2020

Germany will order 45 fighter aircraft from Boeing Co. to replace the Luftwaffe’s aging Tornado jets, Der Spiegel magazine reported Sunday. Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer emailed her…

Germany the largest greenhouse-gas emitter in Europe
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Germany the largest greenhouse-gas emitter in Europe

Panos - Nov 15, 2019

The European Union is the third-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, and as this ranking from Eurostat and the UK’s Office for National Statistics shows,…

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Germany won’t enlist in Macron’s European Army

Panos - Nov 13, 2019

Now that German leaders have responded to French President Emmanuel Macron’s provocative remarks concerning the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, an unusually wide public rift…

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Spiegel: Greece to claim €280 billion in WWII reparations from Germany

makis - Oct 08, 2018

German magazine Spiegel reports that the Greek government will be initiating a formal claim for war reparations from the German government upwards of 280 billion euros for…

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Why Germany pulled its last “prank” on Greece

makis - Jul 16, 2018

A portion of Greek media reporting about a German “blockade” over the 15bn euro installment, which was earmarked for Greece, on the occasion of the VAT freeze…

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Germany pockets €2.9bn from Greek crisis

Panos - Jun 22, 2018

Eurozone ministers yesterday neared an agreement to set the terms of Greece’s departure from eight years of bailout programs, despite splits over the degree of debt relief…

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Germany made more than €1bn out of Greek crisis

Panos - Jul 18, 2017

Between its loans to Athens and its debt buying programmes, Germany has cashed in to the tune of €1.34bn since the beginning of the Greek crisis. EURACTIV’s…

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Half of Germans against debt relief for Greece

makis - Feb 24, 2017

Around half of Germans are against granting debt relief to Greece and around three in 10 want it to quit the eurozone, a survey showed on Friday.…

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Germany denies devising Greek rescue plan without IMF

makis - Jan 18, 2017

Germany expects the International Monetary Fund to participate in Greece's bailout program, a finance ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday, rejecting a newspaper report that Berlin was preparing…

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Germany sees no clarity on IMF role in Greek bailout before 2017

makis - Dec 08, 2016

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will only decide on its participation in the Greek bailout program once the second review is completed and that is unlikely to…

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MNI news agency: Talks on Greek debt after German elections

Panos - Sep 12, 2016

A day after Greek PM Alexis Tsipras’s statements during the TIF press conference that the political process in Germany should not stand in the way of discussions…

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Crete in turmoil after Germany’s decision to send 3,000 refugee to island

chris1 - Aug 14, 2016

The decision by Germany to relocate 3,000 ‘excessive’ refugees to the island of Crete has caused an uproar among the resident of the Greek island. The decision…

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Treasury’s Lew Presses Germany to Find “Meaningful Debt Relief” for Greece

ilias1 - May 22, 2016

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Saturday called on his German counterpart to act flexibly and implement "meaningful debt relief" for Greece. At a bilateral meeting with German…

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Germany to ask European Commission to allow extension of border controls

Sokratis - Apr 30, 2016

Germany will ask the European Commission to allow an extension of temporary border controls within the Schengen zone of passport-free travel beyond mid-May, Interior Minister Thomas De…

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Germany tells Greece to stick to promised reforms in bailout program

makis - Apr 13, 2016

Greece has to stick to its promised reforms as agreed in the international bailout program in 2015, a spokesman for German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on…

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German minister says refugee, migrant crisis may have peaked

chris1 - Apr 03, 2016

On the eve of the first expulsions of refugees from Greece to Turkey under a deal to slow the influx of migrants to western Europe, Germany's interior…

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Merkel takes high-risk bet on Turkey in refugee crisis

ilias1 - Mar 19, 2016

For months, Germany's Angela Merkel has pleaded with her critics, at home and abroad, to give her just a little more time to forge a common European…

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Germany says Greek program already flexible enough

makis - Mar 03, 2016

Despite media reports that Greece’s creditors could ease some of the pressure over the stalled bailout negotiations due to the refugee crisis, the likelihood of that happening…

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Frankfurter Rundschau: Failure to pass social security bill could bring down Tsipras

makis - Feb 03, 2016

German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau published an article on Greece and the required reforms describing the social security reform as the main challenge that Tsipras’ government is called…

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Greece signs deal with German state to fight tax evasion

chris1 - Jan 17, 2016

With his government flagging in opinion polls and protests against planned pension reforms growing, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is seeking to dispel any negative sentiment by strengthening…