Tag: Tsakalotos

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Greek FinMin refers both reduction in taxes, ‘income redistribution’ in same interview

Panos - May 02, 2019

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Wednesday, May Day in Greece, attempted to navigate a political "tight rope" by acknowledging the need to reduce skyrocketing taxes in…

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Greek FinMin: We’ll support ND renegotiation of fiscal target

Panos - Feb 22, 2019

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos followed political rival Kyriakos Mitsotakis in an appearance on CNBC this week, where, among others, he said that in the "unfortunate case"…

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Greek FinMin: Goal in 2019 is 7 bln€ in market borrowing for 2019

Panos - Jan 09, 2019

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Tuesday cited a seven-billion-euro figure that the Greek state will attempt to drain from the markets in 2019, while exploiting the…

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Greek FinMin: Italian volatility making borrowing harder; ready to wait for best time

Panos - Oct 31, 2018

Reuters quoted Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos this week as pointing to turbulence in the Eurozone over the draft Italian budget as making a foray by Athens…

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Greek FinMin in Asia to drum up investors’ interest; crucial IMF summit next weekend

Panos - Oct 08, 2018

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos will have meetings this coming week with investment fund representatives in Hong Kong and Singapore, as the increasingly pressured coalition government continues…

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Greek FinMin again says high ‘fiscal space’ precludes implementation of pension cuts, lower tax-free income threshold

Panos - Sep 27, 2018

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Wednesday continued to insist that already legislated austerity measures - another round of pension cuts in 2019 and a lowering of…

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Greek FinMin meets with Schotz, Moscovici in Berlin; Athens steps up efforts to persuade creditors to suspend pending pension cuts

Panos - Sep 20, 2018

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos embodied the political cliché of being "cautiously optimistic" when asked if a scheduled social security spending reduction - set for January 2019…

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FinMin: 67% of property owners to pay same tax in 2018; no reply on query over pending pension cuts

Panos - Jun 06, 2018

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Tuesday dampened any hopes of across-the-board reductions in Greece's unpopular property tax (ENFIA), telling deputies elected with ruling SYRIZA party that…

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Tsakalotos: ECB proposal for precautionary credit would merely delay return to ‘normalcy’

Panos - May 15, 2018

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Tuesday dismissed the latest high-profile comments by a top European Central Bank (ECB) official regarding a precautionary credit line for Greece…

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FinMin: Expected criticism by creditors within framework of concluding 4th review

Panos - Apr 24, 2018

Greece's finance minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, on Monday took his turn at a Parliament chamber podium to brief MPs of ruling SYRIZA party over the closely watched and…

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Greek FinMin: Athens ‘hopes’ for ‘change of supervision’ status after third bailout ends

Panos - Feb 02, 2018

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos reiterated on Thursday that the still bailout-dependent country does not need a precautionary credit line after August, when the current adjustment program…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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’…

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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…

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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…

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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…