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Tsipras Letter to European Leaders

By   /  24/03/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  No Comments

  In a letter sent Thursday to the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, the President of the European Commission Jaen-Claude Juncker and to chairpersons of Summit in Rome Joseph Muscat and Paolo Gentiloni, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras requesting a clear answer to whether the European social model, especially in terms of labor relations […]

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IMF maintains tough stance as Greek talks continue

By   /  23/03/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  No Comments

  Top International Monetary Fund (IMF) official, Poul Thomsen, slammed the Greek taxation system stressing that over fifty percent of salaried employees do not pay their taxes. Speaking to students at a UK University, Thomsen reiterated the Fund’s view that the Greek tax base must be broadened, primarily by slashing the income tax-free threshold. The […]

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Tsipras: Europe has surrendered to the IMF and this explain its existential crisis

By   /  23/03/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  No Comments

  Europe is not defending its own accomplishments, its heritage and social model and has surrendered to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which explains its existential crisis, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday evening, addressing an event organized by the Transform! Europe network, in Rome’s “La Sapienza” University. “We are at a critical moment […]

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EU’s future prospects the focus of Kotzias-Gabriel meeting in Athens

By   /  23/03/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  No Comments

  “Greece belongs in the Eurozone,” German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Thursday, during joint statements with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias after their meeting in Athens. He also emphasised that this discussion was now closed, since “Europe cannot become stronger if it progresses with amputations.” The two ministers announced that Greece and Germany […]

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Mitsotakis speaks of ‘strategic’ partnership between Greece and Israel

By   /  23/03/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  No Comments

  New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke about the strategic partnership between Greece and Israel saying the country is an example for Greece on entrepreneurship, during a speech at the Greek-Israeli Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. “The relationship between Greece and Israel is strategic and with great depth, a relationship which is not questioned in […]

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PM Tsipras meets German FM Sigmar Gabriel

By   /  23/03/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  No Comments

  German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel arrived at the Greek government headquarters at the Maximos Mansion at 19:30 (GMT+2) on Wednesday evening for the start of a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The dilemma is whether EU countries will regain the social contract and social acquis or if they will […]

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Greek opposition under pressure to sign up to more austerity

By   /  22/03/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  No Comments

  Political upheaval was caused in Athens after scenarios emerged that Greece’s creditors want main opposition New Democracy party to commit to the implementation of reforms in the post-bailout program period. According to reports in local media, the government was thought to be contemplating to call for the ratification of any agreement on new measures […]

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Tzanakopoulos: Debate on debt measures to open after technical agreement

By   /  22/03/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  No Comments

  After the technical agreement on the reforms by August 2018 and the change of policy mix for 2019, the way will open for the discussion on the medium term measures on the debt as well as the medium term primary surplus targets, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos on Wednesday said in a press briefing. He […]

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Kotzias to meet Gabriel in Athens

By   /  22/03/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  No Comments

  Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias will meet the Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Sigmar Gabriel tomorrow, Thursday, March 23, 12:30 (local time) at the Greek Foreign Ministry. According to diplomatic sources the talks will include the strengthening of Greek-German cooperation at political level, but also the implementation […]

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MFA: Greece has never recognized the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic

By   /  22/03/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  No Comments

  Greece has never recognized the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), the foreign ministry spokesman Stratos Efthimiou clarified on Tuesday, saying press reports claiming otherwise “do not reflect reality”. “Greece has never recognized the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. Any activities that undermine the territorial integrity of Ukraine are in stark contrast to the established position […]

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