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Italian Populists Warn of Rush to Leave the Euro

Eurozone countries will compete to leave the single currency next year and this will lead to the euro collapsing, one of the leading candidates to become Italian Prime Minister has warned. Luigi di Maio, a senior member of the populist Five

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Iran Demands Oil Payments in Euros, Not U.S. Dollars

Iran’s re-entry into the oil market, following the end of sanctions over its nuclear program, will also mark the beginning of a major effort to reduce its dependency on the U.S. dollar. Not only is Iran demanding payment in euros instead of dollars for its new oil contracts, but it also wants the billions owed by its trading partners to be remitted in euros.

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No Further Eurozone Expansion Seen ‘In Next Few Years’

The eurozone is not expected to welcome any new members in the coming years, as the region’s long crisis seems to have put some countries off, deputy European Commission chief said in a newspaper interview Monday. “No new members are

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Short on Money, Greece Brings Back the Barter System

Greeks are getting around what is delicately described as a “liquidity problem”—i.e. no money—by bringing back the barter system. It even has an Information Age twist: a bartering website with its own virtual currency system, and thousands of users.

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Resigns

In a televised address to his people, he said he had a moral duty to resign, because he was elected (just over half a year ago!) as a staunch opponent of the austerity measures he now believes it necessary to impose, in order to keep Greece in the Euro and secure its future.

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Tsipras likely to call confidence vote after party revolt

The Greek government appears likely to call a confidence vote following a rebellion among lawmakers from the ruling Syriza party over the country’s new bailout deal, senior ministers said on Monday. Energy Minister Panos Skourletis described such a parliamentary vote

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Greek PM Tsipras wins bailout vote, faces widening rebellion

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras confronted a widening rebellion within his leftist Syriza party as parliament voted to approve the country’s third financial rescue by foreign creditors in five years. The vote was held after daybreak on Friday after lawmakers

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Greek Stock Market Crashes 16% on First Day, Bank Stocks Hardest Hit

The Greek stock market was shut down five weeks ago, as the nation spiraled into an economic and political crisis, facing its final debt showdown with European creditors. The market just concluded its first day of trading since the shutdown, and the outlook is grim: the market lost 16.2 percent of its value on the first day back in business.

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Greek PM Tsipras Considers Early Elections, Struggles With Syriza Party Revolt

On Wednesday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras floated the idea of calling for early elections in Greece to “bolster a parliamentary majority that has been strained by bailout reforms demanded by creditors,” as Reuters put it. Such is the chaos of end-state socialism in Greece that Tsipras really needs his own party to lose in those early elections. The Syriza party is coming unglued over the austerity components of Greece’s latest bailout package.

Greece approves more economic reforms needed to acquire $93M bailout

WATCH: Greeks face up to bailout reality

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras may have contained a rebellion in his left-wing Syriza party to win parliamentary approval for a second package of reforms. But as Ciara Lee reports he’s still got a long way to go in order