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Greece Pleads for Debt Relief From Eurozone and Germany

BRUSSELS (AFP) – Under pressure from the IMF, eurozone finance ministers will consider major debt relief and fresh aid for Greece on Monday despite the deep reservations of bailout-weary Germany. Ministers from the 19-member single currency bloc must confront the

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Greece Says New Bailout Terms Agreed with Lenders

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greek government officials said Tuesday they have reached an agreement with its creditors on the terms to restart bailout loan payouts, following months of tough negotiations.

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Greece Calls on Germany to Ease Budget Demands

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government has called on Germany to drop what it described as “irrational” budget demands in the country’s bailout program, a day after Greece and its European creditors agreed to resume talks on new reforms.

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Repot: Greece Risking ‘Harsh’ New Bailout in 2018

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An independent Greek parliamentary report has warned that Greece faces an increased risk of a fourth bailout – or even a default – if delays in negotiations with bailout lenders are not overcome in the next few weeks.

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Greek Parliament Approves New Austerity Measures to Unlock Bailout Cash

AFP – Greek lawmakers on Sunday adopted another batch of controversial spending cuts and tax hikes, two days before a crunch eurozone meeting expected to unlock the next tranche of much-needed bailout funds for the debt-ridden nation. The 7,000-page bill

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German Government Blocks Greek Bailout in Fear of Populist AfD Party

The German government is blocking a Greek bailout in fear of being democratically replaced by the populist, Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) Party. In “AfD is the major hurdle in the Greek bailout”, Die Welt’s deputy economics editor, Jan Dams, has

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Defiant Greece Tells Global Creditors: We Will NOT Cut Government Pensions

ATHENS (AFP) –  Greece’s prime minister on Sunday said his government will not give in to “unreasonable” demands as the debt-ridden country braces for critical negotiations with international creditors on the thorny issue of pension reform. The warning came just days

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IMF Funds ‘Not Necessary’ For Greek Bailout: Tsipras

IMF funds are no longer necessary for an international bailout of Greece due to reduced loan requirements and the Washington-based lender’s “unconstructive” position, the country’s prime minister argued Monday. “I have the impression that IMF funding is not necessary” for

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Germany Profited €100 Billion From Greek Debt Crisis

Between 2010 and 2015 Germany profited from the ongoing Greek debt crisis to the sum of €100 billion, according to a new study. The billions consists of money saved by lower interest payments on funds the German government borrowed amid investor “flights

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Greece Says Cannot Handle Migrants; UNHCR Calls Crisis ‘Shameful’

ATHENS/GENEVA, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Greece’s infrastructure cannot handle the thousands of people landing on its shores from places like war-torn Syria and Afghanistan and needs European Union help, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday. “Now is the time

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Der Spiegel: Plans For Euro-Zone Tax Take Shape

From Der Spiegel: After the Greek bailout disaster, Paris, Berlin and Brussels want to reform the euro zone by creating an economic government and a special tax for the currency area. German Finance Minister Schäuble is in favor, but Chancellor

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Hay For Cheese? Barter Booms In Rural Greece After Bank Shutdown

LAMIA, Greece (Reuters) – Wild boar and power cuts were Greek cotton farmer Mimis Tsakanikas’ biggest worries until a bank shutdown last month left him stranded without cash to pay suppliers, and his customers without money to pay him. Squeezed on

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Greek PM Tsipras Says May Have To Call Early Election

ATHENS, July 29 (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday he may have to call an early election to bolster a parliamentary majority that has been strained by bailout reforms demanded by creditors. About three dozen of his

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Reuters: Debt conundrum to keep Greek banks in months-long freeze

From Reuters: Greek banks are set to keep broad cash controls in place for months, until fresh money arrives from Europe and with it a sweeping restructuring, officials believe. Rehabilitating the country’s banks poses a difficult question. Should the euro zone

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German Lawmakers Back Greek Bailout Talks Despite Rebellion

BERLIN, July 17 (Reuters) – German lawmakers gave their go ahead on Friday for the euro zone to negotiate a third bailout for Greece, heeding a warning from Chancellor Angela Merkel that the alternative to a deal with Athens was

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Greek Bailout: Germans Vote On Deal Nobody Believes In

Today the Greek bailout plan comes before the German parliament (the Bundestag), the latest approval hurdle for the third bailout package which nobody believes will work. Ratification of the €86 million rescue deal is expected, notwithstanding yesterday’s comments from Germany’s Federal Finance Minister Wolfgang

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Greek Bailout Deal Nobody Believes Will Work Approved By Parliament

In the early hours of this morning Greece’s parliament passed the austerity measures demanded by its creditors in order to open talks on a new Greek bailout. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, deserted by many in his own Syriza party who believe the

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EU Could Force Britain to Pay £850m to Bail Out Greece

Britain could face a bill of up to £850m for latest Greek bailout as European leaders desperately search for money for the heavily indebted nation. Although Britain is signed up to an emergency EU fund, Prime Minister David Cameron believes

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Greek Bailout: Everybody Capitulated to Everyone Else

The seemingly final deadline for serious Greek proposals in the debt showdown was Friday morning, and some paperwork was indeed delivered on schedule, inducing some optimism that a Greek exit from the Euro would be averted. Depending on who you ask, the deal is either a stunning triumph or disastrous capitulation for either Greece or its creditors.