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Eurozone Crisis: Germany Pushes to Punish Bankrupt Greece

BRUSSELS (AFP) – Eurozone finance ministers meet Monday as far apart as ever on the debt relief measures demanded by the International Monetary Fund for it to back their bailout programme for Greece.

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Poll Lead For Greece’s Syriza Narrows As Tsipras Presses For New Mandate

From Reuters: Former Greek premier Alexis Tsipras urged supporters on Saturday to give him a mandate to complete the country’s political transformation, as a poll showed his leftist Syriza party’s lead slipping ahead of elections next month. Tsipras abruptly resigned

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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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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