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China construction tycoon eyes Greece
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The Chinese construction magnate chasing indebted local authorities for Rmb50bn ($8bn) in unpaid infrastructure bills is turning his gaze to another risky market, saying that he is on the hunt for investment opportunities in Greece. Last week Yan Jiehe …

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Angela Merkel rules out Greece debt cuts as Syriza refuses to cooperate with …
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The left-wing party Syriza emerged victorious from last week's elections after vowing to halve Greece's debt. Greece's new government insists it will honour pre-election promises to cut the country's rescue loans and scrap painful budget measures that …

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Greece's Yanis Varoufakis begins European talks in France
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Finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, who is aiming to write down half of Greece's debt, was scheduled to meet with the French finance minister, Michel Sapin, and the economy minister, Emmanuel Macron, in the afternoon, before heading on to London and …

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Ropoto: Greece’s Sinking Ghost Town (Documentary Teaser)
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  This is a teaser excerpt from Greek Reporter’s upcoming documentary “Ropoto: Greece’ Sinking Ghost town.” We visited Ropoto, the once thriving village that was turned into a ghost town after a natural event that took place in 2012. It was then that most of the structures were destroyed and the village’s terrain started sinking. [...]

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Who Is Who in the New Greek Government
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After the January 25 national election, the Greece’s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras rushed to form the country’s cabinet as soon as possible in order to start working on the reforms he promised during the pre-election campaign. The new cabinet was sworn in on Tuesday morning, January 27. Here are the members of the new [...]

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Poll: More then Half of Respondents Pleased with Syriza Win
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The first opinion poll conducted after SYRIZA’s win last Sunday showed, more than half of respondents are satisfied with Greece ’s election result According to the survey conducted by Metron Analysis for Saturday’s edition of Parapolitika, 56% of those questioned said they were pleased with the result, 18% were displeased and 19% were indifferent. Concerning [...]

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Greece crisis could derail PM's plans for EU reform, warns Norman Lamont
www.telegraph.co.uk

But Lord Lamont warned Mr Cameron that European leaders may be preoccupied with the increasingly “bleak” crisis over Greece when he is trying to negotiate new terms for Britain. “The longer the crisis goes on, the more Europe's politicians will be …

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Greece Tries to Mend Ties Ahead of New Meetings
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Mr. Varoufakis dismissed Greece's strict bailout regimen as “based on an anti-European logic,” visibly angering Mr. Dijsselbloem, who warned Greece against “unilateral steps and ignoring previous arrangements.” The two men left the room after a …

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Germany, ECB play hardball with Greece
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The euro zone's paymaster and the ECB are both taking a tough line with Greece's new leftist government, whose leader swept to victory last Sunday promising that five years of austerity, "humiliation and suffering" were over. Alexis Tsipras has also …

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Norman Lamont: Syriza's victory in Greece could make life harder for David …
www.telegraph.co.uk

At the moment, Greece's debts are 177 per cent of GDP and are frankly unaffordable. There is no way they will be repaid. If Greece defaults inside the euro, the ECB will cease to be Greece's Central Bank and Greece will be forced to leave the euro. I …

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Europe's creditors play with 'political fire' in pushing Greece to the brink
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If premier Alexis Tsipras breaches the terms of Greece's EU-IMF Troika bail-out – signed by earlier leaders under duress, and deemed unjust in Athens – Europe will cut off €54bn of support for the Greek banking system and force the country out of the …

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