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Athens hopes for breakthrough
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Greece is hoping that it will find enough common ground with its lenders to trigger an emergency Eurogroup before May 6, when the European Central Bank’s government board is due to meet next to decide on the provision of liquidity to Greek banks.

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Greece aims for deal with lenders, IMF hard on reforms: minister
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ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece intends to meet debt payments this month and reach a deal with its international lenders to unlock remaining bailout aid, but the International Monetary Fund insists on tough labor reforms, the country's labor minister said on …

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Wrong from the start
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If the prime minister had handled negotiations with Greece’s international creditors differently from the onset I would bet that he would have achieved an excellent deal both for himself and, more importantly, for the country.

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Capital flight from banks, stocks, bonds
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The flight of capital from the Greek market continued unabated in April, according to sector professionals, a trend that has not only affected deposits but has also seen the departure of foreign funds from Greek securities such as stocks and bonds.

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Did Greece get promised a deal on t-bills?
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Monday night's live TV interview with Alexis Tsipras, the first since he became Greece's prime minister, has generated headlines because of his declaration that, if the deal he ultimately strikes with eurozone creditors includes measures he promised to …

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Black economy is the one thing still booming in busted Greece
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Four years ago, Nikolas faced financial ruin. Greece's economic catastrophe had bankrupted the government and his electrical business was going bust. “No one was building,” he recalls. “No one was repairing anything. Everyone was extremely guarded with …

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Greece could release hitman convicted of assassinating British diplomat 15 …
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The Marxist-Leninist November 17 is named after the date when Greece's military junta crushed a student revolt in 1973. US, British and Turkish diplomats were among its 23 victims during its 27-year campaign. Many of its key members were captured in …

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Greek PM to Meet With Creditors after Obstacles in Brussels
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is planning to meet with the heads of Greece’s creditors over the next few days, in an attempt to arrange a Eurogroup meeting and to make progress in the negotiations, so that Athens can receive the next installment. On Saturday, May 2, the technical level cycle of negotiations was completed [...]

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Greek Minister Lafazanis: ‘If SYRIZA Misses Targets, it Must Go’
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Greek Minister of Production Reconstruction Panagiotis Lafazanis alluded that SYRIZA should hand over power, if the government is not able to secure an austerity-free program. The Left Platform leader gave an interview with the Greek newspaper Kathimerini, where he noted that he was sure that the government can achieve its goal, however he stressed that [...]

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Greece cites progress in talks with EU/IMF lenders, aims for May deal
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ATHENS (Reuters) – Negotiations between Greece and its international lenders over reforms to unlock remaining bailout aid have made headway and. an agreement could be closer this month, a government official said on Sunday. Prime Minister Alexis …

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Is GREXIT a threat to Greece's security?
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As the threat of GREXIT looms, it is fair to ask what, if any, consequences such an event would have for Greece's security. In recent statements published in the news daily Kathimerini, European Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said Greece's …

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