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Trump elections and change Germany’s attitude towards Greek program

By   /  17/02/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Trump elections and change Germany’s attitude towards Greek program

  Fear of the policy that Donald Trump will follow in relation to Europe and polls showing Martin Schulz is likely to be the next German chancellor are causing a radical change of the German government’s stance towards the Greek bailout program. According to Süddeutsche Zeitung, a shift is seen in the CDU/CSU ruling coalition […]

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Mitsotakis met Schaeuble and businessmen in Germany

By   /  15/02/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Mitsotakis met Schaeuble and businessmen in Germany

  The President of the New Democracy Party Kyriakos Mitsotakis attended a working lunch with about 30 of the biggest business professionals in Germany on the sidelines of a two-day visit to the country. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, vowed that as prime minister he will go directly to a specific program of reform that will enhance the […]

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New Democracy leader Mitsotakis in Berlin to meet Chancellor Merkel

By   /  12/02/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Democracy leader Mitsotakis in Berlin to meet Chancellor Merkel

  ND president Kyriakos Mitsotakis will visit Berlin, a two-day visit on Monday 13th and Tuesday, February 14th. According to the ND leadership, the visit is considered crucial, as the President of ND will have extensive meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel and Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. Kyriakos Mitsotakis who has until now had only short […]

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Merkel tells Erdogan to respect Human Rights

By   /  03/02/2017  /  Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Merkel tells Erdogan to respect Human Rights

  German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Ankara, for the first time since the coup attempt, to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. Many had thought that the visit of the German Chancellor would be support for Erdogan but she did not miss the opportunity to criticize the lack […]

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Why sweeping changes in Europe are Tsipras’ ally

By   /  02/02/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Why sweeping changes in Europe are Tsipras’ ally

  The scenario of early elections in Greece has made its appearance once again, as the closing of the evaluation of the bailout program is delayed and is acting as a pressure lever for Alexis Tsipras government. Of course this scenario is well known to the Greek Prime Minister, but it seems that he is […]

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Greece between Brussels and Berlin

By   /  18/12/2016  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Greece between Brussels and Berlin

Brussels and Berlin found themselves at the centre of the Greek political scene because of the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ visits to both capitals. On December 14th there was Alexis Tsipras’ meeting with Cypriot President Nico Anastasiades on Cyprus, and on Wednesday, December 15th he participated in the EU Summit, where he had the […]

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UPDATE/ Tsipras: We envision growth that isn’t just about statistics and figures

By   /  16/12/2016  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on UPDATE/ Tsipras: We envision growth that isn’t just about statistics and figures

Angela Merkel and Alexis Tsipras were in a pleasant mood at their joint press conference at the Chancellery. Body language and movement showed there is intimacy and mutual respect between the two leaders. Of course this meant nothing for the German Chancellor when she rejected in a polite but categorical manner, possible support to a […]

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Tsipras to meet German Chancellor Merkel on Friday

By   /  16/12/2016  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tsipras to meet German Chancellor Merkel on Friday

The Greek government is content over the results of the EU summit on December 15. The eyes are now turned to the meeting of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday. The prime minister is expected to raise the issue of the impact of the relief measures he announced for low […]

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Tsipras prepares for Brussels and Berlin

By   /  11/12/2016  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tsipras prepares for Brussels and Berlin

Following the vote for the 2017 budget on Saturday, announcements about benefits to pensioners on Thursday and with many fronts still not closed for a successful second evaluation, as was confirmed in last Monday’s Eurogroup the Greek Prime – Minister commences his Brussels and Berlin contacts. The Greek Prime Minister is expected to arrive on […]

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Erdogan, Merkel and a Proverb about Meatballs!

By   /  02/12/2016  /  Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Erdogan, Merkel and a Proverb about Meatballs!

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked Europe to keep its promises and stressed that this should happen in order for Turkey to keep its side of the refugee agreement, during a speech at a conference in Ankara. The Turkish President felt the need to explain what Turkey was asking for through the use of a […]

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