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Athens looks to overcome obstacles to review conclusion

By   /  13/01/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Athens looks to overcome obstacles to review conclusion

On the day of a Euro Working Group meeting, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Pierre Moscovici met with Greek counterpart Eu. Tsakalotos in Brussels. After the meeting on Thursday, Moscovici told reporters that the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) participation in the Greek program is viewed as reassuring for a number of EU member-states. […]

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Athens takes aim at IMF as it seeks to get review back on track

By   /  11/01/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Athens takes aim at IMF as it seeks to get review back on track

Labor Minister Efi Achtsioglou was the latest Greek official to take aim at the International Monetary Fund, accusing it of keeping a “negative stance” in the talks Athens is currently engaged in with its international creditors over labor reform. Achtsioglou had a telephone conversation with German counterpart Andrea Nahles on Tuesday and took the opportunity […]

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EWG seeks reassurances about Greek social benefits

By   /  21/12/2016  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on EWG seeks reassurances about Greek social benefits

Following a meeting on Tuesday, the Euro Working Group has reportedly asked the Greek government to put in writing that the social benefits recently decided by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras – dubbed a “13th pension” – will only apply this year. According to local reports, EWG chief Thomas Wieser informed deputy Finance Minister Giorgos Chouliarakis […]

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Debt relief key to Greek economic turnaround

By   /  18/11/2016  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Debt relief key to Greek economic turnaround

Addressing Greek parliament on Thursday morning, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reiterated the importance of Greece being granted debt relief in order for the economy to exit a seven-year long crisis. “We achieved a lot but we have a long way ahead of us but now the exit is visible” Tsipras said in reference to the […]

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