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Mixed messages on third Greek bailout talks

Eurozone countries are discussing a third bailout for Greece worth 30 billion to 50 billion euros, Spain’s economy minister said on Monday, but EU officials said there were no such talks. Full News here – Latest News

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Greece outlines first anti-poverty measures

Greeces leftist government on Monday outlined a first batch of measures to combat poverty to be approved by parliament in coming days. Full News here – Latest News

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3/2/2015: Front Page: Spain, Portugal sought to trip up gov’t, Tsipras says

Leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday accused governments in Spain and Portugal of working with the conservative opposition at home in a bid to weaken, or even topple, his anti-austerity administration. Addressing SYRIZA’s central… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Greece has ways to cover March funding needs, says ministry official

Greece has alternative ways to cover its funding needs for March, a finance ministry official told Reuters on Monday, without specifying the options at hand. Full News here – Latest News

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Dunkin' Donuts slated for Athens

Dunkin' Donuts slated for Athens The 1,925-square-foot Athens location is being developed by Alan Kirkland, Robinson said, and will be located in the 1700 block of U.S. 72 East, next to the Burger King. He added the Athens store would feature indoor and outdoor seating and will hire … Full News here – Read more […]

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EU Commission: seeking unity in EU after Spain, Portugal clash with Greece

The European Commission said it was mediating between Spain, Portugal and Greece after Madrid and Lisbon complained to the EU executive about accusations by Greek left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ that they were conspiring against Athens. Full News here – Latest News

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3/2/2015: Front Page: ASEP to remain, says minister

The Education Ministry issued a statement on Saturday denying that it aims to scrap the hiring process for secondary education teachers via the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP). Reports on Thursday suggested that Alternate Education… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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3/2/2015: Front Page: Three options for the PM

There is one thing of which I am completely certain. If we want Greece to remain a member of the eurozone and to advance, the government faces a Herculean task. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras must be daunted by the sheer magnitude of the challenges that… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Greek debt becoming less sustainable

The agreement between the Greek government and its lenders, which was sanctioned by the Eurogroup last Tuesday, appears to be more of a respite and less of a sea change in the relationship between the two sides. The apparent confidence gap is bound to aggravate economic conditions and undermine talks on debt relief unless it […]

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Wreck leaves 4 dead in Limestone County

Wreck leaves 4 dead in Limestone County Yoneko Cain, 31 of Athens, Mario Sledge, 26, of Athens, and Larneal McDonald, 29, of Belle Mina were all killed in the wreck. State Troopers tell WHNT News 19 one vehicle ran a stop sign at Burgreen Road when it hit the other. The two vehicles ended up […]

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3/2/2015: Front Page: Lenders focus on funding needs

European officials have expressed concern that the Greek government has not consulted with its partners over its plans to bring new legislation to Parliament this week but the greatest focus appears to be on how Athens will cover its immediate funding… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Greece to make international protest over Turkey reserving Aegean air space

Greece is protesting Turkey’s move to reserve a large chunk of airspace over the Aegean Sea for military maneuvers until the end of the year, a Greek foreign ministry spokesman says. Full News here – Latest News

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3/2/2015: Front Page: Creditors to be consulted over collective bargaining

Greece will consult with its lenders over changes to labor regulations that will reintroduce collective bargaining for Greek workers, Labor Minister Panos Skourletis has told Kathimerini. The government wants to roll back some of the labor market… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Super League to seek way out of impasse

The Super League governing board is convening again on Monday in a bid to overcome the tensions that keeps building up in Greek soccer despite the suspension of action on the field over the weekend; there was plenty of action off it anyway, with Panathinaikos warning on Saturday there are thoughts by certain clubs about […]

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Spanish PM hits back at Greek accusation of anti-Athens ‘axis’

Spain’s centre-right Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy hit back on Sunday against accusations from Greece’s leftist premier that Spain and Portugal had led a conservative conspiracy to topple his anti-austerity government. Full News here – Latest News

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