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What SYRIZA says about Greece’s economy, its debt and the euro

Led by Alexis Tsipras, Syriza is Greece’s biggest opposition party and has pledged to annul the country’s bailout agreement should it take power. An acronym for Coalition of the Radical Left, Syriza vows to renegotiate repayment terms on loans from euro m… … Full News here – Latest News

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EU says only option it is working on is to Greece in euro

Ahead of European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici’s visit to Athens on Monday, Brussels has insisted that it is not entertaining any scenarios about a possible Greek exit from the eurozone. “The only option that the Commission … … Full News here – Latest News

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Euro drop helps Greek exports rebound

The decline of the euro – mainly against the dollar – gave Greek exports a fresh boost in October, exporters say, as Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data on Monday showed a rebound of 7 percent year-on-year according to provisional estimates, foll… … Full News here – Latest News

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8/15/2014: Front Page: Euro economy grinds to a halt in second quarter

BERLIN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Eurozone economic growth ground to a halt in the second quarter as Germany’s economy shrank and France’s stagnated. The zero growth reported by statistics agency Eurostat yesterday was cause for alarm throughout the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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7/22/2014: Front Page: Glezos to raise German war ‘debts’ at Euro Parliament

SYRIZA MEP Manolis Glezos, 92, is planning to raise the issue of Germany’s Second World War reparations to Greece for Nazi crimes at the European Parliament in September. Speaking to Deutsche Welle yesterday, the war hero noted that the issue would be… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Schaeuble says euro area working on Greek economic action plan

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Greece and other euro-area governments are discussing ways to bundle measures to boost economic growth in the bloc’s most indebted nation. Schaeuble, speaking to reporters in Athens, reiterated Germany’s com… … Full News here – Latest News

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2/11/2014: Front Page: New vote system for Euro polls

An intensifying pre-election climate sharpened further yesterday following the government’s announcement that it aims to change the way members of the European Parliament are elected during the elections in May in order to boost citizen involvement and… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Schaeuble hails Greek progress as part of euro recovery

Europe’s back from the years of crisis in the euro area thanks to German-led prescriptions of reform, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said. Greece, the epicenter of the sovereign debt crisis that emerged in late 2009, is making progress on its long ro… … Full News here – Latest News

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Euro periphery exports boost bloc’s surplus

The eurozone trade surplus widened in November because imports fell more sharply than exports, although shipments from the southern periphery rose in a sign that the bloc’s worst-hit economies are regaining competitiveness. Exports from Spain, Portugal an… … Full News here – Latest News

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1/14/2014: Front Page: Euro employers call on PM to complete bank union

The BusinessEurope employers’ federation called on Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to use his country’s six-month presidency of the European Union to broker an agreement on rules for dealing with failing banks. “A properly functioning banking… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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1/14/2014: Front Page: PASOK to stand with new group in Euro polls

Socialist PASOK, the junior partner in the governing coalition with conservative New Democracy, is to stand in European Parliament elections in May with a new center-left movement, officials confirmed yesterday. PASOK, whose fortunes have been… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Euro jobless scourge seen defying leaders’ 120-bln-euro billion push

European Union leaders pondering the fruits of a 120 billion-euro ($ 163 billion) push to jump-start the economy and create jobs can look to data this week for evidence of how little has been achieved. The euro-area unemployment rate probably held near a r… … Full News here – Latest News

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Euro leftists pick Tsipras as Commission president candidate

SYRIZA is just “a step away from power,” Alexis Tsipras told an audience of European leftists in Madrid on Saturday. “The time of the left has come. This is our time to change Europe, and we will do it,” the leader of Greece’s main opposition SYRIZA party… … Full News here – Latest News

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10/17/2013: Front Page: New cuts not possible, PM tells euro area official

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras had an opportunity yesterday to personally convey to the head of the Euro Working Group, Thomas Wieser, his concerns about the troika’s position regarding Greece’s fiscal and funding gaps, amid rising political anxiety… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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9/13/2013: Front Page: Greeks dive for the cause to beat Euro champion Spain

reaches for the ball in Greece’s 79-75 win over European champion Spain yesterday in the second round of the European Basketball Championship in Slovenia. Greece will also face Croatia and Slovenia in this phase of the tournament, with the aim of… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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