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‘Crisis of confidence will come back again and again,’ says Thomas Piketty

He’s treated like a rock star wherever he goes to lecture. His book “Capital in the 21st Century,” a study on income and wealth inequality from the 18th century to the present, recently translated into Greek (Polis editions), has been compared to Karl Mar… … Full News here – Latest News

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No risk of contagion from Greek vote, Italy’s FinMin says

Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said on Thursday that possible fallout from Greece’s political showdown would not trigger a eurozone debt crisis like the one that pushed Italy close to default three years ago. “Greece in 2015 is not the same as… … Full News here – Latest News

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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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Greece needs political consensus for steady growth, says central bank

Greece’s central bank slightly raised its forecast for economic growth this year to 0.7 percent and predicted growth of 2.5 percent in 2015, but warned political consensus was needed to ensure a return to steady growth. “The immediate elimination of uncer… … 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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12/15/2014: Front Page: Firms says signs in place

Nea Odos, the company responsible for managing the stretch of the Athens-Lamia highway where a fatal pileup occurred on Friday evening, has insisted that roadworks taking place in the area were properly signposted. The company said that it was working… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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12/13/2014: Front Page: Prosecutor says 32 should face corruption charges

A prosecutor has recommended that a total of 32 people go on trial for corruption in connection to the purchase of submarines for the Hellenic Navy while Akis Tsochatzopoulos, who is already in jail for money laundering, was in charge at the Defense… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Gap between SYRIZA and New Democracy closing, says poll

A new opinion poll by Kapa Research shows that the gap between SYRIZA and New Democracy is closing. Published in Sunday’s To Vima newspaper, the survey puts support for SYRIZA at 25.5 percent, followed by 22.7 percent for New Democracy. This means that th… … Full News here – Latest News

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IMF says Greece intends to treat program as precautionary

Greece does not plan to draw on money from the International Moentary Fund for the remainder of its loan program, an IMF spokesman said on Thursday. “Certainly it’s our understanding now that the authorities intend to continue the current fund arrangement… … Full News here – Latest News

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DIMAR says it will not back presidential candidate

Democratic Left (DIMAR) on Tuesday said that it will not be backing the coalition government’s candidate for president in three Parliamentary votes expected to start next week. The party, which split from the coalition last year, said in an announcement t… … Full News here – Latest News

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Early presidential elections a ‘victory,’ says SYRIZA leader

A decision on Monday by Greece’s coalition government to move forward the election for a new president constitutes a “significant popular and democratic victory,” opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday. “The acceleration of the process fo… … Full News here – Latest News

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No decision on Monday on Greek bailout extension, says Moscovici

Euro zone finance ministers will take no decision on Monday on any extension of Greece’s bailout program, which expires at the end of the year, the bloc’s top economics official said. The European Union is considering extending the current bailout by six … … Full News here – Latest News

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Greece may need some more time for last credit tranche, says Schaeuble

Greece may need some more time before the last bailout credit tranche can be disbursed by international lenders, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Monday in Brussels. It would not be the first time Greece could need extra time to implemen… … Full News here – Latest News

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Life expectancy rises in Greece, OECD report says

Life expectancy at birth has risen in Greece to reach 80.7 years compared to an EU28 average of 79.2 years, according to a new OECD report. Published in “Health at a Glance: Europe 2014,” the figure puts Greece at 13th place among its European Union peers… … Full News here – Latest News

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Venizelos says no more austerity on cards, deal can be reached with troika

Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos stressed on Friday that the government would not impose new austerity measures such as cuts to pensions and salaries and that a deal with the troika would be reached by the middle of this month. In comments during… … Full News here – Latest News

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