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1/30/2015: Front Page: Tsipras won’t act unilaterally, EU’s Schulz says

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras yesterday hosted the first European official to visit Greece since leftist SYRIZA formed a coalition government, with European Parliament President Martin Schulz expressing his view that Tsipras’s government was not… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Greek minister says Athens against sanctions on Russia

Greek minister says Athens against sanctions on Russia Greece's foreign minister has so far declined to comment on whether Athens would try to block the extension of sanctions when EU foreign ministers hold an extraordinary meeting on Thursday after a new advance by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine. Full News here – Read more on Reuters

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ECB approves emergency funding line for Greek banks, banking source says

The European Central Bank has approved an emergency funding line for Greek banks to be provided via the country’s central bank, a banking source told Reuters on Wednesday. Last week, tightening liquidity ahead of a national election on Jan. 25 prompted th… … Full News here – Latest News

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ECB must include Greece in bond-buying plan, Hardouvelis says

Greece’s finance minister urged the European Central Bank not to exclude it from a quantitative easing program, expected to be announced later on Thursday, telling German business daily Handelsblatt that no one needed it as much as his country. “I hope th… … Full News here – Latest News

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ECB says further policy measures to come as rates left unchanged

The European Central Bank kept interest rates unchanged at record lows and said President Mario Draghi will announce further policy measures at a media briefing later. The Governing Council left the main refinancing rate at 0.05 percent, a decision predic… … Full News here – Latest News

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Belgium jihad suspect agrees to be extradited, says Greek justice source

A 33-year-old Algerian man with suspected links to the jihadi cell dismantled by Belgian security forces last week agreed Tuesday to be extradited from Greece, a justice source said. The suspect “wants to prove his innocence” and a Greek prosecutor has al… … Full News here – Latest News

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EBRD says Grexit unlikely, would undermine stable euro model

A Greek exit from the eurozone — or Grexit — would undermine the model of euro stability, a senior European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) official said on Tuesday, but the EBRD does not expect it to happen. “Grexit is not the EBRD’s bas… … Full News here – Latest News

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Grexit the only way out of ‘valley of tears,’ says Hans-Werner Sinn

German economist Hans-Werner Sinn has consistently argued in favor of Greece’s exit from the eurozone. The head of the Munich-based Institute for Economic Research (Ifo) considers it his personal mission to explain and interpret in simple terms the Europe… … Full News here – Latest News

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No debt relief, no rolling back of reforms for Greece, says Finland’s Stubb

Finnish Prime Minister Alex Stubb is one of the 19 leaders in the eurozone that will be asked to sign a new agreement with Greece after the elections. In an interview with Kathimerini one week before Greeks go to the polls he makes it clear that Finland w… … Full News here – Latest News

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Greek central bank says deposit outflow situation under control

Greece’s central bank said on Sunday that the situation with deposit outflows from the country was under control, as it tried to reassure markets ahead of a Jan. 25 snap election. Greek media have reported that there have been significant deposit outflows… … Full News here – Latest News

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Greece’s Jumbo says first-half sales up 7.7 pct

Greece’s biggest toy retailer Jumbo said on Thursday that sales for the fiscal first half to Dec. 2014 rose 7.7 percent thanks to strong growth outside its home market. The company, which operates 53 stores in Greece and another 17 in Cyprus, Bulgaria and… … Full News here – Latest News

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Anastasiades says no talks while Turkish ships mount a challenge on gas

Cyprus’s president vowed on Monday to stay away from peace talks with Turkey as long as Turkish ships remained off the island, threatening its right to explore for natural gas offshore. Turkey dispatched a research vessel to the south of the island late l… … Full News here – Latest News

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Merkel’s spokesman says no change in stance on ‘Grexit’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said on Monday that her government had not changed its position on the desirability of a Greek exit from the euro zone, saying the policy had always been to stabilize the bloc without losing any of its members. … … Full News here – Latest News

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Germany’s Gabriel says Berlin wants Greece to stay in eurozone

The German government wants Greece to stay in the euro zone and there are no contingency plans to the contrary, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Sunday, responding to a media report that Berlin believes the currency union could cope without Greece. … … Full News here – Latest News

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Captured fugitive terrorist was planning major prison hit, police says

Captured fugitive Christodoulos Xeros, convicted to six life sentences over as many murders committed by terrorist group November 17, had been planning a major attack against Koydallos Prison, the police said on Sunday. Xeros had been at large for a year … … Full News here – Latest News

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