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Washington ready to play role of ‘honest broker’ in Greece debt talks, Athens says [Update]

Washington wishes to play the role of an “honest broker” in Greek government negotiations with the country’s foreign lenders so that Full News here – Latest News

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Greece need ‘national strategy’ on immigration, PM says after meeting EU commissioner

Greece needs a long-term “national strategy” to deal with the influx of undocumented migrants from the Middle East, Africa and Asia, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday following a meeting in Athens with European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos. Full News here – Latest News

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4/4/2015: Front Page: Nikoloudis says more data needed to collect cash

Minister of State for Combating Corruption Panayiotis Nikoloudis told Parliament yesterday that the so-called Lagarde list of Greek depositors and a series of similar lists were inadequate without further data if reliable insights into suspected tax… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Anastasiades comments were ‘misinterpreted,’ says Cypriot gov’t spokesman

A Cypriot government spokesman has said that comments by President Nicos Anastasiades on Friday that Cyprus had drafted a plan to deal with Full News here – Latest News

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Greek minister says Lagarde list data inadequate for tax evasion crackdown

The Minister of State for Combating Corruption Panayiotis Nikoloudis told Parliament on Friday that the so-called Lagarde List of Greek depositers with Swiss bank accounts, and a series of similar lists, were inadequate without further data if reliable insights into suspected tax evasion are to be gained. Full News here – Latest News

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Greek bailout deal possible by end April, Tusk says

A deal on Greeces bailout is possible before the end of April, EU Council President Donald Tusk said Tuesday as Athens continued tough talks with its Full News here – Latest News

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3/28/2015: Front Page: Court says cuts can stand

The Council of State, the country’s highest administrative court, yesterday ruled that the abolition in 2013 of the Christmas and summer bonuses awarded to pensioners before the crisis was constitutional and cannot be challenged. The court said that… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Greece’s Alternate FinMin Tsakalotos says Athens ‘prepared for rift’

Greece’s Alternate Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Friday made waves by saying that the Greek government was “always prepared for a rift.” Full News here – Latest News

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Bundesbank’s Weidmann says euro zone debt in ‘danger zone,’ opposes more aid for Greece

Debt in the euro zone has entered the “danger zone,” the head of Germany’s Bundesbank said on Friday while opposing further aid for Greece in an interview with Focus magazine. Full News here – Latest News

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IMF says had ‘constructive’ phone call with Greece

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde had a ‘constructive’ conversation with Greece’s prime minister on Wednesday, IMF spokesman William Murray said on Thursday. Full News here – Latest News

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ECB’s Weidmann says would be tragic if Greece gave up reform drive

Germany’s Bundesbank chief, Jens Weidmann, said on Wednesday Greece was still far from the end of its «marathon» reform process and that it would be «tragic» if Athens gave up the economic adjustments it has already made. Full News here – Latest News

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3/25/2015: Front Page: No plans to seize Goethe, says justice minister

Justice Minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos yesterday denied the government was planning to seize German state-owned assets as compensation for a Nazi atrocities during World War II. “No Greek citizen would want the confiscation of a historic… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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EU says PCT must return tax benefits

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition (DG Comp) considers the Greek state subsidies received by Cosco’s subsidiary in Piraeus to be illegal as they do not comply with European Union law. Full News here – Latest News

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German TV says Greek FinMin video not fake

A video showing Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis making the middle-finger gesture to Germany does not appear to be fake, a German talk show said Monday after the Greek politician contested its authenticity. Full News here – Latest News

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Greek foreign minister says he ‘regrets’ controversial photo shoot

Greece’s maverick Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said on Sunday he regretted a celebrity shoot for Paris Match that drew widespread ridicule on social media. Full News here – Latest News

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