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Europe needs a ‘New Deal,’ says Tsipras

Europe needs a «New Deal» to rise above the economic crisis and austerity policies, the European Left Party’s Greek candidate for EU commission chairman, Alexis Tsipras, says in an interview. “There is no way we will exit this crisis if we do not proceed … … Full News here – Latest News

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Greece is back, market return in sight, says Samaras

Greece has put the worst of a debt crisis behind it and is considering issuing new debt within three months, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras told Reuters on Wednesday. Greece has enjoyed a sharp revival of fortunes since its debt burden nearly sent it cras… … Full News here – Latest News

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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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‘I would never jeopardize parliamentary majority,’ Papandreou says

Two days after voting against changes to the bank capitalization framework, former Prime Minister and PASOK leader George Papandreou on Tuesday said he would never jeopardize the government’s parliamentary majority, while ruling out speculation that he pl… … Full News here – Latest News

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3/29/2014: Front Page: Papoulias a ‘wise’ man, pope says

The legal status of religious communities, the role of religion in society, and ecumenical collaboration were at the focus of talks between Greek President Karolos Papoulias and Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday. During the 45-minute meeting,… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Inmate who murdered guard beaten before he died, says coroner

An investigation was launched on Friday into the circumstances surrounding the death of Ilie Kareli, the 42-year-old Albanian inmate who killed a prison guard on Tuesday, after he was found dead in a prison cell and a coroner’s report indicated that he ha… … Full News here – Latest News

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Germany’s Schaeuble says Greece could be model for Ukraine aid

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said that European nations looking to throw Ukraine a financial lifeline could use Greece’s bailout as a blueprint. “If ever we were to reach a situation in which we had to stabilize Ukraine, we would have many e… … Full News here – Latest News

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Liikanen says ECB to keep interest rates low even amid recovery

European Central Bank Governing Council member Erkki Liikanen reiterated that slack in the euro- area economy means policy makers will keep interest rates low even as growth improves. “Owing to the high degree of unutilized capacity, ECB interest rates wi… … Full News here – Latest News

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3/22/2014: Front Page: Deportation provision may return, says PM aide

A contentious provision that would lead to any immigrants who make false claims against law enforcement officers being deported from Greece is likely to be brought to Parliament for a third time, the government’s general secretary Takis Baltakos said… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Greek anti-corruption chief says lack of funds hampering work

Greece’s anti-graft supremo claims in an interview with Sunday’s Kathimerini that a lack of funding is hampering efforts to fight corruption and that if this is not addressed he will start publicly naming the people who are failing to fulfill their duties… … Full News here – Latest News

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Greek gov’t trying to ‘fool’ voters with bid to return to markets, says SYRIZA

SYRIZA has accused the government of trying to “fool” voters ahead of May’s local and European Parliament elections by aiming to make a return to the markets. The government has indicated it wants to start issuing sovereign bonds against this year, althou… … Full News here – Latest News

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3/17/2014: Front Page: MP says he was not aware of members’ activities

Golden Dawn MP for Larissa, in central Greece, Chrysovalantis Alexopoulos, on Saturday announced he was leaving the ultranationalist party and would continue as an independent. In a letter addressed to House speaker Evangelos Meimarakis, Alexopoulos… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Golden Dawn MP quits party, says was not aware of ‘criminal activities’

Golden Dawn MP for Larissa, in central Greece, Chrysovalantis Alexopoulos, on Saturday announced he was leaving the ultranationalist party and would continue as an independent. In a letter addressed to House speaker Evangelos Meimarakis, Alexopoulos said … … Full News here – Latest News

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ECB to keep interest rates low as European economy revives, says central bank official

The European Central Bank will keep interest rates low as the economy picks up because the region’s economic output is still below potential, according to Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger. “The output gap we acknowledge by our forward guidanc… … Full News here – Latest News

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Steel workers protest as Halyvourgiki says high energy costs behind layoffs

Dozens of employees from steel producer Halyvourgiki gathered outside the Labor Ministry on Monday after the company said that it would be laying off 200 of its 263 employees. The firm cited high electricity costs as the main reason behind its need to cut… … Full News here – Latest News

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