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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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4/4/2015: Front Page: FM holds energy talks ahead of Tsipras visit to Russia

Energy cooperation will be at the heart of talks between Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and his counterparts from Turkey, Serbia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Hungary to be held in Budapest on Tuesday. During the meeting, which… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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4/2/2015: Front Page: Ankara raises tensions before bilateral talks

As Greek and Turkish diplomats prepare for talks on confidence-building measures that are expected to start on April 22, Ankara appears to be fueling a debate that began in Turkey’s National Assembly last week which questions the status of 16 Greek… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Greek PM puts opposition on spot, reveals little on reform list, creditor talks

As representatives of the Greek government and the country’s international creditors continued tough talks on a proposed list of Greek reforms in Brussels, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addressed Parliament in a speech that attacked the political opposition and failed to yield much detail about the suggested package of measures. Full News here – Latest News

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3/28/2015: Front Page: Reform talks move to Brussels

The Brussels Group, technical teams from Greece and its lenders, is today due to begin discussing the details of Athens reform proposals, which were completed yesterday and will determine to a large extent whether creditors decide to release further… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Greek minister: government ready for 'rupture' in aid talks

Greek minister: government ready for 'rupture' in aid talks A man walks past the Athens Academy with the 19th century statue of the ancient goddess Athena, on Friday, March 27, 2015. Greek bank deposits dropped by more than 7.5 billion euros ($ 8.2 billion) in February, ramping up pressure on the country's … Full News here […]

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3/25/2015: Front Page: German ties on improved footing after Berlin talks

The feeling that there has been a thaw in the frosty relations between Greece and Germany was strengthened yesterday when Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras rounded off his trip to Berlin by holding meetings with Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier,… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Greek PM meeting with German opposition after Merkel talks

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is in Germany for a second day following lengthy meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel where both leaders sought to mend fences and looked for ways to help Athens reach a deal with bailout creditors. Full News here – Latest News

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3/21/2015: Front Page: Turkey turns up the heat ahead of CBM talks

As Athens and Ankara are said to be preparing for talks on confidence-building measures (CBMs) before the end of this month, officials at the Greek Foreign Ministry are concerned about the escalation of Turkish provocations in the Aegean Sea,… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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3/20/2015: Front Page: Ankara wants trust-building talks in March

Ankara is insisting that Greek and Turkish authorities begin talks on confidence-building measures before the end of this month otherwise it will reserve large swaths of the Aegean for military maneuvers as of April 1, Kathimerini… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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EWG sees stumbling blocks in experts’ talks

The Euro Working Group held an extraordinary teleconference on Greece on Tuesday, concluding that the creditors’ technical experts are experiencing cooperation problems with their Greek counterparts, and called on the latter to increase their efforts. Full News here – Latest News

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3/16/2015: Front Page: Technical talks resume

Greece embarks on a second week of technical discussions with its lenders from today with the aim of agreeing on a first batch of reforms but also securing a concession, possibly from the European Central Bank, that would help it overcome its pressing… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Talks to go on and on at the economy’s cost

Negotiations between Greece and its lenders finally got off to a start last week, but their outcome is uncertain although both sides have vowed to do their best to clinch a deal by the end of April. The road ahead will be rocky as the government seeks a compromise in the context of a political […]

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Technical talks to resume with lenders

Greece embarks on a second week of technical discussions with its lenders from Monday with the aim of agreeing on a first batch of reforms but also securing a concession, possibly from the European Central Bank, that would help it overcome its pressing liquidity problems. Full News here – Latest News

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3/14/2015: Front Page: Fiscal gap seen as initial problem in technical talks

Technocrats representing the country’s creditors had their first exchanges with government officials in Athens, focusing on fiscal and macroeconomic issues amid concern that Greece will have lower than previously forecast growth and will have to find… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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