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Government to push troika for concessions as pressure to meet pledges intensifies

Talks between the coalition leaders last week led to them finalizing the requests that Athens will make regarding the easing of adjustment measures when the troika returns to Greece but European officials have warned that if the government does not stick … … Full News here – Latest News

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EU praises Greece’s progress in departure from troika criticism

Overhauls in Greek markets, the economy and public administration are delivering results, the European Commission said Wednesday, signaling divisions among official creditors over the country’s progress. “Greek public administration has continued signific… … Full News here – Latest News

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4/3/2014: Front Page: Next troika review likely in August

The next troika review of the Greek adjustment program is likely to take place toward the end of August, possibly a few weeks after eurozone officials have started discussing further measures to reduce Greece’s public debt, a high-ranking Finance… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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3/20/2014: Front Page: Watch banks and surplus, troika tells Greek gov’t

The troika issued a statement last night confirming the conclusion of a seven-month review of the Greek adjustment program in which the country’s lenders appeared broadly positive about Greece’s prospects but highlighted banks’ capital needs and this… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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After troika deal, Greek coalition aims to secure next bailout tranche on April 1

After reaching an agreement with the troika on Tuesday, the Greek government now has to prepare legislation for the reforms it agreed with its lenders in the hope that the disbursement of at least 10 billion euros in loans will be approved at an informal … … Full News here – Latest News

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3/19/2014: Front Page: Deal with troika but gov’t still has legislation to draft

After reaching an agreement with the troika yesterday, the Greek government now has to prepare legislation for the reforms it agreed with its lenders in the hope that the disbursement of at least 10 billion euros in loans will be approved at an… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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3/18/2014: Front Page: Troika deal is in sight

Government officialsand troika envoys appeared close to a deal late last night after seven months of negotiations on the country’s economic reform progress. Sources told Kathimerini that an agreement was in sight though it remained unclear whether it… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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3/15/2014: Front Page: Troika talks generate uncertainty on Athens stock market

The Greek stock market’s benchmark index suffered the greatest decline in three consecutive southbound sessions yesterday, giving up more than 2 percent on uncertainty generated by the ongoing negotiations between the government and the country’s… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Government guns for deal with troika by Sunday

Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras briefed Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his coalition deputy Evangelos Venizelos on Thursday night following the resumption of negotiations between government officials and troika inspectors as sources said they were … … Full News here – Latest News

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3/14/2014: Front Page: Gov’t eyes troika deal by Sunday

Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras briefed Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his coalition deputy Evangelos Venizelos last night following the resumption of negotiations between government officials and troika inspectors as sources said they were… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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3/13/2014: Front Page: Gov’t digs in heels against troika

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is determined to distribute the bulk of a projected primary surplus to vulnerable social groups as promised, Kathimerini understands, despite reports that the troika has shifted its stance on the matter, putting the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Clash with troika on property capital gains tax

The technical team sent to Greece by the country’s troika of creditors strongly oppose the government’s plans to reduce fines for tax law violations and ease the terms regarding the capital gains tax in property transactions. Sources say that the technica… … Full News here – Latest News

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Talks with troika to resume on Thursday

Troika representatives were expected to resume talks with Greek officials at the Ministry of Finance in Athens on Thursday, the Athens-Macedonia News Agency reported on Wednesday. Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras, due back to Athens from Brussels late o… … Full News here – Latest News

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FinMin, in Brussels, sets sights on troika deal by April

Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras was in Brussels on Monday to attend a meeting of eurozone finance ministers without a deal between Athens and the troika that would help unlock bailout funding worth some 9 billion euros. Following the failure of talks l… … Full News here – Latest News

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3/10/2014: Front Page: Troika targets cleaner politics

The troika has written to the Greek government asking for changes to laws governing the funding of political parties and the introduction of a code of ethics for ministers and lawmakers, sources have told Kathimerini. The document calls for changes to… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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