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Will the “troika” return to Athens?

Will the “troika” return to Athens? In a letter Thursday to Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister and eurogroup president, Yanis Varoufakis, the Greek finance minister, suggested an alternative to a return of “the institutions” to Athens: have them meet in Brussels instead. Full News here – Read more on FT.com (blog)

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Eurozone says Greek reform outline helpful, but needs ‘troika’ scrutiny

The reform outline sent by Greece to eurozone ministers to unblock loans is “helpful,” but needs to be scrutinized by representatives of the country’s creditors, according to the head of the Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers. Full News here – Latest News

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1/26/2015: Front Page: Talks with troika the main test

ANALYSIS The left-wing SYRIZA party’s triumph in the Greek national elections sends a strong message across the eurozone that excessive austerity will have political and social repercussions if pursued for a long time. But SYRIZA will have a tough task… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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1/26/2015: Front Page: Weidmann warns new gov’t not to challenge troika pact

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said yesterday that Greece would continue to need aid and would only get this by sticking to agreements, adding he hoped the new government would not make promises the country could not afford. “I believe it’s also… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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1/17/2015: Front Page: Troika mulls bailout extension

The next Greek government could be offered a six-month bailout extension, while a third loan package might be put together by the troika, according to reports yesterday. Reuters and the Wall Street Journal reported that European Commission, European… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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FinMin: Troika deal by Jan 26

The Finance Ministry is hard at work to ensure that the current inspection by the country’s creditors is completed by the Eurogroup meeting of January 26, as chief inspectors are expected in the country early next month, Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis… … Full News here – Latest News

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12/6/2014: Front Page: Gov’t keeps troika options open

Although Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos suggested yesterday that an agreement between Greece and the troika is possible before December 15, the government is keeping its options open regarding its next steps. Venizelos met with Prime… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Venizelos says no more austerity on cards, deal can be reached with troika

Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos stressed on Friday that the government would not impose new austerity measures such as cuts to pensions and salaries and that a deal with the troika would be reached by the middle of this month. In comments during… … Full News here – Latest News

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12/3/2014: Front Page: Samaras warns troika

There had been no official response by last night from the troika to the Greek government’s proposals for breaking a deadlock over the program review as Prime Minister Antonis Samaras told an audience in Athens that he would not give in to… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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12/2/2014: Front Page: Gov’t waits for troika response

Government officials sought to appear upbeat yesterday as they awaited a response by the troika to Greek counterproposals aimed at closing a projected fiscal gap for 2015 and completing a stalled economic review. By late last night, there had been no… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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11/29/2014: Front Page: New proposals on way to troika

The troika is set to decide today if it is satisfied with a range of proposals it has received from the Greek government aimed at overcoming differences between the two sides and paving the way for inspectors to return to Athens to complete the pending… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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New proposals on way to troika

The troika is set to decide on Saturday if it is satisfied with a range of proposals it has received from the Greek government aimed at overcoming differences between the two sides and paving the way for inspectors to return to Athens to complete the pend… … Full News here – Latest News

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11/26/2014: Front Page: Troika talks labored

Greek government officials, led by Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis, were involved in slow and detailed negotiations with troika representatives in Paris yesterday. The discussions had not ended by late last night but Greek sources indicated that… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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11/25/2014: Front Page: Crucial talks with troika in Paris

A Greek government delegation is to meet representatives of the country’s troika of international lenders in Paris today for two days of talks aimed at bridging a rift between the two sides and relaunching a stalled economic review in a last-ditch… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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11/24/2014: Front Page: Troika tests gov’t nerves

Government officials were seeking ways to bridge a rift with the country’s international creditors over the weekend after the budget for 2015 was submitted to Parliament without the troika’s approval. Sources, however, indicated that Athens would… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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