At a meeting of socialist leaders yesterday (25 August), French President François Hollande pleaded against the rise of populism. He also announced his participation in another summit of the EU’s southern countries in Athens, on 9 September. EurActiv France reports.
Greek lawmakers on Sunday (22 May) adopted another batch of controversial spending cuts and tax hikes, two days before a crunch eurozone meeting expected to unlock the next tranche of much-needed bailout funds for the debt-ridden nation.
Greek lawmakers adopted a controversial package of pension cuts and tax hikes as eurozone finance ministers geared up for an emergency meeting today (9 May) to hammer out fresh reforms for Athens to stave off another eurozone crisis.
EXCLUSIVE / Greece’s Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement (Pasok) is “completely isolated” from the Socialists and Democrats (S&D), and its attitude about the government’s negotiations with its creditors is “embarrassing”, sources told EurActiv.com.
Eurozone finance ministers will not meet on Thursday and need more time to discuss Greek reforms that would unlock new loans, signaling significant differences remain between Athens and its lenders on bailout targets.
Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, the head of the ruling coalition's junior party,
called on the migration minister to resign today (16 March) for failing to use the full name of northern neighbour the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Greece's far-left former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis called yesterday (21 February) on the next leader of Spain to defy the European Union, speaking to hundreds of cheering onlookers during an anti-austerity gathering in Madrid.
Athens had secured a funding deal with China during the crucial negotiations with its creditors last summer. But a phone call from Berlin to Beijing killed it, Yanis Varoufakis disclosed on Tuesday (19 January). EurActiv Greece reports.
Greece's leftist-led government offered a reform plan for the country's pension system that would cut future benefits, with no backing from the political opposition, before talks with official lenders resume later this month.
Portugal's president named Socialist leader Antonio Costa as prime minister on Tuesday, ending weeks of political stalemate and paving the way for the first, if potentially unstable, Socialist government reliant on the far left for its survival.
Since Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia aren’t allowing economic refugees to enter their territory, there is now the potential for large numbers to end up stuck in Greece, empowering the far right, according to Stratfor.
The Greek government is facing increasing pressure to take down a fence along its land border with Turkey, and stop refugees from making the deadly journey to Europe via the Mediterranean. EurActiv Greece reports.
Jeremy Corbyn's ascension to the leadership of the UK’s Labour Party is a sign that something hopeful is happening in the Socialists & Democrats, Gabriele Zimmer said in an interview with EurActiv Greece.
In a heated television debate on Monday (14 September), Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras ruled out any cooperation with the conservative New Democracy party ahead of a crucial vote on Sunday (21 September).
The third bailout package agreed on by Athens and international lenders in July is still open for adjustment, a high-ranking eurozone official told journalists yesterday (9 September) ahead of a meeting of finance ministers in Luxembourg on Saturday (12 September).
Syriza chief Alexis Tsipas left the door open on Thursday (3 September) for cooperation with the PASOK, in the event that the party purges members who belong to the ‘old establishment’. EurActiv Greece reports.