About: Alexis Tsipras

Enlargement 03-07-2018

Macedonia PM Zaev: We want to finish with problems once and forever

EXCLUSIVE / Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev recounts one of the most extraordinary political developments in recent times: the agreement with Greece on the long-standing name dispute that has blocked NATO membership and the start of EU accession talks.
Konstantinos Michalos
Banking union 14-10-2016

Greek business chief: German elections no excuse to defer Greek debt talks

The German government should not use the upcoming national elections as an excuse to defer discussions over Greece's debt, Konstantinos Michalos said in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
Economy & Jobs 13-07-2015

Juncker: ‘I don’t think the Greek people have been humiliated’

“I don’t think the Greek people have been humiliated and I don't think that the other Europeans are losing their faith,” said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday (13) July).
Economy & Jobs 08-07-2015

Tsipras calls for a ‘European solution’ to the Greek crisis

"This is not exclusively a Greek problem, this is a European problem and European problems require European solutions,” the Greek premier said on Wednesday (8 July) in Strasbourg.
Economy & Jobs 06-07-2015

Commission says ‘No’ vote widens gap between Greece and EU

“We respect the democratic choice of the Greek people. The "No" result unfortunately widens the gap between Greece and other eurozone countries,” said Valdis Dombrovskis, on Monday (6 July).
Economy & Jobs 06-07-2015

‘Greece needs a humanitarian aid programme’, says Schulz

European Parliament President Martin Schulz said that “The sovereignty of the Greek people must be respected," after Greece voted “No” in Sunday's referendum on the EU bailout deal.
Economy & Jobs 02-07-2015

No further talks with Greece before referendum, Dijsselboem says

“The political situation has not changed. There are no grounds for an extension. So unfortunately the programme expired last night at midnight,” Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselboem said on Wednesday after eurozone finance ministers held a conference call to discuss the Greek crisis.
Economy & Jobs 29-06-2015

Juncker on Greece: ‘I feel betrayed’

“I am deeply distressed, saddened by the spectacle that Europe gave last Saturday. In a single night, the European conscience has taken a heavy blow," said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, after Greece called for a referendum on Sunday.
Economy & Jobs 25-06-2015

Tsipras ‘confident’ of reaching agreement on Greek bailout deal

“After the comprehensive Greek proposals, I am confident that we will reach a compromise that will help the eurozone and Greece to overcome the crisis,” said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras upon his arrival to the EU Council Summit on Thursday.
Economy & Jobs 22-06-2015

Eurogroup meets amid fears of Greek default

Eurozone finance ministers gathered on Monday in Brussels, ahead of the EU leaders' summit, for emergency talks over Greece's bailout and the latest, last-minute proposals to stave off default from the Greek government.
Euro & Finance 11-06-2015

Tusk tells Greece : The game is over

Greece has no more time for "gambling" and needs to decide on a cash-for-reforms deal, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday (11 June), ahead of a crucial meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Luxembourg next week.
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Economy & Jobs 19-03-2015

Hollande: Greece must ask the richest to pay their taxes

“That the Greek government does what best for the poor is not what shocks me. What we ask Greece is that it asks the richest to pay their taxes,” said French President François Hollande on his arrival at the EU Council Summit on Thursday.
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Economy & Jobs 19-03-2015

Merkel on Greece: ‘Don’t expect a breakthrough today’

“Many of you will be attentive to the meeting on Greece. Don't expect a breakthrough today. Decisions are for the Eurogroup,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her arrival at the EU Council Summit on Thursday.
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Euro & Finance 19-03-2015

Stubb on Greece: “The key is to stay firm on the commitments made on February 20th”

“The key here is to stay firm on the commitments that were made in the Eurogroup on the 20th of February,” said Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb on his arrival at the EU Council Summit on Thursday.
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Economy & Jobs 10-03-2015

Eurogroup warns Greece: Stop wasting time

EU finance ministers met in Brussels on Monday to discuss the next steps following the decision to extend financial assistance to Greece by up to four months.
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Economy & Jobs 06-03-2015

Schulz asks Spain and Greece to work ‘in a spirit of cooperation’

“We have to work together in a spirit of cooperation,” said European Parliament President Martin Schulz after Madrid and Athens had a war of words last week over Greece's extension of its bailout programme.
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Economy & Jobs 05-03-2015

ECB to start bond purchases on March 9

The European Central Bank will start buying government debt in its new quantitative easing programme on March 9, ECB chief Mario Draghi said on Thursday.
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Economy & Jobs 04-03-2015

Merkel, Juncker refuse to talk about third Greek bailout

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday that it is “premature” to discuss a third bailout programme for Greece and warned Athens “to avoid unilateral measures.” “We are going to focus on implementing what was agreed in the Eurogroup," he added.
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Economy & Jobs 16-02-2015

Schäuble ‘sceptical’ on Greek deal

“I am very sceptical following all that has taken place during the last days because the Greek government doesn't seem to have moved at all,” German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said on Monday (16 February) ahead of a meeting of eurozone finance ministers.
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Economy & Jobs 16-02-2015

Moscovici on Greece: “We need to reach an agreement”

“We want and we need to reach an agreement. The will is there,” said EU Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici ahead of a “decisive” meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Brussels on Monday.
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Economy & Jobs 13-02-2015

Rajoy: Spain has no money to spare, expects Greece to repay Spanish loans

Speaking to journalists after the European Council meeting on Thursday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said the Spanish government expects Greece to repay the 26 billion euro loan that Madrid granted Athens.
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Economy & Jobs 13-02-2015

Merkel signals willingness to compromise with Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters upon her arrival at the informal EU summit in Brussels on Thursday that she was looking forward to her first meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
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Economy & Jobs 13-02-2015

EU leaders give ‘cautious support’ to Ukraine’s peace plan

On Thursday, EU leaders welcomed the ceasefire agreement to end fighting in eastern Ukraine, but said they gave it 'cautious support.'
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Economy & Jobs 13-02-2015

Dijesslbloem says political deal with Greece ‘very difficult’

Reaching a deal on Greece's emergency financing will be possible at the technical level, but a political agreement with the country's new leftist-led government will be "very difficult", Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Thursday as he left the EU Council meeting in Brussels.
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