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Economic governance 14-06-2018

Eurogroup nears debt deal for Greek bail-out exit

Greece and its creditors are getting closer to a deal on a debt relief package to be sealed during the next Eurogroup meeting on 21 June, senior EU officials said on Wednesday (13 June).
Economy & Jobs 18-07-2017

Germany made more than €1bn out of Greek crisis

Between its loans to Athens and its debt buying programmes, Germany has cashed in to the tune of €1.34bn since the beginning of the Greek crisis. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.
Economy & Jobs 15-05-2017

Greece slashes GDP forecast in new budget plans

The Greek government on Sunday (14 May) slashed its GDP growth forecast for 2017 as it moved towards submitting new austerity measures, including a wider tax net, for approval by lawmakers.
Economy & Jobs 28-02-2017

EU centre-right sets the tone for the Commission’s EMU paper

EXCLUSIVE / An innovation-driven economy where rules are respected and the labour market is flexible will help Europe ensure its position in a constantly changing world, according to a European People’s Party document seen by EURACTIV.com.
Euro & Finance 14-02-2017

Syriza MEP: EPP tried to ‘sabotage’ Greek bailout debate in EU Parliament

The right-wing European People’s Party attempted to "sabotage" a debate today (14 February) on the Greek bailout in the European Parliament in the absence of Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who cited a “heavy workload”, Syriza MEP Dimitris Papadimoulis claimed.
10-10-2016

Moscovici: Greece has delivered reforms for bailout payout

Greece has delivered the reforms necessary to unlock 2.8 billion euros in rescue loans from its massive third bailout, the European Commission's top economics affairs official said on Monday (10 October).
Euro & Finance 25-05-2016

Eurogroup achieves ‘major breakthrough’ to unlock further cash for Greece

Eurozone finance ministers reached a vital deal with Greece in the early hours today (25 May) to start debt relief for Athens as demanded by the International Monetary Fund, and to unlock €10.3 billion in bailout cash.
Euro & Finance 09-05-2016

No Eurogroup result ‘not a tragedy’, EU official says

If the Eurogroup meeting today (9 May) does not produce any specific results “it’s not going to be a tragedy”, an EU official told EURACTIV Greece.
Euro & Finance 28-04-2016

The Greek crisis: European madness

Last week, Greece had to deal with new austerity measures and a Eurostat study invalidated the IMF’s doomsday scenario. A number of MEPs now call upon European leaders to rethink the issue of debt and review the reforms being imposed on Greece.

IMF fears Grexit without solid Greek reforms

Fears that Greece will exit the eurozone, a "Grexit", could revive if Greek authorities do not come up with "credible" reforms, notably on pensions, a senior IMF official said Thursday (11 February).
Mose Apelblat
Euro & Finance 09-02-2015

Tax evasion and anti-Semitism in Greece

The left-wing Syriza party and the right-wing or even ultra-nationalist Independent Greeks party make strange bedfellows, writes Mose Apelblat.
Euro & Finance 30-01-2015

Juncker rejects Greek debt write-off

With the uncertainty surrounding Greek debt preoccupying political leaders, the President of the European Commission has called on Athens to "respect Europe". EURACTIV France reports
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Economy & Jobs 27-01-2015

Moscovici: “We want a Greece that can repay its debts”

Only hours after anti-bailout leftist party Syriza won the elections in Greece on Sunday, EU Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici said that while the European Commission hopes to have a 'constructive dialogue' with the new Greek government, it also wants a 'Greece that can repay its debts.'
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Euro & Finance 26-01-2015

Eurogroup head: there is little support for Greek debt write-off

“We continue to work with them if the Greeks commit to what we have agreed,” Euro group head Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Monday as he arrived in Brussels for a meeting with euro area finance ministers. Dijsselbloem's comments come after anti-bailout leftist party Syriza won elections in Greece on Sunday.
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Economy & Jobs 06-05-2014

Eurogroup praises Greece’s progress as Athens asks for debt relief

Eurogroup ministers congratulated Greece on Monday for its signs of economic recovery, as Athens is expected to return to growth in 2014. Euro zone governments hold more than 80% of Greece’s €319 billion public debt.