About: Greece Archives

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

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 06-03-2015

    “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.

  • ECB to start bond purchases on March 9

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 05-03-2015

    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.

  • Merkel, Juncker refuse to talk about third Greek bailout

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 04-03-2015

    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.

  • Iconoclast Mogherini calls Macedonia ‘Macedonia’

    Europe's East 04-03-2015

    EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini surprised many in the press room today, when she called 'Macedonia' the country that calls itself Macedonia.

  • Eurozone gives green light to Greek reform plan

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 24-02-2015

    Eurozone finance ministers approved Greece's reform plan on Tuesday, paving the way for a four-month extension of the country's financial rescue program.

  • Sapin says Greek euro exit ‘not an option’

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 20-02-2015

    As eurozone finance ministers are holding emergency talks on the Greek crisis in Brussels on Friday, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said the Greece's euro exit “is not an option”. “The only option is to keep working for Greece to continue at ease inside the euro, and for the rest of the eurozone to continue at ease with Greece,” he added.

  • Schäuble: ‘It is not only about individual countries, it is about Europe’

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 20-02-2015

    As eurozone finance ministers are holding emergency talks on the Greek crisis in Brussels on Friday, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said that “It is not only about individual countries, it is about Europe, it is about our ability to trust each other and enhance the trust of all European people.”

  • Varoufakis: ‘We expect our partners to meet us one fifth of the way’

    Promoted content | Euro & Finance 20-02-2015

    Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said on Friday that he hopes “there's going to be an agreement”, as eurozone finance ministers meet in Brussels to discuss Greece’s request to extend access to eurozone bailout funds by six months.

  • Cre?u: ‘We refused to fund a 5-star hotel in Greece’

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 19-02-2015

    In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV Romania, EU Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Cre?u explained her views on the Greek crisis, emphasising that the EU executive will invest in "projects that will create jobs." According to the Romanian Commissioner, EU funds "should go to those who are most vulnerable, people that are really in need".

  • Greece to EU: No deal

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 17-02-2015

    On Monday, Eurozone finance ministers failed to reach an agreement on how to proceed with Greece's bailout programme after it expires at the end of the month.

  • Spanish FM rebukes Tsipras: “Rajoy doesn’t get nervous”

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 16-02-2015

    Spanish Finance Minister Luis De Guindos rejected Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ claim that he saw Spanish leader Mariano Rajoy 'looking nervous' as EU Heads of State discussed the Greece crisis at an EU Council Summit last week.

  • Schäuble ‘sceptical’ on Greek deal

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 16-02-2015

    “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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