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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 28-07-2015

Varoufakis’ allegations ‘false and unfounded’, says Commission

"On what Mr Varoufakis has been saying, the allegations that the troika was controlling the secretariat general of public revenues are false and unfounded," European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva told a news briefing, referring to the "troika" of Greece's creditors the Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund.
Euro & Finance 15-07-2015

Dombrovskis: EFSM best financing option for Greece

“There are currently no prospects for any bilateral help. Given the obvious absence of any other better solution, the best possible avenue left is the EFSM programme,” said Commissioner for the Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovskis.
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 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 25-06-2015

Merkel says ‘not enough progress’ on Greece

Speaking about Greece on her arrival at the June EU Council Summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that “there hasn't been enough progress, and to some extent one can have the impression that we are moving backwards”.
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.
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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 24-02-2015

Eurozone gives green light to Greek reform plan

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.
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Economy & Jobs 17-02-2015

Greece to EU: No deal

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.
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Economy & Jobs 16-02-2015

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

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.
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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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Economy & Jobs 12-02-2015

Cameron: EU-Greece ‘standoff’ affects the UK’s economy

Speaking to journalists on his arrival to the European Council meeting on Thursday, British Prime Minister David Cameron said that the EU and Greece must find a solution to the Greek crisis, in order to end a “standoff that affects a growing British economy”.
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Economy & Jobs 12-02-2015

Eurogroup, Greece fail to reach debt deal

On Wednesday, eurozone finance ministers failed to reach an agreement on a way forward for Greece's bailout programme.
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Economy & Jobs 11-02-2015

Dijsselbloem hopes Greece ‘will stick to the reform path’

"I don't expect an outcome today, this is just a start of our talks, we have another Eurogroup planned next Monday. We will move step by step," said the Eurogroup's president Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Wednesday (11 February) in Brussels.
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Economy & Jobs 22-01-2015

To Potami: The future of Greece lies within the eurozone

As Greece goes to the polls on Sunday in what could be a game-changing election, Greek MEP Miltos Kyrkos told EURACTIV that his newly formed political group To Potami wants to keep Greece in the eurozone.
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