Greece's prime minister held out for a commitment from lenders to debt relief on Tuesday (25 April), and said he was confident new talks in Athens over a long-stalled bailout review would reach a deal by a 22 May target.
In Greece, cooperatives play a limited role in the food supply chain. Combined with rising overhead costs, this has contributed to the erosion of local farmers' incomes, while emptying the wallets of consumers.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will participate in the Greek bailout programme on the condition that the country’s debt is sustainable and, thus, a restructuring will be needed, IMF chief Christine Lagarde warned on Tuesday (18 April).
EU Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Crețu called the Greek government yesterday (6 April) to work more closely with the executive regarding the implementation of the Juncker Investment Plan. EURACTIV Greece reports.
A victory for Martin Schulz in the German election will be a chance for Europe to bring an end to “unsuccessful” austerity policies and bring back social justice to Europe, Thomas Oppermann told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
In contrast with Cyprus, a lack of political will among Greece's political parties and appetite for cooperation has kept the country locked in a painful bailout programme, experts have warned. EURACTIV Greece reports.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sent yesterday (23 March) a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker asking if the bloc's acquis communautaire applies to all EU countries without exception or it’s applicable to all except Greece.
Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem was targeted by a mail bomb which had been "intercepted", his spokesman said yesterday (21 March), a day after Greek police found eight "suspect" packages addressed to European officials.
The Eurogroup took a small step on Monday (20 February) towards the completion of the second review of Greece's €86 billion rescue programme, placing the emphasis on reforms over austerity to reduce the country's huge debt pile.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble told Euractiv's partner Der Tagesspiegel that dealing with new US President Donald Trump requires a "calm" approach and that the UK shouldn't be punished for Brexit.
The European Commission chief spokesperson used old quotes by his boss Jean-Claude Juncker to respond to a US politician close to President Donald Trump, who made dire predictions about the future of the EU and its common currency.
In an interview with Süddeutsche Zeitung, Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) deputy chairman Carsten Schneider insisted that the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) participation in the Greek bailout was not necessary. EURACTIV Greece reports.
Berlin is weighing up the possibility of the EU taking over the Greek bailout in the event that the International Monetary Fund decides to end its role in it, German Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble said on Friday (13 January). EURACTIV Greece reports.
TV channel owners opened a new row with the Syriza-led government when they asked the country's administrative court to exempt its top executives from filing a wealth statement, citing privacy concerns.
Greece's decision to give pensioners a one-off bonus has delayed the conclusion of its second bailout review but an agreement can still be reached in the coming months, EU Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis was quoted as saying on Saturday (17 December).
Greece snubbed its international lenders and legislated plans yesterday (15 December) to give pensioners a one-off Christmas bonus despite misgivings from creditors in a standoff over the country's third bailout.
François Hollande marked European politics with his interventions in the Greek crisis, the Ukraine conflict, and international military operations. But he was unable to drive progress on the EU's core projects. EURACTIV France reports.
Greece thanked creditors for modest debt relief on St Nicholas Day in Brussels but did not hide disappointment it won't get the Christmas gift it wants – a pass on the latest phase of its bailout programme.
Eurozone finance ministers on Monday approved new debt relief measures to alleviate Greece's colossal debt mountain in the wake of its huge €86 billion bailout, but at levels far short of those demanded by the IMF.