About: Greek crisis

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.
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 26-06-2015

EU leaders agree to relocate 40,000 migrants, reject migrant quota system

EU leaders agreed that 40,000 migrants would be relocated from Italy and Greece to other EU countries over the next two years. Another 20,000 would be resettled from outside Europe to EU member states,
Economy & Jobs 23-06-2015

Eurozone leaders hopeful of Greek deal

On Monday, Eurozone leaders welcomed new Greek budget proposals and called them a 'positive step forward' towards finding an agreement with Athens that would unlock frozen aid and stop Greece from defaulting.
Euro & Finance 22-06-2015

Dijsselbloem: New Greek proposals ‘positive step’

Speaking after a short meeting of eurozone finance ministers, Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem said that the new proposals presented by the Greek government are seen as a “positive step' towards reaching an agreement with Athens.
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.
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Energy 02-06-2015

European Internal Energy Market – Connecting the EU’s ‘energy islands’ in South East Europe

At the end of February 2015, the European Commission adopted its strategy for a European Energy Union, aimed at ensuring secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy for citizens and businesses.
Economy & Jobs 05-05-2015

Juncker: ‘I want a fair deal with Britain’

“Britain is not in a situation to impose its exclusive agenda (on) all the other member states of Europe,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday, only days before the UK holds a general election.
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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

Cameron: The UK is not in Greece’s position because of long-term, difficult decisions

“When I first came here five years ago, Britain and Greece were virtually in the same boat. We had similar size budget deficits. The reason we are in a different position is that we took long-term, difficult decisions,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron 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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Europe's East 10-03-2015

Russia wants to divide the west, Tusk tells Obama

European Council President Donald Tusk visited the White House on Monday, where he met US President Barack Obama to discuss the Ukrainian crisis, the situation in Greece and negotiations on the transatlantic trade agreement.
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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 20-02-2015

Sapin says Greek euro exit ‘not an option’

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.
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Economy & Jobs 20-02-2015

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

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.”
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Euro & Finance 20-02-2015

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

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.
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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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