About: greek referendum

Brexit 08-05-2019

Juncker regrets not intervening in Brexit referendum campaign

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday (7 May) he regrets not intervening in the Brexit referendum, insisting the EU could have "destroyed the lies" that led to Britain voting to leave.
Future EU 10-04-2017

Syriza: Europeanism without federalism is ‘meaningless’

Proclaiming a pro-EU stance without supporting federalism is “meaningless” and amounts to talking the talk but not walking the walk, according to Greece's digital policy minister.
Global Europe 07-04-2016

Juncker sad about the Dutch referendum, Cameron says it won’t affect Brexit

European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker was saddened by the outcome of a Dutch referendum which saw voters reject a key EU pact with Ukraine, his spokesman said today (7 April).
Euro & Finance 23-10-2015

Monti: Ignoring the Greek referendum was a violation of democracy

By disregarding the resounding 'No' of the recent Greek referendum, Alexis Tsipras clearly violated democracy, said the former Italian premier, Mario Monti.
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 08-07-2015

Verhofstadt to Tsipras: ‘Show that you are a real leader, not a false prophet!’

“I am angry because you are talking about reforms, but we never see concrete proposals,” ALDE leader Guy Verhofstadt said during a plenary session in Strasbourg.
Economy & Jobs 08-07-2015

Farage: ‘The European project is beginning to die’

“If you've got the courage you should lead the Greek people out of the eurozone, with your head held high,” said British MEP Nigel Farage (EFFD).
Economy & Jobs 08-07-2015

Tsipras calls for a ‘European solution’ to the Greek crisis

"This is not exclusively a Greek problem, this is a European problem and European problems require European solutions,” the Greek premier said on Wednesday (8 July) in Strasbourg.
Economy & Jobs 08-07-2015

Juncker: ‘We have a Grexit scenario prepared in detail’

“The Commission is prepared for everything. We have a Grexit scenario prepared in detail,” said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker after EU leaders met in Brussels on Tuesday.
Economy & Jobs 07-07-2015

Dijsselbloem calls for ‘credible’ proposals by Greek government

“After the 'No' vote in Greece, we need to hear from the Greek government,”Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem told reporters on Tuesday (7 July).
Economy & Jobs 07-07-2015

Schäuble says Greek debt haircut ‘not allowed’

“Whoever knows the European treaties knows that a debt haircut is not allowed for bail-out,” Germany's Minister of Finance, Wolfgang Schäuble, said on Tuesday (7 July) upon his arrival in Brussels.
Euro & Finance 07-07-2015

Juncker: ‘Terrorists’ jibe unfair

“I think it is unacceptable for the European Commission to be deemed terrorist by the Greek government. That is not the kind of Europe we want,” said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
Euro & Finance 07-07-2015

Greek ‘No’ vote backs Angela Merkel into a tight corner

The resounding "No" uttered by the Greeks on Sunday offers yet more proof of their rejection of the vicious cycle of austerity. Angela Merkel now finds herself trapped between the will of the Greek people and the inflexibility of her finance minister. La Tribune reports.
Euro & Finance 07-07-2015

German economists predict higher risk of Grexit following referendum

After the “No” vote in Greece, German economists are saying “it boils down to a Grexit”, predicting the country is on its way out of the eurozone. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Economy & Jobs 06-07-2015

Commission says ‘No’ vote widens gap between Greece and EU

“We respect the democratic choice of the Greek people. The "No" result unfortunately widens the gap between Greece and other eurozone countries,” said Valdis Dombrovskis, on Monday (6 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.
Euro & Finance 06-07-2015

Greek ‘No’ inflicts heavy blow on EU

EU leaders will have a lot of soul searching to do today, following the victory by the "No" camp in the Greek referendum on Sunday (5 July), which rejected their proposed rescue package.
EU Priorities 2020 03-07-2015

Greece’s unenviable choice

There is no good choice in Sunday’s referendum. For Greeks, it is either the devil or the deep blue sea, argues Uri Dadush.
Economy & Jobs 03-07-2015

Juncker: ‘Greek negotiation position will be dramatically weakened by a NO vote’

Two days before Greece votes in a referendum on the most recent EU bailout deal, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said, “If the Greeks vote no, their position will be very weak."
Economy & Jobs 03-07-2015

Half a million Greeks unable to vote in referendum

EXCLUSIVE / At least half a million Greeks are unable to vote in a referendum widely perceived as a choice on whether or not to remain in the eurozone, unless they return to Greece before Sunday’s poll.
Euro & Finance 03-07-2015

How not to hold a referendum

Referendums need clarity, which means outlining the consequences of each voting option. In the Greek referendum, none of these best practices are met, writes Dr Melanie Sully.
Euro & Finance 02-07-2015

German leaders admonish Greece ahead of referendum

Chancellor Merkel emphasised that despite the situation in Greece, Europe is stable and intends to “calmly” await the Greek referendum, while Finance Minister Schäuble accused Athens of “flip-flopping without purpose or understanding”. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Euro & Finance 01-07-2015

Improving Greek democracy: The Swiss example

Switzerland guarantees stable public finances by seeking public approval for every significant piece of finance legislation. Greece could learn from this, writes Guido Cozzi.
Euro & Finance 30-06-2015

Merkel blames Tsipras for bailout deadlock

As the blame game intensifies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel accused Athens of refusing to compromise, saying no one can get 100%, while Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel was even tougher on the Greek government. EURACTIV Germany reports.