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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 23-05-2018

An Italian job to shield the euro

Market pressure, the strong hand of EU institutions and the limits of power will determine how far the new Italian government will go in shaking up the eurozone’s status quo.
Economy & Jobs 30-04-2018

OECD chief: The only Grexit is from the bailout

The only Grexit scenario that is currently on the table is the one from the bailout programme, Angel Gurría, the Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), said on Monday (30 April).
Elections 12-04-2017

‘Chancellor Schulz’ will maintain austerity, won’t rule out Grexit

Martin Schulz will not change Germany’s approach to austerity if elected chancellor later this year. Neither has he ruled out Greece leaving the eurozone if reforms are not implemented. EURACTIV Germany reports. The Social Democrat leader and former European Parliament...
Politics 22-02-2017

German foreign minister: Greece should stay in eurozone

Germany should do all it can to keep Greece in the eurozone, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in an interview on Tuesday (21 February), amid renewed tensions between Athens and its international creditors over its bailout programme.
Euro & Finance 09-02-2017

‘Grexit’ reemerges as IMF and eurozone continue Greek debt squabble

Greece should leave the eurozone and then be given debt relief, the head of Germany's pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) told German radio today (9 February), as a dispute between the eurozone, the IMF and Greece itself continues unabated.
Elections 04-05-2016

S&D: Pasok is ‘completely isolated’ in our group

EXCLUSIVE / Greece’s Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement (Pasok) is “completely isolated” from the Socialists and Democrats (S&D), and its attitude about the government’s negotiations with its creditors is “embarrassing”, sources told EURACTIV.com.

IMF fears Grexit without solid Greek reforms

Fears that Greece will exit the eurozone, a "Grexit", could revive if Greek authorities do not come up with "credible" reforms, notably on pensions, a senior IMF official said Thursday (11 February).
Euro & Finance 20-01-2016

Varoufakis: China was ready to support Greece, but Berlin killed the deal

Athens had secured a funding deal with China during the crucial negotiations with its creditors last summer. But a phone call from Berlin to Beijing killed it, Yanis Varoufakis disclosed on Tuesday (19 January). EURACTIV Greece reports.
Future EU 22-10-2015

Enough with the souk in the European Council, says Bettel

In the midst of the crises Europe is facing, EU leaders need to act swiftly and stop behaving “like if they were in a souk,” said Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, at a dinner in Brussels, on Wednesday evening (21 October).
Euro & Finance 23-09-2015

Bank of Spain threatens to evict Catalonia from the eurozone

The governor of the Spanish central bank has weighed in on the question of Catalan independence, threatening the region with expulsion from the eurozone if it declares independence. La Tribune reports.
Climate change 09-09-2015

Juncker: We need more Union in our Union

In a much anticipated State of the Union speech, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker appealed for the preservation of the traditional values of solidarity on which the European Union is built, at a time when national egoisms prevail in many countries, faced with the unprecedented refugee crisis.
Euro & Finance 11-08-2015

Greece agrees bailout deal, averts default

Greece and its creditors reached an agreement on the substance for a multi-billion bailout deal to avert an August 20 default.
Euro & Finance 05-08-2015

Are Paris and Berlin really divided over Greece?

In an interview with Handelsblatt, Michel Sapin said Wolfgang Schäuble was “wrong” about Grexit, but the French-German relationship goes from strength to strength. La Tribune reports.
Euro & Finance 03-08-2015

Greeks brace for stock market losses after five-week shutdown

Greece will take another step away from full-on crisis mode today (3 August) by opening its stock market for the first time in five weeks, although immediate heavy losses are expected. 
RBS
Euro & Finance 30-07-2015

RBS, Credit Suisse recommend buying Greek debt

It is barely two weeks since Greece was on the brink of crashing out of the euro, yet some investment banks are now encouraging investors to return to its bond market.
EU Priorities 2020 29-07-2015

German advisory council calls for exit option in the eurozone

Economic analysts in Germany are proposing new structures in the European Monetary Union as a result of the Greece crisis, saying an option to leave the eurozone should also be included. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Euro & Finance 28-07-2015

Brussels denies Varoufakis’ claims that troika controlled Greek tax agency

The European Commission on Tuesday (28 July) sharply denied claims by Greece's ex-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis that creditors overseeing Greece's bailout also controlled the country's tax agency.
Euro & Finance 27-07-2015

A frosty welcome for Greece’s hated creditors

In Greece, hospitality is a concept as old as the Acropolis. But the country's hated creditors cannot expect the usual warm welcome when they arrive this week to thrash out a third huge international bailout.
Greek Drachma
Euro & Finance 27-07-2015

Syriza rocked by reports of secret drachma plan

Some members of Greece's leftist government wanted to raid central bank reserves and hack taxpayer accounts to prepare a return to the drachma, according to reports on Sunday (26 July) that highlighted the chaos in the ruling Syriza party.
Euro & Finance 22-07-2015

Second bailout vote to test Tsipras’ authority

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras tried to rally his Syriza party before a vote in parliament today (22 July) on the second package of measures demanded by international creditors to open talks on a new bailout deal.
Euro & Finance 20-07-2015

LIVE: Towards a new bailout deal for Greece

Eurozone leaders reached an agreement on a third bailout to save Greece from bankruptcy on Monday (13 July). But a final deal is “still weeks ahead”. EURACTIV reports, in real time.
Euro & Finance 20-07-2015

Greek banks reopen, Merkel urges swift bailout talks

Greeks queued outside banks Monday (20 July) as they reopened three weeks after closing, the first sign of a return to normal after a deal to start talks on a new package of bailout reforms.
Euro & Finance 17-07-2015

EU releases funds for Greece

Europe moved to reinstate funding for Greece's stricken economy yesterday (16 July) after the parliament in Athens approved a new bailout programme in a fractious vote that left the government without a majority.
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