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Brexit 14-10-2015

Captain Europe: Grexit, Brexit and my double life

The European Union's only superhero Captain Europe shares his thoughts on Grexit, Brexit and the refugee crisis. In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.com, he also gives us a glimpse of the mysterious man behind the mask...
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 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.
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.
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 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 29-06-2015

Juncker on Greece: ‘I feel betrayed’

“I am deeply distressed, saddened by the spectacle that Europe gave last Saturday. In a single night, the European conscience has taken a heavy blow," said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, after Greece called for a referendum on Sunday.
Euro & Finance 11-06-2015

Tusk tells Greece : The game is over

Greece has no more time for "gambling" and needs to decide on a cash-for-reforms deal, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday (11 June), ahead of a crucial meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Luxembourg next week.
Euro & Finance 05-05-2015

Commission presents Spring Economic Forecast

The European Commission presented its Spring economic forecast on Tuesday (5 May), expecting that real GDP in 2015 will rise by 1.8 % in the EU and by 1.5 % in the euro area, 0.1 and 0.2 percentage points higher than projected three months ago.
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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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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