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Schaeuble to Leave German FinMin: Not Necessarily Good News for Greece

Germany's pro-austerity Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is ready to quit his job and become head of the lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives said on Wednesday, following Sunday's election. Schaeuble is deeply...

Greek Researcher Gets Award in German Bundestag for Work on Social Practices During Crisis

Anastasia Poulou, a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich, received the second prize of the German Thesis Award by the Koerber Foundation. The award, given at the German Bundestag...

German MPs Consider 4th Greek Bailout

Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), headed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has once again raised the issue of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) participation in the running program of aid towards Greece. The CDU party believes that the IMF's...

Schaeuble Says Greek People, Not Banks, Benefited from Bailout

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble appeared upbeat on Greece at a conference hosted by Deutsche Bank on Friday. He said that Greece had implemented the majority of required measures under the bailout package and was headed towards regaining global...

EWG Gives the Green Light for the Disbursement of 7.5 Bln Euros for Greece

The Euro Working Group's meeting in Helsinki, Finland, on Thursday focused on ironing out the details of the program review for Greece. Technocrats of the Euro Working Group came to a positive conclusion, paving the way for the release...

Germany Postpones Release of Loan Tranche to Greece

German Bundestag did not recommend the release of the next loan tranche to Greece by the European Stability Mechanism rescue fund as earlier reports by Reuters had suggested. The German budget committee was supposed to have discussed the release...

IMF Allegedly Pushes EU to Reduce Greek Debt

The International Monetary Fund allegedly put pressure on the European Union to reduce the Greek state debt by 100 billion euros, according to German newspaper Rheinische Post. The newspaper cites anonymous government sources in Berlin saying the IMF intends to...

German Parliament Approves Greek Bailout Deal Negotiations

The German Parliament authorized the German government on Friday to engage in negotiations for a European Stability Mechanism bailout program for Greece. 439 lawmakers voted Yes, 119 voted No and 40 abstained. 50 lawmakers from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU coalition...

Chancellor Merkel has Critique for Tsipras, Praise for Schäuble

The German parliament has opened debate on whether to re-establish formal debt negotiations with Greece. In her opening speech ahead of the debate, Merkel recalled the election of Tsipras and his Syriza party in January on a wave of support...

100 German MPs Gathering Signatures for Grexit

More than 100 members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political party are gathering signatures in an attempt to oppose their leader, in case she brings a third bailout program to Bundestag. According to the Times, there is an ongoing rebellion...