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Major Issues Resolved in Greece-Creditors Negotiations, Gov't says

The seven or eight major issues that were pending are resolved in the negotiations between Greece and creditors and only minor issues remain, a government source told the Athens News Agency on Thursday.   Talks to complete the second review...

Greek Finance and Labor Ministers Go Urgently to Brussels for Bailout Talks

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, Deputy Giorgos Chouliarakis and Labor Minister Efi Achtsioglou flew urgently to Brussels on Tuesday morning in order to unlock bailout review talks with creditors. The Greek government is making a last-minute effort to reach a...

There are Still Some Thorns that Prevent Agreement, Say EU Sources

European sources on Thursday said that progress has been recorded in the deliberations between the Greek government and the institutions, noting that there are still, however, some "thorns" that do not allow the reaching of an agreement that will...

SYRIZA MPs Briefed on Progress in Negotiations for 2nd Review

Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and Labor Minister Efi Achtsioglou on Wednesday briefed SYRIZA MPs on the party's committees for monitoring the government's work on economic and labor issues. The roughly two-hour briefing was held at SYRIZA's offices on the second...

Combating Unemployment and Undeclared Work Among the Labor Ministry's Priorities

Greek Labor Minister Efi Achtsioglou on Tuesday in a press conference presented the activities of the Labor ministry. She underlined that targeted and effective checks are being made to combat undeclared work. Achtsioglou stated that tackling unemployment is also...

Restoring Collective Bargaining Is of Key Importance, Says Greek Labor Minister

Restoring collective bargaining in the labor market is of paramount importance to the Greek government, Labor Minister Efi Achtsioglou said on Thursday. Achtsioglou spoke in a joint press conference with Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos in Berlin. She stressed that labor...

Tsakalotos: 'Greece's Credibility Toward the Institutions and Greek People Important at this Time'

The Greek government's credibility toward the institutions and the Greek people is important at this time, Greece's Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Thursday. Speaking during a press conference with Greece's Labor Minister Efi Achtsioglou, attended by the German and...

Greece-Creditors Technical Teams Unable to Reach Agreement

Saturday's teleconference on the second bailout program review between Athens and creditors proved to be fruitless, as it turned out to only be an exchange of views with no further action taken. The Greek side was stationed at the finance ministry with...

Institutions Present Draft Agreement to Athens as Negotiations Continue

On Sunday representatives of Greece's creditors presented the government with a draft agreement for completing the second review. According to a Greek finance ministry official, this included some "open issues" on which staff-level negotiations were continuing. The biggest differences between the...

Greece's Creditors Insist on Larger Percentage in Mass Layoffs

On their first meeting with new Labor Minister Efi Achtsioglou on Tuesday, Greece's creditors insisted, as previously, on a larger percentage in mass layoffs. The chiefs of mission of the four institutions resumed talks with the Greek side on the...