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As Greeks Rage, Merkel Says Germany Backs a “Strong Greece”

ATHENS – As Prime Minister George Papandreou’s PASOK Socialist Members of Parliament unanimously supported an emergency property tax as part of crushing new austerity measures ordered by international lenders in return for money to keep Greece from going bankrupt,...

IMF Chief Lagarde Says Patience Thin on Greece

As inspectors for international lenders returned to Athens to determine whether to release an $11 billion loan installment needed to keep the country from going bust, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said investors are weary of helping Greece. “If the Greeks do not want our advice[...]

Second Greek Bailout May Be In Jeopardy

As the drumbeat of default expectation grows in Athens, Europe and the United States, German Finance Minister Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, whose country is footing the biggest part of a failed $152 billion bailout for Greece, said it will take...

Venizelos Says Greece “Scapegoat” But Will Survive Crisis

With the economic world holding its breath over fears that Greece will default, Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos told an international audience of bankers in Washington, D.C. that his country[...]

In Washington, Venizelos Tries to Convince Skeptical World

Even while Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos was busy in Washington trying to persuade everyone that Greece will not default, although it is drowning in debt and misery over deep pay cuts, tax hikes and slashed pensions while tax...

Bad News for Banks: Greece May Not Pay Them

As Greece daily steps closer to defaulting on its loans, Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos has[...]

Back to the Drach? Papandreou May Let Voters Decide

ATHENS – As  pressure builds on Greece to default, Prime Minister George Papandreou is reportedly mulling a referendum to let the people decide whether to give up the fight to stay in the Eurozone, abandon the euro, and return...

Greeks Gird for More “Blood and Tears” Economic Hits

With Greece still poised on the edge of bankruptcy and growing predictions the country will fail, Prime Minister George Papandreou said he will institute new deep cuts in public spending – another 20% pay cut for workers and a...

Another EU Task Force Descends on Greece

ATHENS – Already under the thumb of the EU-IMF-European Central Bank Troika which is requiring Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou to keep cutting workers pay, pensioners benefits and raising taxes as a condition of getting rescue loans to keep...

EU Wants Greek Private Sector Workers Pay Cut Too

  ATHENS – With public workers set for another barrage of pay cuts – teachers already bracing for a retroactive salary slash of 380 euros, or $525 per month – European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn has proposed...