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Greece's SYRIZA Shaky as Tsipras' Friend Sakellaridis Resigns Over Unpopular Measures

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras asked parliament member Gavriil Sakellaridis to resign after the latter said he will abstain from Thursday's vote on the omnibus bill that includes unpopular measures. Sakellaridis had served as government spokesperson and deputy minister to the...

Greek Gov't: 'We Believe We Will Have Positive Signs at the Eurogroup'

Government spokesman Gavriil Sakellaridis expressed his optimism on Thursday over an agreement with Greece's partners noting that the government does everything towards this direction. Speaking to private ANT1 TV, Sakellaridis said "We believe that we will have positive signs at...

Govt Spokesman: IMF Report on Greek Debt Vindicates the Government

The IMF’s debt sustainability report fully vindicates the position of the Greek government, spokesman Gavriil Sakellaridis said on Thursday, following the publication of the Fund’s preliminary report which said Greek debt is not sustainable and needs substantial debt relief. He...

Greek Government: 'No' Vote Will Restart the Negotiation on Monday

"The 'No' vote in the referendum will restart the negotiation on Monday. Based on the unity of the Greek people and the rejection of ultimatums, the Greek government will negotiate with better terms," said government spokesman Gavriil Sakellaridis on...

Greek Gov't Spokesman on Jean-Claude Juncker's Statements

Honesty is necessary in a negotiation as an indication of good will and credibility, Greek government spokesman Gavriil Sakellaridis said in response to a press conference given by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday concerning Greece and the...

Next 48 Hours Crucial for an Agreement, Gov't Spokesman Sakellaridis Says

The government is very close to an agreement with the creditors, Greek government spokesman Gavriil Sakellaridis on Tuesday said in statements to private SKAI TV. Referring to VAT on islands, he said that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has...

Gov't Spokesman: 'It Is Positive that Juncker Differentiated Himself from These Proposals'

The document which was submitted officially by the institutions to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras last Wednesday included a VAT increase in electricity and medicines, a cut in supplementary pensions and an increase in revenues from VAT, the government...

Greek Govt: The Efforts Will Continue; There Is no Impasse

The Greek government does not want to speak of an impasse in negotiations; creditors' demands are harsh, the mandate given to the government by the people is clear and efforts will continue, government spokesman Gavriil Sakellaridis said on Monday. He said...

Government Spokesman: 'Greece Willing to Compromise with Creditors'

"The main issue of the negotiations is to have a medium-term settlement of the financing gap and liquidity and to reach one single agreement," government spokesman Gavriil Sakellaridis said on Monday, during the press briefing. He also left open...

Greek Govt: 'Greece Aims to Clinch a Deal With Creditors by Sunday'

The Greek government's optimism is based on specific facts and the progress made, government spokesman Gavriil Sakellaridis said on Thursday, during the daily press briefing. The government's aim is to have an agreement with the partners by Sunday, he...