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Foreign Media Reports on Greece's Agreement with Creditors

The agreement between the Greek government and creditors has been the main headline in several foreign media. Reuters noted that Greece and its creditors have reached an agreement on the terms of the rescue program, thus enabling the country’s stay...

Tsipras' Key Intervention Accelerated Agreement Procedures on Greek Bailout Deal

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had phone contacts on Monday evening with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Parliament President Martin Schulz aiming to speed up the negotiations in order to reach an agreement by...

Germany Sceptical Over Greek Bailout Deal

Germans are sceptical over the fast paced negotiations between Greece and creditors and say that a bridge loan would be better than a comprehensive agreement. Ralph Brinkhaus, deputy parliamentary floor leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party, said Greece's bailout...

Creditors' Technical Teams Return to Greece on Monday

The work between the technical teams of Greece and creditors will start on Monday in Athens and is expected to last four weeks before the third bailout agreement is signed. The representatives of the European Commission, the European Central Bank (ECB) and...

Greek Govt Counts its Losses After Getting Vote of Approval on Proposals

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is assessing his political damages after "losing" 17 coalition Ministers and MPs who voted against or abstained in the crucial parliament vote on the Greek proposals to international creditors. It was no surprise that prominent extreme...

France Seen as Crucial Pacifier in Progress Made Toward Greek Deal

The progress in the Greek deal, despite the fact that Germany was preparing for a Grexit, is seen by analysts as a triumph for France, said an AFP report. France was the country that called for solidarity and the need...

Berlin Will Provide the Deciding Vote for Greek Proposal

Media in Germany are claiming that the new proposal submitted by the Greek government is similar to the one tabled by the institutions in June. Furthermore, German news agencies noted that Berlin is the regulating factor in achieving an agreement between Greece...

Greek Minister Lafazanis: 'We Want an Agreement that Will Respect People's Dignity'

"Greece seeks to reach an agreement with the institutions immediately, but we want an agreement that will respect the country and the people's dignity, and that will open windows for a way out of the crisis. We do not want...

Varoufakis: 'I Prefer to Be an MP and Be Known as Yanis'

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis admitted that Germany appears to have a plan to force Greece outside the Eurozone, even though while he was in office he insisted that Grexit scenarios were a bluff to push the Greek...

European Commission Leaders React in Frustration to Tsipras' Rejoinder

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took the podium again after European lawmakers commented on his speech to the European Parliament. Tsipras said in his rejoinder that the discussion is about the Eurozone's future. The confrontations only had political content...