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'Greeks Are Insecure, Suspicious and Introverted' According to Survey

World Values Survey (WVS) cooperated with Dianeosis, a nonprofit think-tank, and Greece's National Center for Social Research (EKKE) with the support of Metron Analysis to conduct a survey on a sample of 1,200 people in Greece between September and October...

Moscovici Says Institutions Should Return to Athens on Oct. 23

The mission chiefs of the institutions should be in Athens for the third program review on the 23rd of October, the EU's Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Monday, during a press conference after the end...

IMF’s Thomsen Welcomes Greece’s Deal With Lenders

Poul Thomsen, director of the IMF’s European Department, welcomed on Tuesday the agreement achieved between the Greek government and its lenders saying it will allow fiscal policy to become more growth-friendly. Speaking to journalists in a conference call, he said...

ND Leader Mitsotakis: We are Determined to Protect the Institutions

Main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a meeting on Thursday with the president of the Greek Parliament Nikos Voutsis. The leader of the main opposition spoke about the degradation of parliamentary procedures, the refusal of ministers to...

Institutions in Athens on Monday to Conclude Bailout Review and Discuss Debt

International institutions are due back in Athens on Monday to further discuss the bailout review and debt relief for Greece. Recently at their Spring Meetings in Washington, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) further discussed the issue of debt relief, but...

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...

Government's Economic Team Protests to IMF About Greek Blog in First Meeting With Institutions

The Greek government complained to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday about its handling of ongoing talks about the country’s second program review, saying negotiations cannot be done through blogs, government sources said, after a three-hour-long meeting between...

Labor Reforms, Fiscal Gap the Main Issues in Talks Between Government, Institutions, Says EC Source

Labor reform issues and the fiscal gap in 2018 will be the focus of the meetings between the Greek government and the heads of institutions who will return to Athens on Tuesday for talks on Greece’s second program review,...

Greek Government Spox: Negotiations With Institutions Will Continue Until Agreement

Negotiations between the Greek government and the institutions will continue until a political agreement is achieved on issues where the two sides diverge, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said at a regular press briefing on Tuesday. "Negotiations concluded at the Hilton...

Institutions Leave Athens With Many Critical Issues Unresolved

Today Greek officials reported that talks between foreign envoys representing the institutions of the latest bailout review and Greek government concluded without the parties reaching a concrete agreement regarding the fiscal gap, non-performing loans (NPLS), energy and other fiscal...