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Tsipras Requests European Parliament Involvement in Greece's Loan Review

In a letter to European Parliament President Martin Schulz, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras requested on Wednesday the addition of the European Parliament in the regular review process of the country’s loan agreement. "I am sending you this letter to request the direct and...

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...

European Parliament Ηead Schulz: Tsipras Is the Strongest Greek PM in Decades

European Parliament President Martin Schulz said on Monday he is confident the Greek government will do whatever it takes to implement the necessary reforms, according to statements made on German talk show “Brennpunkt” of public broadcaster ARD. “It doesn’t make...

European Leaders Enter Summit with Mixed Expectations Over Greece

European leaders entered the crucial summit that will decide the future of Greece in Europe with mixed expectations, while Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras asked for an "honest compromise." German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she is not surprised that another...

European Commission Releases Statement after NO Result in Greek Referendum

The European Commission released a statement on the Greek referendum result that turned down a bailout deal that was partly designed by the Commission. Here is the full statement. The European Commission takes note of and respects the result of the referendum in Greece. President Juncker...

Martin Schulz: Difficult Times Ahead for Greece

Martin Schulz, the President of the European Parliament called for people to respect Sunday's NO vote in the referendum, but also expressed his pessimism regarding Greece's future and warned of a humanitarian crisis in the country. "This is a difficult day: there's a broad majority in...

Greek Crisis Divides European Socialists

Syriza’s call for a July referendum has revealed strong divisions within the Socialists & Democrats group. Until now, the European People’s Party has been the most opposed to the Syriza-led government, holding it responsible for the bailout deadlock. European Parliament President...

Martin Schulz: 'Tsipras Is Playing Political Games Delaying the Negotiations Process'

After his recent defamatory statement "Greeks get on my nerves," European Parliament President Martin Schulz unleashed again a new verbal assault this time toward Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accusing him of "delaying" the negotiations process "playing" his own...

European Parliament President: EU Wants to Continue to Assist Greece

European Parliament President Martin Schulz in an interview to German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung confirmed that the EU is ready to continue to financially assist Greece, but Athens should seize the opportunity. "That is what I said to Greek Prime Minister...

New Democracy Head Samaras to Meet with European Leaders in Strasbourg

Main opposition New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras is scheduled to depart for Strasbourg on Tuesday, after attending a memorial service for the late Greek statesman Constantine Karamanlis. Samaras will attend and speak at a regular session of the European People's...