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Greece Facing Possible EU Yacht-Tax Probe

Greece has two months to respond to the European Commission after it claimed the country was breaking rules on value-added tax (VAT) in the private boat sector. Along with Malta and Cyprus, Greece needs to explain its tax regime on...

EU's Moscovici: Greece Needs 'Suitable Supervision' after Program Ends

Greece finally sees the light at the end of the tunnel, but a suitable form of supervision is needed for years after the bailout program ends, said Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici. The EU official is in Greece for a...

Tsipras Meets Moscovici and Lagarde in Davos

Prime minister Alexis Tsipras met with EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici and IMF director Christine Lagarde on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday. Both representatives of Greece's lenders praised the PM for the progress in...

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...

Eurogroup: Dijsselbloem Says Greek Bailout Solid, Regardless of New German Government

In today's Eurogroup meeting, the head of eurozone finance ministers, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, said the agreement on the Greek 86-billion-euro bailout was "solid" and could not be changed by new governments. His reference was regarding the ongoing negotiations for the formation...

Piraeus Bank, EIB, EBDR, Sign €700 Million Investment Deal for Small Greek Businesses

Piraeus Bank, Greece's biggest lender, has signed a new investment deal for small and medium sized companies with the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Investment Fund (EIF) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), worth 700...

EU Commissioner Moscovici: Growth has Returned to Greece

Growth has returned to Greece after so many years, jobs have opened and investors are returning to Greece, European Commissioner for Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency. "Greece ought to have made these...

European Commissioner: Greek Bailout a ‘Scandal’ for Democratic Procedures

The Eurogroup’s handling of Greece’s bailout programme was a scandal in terms of democratic processes, Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said in an interview with Corriere della Sera. The French economist said that after eight years of crisis and tough...

Tsipras Hails Greece's Return to Markets; EU's Moscovici Urges Implementation of Reforms (video)

Greece sold debt to private investors for the first time in three years, an upbeat Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hailed what he called a "special day." At his meeting in Athens with EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, Tsipras that “it is...

EU's Moscovici: IMF Deal on Greece 'Very Positive' for Markets

The International Monetary Fund's approval of a one-year 1.6 billion euros loan for Greece was a "very positive signal for the markets," the EU's Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, Pierre Moscovici, told AFP on Friday. "The decision taken by...