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Greece's Borrowing Now Costs Same As Italy's; 10-Year Bond Hits Record Low

The interest rate for Greece's ten-year bond yield fell on Friday to an all-time low, reaching levels under three per cent, for the first time ever in history. The Greek interest rate fell a further seven basis points, and is now...

Greek PM Vows Confidence Vote if Coalition Breaks Up

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed on Wednesday that if SYRIZA's coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL) leave the government over the Prespa agreement, he would seek a confidence vote in Parliament. SYRIZA would then need the support of 151...

FYROM Heading Toward Snap Elections

As more and more experts agree that the government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) won't be able to find the necessary number of 80 parliamentarians needed to support the Prespa Agreement signed with Greece earlier this...

Mitsotakis Says PM Stages "Fake Events"; Calls for Snap Elections

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the leader of the main opposition, New Democracy, is once again calling for snap elections, citing what he considers to be the many shortcomings of the Tsipras government. Mitsotakis commented on Tuesday about the Prime Minister's televised address...

ND Spox: Greece Will Not Return to Normality Even if the Negotiation Concludes

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) spokesman Vassilis Kikilias on Thursday in an interview with Skai TV leveled against the government saying that even if the negotiation concludes, the country will not return to normality. Kikillias, who participates in the EPP...

New Marc Poll Shows New Democracy Leads SYRIZA by Double

A new poll done by the Marc polling company for the Greek newspaper Proto Thema shows that the opposition, New Democracy has double the votes of SYRIZA. The opposition has been calling for snap elections for months now, however, Prime Minister...

MRB Survey: Majority of Greeks Anticipate Snap Elections in 2017

MRB conducted a poll for Real News which found that 63 percent of Greeks feel that early elections are on their way in 2017. The public opinion poll showed how the majority of the public are filled with worry, discontent and other negative...

Min Pappas: 'The German Finance Minister Never Wanted the Greek Program to Succeed'

On Saturday while speaking on Skai TV, Telecoms and Media Minister Nikos Pappas commented that “The German finance minister never wanted the Greek program to succeed.” While speaking on the news show about the German finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, Minister Pappas...

PM Tsipras: 2017 Will Be 'The Year of the Real Economy'

The government's goal was to conclude the second review by the end of January and then join the European Central Bank's quantitative easing program in March, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras repeated in an impromptu talks with the journalists covering...

Does the Greek PM Blustering Hint at Snap Elections?

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is acting strangely in the past few weeks. Ever since negotiations for the second review of the bailout program stalled, he started acting like the defiant leftist politician he was before he was first...