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Greek Fin Min: 'We Don't Need the €7 Billion Tranche'

Greece 's unconventional new Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is turning moderate as negotiations with the country's international lenders approach, says a New York Times article. Varoufakis has made controversial statements regarding the Greek bailout program, calling it a "toxic mistake,"...

Greek FinMin to Visit Britain, France, Italy

Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, will travel to London on Monday, February 2, for talks with his British counterpart George Osborne. The meeting will focus on the start of a close cooperation between the two countries on issues of...

The Artist Wife of Controversial New Greek Finance Minister

The media attention on Greece's newly appointed Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has also turned to his wife, internationally known installation artist Danae Stratοu. Stratou was born in Athens, Greece, in 1964. She graduated from London's St. Martins College of Art and...

Varoufakis: 'Accidental Economist' Becomes Greece's Finance Minister [video]

He has called himself an "accidental economist" and has likened Greece's position in the euro zone as a "Hotel California" lyric, he has taught economics in Greece, Britain, Australia and the U.S., his controversial blogposts won him thousands of...

New Greek Gov't to Halt Port Sale to China and Power Utility Privatization

The new Greek government will freeze plans to privatize the country’s Public Power Corporation (DEH), the energy minister said on Wednesday. Also, Greece will put a stop to the sale of Piraeus Port to China. “We will halt immediately any privatization...

Probable Candidates for Tsipras' New Greek Cabinet Positions

Now that the Independent Greeks (ANEL) leader Panos Kammenos announced that he agreed to form a coalition government with SYRIZA, the names of candidates for various ministries of the new government have started circulating in the Press. So far, SYRIZA...

Eurostat Fudged Greek Primary Surplus Figures

The European Union's statistics agency Eurostat has said it manipulated data to show that Greece has a primary surplus of 1.5 billion euros when in reality it still runs a deficit, but defended the fudge as a legitimate exception afforded none...

Greece Beginning To Look Like Kosovo

With Greece's unemployment at a record 27.6 percent and 64.9 percent for those under 25, the British newspaper the Telegraph has likened the economic catastrophe to what Kosovo was like, comparing Greece to its northern neighbor. The Telegraph opened its...