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Govt's Econ Team Meet New Head of Commission's New EU Task Force

The leadership of the government's economic affairs team, including Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, government Vice-President Yiannis Dragasakis and Alternate Finance Minister George Chouliarakis, on Wednesday met with the new head of the European Commission's Structural Reform Support Service...

SYRIZA Central Committee Secretary General Resigns

SYRIZA Central Committee Secretary General Tassos Koronakis submitted his resignation on Monday. Koronakis resigned during the meeting of the SYRIZA Political Secretariat. He stated that he will remain a party member and will continue to serve. According to sources, Koronakis will...

Greece to Sell 14 Regional Airports to German Fraport

The Greek government has decided to sell 14 regional airports to German company Fraport and the decision is published in the government gazette. The selling of the airports is part of a series of privatizations the Greek government has agreed...

Gov't Vice President Dragasakis Sees Possible Recovery as of Second Half of 2016

"The risk of a Grexit still exists," Government Vice President Yiannis Dragasakis said on Sunday in an interview with Realnews, adding that it will decrease after the voting of the agreement and its completion that will render the public debt...

Greek PM Tsipras Allegedly Asked Russia for $10 Bln to Print Drachmas

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for 10 billion dollars in order to print drachmas, according to newspaper "To Vima." The newspaper report cited Tsipras saying in his last major interview to Greek national broadcaster ERT that "in order for...

Hellenic Bank Association President: 'ATMs Will Operate Normally Until Monday'

The meeting between Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, government Vice President Yiannis Dragasakis, Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas and Greece's bankers was completed. The meeting was attended by National Bank of Greece Chair Luka Katseli and Chief Executive Leonidas Fragiadakis, Nikos Karamouzis and...

ECB President Says Greek Banks are Secured Until End of Aid Program

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was reassured by European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi during their half-hour meeting in Brussels on Monday that the stability of the Greek banking system is ensured until the end of the country’s aid...

Greek PM Tsipras: Our Aim Is to Achieve an Economically Viable Agreement

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, upon his arrival at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on Monday, referred to the key points of the agreement proposed by the Greek government. Tsipras is currently meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker....

Greece Awaits Institutions' Invitation to Restart Negotiations, Govt Sources Say

Greece awaits the institutions' invitation to continue negotiations, government sources said on Monday, pointing to a statement made by government Vice President Yiannis Dragasakis in Brussels who clarified that “the Greek side is ready to complete negotiations.” "We await the institutions' invitation...

Greek PM To Resume Talks With Creditors in Hellenic Parliament

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will hold a Parliament representatives meeting on Friday at 6 pm local time in order to resume talks with international creditors regarding the Greek government's agonizing efforts to reach an agreement that will release €7.2bn...