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Greek Govt Vice President: Financial Chokehold is Applied Deliberately

The liquidity problem is a "result of past settlements," stated to the Sunday edition of "Avghi" newspaper Greek government Vice President Yiannis Dragasakis, adding that the cash reserves' impasse in February and March was faced with the intensification of revenues...

Greece Under Pressure for Reforms as Money is Running Out

The Greek government is under severe pressure from creditors and rushes to complete the implementation of the first package of measures hoping it will see partial funds released after the April 24 Eurogroup. On the other side of the fence, creditors...

BBC: Greece Might Find a Solution in China

Greece might end up turning to China as a last resort to find financial aid if negotiations with creditors fail, a BBC report says. According to a report from Shanghai by John Sudworth, the recent tightening of Greece-China relations might...

Greek Gov't VP to FT: 'All We Ask Is That Europe Give Greece a Chance'

The Government Vice-President, Yiannis Dragasakis, argued in an article in the Financial Times published on Tuesday that Greece is not asking to be treated differently but to be treated equally. "It is a common belief that the Greek government is...

Washington Concerned Over Greece-Europe Negotiations Deadlock

Washington has expressed concern over the impasse in the negotiations between Greece and Europe, and Germany in particular. White House officials consider that the deadlock in negotiations is posing a threat on the international economy. Caroline Atkinson, international economic aide...

Greek Govt VP Dragasakis' Office Refutes Irish FinMin Statement

The office of Greek government Vice President Yiannis Dragasakis on Monday refuted a statement by Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan that the government Vice President's office will lead the talks with the institutions. Referring to the technical talks to be...

Greek Gov't Vice President: We Honor the Agreement, We Expect Our Partners to Do the Same

“We clinched an agreement, which is not fully reflected in the reactions of the European Central Bank,” Greece 's Government Vice President Yiannis Dragasakis late on Thursday told ANT1 TV. He said that the message that ECB had been sending...

Central Banker: Greek Deposits are Totally Safe

The Greek banking system and deposits are fully secured, Bank of Greece (BoG) governor Yannis Stournaras on Friday said after a meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Stournaras added that the prime minister and the economic staff assured him they...

Greek Gov't VP: Greece Will Present Specific Proposals to Monday's Eurogroup

The economic reform proposals that Greece 's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis will present to the Eurogroup next week were discussed at a Government Economic Policy Council meeting held at the finance ministry on Monday, chaired by government Vice-President Yiannis...

Greek Govt Vice President: ‘We Faced Blackmail During Negotiations’

Greek government Vice President Yiannis Dragasakis on Saturday offered his insight into the new leftist government’s negotiations and the 11th-hour deal that allowed Athens to request a loan extension. In his address at a SYRIZA Central Committee meeting, Dragasakis said that the creditors’...