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  1. News - World - GREECE

    Greece to open debt-relief talks with euro zone creditors

    Posted May 05th 2014, 09:01pm by GDN

    ... of Europe's receding economic crisis, Greece is poised to formally open debt-relief talks with its creditors. Finance Minister, Yannis Stournaras, was due yesterday to raise the once off-limits topic ... a mutually beneficial solution." With European governments now holding most of the debt, the prospect of a restructuring that would hit the finances of member states directly has been ruled out. ...

  2. News - World - GREECE

    Greece’s tax officers being trained in anger management

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 10:22pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Athens Tax officers a target for an angry nation Until Greece's economic meltdown, anger management was an alien concept at the country's finance ministry. Patience and politesse were qualities sorely missing in interactions between Greeks and officials tasked with prying duties out of some of the nation's most talented tax dodgers. Today ...

  3. News - World - GREECE

    Ex-boss of loans scandal bank to be deported back to Greece

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 11:29pm by AFP

    ... Syriza accused Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras on Saturday of trying to cover up the scandal to protect Sakellariou. Greek authorities have ... in 2012 from a restructuring of Greek sovereign debt. Its shares were suspended last summer after a run by shareholders following statements from the finance minister that the bank had become ...

  4. News - World - GREECE

    Former defence ministry official in Greece turns graft supergrass

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 02:18am by AFP

    ... with neighbouring Turkey. To placate public anger, the finance ministry said last week the money returned by Kantas would be diverted to health and education, which have sustained big budget cuts in recent ...

  5. Business - Economy - GREECE

    Greece's slippery tax dodging professionals

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Phillip Inman The sums of all fears: tax dodging goes professional There is a good reason for Greece to stay in the euro: to combat corruption. The country is riddled with it, and needs outside pressure and support to sort things out. Even if Greece and i ...

  6. News - World - GREECE

    Greek police arrest neo-Nazi Golden Dawn leadership

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 08:12pm by AFP

    ... and undermine the foundations of the country that gave birth to democracy," Prime Minister Antonis Samaras warned in a televised address a day after the killing. Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras ...

  7. Business - Economy - GREECE

    Euro zone grants multi-billion euro lifeline for Greece

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 08:44pm by Reuters

    ... in August, will see Athens drip fed support under close watch from its international creditors to drive through unpopular reforms. Under the terms of the deal, euro zone finance ministers agreed ...

  8. News - World - GREECE

    Greek PM Antonis Samaras tells euro partners to pay up on promised loans

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Athens

    ... to a failure by European finance ministers to agree to release up to €44 billion (HK$436 billion) of rescue loans it vitally needs, with the prime minister warning that the stakes are higher than his debt-ridden country's future. After 12 hours of debate into the early hours yesterday, finance ministers from the 17 EU countries that use the euro, together with the International Monetary Fund ...

  9. News - World - GREECE

    Greece closes down state-run ERT TV and radio network

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... As transmission was cut, the finance ministry released a statement saying the broadcaster as an entity had been abolished. "ERT belongs to the Greek people... It is the only independent, public voice ...

  10. News - World - GREECE

    Greeks on strike as politicians finalise cuts

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:30pm by Associated Press in Athens

    ... as the prime minister and finance minister hammered out a package of 11.5 billion euros (US$14.87 billion) in spending cuts. Everyone from shopkeepers and pharmacists to teachers, customs workers ... of 31 billion euros hinges on the government agreeing to further cuts. Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras and Prime Minister Antonis Samaras formulated a deal on the new 11.5 billion euro ...




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