Sunday, May 28, 2017

Greece Bailout

A courier with his bicycle passes graffiti on a wall in Athens, Friday, April 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

BY DEREK GATOPOULOS ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has beaten a key bailout target for its public finances, but will still face some painful choices as it tries to negotiate with creditors how much more budget austerity it should impose ...
A firefighter holds a Greek flag during a protest in central Athens, on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Hundreds of firefighters in uniform have taken to the streets of the Greek capital to protest hiring conditions. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The eurozone’s top official will travel to Brussels on Friday to try to push forward talks on Greece’s bailout program, amid renewed tensions about the debt-laden nation’s reforms and its future in the euro. “The ...
A woman makes a Greek coffee in a traditional coffee shop in central Athens, on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

BY DEREK GATOPOULOS ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greeks have woken up to a new wave of price hikes that have been demanded in return for more international bailout loans, with the highest increases targeting the main ingredients of the country’s ...
Protesters raise a Greek flag during an anti-austerity rally in front of the parliament in Athens, on Sunday, May 8, 2016.

BY DEMETRIS NELLAS ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s Parliament has approved a bill reforming the debt-ridden country’s pension and tax systems. The bill, introduced as part of requirements the country must meet under its third international bailout, is set to ...
Lawmakers take part in a parliamentary session in Athens

BY DEREK GATOPOULOS and ELENA BECATOROS ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers approved their country’s draft third bailout on Friday after a nearly 24-hour marathon parliamentary procedure culminated in a vote that saw the government coalition suffer significant dissent. The ...
Demonstrators gather outside the Greek Parliament during an anti-austerity rally in Athens,

BY NICHOLAS PAPHITIS and MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s radical left-led government survived another revolt by rebels in the early hours of Thursday, passing reforms that should pave the way for the imminent start of bailout discussions with ...
Members of the Communist-affiliated PAME labor union shout slogans during an anti-austerity rally in Athens, Wednesday, July 22, 2015

BY DEREK GATOPOULOS and MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s liquidity-starved banks got a new cash injection from the European Central Bank on Wednesday, hours before a key vote in parliament on further economic reforms demanded by international creditors ...
A man passes graffiti in Athens, Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government spokeswoman says talks with the country’s creditors for a new multibillion-euro rescue package will begin right after parliament approves laws on propping up and winding up banks. Olga Gerovasili said in a statement Tuesday ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during her speech as part of a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany

BY GEIR MOULSON and ELENA BECATOROS BERLIN (AP) — The bailout of Greece took two big strides forward Friday as German lawmakers overwhelmingly gave their backing to another financial rescue and the European Union confirmed it would get Athens enough ...
a man works at the central fresh fruit and vegetable market in Athens.

BY COSTAS KANTOURIS and PAN PYLAS ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has a tentative rescue deal, but relief that it is not falling out of the euro is unlikely to last long: its economy has taken a huge hit. Months ...
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