Thursday, July 27, 2017

Greek government-debt crisis

Protesters chant slogans during a rally outside the Interior Ministry in Athens, on Monday, June 26, 2017.

BY DEREK GATOPOULOS LAGONISSI, Greece (AP) — Greece is on target to tap bond markets for money again by the end of this year and exit its bailout program next summer, representatives from the country’s European creditors said Wednesday. Officials ...
Dutch Finance Minister and head of the eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem chairs a meeting at the office of the European Stability Mechanism in Luxembourg on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

BY PAN PYLAS LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European creditors on Thursday approved giving Greece $9.5 billion in bailout cash to meet a big summer repayment and promised that the burden of the country’s future debt repayments would be eased. After a ...
In this Thursday, May 18, 2017, file photo, Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos speaks during a parliamentary session to vote more austerity measures as part of an agreement with international bailout creditors, in Athens.

BY ELENA BECATOROS ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s finance minister insisted Monday the country had met all its reform commitments, and said it was now up to international creditors to agree on how to make Greece’s debt sustainable and help ...
Riot police officers secure the entrance of a hotel where bailout inspectors were due to resume talks with the Greek government in Athens, on Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

BY DEREK GATOPOULOS ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and its rescue creditors have reached a deal needed to unfreeze the country’s bailout program and avoid a default this summer, though it leaves Greeks facing years more of austerity and hardship. ...
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 ...
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks during a Parliament session about bailout negotiations in Athens, Friday, Feb. 24, 2107. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

BY ELENA BECATOROS ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says the era of austerity is over for his country, painting a positive picture Friday of reforms the country has agreed to take after its latest bailout program ...
Tourists rest and take photographs at Mouses' hill in front of the ancient Acropolis hill as state guards called a 24-hour strike over a pay and contract dispute with the government in Athens, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

BY RAF CASERT and PAN PYLAS BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece and its European creditors agreed Monday to resume talks on what reforms the country must make next in order to get the money it needs to avoid bankruptcy and a ...
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attends a joint statement with German Chancellor Angela Merkel prior to talks at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

BY DEREK GATOPOULOS and RAPHAEL KOMINIS ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has promised to return the country to international bond markets in 2017, despite delays in a bailout review and a spat with rescue lenders over ...
ERT state television reporter Giorgos Sideris speaks on a live broadcast outside the Greek Secretariat General for Media and Communication in Athens on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 where eight bidders are taking part for second day in the process that would see eliminated TV stations close by the end of the year.

BY DEREK GATOPOULOS ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In a major shakeup for Greek broadcasting, only two of the country’s seven private TV stations have survived a landmark license auction that raised 246 million euros ($275 million) for the cash strapped ...
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 ...
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