Trilateral talks in Riga: Merkel and Hollande commit to finding a solution

Trilateral talks in Riga: Merkel and Hollande commit to finding a solution

Completing the review of the current program is a necessary condition in order to reach an agreement Friday, May 22, 2015
The meeting in Riga between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois...
Tsipras: “I am very optimistic about the negotiations”

Tsipras: “I am very optimistic about the negotiations”

Merkel argued that more works needs to be done, while Dombrovskis is concerned about the progress so far Friday, May 22, 2015
The Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras commented that he is “very optimistic” about the progress of the negotiations with the country’s...
Sakellaridis: “The circumstances for an agreement in May have matured”

Sakellaridis: “The circumstances for an agreement in May have matured”

Government adamant about VAT reform plans, as Greece's creditors pressure for a two-rate plan Friday, May 22, 2015
Government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis told television network Skai that the Greek government is adamant about its VAT...
Athens Stock Exchange: Minor fluctuations on Friday

Athens Stock Exchange: Minor fluctuations on Friday

General price index standing at 843.60 points, down by 0.25% - Ten-year bond yield at 11.50% Friday, May 22, 2015
The Athens Stock Exchange has opened with minor fluctuations on Friday, with the general price index standing at 843.60...
Weidmann: “The ball is in the court of the Greek government”

Weidmann: “The ball is in the court of the Greek government”

“The prospect of a sustainable stabilization of Greece is decisive” he explained to Reuters Friday, May 22, 2015
The head of the German Central Bank (Bundesbank) Jens Weidmann told Reuters that “the ball is in the court of the Greek...
Lafazanis: “The agreement to emerge must comply with our pledges”

Lafazanis: “The agreement to emerge must comply with our pledges”

“All of the govenrment's pledges and commitments will be implemented”, he further clarified Friday, May 22, 2015
The Minister of Productive Reconstruction, Environment and Energy Panagiotis Lafazanis warned that the agreement to develop...
Kotzias: “The Cypriot problem is one of invasion and occupation”

Kotzias: “The Cypriot problem is one of invasion and occupation”

Foreign Affairs Minister concerned about developments in FYROM, claims irredentism behind naming dispute Friday, May 22, 2015
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias attended a business lunch with the ambassadors of the Asian Group, which was...
UEFA puts an end to “football Grexit” scenario, offers technical assistance

UEFA puts an end to “football Grexit” scenario, offers technical assistance

Deputy Minister of Sports responds with statement to express his pleasure at the development Friday, May 22, 2015
The European football administration body UEFA has seemingly put an end to scenarios of expelling the Greek football federation...
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