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  • Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos Tsipras wins domestic support for pension bonus but key struggles lie abroad

    PoliticsGreek Politics

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras heads for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Friday boosted by broad support in Greek Parliament for his controversial pledge for a Christmas bonus to 1.6 million pensioners and knowing that he has put main opposition party New Democracy in a tricky position.

  • Photo by Panyiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Review talks continue in Athens in shadow of pension benefit row

    EconomyProgramme

    Discussions between the Greek ministers and the institutions’ mission chiefs resumed on Wednesday in the wake of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) decision to put on hold the implementation of short-term debt relief measures until the institutions complete the examination of Greek government’s plan to pay out a bonus to pensioners.

  • Photo by Panyiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Lenders' reaction to pension pledge leaves Tsipras short of options

    PoliticsGreek Politics

    Greece’s negotiations with its lenders became more complex on Wednesday when the European Stability Mechanism revealed that it has put on hold the implementation of short-term debt relief measures agreed at this month’s Eurogroup because of doubts regarding the benefits for pensioners announced by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras last week.

  • Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Flare-up between Athens and IMF fuels doubts over review breakthrough

    PoliticsGreek Politics

    The omens for a productive visit by the institutions’ mission chiefs to Athens did not look particularly good on Monday as the dispute between Greece and the International Monetary Fund over fiscal targets in particular intensified just before talks were due to resume.

  • Photo via IMF photostream on Flickr [https://www.flickr.com/photos/imfphoto/] IMF sets out its stall as review deliberations resume in Athens

    EconomyProgramme

    Following the statements made during a regular press briefing by the IMF spokesman Gerry Rice last Thursday ahead of the resumption of discussions between the institutions’ mission chiefs in Athens, the IMF sent a very strong message regarding the Greek programme on Monday evening.

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