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Photo via IMF photostream on Flickr [https://www.flickr.com/photos/imfphoto/] IMF appointment sends ripples of discontent through SYRIZA

The appointment of Greece’s representative at the International Monetary Fund would not normally become a hot political issue but SYRIZA has continued its tradition of doing things differently by finding itself in a state of unrest over who will be sent to fill the post in Washington.

Photo by R/DV/RS via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/4JYvg5 Greece sees deal by June 5 but size of gaps tells different story

The Greek government remains optimistic that it can reach a deal with lenders by June 5, when the first of several payments to the International Monetary Fund are due, but the range of issues on which there has yet to be an agreement suggests it will be very difficult to reach a deal within that timeframe.

Back to the technocrats for Tsipras after Riga meeting yields little

A meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande in Riga on Thursday night failed to yield any tangible results, even though Athens insists that an agreement with creditors is just days away.

Photo by MacroPolis SYRIZA strife not a rebellion in the making yet

There has been a lot of movement within SYRIZA over the last few days amid concern that lenders will force the government to sign a deal that runs contrary to the party’s main pre-election pledges.

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