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  • Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos After pension dispute with lenders, coalition faces domestic unease

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    Opposition parties pressed the government on Tuesday to make public the letter sent by Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos to the institutions to smooth over the row that broke out after the government decided to grant pensioners a 617-million-euro Christmas bonus from the excess surplus produced in 2016.

  • Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Tsipras mixes rhetoric as review conclusion demands political decisions

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    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras continued to issue mixed messages on Wednesday: On the one hand, he defended his decision on the pension bonus despite his government frantic efforts to avoid this delaying short term debt relief, while on the other he insisted that the review could be concluded by the end of January and that talk of snap elections is “nonsense.”

  • Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Poll suggests scepticism about deal with lenders as Tsipras ponders options

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    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras continued to focus on his domestic audience on Tuesday, when he visited Crete to hold a meeting with local farmers, but there is no getting away from the problems facing his government due to the loose ends it has left in its dealings with the institutions.

  • Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos Tsipras gets no encouragement from lenders, left to consider next move

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    Following his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Friday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has a few days ahead to consider what action he wants to take next in what now looks set to be a prolonged negotiation with lenders over the second review.

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

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    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 Lenders' reaction to pension pledge leaves Tsipras short of options

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    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

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    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.

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