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Athens hails agreement to give country access to markets in August after final bailout
Greece’s government has said the country is “turning a page” after eurozone member states reached an agreement on the final elements of a plan to make its massive debt pile more manageable, ending an eight-year bailout programme.
“I have to say the Greek government is happy with this deal,” the finance minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, said on Friday. “But at the same time, this government will not forget what the Greek people went through in the past eight years.”
The government spokesman, Dimitris Tzanakopoulos, hailed “a historic decision” that meant “the Greek people can smile again”. Financial markets rallied, with the country’s benchmark 10-year bond easing 0.2 points and the main stock index up 1.6%.
Tsakalotos said the plan, which allows Greece to extend and defer repayments on part of its debt for another 10 years and gives Athens another €15bn (£13.2bn) in new credit, marked “the end of the Greek crisis. I think Greece is…
On This Day
- 1920: The Greeks defeated Turkish forces at Alashehir during the first Greek offensive of the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922)
- 1925: Officers loyal to Theodoros Pangalos staged a coup. For the next two years, Pangalos ruled Greece by decree.
- 1949: Prime Minister Themistoklis Sofoulis died in office. He was succeeded by Alexandros Diomedes.
- Births: Nora Valsami (1945), actress
- Deaths: Andreas Miaoulis (1835), Greek revolutionary; Themistoklis Sofoulis (1949), archaeologist, politician and Prime Minister