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Kammenos: Examining committee on the memorandum

Independent Greeks (ANEL) decided that they will seek the setting up of an examinining committee on how Greece got into the memorandum, according to ANEL leader Panos Kammenos' statement at its party's parliamentary group meeting that was concluded earlier on Wednesday.
February 26, 2015

Greek compromise: How Syriza has had to change its plans

Syriza, the left-wing party that stormed to power in Greece in January, promised voters it would ditch austerity and renegotiate the country's €240bn (£180bn; $270bn) bailout with the European Union and International Monetary Fund.
BBC: February 24, 2015

Syriza dumps Marx for Blair

In the short course of the latest Greek financial crisis, Syriza appears to have transformed itself from what in the UK would be seen as traditional leftists into Blairites.
BBC: February 24, 2015

Greece slides past deadline for reform proposals

Greece slid past its deadline Monday to hand economic reform proposals to its European creditors, but said it would finish them Tuesday morning as part of a deal to extend the Athens bailout for four months.
February 23, 2015

Spain Said to Lead EU Push to Force Terms on Greece

As euro-region finance ministers turned the screw on Greece in Friday’s talks, the group’s usual enforcer, Wolfgang Schaeuble of Germany, was eclipsed by Spain’s Luis de Guindos, according to two people with direct knowledge of the talks.
Bloomberg: February 23, 2015

Insight - No feel-good victory for Germany in debt clash with Greece

Germany's 7-1 drubbing of Brazil in the football World Cup last summer was uncomfortable to watch, even for jubilant Germans whose cheers turned to sheepish smiles as the goals piled up.
Reuters: February 22, 2015

Greece relieved by debt deal, but difficulties ahead

The Greek prime minister says a new agreement with European leaders to extend his country's debt-repayment plan - the Greek "bailout" - was an important success, but now "real difficulties" lie ahead.
February 21, 2015

Candidate President of the Republic to be announced on Tuesday

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will announce the person that he will propose as a candidate President of the Republic on Tuesday, February 17 at SYRIZA's parliamentary group meeting, government spokesman Gavriil Sakellaridis said on Sunday.
February 15, 2015

'National duty to support new gov't in negotiations,' former ND minister Dendias says in interview

Supporting the new government in its negotiations is a national duty, former minister and New Democracy deputy Nikos Dendias said in an interview to Saturday newspaper "Agora".
February 14, 2015

Greek official says fence on border with Turkey should be dismantled

A senior politician from the left-wing Syriza party, calling the presence of the 12-kilometer-long barbed wire fence on the Greek-Turkish border “shameful,” has said that the fence should be dismantled.
Today's Zaman: February 10, 2015