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Election result a 'heavy defeat' for PASOK, Venizelos says

PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos on Thursday addressed a joint meeting of the party's new parliamentary group and the political council and referred to the election result saying it was a heavy defeat for PASOK, its wing and strategy and for him personally.
January 29, 2015

Greece’s new young radicals sweep away age of austerity

From minimum wage to prescriptions, Alexis Tsipras is making good his promises to voters in startling fashion
Guardian: January 29, 2015

We do not agree with the spirit of the sanctions against Russia, Alternate Foreign Min. Chountis says

"We do not agree with the spirit of the sanctions against Russia, which has adverse repercussions not only in agriculture as far as the economy of our country is concerned, but also more generally,"
January 29, 2015

'We must be prudent so that the state coffers are always full,' Alternate FinMin Mardas says

Our responsibility is the "state coffers, therefore we must be prudent so that they are always full," Alternate Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas told ANA-MPA in an interview.
January 29, 2015

Tsipras aims to avert catastrophe but Greek markets sink further

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promised to avoid a “catastrophic clash” with creditors and European governments, as stock and bond markets extended their declines to lows not seen since the peak of the country’s debt crisis.
Bloomberg: January 28, 2015

Who is the 'radical' new Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis?

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has appointed a man who calls himself a "libertarian Marxist" as his new finance minister. But who is Yanis Varoufakis, the so-called scourge of the EU's austerity politics?
Deutsche Welle: January 28, 2015

Greek PM Tsipras says has mandate for radical change

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told his ministers on Wednesday voters had given them a mandate for radical change that would restore national sovereignty but pledged to negotiate responsibly with international creditors.
Reuters: January 28, 2015

Schaeuble considers troika's work positive and any attempted renegotiation on tax issues a waste of time

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, on Tuesday in his address to the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, described any attempted renegotiation of tax issues with Greece as a "waste of time."
eKathimerini: January 28, 2015

Tsipras names austerity critic as Greek finance chief

An economist who has been an outspoken critic of Greece's bailout deal with international lenders was named Tuesday as the country's finance minister in the new leftist government.
January 27, 2015

New Greek PM Alexis Tsipras forms cabinet

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has formed a new cabinet with Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister and right-winger Panos Kammenos as defence minister.
BBC: January 27, 2015