Greece won praise Friday from German Chancellor Angela Merkel — the lead advocate of eurozone austerity — for its painful economic turnaround and successful return to markets.
The Tribune: April 11, 2014
Police banned protests across most of central Athens on Friday as German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to pay a brief visit, a day after the crisis-hit country returned to international bond markets.
The San Luis Obispo Tribune: April 11, 2014
Buoyant Greek officials hailed the country’s return to the international debt market after four years as an overwhelming success Thursday, with investors snapping up the five-year bond in a sale that was eight times oversubscribed.
The Daily Star: April 10, 2014
The sale of long term debt by the Greek government was eight times over subscribed, the government has said.
BBC: April 10, 2014
Bailed-out Greece is set to end its four-year exile from bond markets on Thursday with a five-year issue, three sources said on Thursday.
Reuters: April 9, 2014
Greece is regaining "lost credibility" shredded after the economic crisis, making a return to the bond markets possible for the first time in four years,
The Republic: April 8, 2014
Antonis Samaras’s mission to end Greece’s exile from bond markets faces a reality check this week as data shows how deeply the economy remains mired in deflation with the worst jobless rate in the euro area.
Business Week: April 7, 2014
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble Sunday defended Europe's handling of Greece's debt crisis, saying there was no easier way to rescue the debt-laden country from crisis.
GlobalPost: April 6, 2014
The Greek government is seeking parliamentary approval for a series of market reforms demanded by international lenders in return for rescue funding.
March 30, 2014
On a cold day in January, car dealer Dimitris Antonopoulos handed over the keys of a brand new, white Jaguar worth 122,000 euros ($167,600), the first one sold in Greece in more than a year amid signs that a brutal recession might be easing.
Reuters: March 28, 2014