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We had a calm and joint discussion, Chancellor Merkel says

We had a calm and joint discussion, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in the early hours of Friday after the end of the seven-part meeting on Greece in Brussels
March 20, 2015

"Varoufakis problem" weighs on Greek debt talks

With incendiary interviews, an undiplomatic demeanour, a celebrity photo shoot and an obscene finger gesture, Yanis Varoufakis is becoming part of Greece's debt problem rather than the solution, or so his euro zone partners believe.
Reuters: March 18, 2015

Varoufakis: 'Greece wants reforms, is discussing process'

The issue in the negotiations with Greece's creditors is not whether to apply the reforms or not, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said from Venice on Saturday, but what process will be followed.
March 7, 2015

Greece 'eyes tourists as amateur tax inspectors'

The Greek government could hire "non-professional" tax inspectors, including tourists, to spy on tax evaders, according to a leaked document.
BBC: March 7, 2015

Dragasakis: 'We honor the agreement, we expect our partners to do the same'

"We clinched an agreement, which is not fully reflected in the reactions of the European Central Bank," Government Vice President Yiannis Dragasakis late on Thursday told ANT1 TV.
March 6, 2015

EU Finance Ministers approve Greek bailout extension

Eurozone finance ministers have approved a Greek proposal aimed at reducing economic hardships in Greece, a move that could lead to Athens receiving a pivotal bailout extension before Saturday.
February 24, 2015

Germany rejects Greece’s extension proposal

Greece formally asked its European creditors on Thursday for a six-month extension of the debt-ridden country's bailout package, according to a eurozone official.
February 19, 2015

Gov't expresses reservations as to whether there can be an agreement in Monday's Eurogroup

The Greek government expresses reservations as to whether there can be an agreement in the Eurogroup meeting on Monday, noting however that "no one can prejudge the outcome."
February 15, 2015

Varoufakis dismisses FT report

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on Thursday dismissed a Financial Times' post on Twitter (and the relevant report on FT Brussels blog) according to which the Greek Finance Minister had agreed on a joint statement
February 12, 2015

Euro weakens with focus on Greek debt talks

The euro hit a seven-year low against the pound on Wednesday before a euro zone finance ministers' meeting that will discuss Greece, with any failure to find common ground on the country's debt burden likely to see volatile trading.
Reuters: February 11, 2015