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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 debt deal: Reforms will 'combat tax evasion'

Greece will crack down on tax evasion and streamline its civil service in its bid to secure a bailout extension, minister of state Nikos Pappas says.
BBC: 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


Europe agrees to extend the bail-out—after Greece drops nearly all its demands. Now Syriza must answer to its voters
The Economist: February 21, 2015

Tsipras declares victory as Greece dodges financial collapse

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras declared victory on Saturday after agreeing a last-minute conditional financial rescue deal with Europe, despite making big concessions to avert financial collapse within days.
Reuters: February 21, 2015

Greek debt deal: Government starts work on reform list

The Greek government is beginning work on a list of reforms it has agreed to submit to foreign lenders by Monday.
BBC: February 21, 2015

Greece crisis: Eurozone set for vital loan talks

Eurozone finance ministers are preparing for a vital third meeting, in Brussels, to try to solve the crisis over Greece's bail-out.
BBC: February 20, 2015

Greece defiant as Germany tears up last-ditch EMU compromise on austerity

'There is no macro-economic argument for further fiscal tightening. The only reason for doing so is on punitive grounds,' says Greece's Yanis Varoufakis
The Telegraph: February 19, 2015

Greece, EU see need for "national reform plan" to fix economy

Greece has agreed with its European partners that there needs to be a "national reform plan" to deal with decades-long issues of the economy, its government spokesman said on Sunday.
Reuters: February 15, 2015

Greek officials, international creditors to meet Friday

Greece and its international creditors plan to meet Friday to launch technical discussions on the debt-ridden country's demand to cut its massive debt and ease the austerity measures the lenders imposed on Athens.
February 13, 2015