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Greek farmers ramp up motorway blockade over pension reforms

Greek farmers on Tuesday stepped up their weeks-long protest against proposed pension reforms by setting up a blockade around the main north-south motorway, splitting the country in two.
AFP: February 9, 2016

Greece needs to be more specific on pension reforms, Dijsselbloem says

Greece needs to be more specific over the planned pension reforms and the additional fiscal measures to be taken, Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Tuesday said in a letter to the Dutch parliament.
February 9, 2016

Greek pensions reform sparks protests in test for Tsipras

Farmers, workers, lawyers join first general strike of year. Reform poses the biggest test to Tsipras's political survival
Bloomberg: February 4, 2016

Greek journalists strike in anti-bailout action

Greek journalists walked off the job Wednesday ahead of a general strike set to disrupt services across the country to protest pension reforms that are part of the country's third international bailout.
Salt Lake Tribune: February 3, 2016

State Minister rules out withdrawal of pension reforms bill

"The government is not discussing the withdrawal of the bill on pension reforms," State Minister Alekos Flambouraris said in an interview with RealNews newspaper on Sunday.
January 31, 2016

Mitsotakis stresses need for reforms

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis in an interview with "Proto Thema" newspaper stressed the need for reforms to the benefit of the many.
January 31, 2016

Tsipras: 'Either the social security system will change or it will collapse'

The struggle for change is not book theories but daily action, said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addressing a SYRIZA event on the first year anniversary of SYRIZA-Independent Greeks governance
January 25, 2016

Tsipras: Europe's problems need 'more Europe'

Solving Europe's problems required "more Europe," Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday at the World Economic Forum panel in Davos, Switzerland.
January 21, 2016

Tsakalotos: 'IMF must clarify its position on proposed pension reforms'

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) must finally make clear its position on the proposed Greek pension reforms and understand that the negotiations on the review of Greece's program cannot continue indefinitely, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said
January 18, 2016

Labor unions strike against pension reforms

Greece's major labour unions will hold a 24-hour nationwide strike against the government's proposed pension reforms on Saturday, according to one of the unions on Friday.
January 15, 2016