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Op-Ed: The 'Yes' side won the Greek referendum

Athens - Greeks rejected a proposed deal that their government had put to a referendum rather than accept. The same government is now agreeing to negotiate an agreement that will bring even more austerity and harsher conditions.

Op-Ed: The contradictions in Greek policy continue

Athen - Negotiations between Greece's creditors and the Syriza government have seen many change in positions by the Greek government on privatization, taxes, debt reduction, and other issues. Different officials made contrasting statements on disputed issues.

Greek officials claim they are close to a deal with creditors

Athens - Greek officials said there was progress during weekend negotiations with creditors even though no breakthrough deal has been reached as yet.

Op-Ed: Greek government revamps negotiating team

Athens - Feisty Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has reportedly been relegated to the sidelines in negotiations with EU and IMF creditors for a deal that would release more funds from the bailout loan.

Op-Ed: No deal no cash for Greece after Eurogroup meeting in Latvia

Riga - The Eurogroup of finance minister meeting in Riga Latvia had harsh words for Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis as they refused his bid to find a shortcut to get badly need financial aid.

Op-Ed: Greece's reform list accepted by Eurogroup but with reservations

Brussels - The Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis sent a letter to Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem just before the deadline of midnight Monday that outlines proposed reforms that Greece was willing to undertake to receive bailout funds.

Greek proposals for extending loan rejected by Germany

Athens - Moments after the European Commission had called the Greek proposals "positive" Germany rejected them. Greece was requesting a six-month extension of its loan program.

Op-Ed: Syriza can either sell out or exit the euro zone

Athens - The Greek government has until Friday to give its response to a Eurogroup document that is based on the original bailout deal that Greece had vehemently rejected in the first place. Greece must indicate what it is willing to do to extend the deal.

Op-Ed: Talks between Greece and euro zone finance ministers collapse

Athens - Euro zone finance ministers presented Greece with a proposal it could hardly accept since it would extend the present bailout and its conditions for another six months.

Op-Ed: Greece adopts losing tactics in debt negotiations up to now

Athens - An article by Anatole Kaletsky suggests that although Greece is the weak party in negotiations for a new debt deal and Germany strong, if the two parties focus on what matters most to them, a deal that is positive for both could be negotiated.

Op-Ed: Greek and German finance ministers talks go nowhere

Berlin - Talks today between German Finance Minister Wofgang Schaeuble and Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis appeared to achieve little or nothing with the German side simply repeating its hard line on Greek debt reduction

Op-Ed: Syriza gains support for dumping Troika arrangement

Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, is gaining support in high official circles for his refusal to negotiate Greek debt provisions through the Troika arrangement with the European Commission, European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund.

Op-Ed: Greek finance minister demands new game

Athens - The meeting between Yanis Varoufakis, the new Greek finance minister, with the finance chief of the eurogroup, Jeroen Dijseelbloem, ended in a very tense press conference.
 

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