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#Evangelos Venizelos

# evangelos-venizelos - Monday 5 November, 2012

Greek parliament begins debate on latest €13.5bn austerity package
# Greece
# Greece

Greek parliament begins debate on latest €13.5bn austerity package

Nov 5th 2012, 11:14 AM 3,363 Views 19 Comments

Parliament will spend the entire week debating the 2013 Budget, which will introduce another €13.5 billion in budget cuts.

# evangelos-venizelos - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Junior partners in Greek government set to veto latest Troika demands
# Greece
# Greece

Junior partners in Greek government set to veto latest Troika demands

Oct 23rd 2012, 9:05 PM 4,683 Views 37 Comments

Left-leaning partners in the coalition are rejecting Troika demands to make it easier to sack workers.

# evangelos-venizelos - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Everything you need to know about today’s crucial election in Greece
# Explainer
# Explainer

Everything you need to know about today’s crucial election in Greece

Jun 17th 2012, 9:31 AM 3,164 Views 21 Comments

Who’s running? What do they believe? And what happens if the new government rejects the bailout?

# evangelos-venizelos - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Greece to hold second election after coalition talks are abandoned
# Acropolis Now?
# Acropolis Now?

Greece to hold second election after coalition talks are abandoned

May 15th 2012, 3:17 PM 1,814 Views 25 Comments

Talks to try and form a techocrat government are abandoned after a two-hour meeting of the five main leaders.

# evangelos-venizelos - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Last-ditch Greek talks fail to form unity government
# Greece
# Greece

Last-ditch Greek talks fail to form unity government

May 13th 2012, 12:55 PM 2,277 Views 12 Comments

Meetings between the country’s president and its three main party leaders fail to end the political stalemate in Greece.

# evangelos-venizelos - Friday 11 May, 2012

Radical Left coalition to meet Socialists in last bid to form Greek government
# Greece
# Greece

Radical Left coalition to meet Socialists in last bid to form Greek government

May 11th 2012, 2:08 PM 2,207 Views 49 Comments

If Alexis Tsipras and Evangelos Venizelos can’t agree a common platform, a second election will be almost certain.

# evangelos-venizelos - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Radical Left coalition to begin attempts at forming Greek coalition
# Greece
# Greece

Radical Left coalition to begin attempts at forming Greek coalition

May 8th 2012, 8:52 AM 1,204 Views 30 Comments

Alexis Tsipras will try to form a government after the largest party, New Democracy, said it would not be able to govern.

# evangelos-venizelos - Friday 9 March, 2012

Success for Greece as huge majority of investors agree to bond swap
# Greece
# Greece

Success for Greece as huge majority of investors agree to bond swap

Mar 9th 2012, 7:32 AM 2,160 Views 19 Comments

The biggest sovereign bond swap in history will unltimately see 95.7 per cent of investors agree to write down their debts.

# evangelos-venizelos - Sunday 26 February, 2012

Leftist flamboyance and corrosive cynicism: The week in quotes
# Said And Done
# Said And Done

Leftist flamboyance and corrosive cynicism: The week in quotes

Feb 26th 2012, 7:00 PM 3,947 Views 3 Comments

“Autism is a theory. It is not a fact”

# evangelos-venizelos - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Eurozone agrees on new €130 billion bailout deal for Greece
# Bailout
# Bailout

Eurozone agrees on new €130 billion bailout deal for Greece

Feb 21st 2012, 7:55 AM 1,978 Views 43 Comments

The second bailout will avoid the risk of a Greek default next month and contains strict rules for Greece to control its finances.

# evangelos-venizelos - Monday 20 February, 2012

Greek minister 'optimistic' about approval of second €130bn bailout
# Greece
# Greece

Greek minister 'optimistic' about approval of second €130bn bailout

Feb 20th 2012, 3:26 PM 1,061 Views 6 Comments

Arriving in Brussels, Evangelos Venizelos says Greece is “ready to conclude this long process” and secure more funding.

# evangelos-venizelos - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Some eurozone countries 'dont want us any more' - Greek finance minister
# Greece
# Greece

Some eurozone countries 'dont want us any more' - Greek finance minister

Feb 15th 2012, 6:14 PM 3,347 Views 56 Comments

Meanwhile, Athens has agreed €325m more in spending cuts as it pushes for a deal on that second bailout.

# evangelos-venizelos - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Greek leaders head to Brussels empty-handed
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Greek leaders head to Brussels empty-handed

Feb 9th 2012, 7:47 AM 2,088 Views 30 Comments

If Greece doesn’t secure a bailout loan by 15 February it may not have the money to pay a €14.5 billion bond on 20 March.

# evangelos-venizelos - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Greek debt talks with bondholders break down unexpectedly
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# Greece

Greek debt talks with bondholders break down unexpectedly

Jan 21st 2012, 1:38 PM 2,683 Views 22 Comments

The representative of Greece’s private creditors has left the country.

# evangelos-venizelos - Friday 13 January, 2012

Greece may face full default after talks with bondholders falter
# It Never Rains...
# It Never Rains...

Greece may face full default after talks with bondholders falter

Jan 13th 2012, 5:21 PM 3,232 Views 14 Comments

Talks between Greece and its bondholders have “paused for reflection” but may be on the verge of total collapse.

# evangelos-venizelos - Saturday 19 November, 2011

Troika in Greece to settle details on bailout loans
# Greece
# Greece

Troika in Greece to settle details on bailout loans

Nov 19th 2011, 12:56 PM 1,385 Views 1 Comment

Yesterday, the Greek finance minister said the country would not need to implement any further austerity measures to reach its deficit target for the year.

# evangelos-venizelos - Monday 7 November, 2011

Greece agrees unity government with new PM to be chosen today
# Greece
# Greece

Greece agrees unity government with new PM to be chosen today

Nov 7th 2011, 8:13 AM 150 Views 1 Comment

Changes afoot in the debt stricken country.

# evangelos-venizelos - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Greek government crisis: Opposition walks out of debate – report
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# Greece

Greek government crisis: Opposition walks out of debate – report

Nov 3rd 2011, 6:34 PM 1,602 Views 34 Comments

The embattled leader has not dismissed the idea of a referendum completely but said that if consensus could be reached with the Opposition then the bailout deal could be ratified.

In full: Greek finance minister's extraordinary rebuke of PM
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# Greece

In full: Greek finance minister's extraordinary rebuke of PM

Nov 3rd 2011, 2:58 PM 728 Views 18 Comments

Evangelos Venizelos issued an extrordinary public letter just before 5am this morning.

Greece's Euro membership now on the line, say France and Germany
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Greece's Euro membership now on the line, say France and Germany

Nov 3rd 2011, 8:07 AM 714 Views 34 Comments

Merkel and Sarkozy have told Greece it must decide whether it wants to continue as part of the Eurozone.

# evangelos-venizelos - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Greece's €8bn lifeline put on hold - but ministers still rule out default
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Greece's €8bn lifeline put on hold - but ministers still rule out default

Oct 4th 2011, 7:50 AM 314 Views 10 Comments

Eurozone finance ministers have decided to delay a decision on Greece’s next €8bn loan package until later in the month.

# evangelos-venizelos - Monday 3 October, 2011

Ministers scramble to Luxembourg as Greece admits it will miss bailout targets
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Ministers scramble to Luxembourg as Greece admits it will miss bailout targets

Oct 3rd 2011, 8:00 AM 455 Views 11 Comments

The shrinking Greek economy means the austerity drive will not be enough to ensure that the government deficit is within targets.

# evangelos-venizelos - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Greek government announces new austerity measures
# Austerity
# Austerity

Greek government announces new austerity measures

Sep 21st 2011, 10:09 PM 443 Views 23 Comments

Cuts in pension and a reduction in the number of civil servants are among the new measures agreed upon to try and persuade international creditors that the Greek Government is serious about fiscal reform.

# evangelos-venizelos - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Greece 'near deal' with troika - but may withdraw from Euro
# Greece
# Greece

Greece 'near deal' with troika - but may withdraw from Euro

Sep 20th 2011, 9:23 AM 1,227 Views 17 Comments

Discussions with the EU and IMF are nearing a conclusion – but reports say the government wants a referendum on Euro membership.

# evangelos-venizelos - Monday 19 September, 2011

Ambitious Greece promises to turn budget surplus for 2012
# Greece
# Greece

Ambitious Greece promises to turn budget surplus for 2012

Sep 19th 2011, 10:46 AM 602 Views 6 Comments

The Greek government promises to spend less than it takes in in 2012 – but says it won’t repay interest on loans before that.

# evangelos-venizelos - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

European in-fighting may still scupper Greece's second bailout
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

European in-fighting may still scupper Greece's second bailout

Aug 23rd 2011, 6:13 PM 521 Views 6 Comments

Athens and Helsinki have struck a deal where Finland gets collateral for its second batch of loans. Now others want similar deals.

# evangelos-venizelos - Friday 17 June, 2011

Greece names Evangelos Venizelos as new finance minister
# Greece
# Greece

Greece names Evangelos Venizelos as new finance minister

Jun 17th 2011, 7:50 AM 403 Views 3 Comments

The move comes amid speculation that the prime minister had trouble finding a replacement for the outgoing finance minister.