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#Evangelos Venizelos

# evangelos-venizelos - Monday 5 November, 2012

Greek parliament begins debate on latest €13.5bn austerity package

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains images

Leftist flamboyance and corrosive cynicism: The week in quotes

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Changes afoot in the debt stricken country.

# evangelos-venizelos - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Greek government crisis: Opposition walks out of debate – report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning, including: Mixed messages on burning the bondholders, Ericsson creates 100 new jobs in Athlone, and is today really the ‘happiest’ day of 2011?

Greece names Evangelos Venizelos as new finance minister

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