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Greece agrees to 3rd bailout deal, more austerity

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The Greek government announced it has struck an ambitious bailout deal with creditors aimed at securing around €86bn (£61bn) over three years in return for radical economic reforms to be pushed through parliament as early as this week. News of the agreement following a marathon 24-hour negotiating session at Athens’ …

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95% of Greek ‘bailout’ money went to European Banks

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I simply cannot stress enough how important Greece is to freedom, liberty and civilization across the globe. Greece is not a one-off, or merely a small nation in big trouble that holds little relevance for the rest of us. Greece is everything. What is happening to Greece follows the exact same …

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Syriza’s 40 point plan for Greece

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Greece‘s newly elected political part Syriza has some bold plans for the nation. Should Syriza action some of these game changing plans listed below, we would likely see other nations in the region rise up and follow suit. It will be interesting to see how the powers that (shouldn’t) be try …

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EU officials panic as Greece votes ‘NO’

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group The Greek referendum results are in, and the nation’s people have resoundingly rejected forced austerity. Over 60% voted ‘NO’ to the IMF bailout, with less than 40% voting ‘YES’. This landslide victory sends a clear message to the European Union that the people of Greece are …

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IMF issues its statement on Greece

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Mr. Gerry Rice, Director of Communications at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), made the following statement today regarding Greece’s financial obligations to the IMF due today: “I confirm that the SDR 1.2 billion repayment (about EUR 1.5 billion) due by Greece to the IMF today has not been received. We …

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Greek banks get additional €10bn to counter ECB pressure

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Banks in Greece have been given the go ahead to access an additional €10 billion in emergency funding from the Bank of Greece, according to a government official. This is a push-back from Athens demonstrating its intent to roll back austerity measures. “Greece does not aim to blackmail anyone but …

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Goldman Sachs may face trial for role in Greek debt crisis

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Goldman Sachs faces the prospect of potential legal action from Greece over the complex financial deals in 2001 that many blame for its subsequent debt crisis. A leading adviser to debt-riven countries has offered to help Athens recover some of the vast profits made by the investment bank. The Independent has …

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Bank runs in Greece, bank holidays coming next

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The writing has been on the wall for quite sometime. Deposit flight from Greece‘s ailing banking sector has been running north of €500 million per day this week as the threat of capital controls casts a pall over the Greek government’s efforts to reassure the public and head off a …

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Greece likely to leave Eurozone and EU

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The Greek central bank warned Wednesday that the country could crash out of the eurozone and even the European Union if it fails to reach a bailout deal with international creditors. In one of the starkest warnings so far from a Greek institution, the Bank of Greece said: “Failure to …

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Greece to trigger collapse of fascist eurozone

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Greece is rapidly running out of money. In a last ditch effort to remain afloat, the nation recently passed a law requiring all cash reserves in public sector entities to be transferred to its central bank, the Bank of Greece. This is just the latest round …

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Greece to tax cash withdrawals

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Greece has revealed it will introduce a surcharge for all cashpoint withdrawals and financial transactions in a desperate attempt to prevent citizens withdrawing their money from the country’s beleaguered banks. Ministers hope the controversial move could raise as much as €180 million, which the Athens government hopes will help the country …

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US demanded Greece close airspace to Russian humanitarian aid for Syria

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The government in Athens has refused a demand by the United States to close its airspace to Russian aircraft ferrying what it describes as humanitarian aid to Syria. “On Saturday, U.S. Embassy [in Athens] appealed to the Greek government with a request to prohibit the flights of Russian aircraft in the FIR …

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Greek government surrenders to the bankers

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Yes, Greek banks may have been insolvent – something that was clear since the first bailout of 2010 – but at least the Greek state had control over them: as such it could have mandated mergers, recapitalizations, liquidity injections, even depositor bail-ins (perhaps the harshest lesson for the ordinary Greek population as …

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How Greece was robbed by the bankers

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Every single mainstream media has the following narrative for the economic crisis in Greece: the government spent too much money and went broke; the generous banks gave them money, but Greece still can’t pay the bills because it mismanaged the money that was given. It sounds quite reasonable, right? Except …

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Greece plans return to drachma and nationalization of banks

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Greece is drawing up drastic plans to nationalise the country’s banking system and introduce a parallel currency to pay bills unless the eurozone takes steps to defuse the simmering crisis and soften its demands. Sources close to the ruling Syriza party said the government is determined to keep public services …

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Live Greek election poll tracker

With the only real catalyst on the horizon not due for nearly one month – that would be the Greek elections of June 17 which while presented as the make or break event for the Eurozone, we believe will be once again inconclusive, resulting in no actual government, but merely …

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Greece back to the Drachma?

Traders around the world have been staring at their Bloomberg screens, hardly believing their eyes. The electronic information platform has been showing details for possible Greek Drachma trading. The Bloomberg helpdesk described it as “an internal function which is set up to test.” The news comes in the wake of the …

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‘Leave Euro, reclaim your democracy!’ Nigel Farage to Tsipras

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage gave a rousing speech in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg today during which he directly told Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to lead the Greek people out of the Eurozone and reclaim the country’s democracy. Farage told Tsipras that his country should have never …

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Youth unemployment in Greece hits 58%

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Greek unemployment rose to 25.4pc in August. Youth unemployment rose to 58pc. Under the official forecast, the economy will contract by a further 4.5pc next year, so it fair to assume that lots more people are going to lose their jobs. It is certainly not going to improve in any …

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