Germany's ruling parties are to introduce a resolution in parliament blocking any further boost to the EU's bail-out machinery, vastly complicating Greece's rescue package and risking a major clash with the IMF.
It is possible if not likely we have to suffer through at least 11 more Groundhog days as Greece sets March 8 deadline for investors in bond swap.
Greece has set a March 8 deadline for investors to participate in its unprecedented bond swap aimed at sharply reducing its debt burden, according to a document outlining the offer.
Greece’s flirtation with an exit from the euro in 2011 and two cliffhanger elections in 2012 prompted the darkest days of the debt crisis, halted only by the European Central Bank’s pledge to save the currency come what may.
Berlin (AFP) - As Berlin and Athens lock horns over debt relief, Greece's claim that Germany has never compensated it for all the damage wrought by the Nazis during World War II is again straining ties.
A few hours ago, Greek lawmakers approved a reform law to unlock about €8.8 billion of rescue loans from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. The law, which was a condition for further aid installments, passed easily with the solid backing of the three parties comprising Greece's ruling coalition, by 168 to 123 votes.
Germany's "Official Denial"
If you seek confirmation that Germany is actively trying to force Greece out of the Eurozone, strong evidence appears in the form of an "Official Denial"
Please consider Merkel Says Won't Force Greece Out of Euro
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she did not want to see Greece being forced out of the euro, warning that this would have "unforeseeable consequences."
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is heading to Moscow tomorrow for a state visit — the highlight of which will be a meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. That's raising some concerns from the EU, since the country has a big debt repayment to make to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday.
Criticizing the structure of the U.S. Treasury’s $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program ((TARP)) that was created to rescue the nation’s financial industry, the Congressional Oversight Panel said in a report on Thursday that the foreign companies got greater benefit from the U.S. bailout program than U.S. companies realized from other countries' bailout programs.