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'Busy' Greek prime minister to meet Angela Merkel 'in due time'
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel “in due time,” a Cabinet member said, adding that Tsipras has a very busy schedule and plans to meet with the leaders of Italy and France first.

31.01.2015 12:18

​Greece won’t cooperate with ‘troika,’ rejects aid extension
The new left-wing Greek government has said that it will not cooperate with the ‘troika’ of international lenders, and does not plan to seek an extension for its aid package which is set to expire at the end of February.

30.01.2015 19:37

'Ukraine is pretext for US lobby to go on with sanctions against Russia'
Anti-Russian sanctions are imposed as a hard neo-conservative lobby in America puts pressure on some European countries to go along with these sanctions, and to persuade other countries to do the same, journalist Neil Clark, told RT.

30.01.2015 10:43

‘Pigs might fly; Greece will pay its debt to EU’
Greece will inevitably get a debt haircut as it’s not able to cope with the €240 billion bailout loan given by the EU, said Hugh Bronson from the Alternative for Germany party. No national structure is able to cope with that amount of debt, he added.

30.01.2015 10:13

Russia might bailout Greece – finance minister
Greece hasn’t outright asked Russia for a loan, but Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Moscow wouldn't rule it out. His statement comes days after Greece openly opposed further economic sanctions against Russia.

30.01.2015 07:35

For Syriza, the only way is Essex! British university a hotbed of Greek radicalism
World statesmen have been educated in Britain’s finest institutions – Oxford, Cambridge and the University of London. Now the University of Essex may be the intellectual cradle of Europe’s politicos – Greek anti-austerity ones, at least.

29.01.2015 16:51

EU to Greece: ‘No question of cancelling debt’
The EU is not going to write off the external debt of Greece, as the country should abide by the previous commitments to its international lenders, said the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker.

29.01.2015 13:33

Bank of England chief 'delusional' to claim UK escaped debt trap - economist
Mark Carney’s claim that Britain has escaped a “debt trap” common to Eurozone states has been dismissed by UK economist Michael Burke as “delusional.” Burke says Britain's debt has merely been transferred from private firms to UK homeowners.

29.01.2015 12:48

‘Greece-EU clash over anti-Russia statement: others may follow Athens’ suit’
Greece’s discontent with the EU over an anti-Russian statement may give new momentum to other European countries, and make it easier for them to have courage to say “no” to Brussels dictate, foreign affairs analyst Srdja Trifkovic told RT.

28.01.2015 09:53

New Greek govt furious over EU 'unequivocal' anti-Russia statement
The new Greek government has spoken out against the EU partners over the statement that lays the blame for Saturday’s fatal attack on the Ukrainian city of Mariupol on Russia. Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria voiced similar objections earlier.

28.01.2015 07:53

New Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis steps in with looming multibillion-euro debt
There will be tough talking ahead for the new Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. He’ll have to enact the newly-elected government’s pledge to end the austerity measures and writing off a large part of the country’s debt.

27.01.2015 11:10

‘New Greek PM makes promises but no one wants to pay for them’
The new Greek government is making its own policy promises and it can’t simply demand a check from European countries to pay for its debts, Beatrix von Storch, MEP from the Alternative for Germany party, told RT.

27.01.2015 11:35