Greece government - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Greece government Greek finance chief dreams of drinks with Scarlett Johansson ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's finance minister says in a perfect world he'd like to take a break from arduous negotiations with bailout creditors for a drink with Scarlett Johansson, but isn't keeping his hopes high. Euclid Tsakalotos tried to lighten the mood at a parliamentary briefing on the bailout talks Thursday, describing the main opposition party... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:07:00 GMT 2017-03-16T22:07:00Z Letter bomb explodes at Paris IMF's office; Greek ties seen PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors are investigating a possible Greek link after a letter exploded Thursday at the Paris' office of the International Monetary Fund, lightly injuring one person. The IMF incident came as a Greek anarchist group claimed responsibility for a letter bomb sent to the German Finance Ministry the day before. The P... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:57:00 GMT 2017-03-16T21:57:00Z The Latest: Hungary defends new asylum law criticized by UN ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Hungary's prime minister says new rules allowing the detention of all asylum-seekers, including unaccompanied minors older than 14, in camps on the Serbian border made of shipping containers are in line with European Union legal standards. ... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:44:00 GMT 2017-03-10T14:44:00Z Greece: IMF says key difference remain in bailout talks ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government wound up more talks with its creditors Thursday without a breakthrough that would unfreeze bailout payments, and the International Monetary Fund warned that "much work" remained before differences could be resolved. The current negotiations initially were scheduled to end last year, and the delay has raised doubts... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 20:21:00 GMT 2017-03-09T20:21:00Z Greece seeks France's help on bailout, eyes 2017 bond 'test' ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is seeking help from France, its close ally in the 19-country eurozone, as it seeks to overcome stubborn sticking points in its bailout talks and return to international bond markets later this year. France's Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and Finance Minister Michel Sapin were in Athens Friday for talks, as negotiations wit... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:10:00 GMT 2017-03-03T13:10:00Z Turkish Cypriots decry Greek Cypriot teachings on 1950 vote NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots on ethnically divided Cyprus on Saturday criticized a new law making the annual commemoration of a 1950 plebiscite in support of union with Greece mandatory in Greek Cypriot schools. Mustafa Akinci called the move a "serious blow" to ongoing peace talks aimed at reunifying the island. Aki... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 20:38:00 GMT 2017-02-11T20:38:00Z Report: Greece risking 'harsh' new bailout in 2018 ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An independent Greek parliamentary report has warned that Greece faces an increased risk of a fourth bailout — or even a default — if delays in negotiations with bailout lenders are not overcome in the next few weeks. In a 67-page report Friday, the Parliament Budget Office argued that delays would hurt chances of Greece regaining ma... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:22:00 GMT 2017-01-27T16:22:00Z Greece's Tsipras visits Germany amid argument over bonus BERLIN (AP) — Greece's prime minister said Friday he wanted to reward Greeks who have made "enormous sacrifices in the name of Europe" as he visited German Chancellor Angela Merkel amid an argument about a Christmas bonus payment for low-earning pensioners. The bonus plan prompted creditors to suspend a new debt-relief deal reached only last week. The gov... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:31:00 GMT 2016-12-16T15:31:00Z Greece and IMF squabble over austerity and forecasting ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government and the International Monetary Fund squabbled Tuesday over further reforms the debt-hobbled country is being asked to make as part of its bailout. The left-led government said it refuses to legislate any further cutbacks after the bailout ends in mid-2018, and is accusing the IMF of citing "false" data in calling for sweeping pensio... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:18:00 GMT 2016-12-13T16:18:00Z