Thursday, June 29, 2017

Alexis Tsipras

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Tsipras (or rather his Twitter PR person) tweeted to Turkey's PM, "Fortunately our pilots are not as mercurial as yours against the Russians #EUTurkey"

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The Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO), which was on the second day of a 24-hour strike on Tuesday leaving ferry boats tied up at port, is due to discuss whether to resume bringing refugees from the islands to the mainland.

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Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has said the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras "will not succeed" in his bid to turn the country's finances round and that its creditors are implementing a program which they know cannot be implemented.

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras slammed on Friday the level of debate among European Union governments in dealing with the migrant crisis as 'sad' for a lack of cohesive action in dealing with the crisis.

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Germany's Suddeutsche Zeitung reported that just two months after Greece voted through its third bailout, its creditors have already grown tired with the game and are refusing to pay the next Greek loan tranche of €2 billion.

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Left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday faces his first test in parliament since a bailout rebellion split his party and triggered a snap general election last month.

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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras insisted that his government will conduct the necessary reforms to make Greece more attractive to investors.

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A slimmed-down cabinet with only a few faces from the previous government is to be sworn in on Wednesday after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spent hours deliberating with colleagues and his coalition partner, Independent Greeks leader Panos Kammenos.

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Negotiations over Greece's debt will top the agenda for Prime Minister-elect Alexis Tsipras from Monday as he prepares for a return to office following a surprisingly easy national election win, a senior source from his party said.

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Alexis Tsipras returned to power on Sunday after SYRIZA scored a convincing electoral win that allowed the prime-minister-in-waiting to renew the alliance with Independent Greeks and its leader Panos Kammenos.

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Two fiery supporters-turned-opponents of Greece's leftist SYRIZA party rounded on its leader Alexis Tsipras on Sunday, implicitly accusing him of capitulating to mainstream European interests and of betraying the Greek people.

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Alexis Tsipras said he was going to save Greece from more austerity and to change his country’s relationship with the EU oligarchs in Brussels. In the end he signed Greece up to a third, devastating bailout and more years of ...

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Greek PM Alexis Tsipras was trying to play Russia against the EU and US. Silly boy....his bluff was called by Putin and even by German FM Schäuble, who told Tsipras to go along and make a deal. In the end ...

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With opinion polls indicating that the September 20 elections will be very close, Alexis Tsipras told his SYRIZA members on Saturday that there is no time for mourning after the split in their party caused by the agreement for the ...

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The recently resigned Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ left-wing Syriza party is slightly ahead in the polls released Friday, but faces a formidable opponent in the center-right New Democracy (ND) challenger.

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Greece's ex finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis is ready to launch a European movement that will develop into a political party.

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Greek President Pavlopoulos may not call a meeting of party leaders on Thursday before appointing a caretaker prime minister, despite pressure from opposition parties to do so...as PM Alexis Tsipras and his coalition partner Panos Kammenos have indicated that they ...

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Greek PM Alexis Tsipras chaired a meeting of SYRIZA’s political secretariat to discuss his party's strategy ahead of snap elections as former Energy Minister Panayiotis Lafazanis announced his new breakaway party, Popular Unity.

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A group of Greek lawmakers opposed to the country’s bailout program abandoned the governing party, Syriza, as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras moved to force an early election to shore up his position.

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Greek MPs, lead by Panagiotis Lafazanis abandoned the governing party, Syriza, as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras moved to force an early election to shore up his position.

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New Democracy, the second largest party in the Greek parliament, says it will try to form the country’s new government following the resignation of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

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Here we go again. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned on Thursday, heralding snap elections, most probably for September 20, in an attempt to consolidate his hold on power amid a mounting rebellion within SYRIZA against a new bailout signed ...

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The Greek parliament gave its approval for the third Greek bailout when Tsipras secured votes of more than 151 lawmakers in country’s 300-seat parliament.

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Greek lawmakers bickered through the night, but eventually passed a new bailout deal to keep the country afloat, only hours before euro zone finance ministers are due to decide on Friday whether to approve the vital aid for Athens.

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Critics have slammed Greece’s new bailout deal - agreed upon between Athens and the country’s creditors - saying that it is a declaration of war on the Greek people, as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras recalled parliament for an emergency session ...

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