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  • BRUSSELS, March 29- Greece's lenders on Wednesday could not confirm what sources said was a preliminary deal on open issues of the country's bailout and said possible debt relief measures will be decided only at the end of the financial aid programme, contrary to Athens' will. Negotiations between Greece, the European Union and the International Monetary Fund-...

  • A senior state prosecutor filed the charges Tuesday against Artemis Sorras, head of the Convention of Greeks, which urges taxpayers not to settle debts with the government. "I of course will never turn myself in, because I am a true native Greek, and not part of some company that calls itself the Republic of Greece, or Germany or Washington D.C.," he said in the 21- minute...

  • ATHENS, Greece— The European Union is clearing a 280 million euro loan from the European Investment Bank to the company that won the tender to upgrade and operate 14 regional Greek airports. European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Tuesday the EU's investment plan "supports the modernization of all the regional airports." Fraport Greece...

  • Europe could be on track to encounter a shock wave up to five times as turbulent as the start of the euro zone debt crisis if Le Pen wins; UBS.

  • Fears around a 'Grexit' or 'Italgo': Mark Grant

    Mark Grant, Hilltop Securities chief strategist, discusses the global risks to markets like possible exits from the European Union from Greece or Italy.

  • Differences between Athens, the EU and the IMF over how Public Power Corp will relinquish its dominance of the Greek market are a stumbling block to concluding a bailout review that would unlock fresh loans for cash-strapped Greece. Under terms of Greece's 86 billion euro 2015 bailout deal PPC is obliged to reduce both to less than 50 percent by 2020..

  • President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as Vice President Mike Pence looks on, in the Oval Office in Washington, D.C., on March 27, 2017.

    The two politicians' trajectories are more similar than one might think, a strategist told CNBC.

  • BERLIN— The Latest on migration issues in Europe:. A Syrian refugee in Germany won't pursue further legal action against Facebook after a court rejected his call for an injunction forcing the company to seek and delete posts falsely linking him to crimes committed by migrants. He added that the legal proceedings were "dangerous for my families in Syria and in...

  • Why Trump's fate could equal that of Tsipras

    Vasileios Gkionakis, head of global FX strategy at UniCredit, adds that "populism relies on hearsay."

  • ATHENS, March 25- Greece has received three binding bids for a majority stake in its second-largest port in Thessaloniki, the country's privatizations agency said on Saturday. Phillipines-based International Container Terminal Services, Dubai- based P&O Steam Navigation Company and German private equity firm Deutsche Invest Equity Partners submitted...

  • BRUSSELS, March 24- The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday euro zone lenders and Greece should reach a technical deal before a meeting of euro zone finance ministers on April 7. The IMF is pushing Greece to adopt such reforms as a condition to join an 86 billion euro bailout programme, so far funded only by euro zone creditors.

  • BRUSSELS, March 24- The European Commission President Jean-Claude Claude said on Friday euro zone lenders and Greece should reach a technical deal before a meeting of euro zone finance ministers on April 7. The IMF is pushing Greece to adopt such reforms as a condition to join an 86 billion euro bailout programme, so far funded only by euro zone creditors.

  • *Greece estimates it at 3.5 pct, higher than 0.5 pct target. BRUSSELS, March 24- Euro zone lenders estimate Greece had a primary surplus between 2 and 3 percent of its gross domestic product last year, much higher than the target set under its bailout programme and more than previously forecast, an EU official told Reuters on Friday. Under Greece's 86 billion euro...

  • The size of Greece's primary surplus- the budget balance before debt-servicing costs- is a source of contention between euro zone governments and the International Monetary Fund, which believes the surplus in 2016 was only 0.9 percent. Under Greece's 86 billion euro bailout programme, the third since 2010, Athens was supposed to reach a primary surplus of 0.5...

  • ATHENS, March 24- Greece will support a declaration marking the European Union's 60th birthday but needs the bloc's backing against International Monetary Fund demands on labour reforms, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said ahead of an EU Summit in Rome. "Nevertheless, in order to be able to celebrate these achievements, it has to be made clear, on an official...

  • ATHENS, March 24- Greece will support a declaration marking the European Union's 60th birthday but needs the bloc's backing against International Monetary Fund demands on labor reforms, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said ahead of an EU Summit in Rome. "Nevertheless, in order to be able to celebrate these achievements, it has to be made clear, on an official...

  • Prime Minister Antonio Costa described Dijsselbloem's remarks as "racist, xenophobic and sexist" and said Europe would lose credibility if the Dutchman did not step down. The spat has reawakened simmering anger in southern Europe over the harsh austerity some of their countries went through under bailouts during the euro zone debt crisis, pitting creditor...

  • Prime Minister Antonio Costa described Jeroen Dijsselbloem's remarks as "racist, xenophobic and sexist" and said Europe would lose credibility if the Dutchman did not step down. The spat has reawakened simmering anger in southern Europe over the harsh austerity some of their countries went through under bailouts during the euro zone debt crisis, pitting...

  • Prime Minister Antonio Costa described Jeroen Dijsselbloem's remarks as "racist, xenophobic and sexist" and said Europe would lose credibility if the Dutchman did not step down. The spat has reawakened simmering anger in southern Europe over the harsh austerity some of their countries went through under bailouts during the euro zone debt crisis, pitting...

  • ATHENS, March 22- Greece said on Wednesday it hopes for a deal with its international lenders within the month of April and is working to bridge differences on labour, pension and energy reforms. The onus for an agreement was not only on the Greek government, but on its European Union and International Monetary Fund lenders too, government spokesman Dimitris...