Negotiations between Athens and its international creditors, to unblock a one-billion-euro ($1.3 billion) instalment of financial aid, could last until Christmas, a finance ministry source told AFP on Wednesday.
AFP: November 13, 2013
Greek tax revenues exceeded expectations in October, helping the country stay on track to meet its 2013 fiscal target, the government said on Wednesday.
Reuters: November 13, 2013
Greece’s reform job is not even half finished. The government hasn’t done enough to root out the vested interests that strangle the economy. Nor has it cracked down fully on tax evasion or pushed hard enough to privatise state-owned properties.
Reuters Blogs: November 11, 2013
European Central Bank Executive Board member Yves Mersch urged Greece on Friday to push on with reforms to bring the country back to growth without relying on more debt relief.
Reuters: November 9, 2013
Greek riot police stormed the headquarters of former public broadcaster ERT in a pre-dawn raid on Thursday, forcibly removing employees who had been occupying the site since its shock shutdown five months ago.
AFP: November 7, 2013
A general strike hit Greece on Wednesday, paralysing public services and disrupting transport as EU-IMF auditors worked to finalise the recession-hit country's next budget, looking to eliminate a fiscal shortfall that could bring more unpopular cuts.
AFP: November 6, 2013
Greek schools shut and flights were disrupted as workers held a general strike on Wednesday to protest austerity imposed by foreign lenders, whose inspectors were in Athens to review the country's performance under its bailout.
Reuters: November 6, 2013
Workers in Greece are holding a 24-hour general strike over continuing cuts as international lenders decide whether to unlock further bailout money.
BBC: November 6, 2013
EU-IMF auditors holding loan talks in Athens were heckled by protesters on Tuesday and a man was briefly detained after throwing coins at the IMF mission's chief, police said.
AFP: November 6, 2013
Troika insists that measures amounting to €2–2.5bn need to be taken in 2014, as the memorandum states that the 2014 budget must to do all that is necessary to achieve a primary surplus equal to 2.5% of GDP
Enet: November 4, 2013