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Tough negotiations ahead as troika returns

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

Doubts emerge over troika's return to Greece amid budget hole

International inspectors are set to put on hold a trip to Athens because they have been unable to bridge differences with Greece over how to close a 2 billion-euro ($2.7 billion) hole in its 2014 budget, euro zone officials said.
Reuters: October 31, 2013

Cyprus lenders eye banks overhaul, state selloffs in review

(Reuters) - International lenders began a second inspection visit to Cyprus on Tuesday to assess progress in economic restructuring outlined in a 10 billion euro aid plan brokered in March to avert the island's financial collapse.
Reuters: October 29, 2013

Greek minister foresees hellish debt negotiations

Greece should prepare itself for a hellish negotiating period with international creditors on the country's financial needs and its level of debt, Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras said on Sunday.
AFP: October 21, 2013

In Greece, wisdom of privatisations under question

The approach of a new budget year in crisis-hit Greece has rekindled talk of more spending cuts, along with a renewed EU-IMF creditor push for a breakthrough in the country's clogged-up privatisation programme.
AFP: October 21, 2013

Greece completes first major privatisation since bailout

A Czech-Greek fund completed its acquisition of a controlling stake in Greece's betting monopoly OPAP on Friday, marking the country's first major privatisation under its international bailout plan.
Reuters: October 11, 2013

Data shows jump in Greece jobless rate

Official figures show that the unemployment rate in Greece jumped to 27.6 percent in July from a revised 27.5 percent in June, as the financial crisis continues to take its toll on jobs in the country.
Press TV: October 10, 2013

Greece crisis: Inside the student-occupied schools

Drastic public spending cuts in Greece are having severe consequences for public services including education. With teachers and students now taking direct action, some universities are warning that a whole semester could be written off.
BBC: October 1, 2013

Greece nominates new privatization agency chief, third in seven months

(Reuters) - Greece has nominated a new chairman for its privatization agency HRADF a month after his predecessor was dismissed, the finance ministry said on Saturday.
Reuters: September 28, 2013

Greek public sector workers strike as lenders check reform progress

Greek public sector workers went on strike for the second time in a week on Tuesday, shutting schools and leaving hospitals with skeleton staff, as inspectors from Greece's foreign lenders checked whether the country was meeting its bailout targets.
Reuters: September 24, 2013