In Berlin, the government said it expected Athens to press ahead with its reform agenda and the finance ministry said aid disbursements would be delayed should the elections cause any delay in an examination of the programme.
The migrant emergency in the Balkans has shifted to Serbia, where hundreds are arriving every day after Macedonia decided not to block the border with Greece, resulting in an improvement of the situation along the Gevgelija border.
His U-turn in accepting the demands by the country’s creditors led to outrage among hardliners in his Syriza party, with dozens voting against him during the bailout’s ratification in parliament last week.
The approval comes after six hours of talks to nail down the tough and far-reaching reforms Athens must implement in return. Unable to borrow on the worldwide markets, another bailout is all that stands between Greece and a disorderly default on its debts – as soon as next...
Tsipras was to make an announcement Thursday night, another government official said, while he was expected to also visit the country’s president – a necessary formality in calling early elections, for which he would have to step down as prime minister. With a...
Greece’s partners in the euro currency are debating whether to give that country billions of dollars in new loans, now that the Greek parliament has passed a package of painful reforms and spending cuts.
German lawmakers voted in favor of a third Greek bailout on Wednesday despite a record rebellion among Chancellor Angela Merkel’s own conservatives that suggested she would struggle to return to parliament to seek any further aid for Athens.
Some of the migrants had spent days in the open with little or no food or water after Macedonia declared a state of emergency Thursday and sealed its borders to them, many refugees from war in Syria and other conflicts in the Middle East.
If the bailout is not approved by the Eurogroup, it could decide to grant Greece 6.04 billion euros in bridge financing, according to German newspaper Bild, citing a European Commission proposal for the meeting.