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Exclusive - Eurobank CEO expects to beat bad debt reduction target

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ATHENS Eurobank is confident of beating this year's sour loan reduction target agreed with European Central Bank supervisors and plans to make further progress by 2021, the chief executive of Greece's third largest lender said on Monday.

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Wait and see, lenders tell Greece on bid to rescind pension cuts 14 Sep 2018

ATHENS A bid by Greece to rescind pension cuts mandated for next year remains on hold after its international creditors withheld instant approval during their first post-bailout inspection of the country's finances, which ended on Friday.

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Greek pension cuts in balance as EU/IMF inspectors visit 12 Sep 2018

ATHENS Hopes in Greece that it will have fiscal leeway to cancel unpopular pension cuts due next year are in the balance, sources said on Wednesday, as the first inspection visit by its former lenders since it exited its bailout began.

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Europe must face its policy failures to stop rise of far right - Tsipras 11 Sep 2018

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday Europe could face an existential crisis over nationalism unless it owned up to its failure to handle a fiscal crisis and deal with an influx of migrants effectively.

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Greece will meet primary surplus targets until 2022 - Tsipras 11 Sep 2018

STRASBOURG Greece will meet primary surplus targets of 3.5 percent of GDP until 2022 as required by its creditors, but the policies to achieve that will be determined by the Greek government, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told the European Parliament on Tuesday.

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Greece's Moria migrant camp faces closure over public health fears 10 Sep 2018

ATHENS Greece's biggest migrant camp faces closure next month unless authorities clean up "uncontrollable amounts of waste", the regional governor said, citing public health risks.

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Greece says fiscal success means pension cuts, tax hikes not needed 09 Sep 2018

THESSALONIKI, Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, seeking re-election next year, said on Sunday that Greece would not need to cut pensions or raise taxes as planned because it was beating the budget targets agreed with its lenders.

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Fresh from end of bailout, Greek PM announces tax breaks 08 Sep 2018

THESSALONIKI, Greece Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday unveiled plans for tax cuts and pledged spending to heal years of painful austerity, less than a month after Greece emerged from a bailout programme financed by its EU partners and the IMF.

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Greek PM to promise economic relief after years of bailout austerity 07 Sep 2018

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to announce on Saturday some economic relief for Greeks who have swallowed the bitter pill of austerity during years of financial crisis, in a keynote policy speech that may be overshadowed by protests.

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We are ready to welcome you, NATO's Stoltenberg tells Macedonia 06 Sep 2018

SKOPJE NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called on Macedonians on Thursday to vote in a referendum to embrace a deal on its name with neighbouring Greece and join the defence alliance.