Euclid Tsakalotos

Handout talk generates concern

The government is reportedly preparing a tax relief package ahead of the general election that is set to cost the state up to 4 billion euros per annum, while industrialists are warning of a likely temporary recession for the economy in the case of an extended pre-election period.

Government withdraws bill that would slash fines on forged invoices after uproar

Straight on the heels of Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos' admission of the (unlikely and unwelcome as he said) prospect of a SYRIZA defeat in this year's general election, Deputy PM Yannis Dragasakis alluded to the prospect of a New Democracy victory while addressing opposition MPs in Parliament.

Dragasakis hints at prospective SYRIZA defeat, withdraws forged invoices bill

Straight on the heels of Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos' admission of the (unlikely and unwelcome as he said) prospect of a SYRIZA defeat in this year's general election, Deputy PM Yannis Dragasakis alluded to the prospect of a New Democracy victory while addressing opposition MPs in Parliament.

Stage is set for early clearance of costly IMF loans

The decision for the early repayment of part of the International Monetary Fund loans to Greece is expected to feature in talks Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos will have in Washington on Friday with the Fund's Managing Director Christine Lagarde, as well as the head of the IMF's European Department, Poul Thomsen.

Country at a standstill

The timing of Tuesday's disagreement between Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and Deputy Labor Minister Tasos Petropoulos over whether the leftist government plans to pay a one-off benefit to public sector workers and pensioners in the form of an Easter bonus was not incidental.

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