Greek government-debt crisis

Deputy PM to meet with Schaeuble, Steinmeier in Berlin

Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos will travel to Berlin on Wednesday for two days of talks, it was announced on Friday.

According to sources, the PASOK leader will meet German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and the chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Sigmar Gabriel.

Debate about presidential election peaks as independent MPs mull backing gov't

Speculation about the government's prospects for achieving the 180-seat super-majority needed to elect a president peaked on Friday after several independent and opposition MPs indicated that they would be willing to back the coalition's candidate, thus contributing toward averting snap polls.

Independent Greeks leader testifies over MP bribery accusations

Independent Greeks leader Panos Kammenos gave evidence on Thursday before prosecutor Panayiotis Panayiotopoulos regarding the party’s latest accusations regarding bribery of MPs.

“The justice system must be allowed, without interference, to complete its investigation,” he said after leaving the prosecutor’s office.

Troika responds to Greek government, wants more commitments

The troika responded early Wednesday to the Greek government’s proposals for breaking a deadlock over the program review asking for fresh commitments and extra feedback from Athens before officials could resume their inspection, Kathimerini understands.

No details were made available on troika's new demands.

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