Greek government-debt crisis

Greek FM starts 3-day trip to Turkey on Saturday

Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos starts a two-day visit to Turkey on Saturday for talks with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.

Venizelos, who is also Greece’s deputy premier, is further scheduled to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The visit comes amid tension over energy spoils in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

Crucial talks with troika in Paris

A Greek government delegation is to meet representatives of the country’s troika of international lenders in Paris on Tuesday for two days of talks aimed at bridging a rift between the two sides and relaunching a stalled economic review in a last-ditch attempt to prepare for a Eurogroup summit on December 8.

SYRIZA denies reports of Tsipras dining with Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Latsis

The leftist SYRIZA opposition has denied reports that leader Alexis Tsipras recently met with Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, former head of the Athens 2004 Olympics organizing committee, and Marianna Latsis of Lamda development.

The report, which was posted on the iefimerida.gr website, was also rebuffed by sources close to Angelopoulos-Daskalaki.

Greek government sees Paris meeting as 'last phase' in troika talks

Greek government’s spokesman Sofia Voultepsi said that a meeting between representatives of the coalition and troika in Paris on Tuesday and Wednesday represent the “last phase” of negotiations between the two sides.

“The important thing is that a decision has been taken to get the process moving again,” Voultepsi told Vima FM.

Independent Greeks vote to oppose coalition's presidential candidate

A congress held by the anti-austerity Independent Greeks ended on Sunday with all MPs bar one voting in favor of the party not voting for any presidential candidate put forward by the government in March.

“Not one Independent Greeks MP will vote for the president,” said Kammenos after delegates and MPs voted with a show of hands.

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