Greek government-debt crisis

Venizelos, Simitis hold 'good and substantial' talks

Ongoing political and economic developments were at the focus of talks Friday between deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos and former Prime Minister Costas Simitis.

“We had a good and substantial discussion,” Venizelos told journalists after the meeting which took place at the office of his predecessor at the helm of PASOK.

Give Greece a chance

Greece's creditors are testing the country's endurance - again. If they keep pressing, they could split the euro area apart, which would be a disaster for them as much as for Greece. They need to stop insisting on the impossible, and find a way to relieve the country's debts.

Reports point to economic recovery but also the risks

 KEPE says GDP could grow by up to 20 pct in the next six years

The Greek economy may be rebounding, but there are still risks that could derail this recovery, according to three separate studies published on Thursday by the Center of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE), BNP Paribas and the Economist.

Venizelos holds 'friendly' and 'positive' meeting with Papandreou

Deputy prime minister and current PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos met with former premier George Papandreou in Athens on Thursday.

Talking to the press following the meeting which lasted for one hour and 40 minutes, Venizelos described the discussion as "friendly" and "positive."