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Road to a Grecian turn?

Old Feb 23rd 2017, 7:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Garbatellamike View Post
https://www.neweurope.eu/article/lag...aircut-needed/

It looks like the IMF are rolling over and going with Germany.....
Now there's a weird thing.

I haven't heard anything at all for ages about a haircut. Nobody, apart from the twerps who repeat ad infinitum that Greece just wants free money etc, seriously expects it, as far as I know. The EU side have all stuck to the line that debt write-offs (or write-downs or whatever they're calling them today) are out of the question. And yet here's Lagarde apparently saying Greece doesn't need a haircut at the moment.

How odd.
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Old Feb 23rd 2017, 8:51 pm
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Yep Eric agree with you there
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Old Feb 23rd 2017, 10:56 pm
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And a somewhat contradictory(!) broadside from other representatives of the IMF...

https://blog-imfdirect.imf.org/2017/...ve/#more-16982
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Originally Posted by Red Eric View Post
And a somewhat contradictory(!) broadside from other representatives of the IMF...

https://blog-imfdirect.imf.org/2017/...ve/#more-16982
It's a mess and the can will continue to be kicked down the road until they find there is a bomb inside the can and it explodes
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You never know - the bomb disposal team might be along later this year.
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You never know - the bomb disposal team might be along later this year.
we can hope but they'd probably still have to do a controlled explosion
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Why isn't there a Greece forum? Curious.
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Originally Posted by MrsTeapot View Post
Why isn't there a Greece forum? Curious.
not enough people/volume according to admin and mods
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Originally Posted by MrsTeapot View Post
Why isn't there a Greece forum? Curious.
Surprisingly, there doesn't seem to be much demand for one.
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Surprisingly, there doesn't seem to be much demand for one.
There is on the women's forum I also belong too. Two ladies, one Scottish ,one English regularly post about what is going on there.It's never what we read in the papers .
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Greece agrees basic terms to unlock delayed bailout - BBC News

Aa reported by the the BBC news article above, the Euro Zone and Greece agreed 'the main elements of a deal to unlock a delayed bailout payment' on the 7 April 2017. All needs to be done was to 'put the last dots on the i's', according to the Dutch finance minister, Jeroen Dijsselbloem.

Two weeks on, there is still no news on the deal.
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Greece agrees basic terms to unlock delayed bailout - BBC News

Aa reported by the the BBC news article above, the Euro Zone and Greece agreed 'the main elements of a deal to unlock a delayed bailout payment' on the 7 April 2017. All needs to be done was to 'put the last dots on the i's', according to the Dutch finance minister, Jeroen Dijsselbloem.

Two weeks on, there is still no news on the deal.
yep trying to kick the can down the road again is proving tricky
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Sudden death for widows' pensions: New criteria and cuts to push thousands into poverty
Wow. This looks serious - beginning with the most vulnerable citizens...
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Sudden death for widows' pensions: New criteria and cuts to push thousands into poverty
Wow. This looks serious - beginning with the most vulnerable citizens...
The failure to collect enough tax revenue has always been a farce in Greece, but it sounds like they have given up and decided that it is easier to cut payments to some of their most vulnerable citizens rather than do anything about the tax collection problem!

I can't help but wonder if the plan is to force Greece out of the EU and/or spark a revolution.
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Why would the creditors want to spark a revolution?
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