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Euro zone enlargement call sparks backlash in Germany


TALLINN After years of bailing out Greece, the idea of letting more poorer states into the euro zone has sparked controversy, particularly in Germany, where Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking re-election in two weeks time.

Greece sees no need for precautionary credit line to exit bailout

ATHENS Greece does not expect it will need a precautionary credit line when it exits its bailout next year, a view that is in line with its official creditors, the finance minister said on Friday after a meeting of euro zone ministers in Tallinn.

World, Sep 15 2017

Reborn German liberals could spell trouble for Merkel

BERLIN Later this year, Angela Merkel may form a new government with a party whose leader says Greece should leave the euro, Russia can keep Crimea and refugees will have to go home.

World, Russia, Sep 14 2017

Macedonia wants EU membership process, Greek talks to run in tandem

LONDON Macedonia hopes it has done enough to convince the European Union to start accession talks while a quarter-of-a-century-long row with neighbouring Greece rumbles on, its foreign minister said on Wednesday.

World Sep 14 2017

'Recognize new reality', Macedonia asks Greece

SKOPJE Macedonia called on Greece on Thursday to recognize the "new reality" in the country and support its bid to join the European Union and NATO, a move that would require overcoming the row over the country's name.

World, Aug 31 2017

Greece offers latest effort to reform public sector, a key bailout demand

ATHENS Greece's government presented a three-year plan to overhaul the country's public sector on Wednesday, the latest attempt to fix a problem that helped plunge the country into its worst crisis in decades seven years ago.

World, Aug 30 2017

Macron to urge euro zone reform on trip to Greece next month

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Athens next month to send a message to fellow euro zone leaders about the need to strengthen the currency union, at a time when Greece is emerging from years of economic crisis, French officials said.

World, Aug 22 2017

Brazil Car Wash graft probe widens to include U.S., Greek firms

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian authorities widened their Car Wash graft probe on Friday to include more international targets, ensnaring U.S. asphalt maker Sargeant Marine, six Greek shipping companies and a former Brazilian congressman.

World, Brazil, Aug 18 2017

Friday Morning Briefing

Toyota and Mazda team up to build a U.S. assembly plant, a grand jury issued subpoenas in connection with Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer, and China is on pace to overtake the U.S. as the world’s biggest oil importer.

China, Russia, Australia, Aug 04 2017

'No more waiting!' Syrians stuck in Greece protest at German embassy

ATHENS Syrian refugees stranded in Greece chanted "no more waiting!" and protested outside the German embassy in Athens on Wednesday against delays in reuniting with their relatives in Germany.