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PM Tsipras: Troika and memorandum are history

"We are at the start of a great and difficult battle... We are not going to escape from our commitments" stated Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaking to SYRIZA's Central Committee on Saturday. He referred to a turbulence in the first month of SYRIZA's governance noting that Greece is not Europe's pariah's any more that follows orders and only implements memorandums. "The troika and the memorandum are history" he said

POLITICS

The first draft bill to be tabled by the SYRIZA government will relate to the humanitarian crisis in Greece, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said at a cabinet meeting on Friday evening.

ECONOMY

The availability of European Financial Stability Facility funds for Greece will be extended by four months, following a decision Friday by the facility's board of directors to amend the Master Financial Assistance Facility Agreement (MFFA) for the purpose.

POLITICS

Alternate Minister for Social Insurance Dimitris Stratoulis ruled out on Friday the possibility of further cuts in main or supplementary pensions or a raise of the retirement age.

POLITICS

The government not only did not table to Parliament a law to abolish all memorandums and their related laws, but moved to a new agreement with the troika of the country's lenders, Communist Party of Greece (KKE) leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas charged on Friday at a rally at Syntagma Square in Athens.

ECONOMY

The maturing IMF bonds will be covered, State Minister Nikos Pappas said on Friday. He said that the government and the partners have the political will to find a solution and noted that the possibility of extending what is being owed to the IMF is not being considered.

ECONOMY

Greece is the only EU member-state where its nominal gross minimum wage fell in 2015 compared with 2008, to 684 euros from 794 euros, a decline of 14 pct, Eurostat said on Thursday.

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