Showing posts with label economic crisis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label economic crisis. Show all posts

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

IMF confirms Greece did not make repayment. (The first developed nation to miss a payment)

The International Monetary Fund has confirmed that Greece did not make a €1.5bn repayment due today.

The fund said it received a request from Greece for a repayment extension, which its board would consider in due course.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Greek crisis: Neighbouring countries issue assurances

Greece’s four neighbouring countries have issued assurances in the wake of the country’s financial and economic crisis, imposition of bank closures and credit controls and as it appears headed for default.

Turkey ready to do all it can to back crisis-hit Greece

Turkey will do all it can to support neighboring Greece as it deals with its acute financial crisis, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu told his Justice and Development Party (AKP) group in parliament on June 30 in his first address since the June 7 elections.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

World Bank recommends Russia Greek model of crisis recovery

The World Bank recommends Russia to follow the Greek scenario of overcoming the crisis. 

The key goal of the Russian government is to guarantee macroeconomic stability, including stability in the financial sector, WB lead economist for Russia Birgit Hansl told TASS on Thursday.

Monday, December 22, 2014

McCain: We Would Be Thanking Saudis over Russian Economic Crisis

US Senator John McCain slammed President Barack Obama over Russia, saying that it was Saudi Arabia which troubled the Russian economy not sanctions imposed by Obama against Moscow.

He (literally) laughed off the notion that Obama's actions are responsible for crippling the Russian economy.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Putin says Russian economy will rebound (economic downturn will last two years at most)

Russian President Putin has attempted to assuage fears of economic collapse and promised rapid recovery as he faced hundreds of journalists amid the worst financial crisis of his rule.
Speaking at his annual press-conference on Thursday, the Russian leader said that the economic downturn will last two years at the most and he promised to support the poorest segment of the population.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Russia criticised over Ukraine at G20 summit

US President Barack Obama said this morning that Russia's aggression against Ukraine was "appalling" and a threat to the world.
European nations meanwhile threatened further sanctions against Russia if it did not end the flow of weapons and troops.
Speaking on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Brisbane, Mr Obama placed security and climate change at the centre stage of the leaders meeting, overshadowing talks on global economic growth.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ukraine rebels end ceasefire before polls. Donetsk separatists end truce days before parliamentary polls, which Kiev accuses Moscow of trying to disrupt.

Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's eastern region of Donetsk have announced the end of a ceasefire, ending a period of relative calm as the country braces for parliamentary polls.

Addressing reporters on Thursday, the prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, said "The truce has been observed by us alone. But the day before yesterday we started to respond as well. It has been quieter since yesterday." 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Turkey may woo Greek doctors to fill vacancies. (Health Minister Mehmet Müezzinoğlu)

Turkey is considering employing foreign doctors in order to fill vacancies in public hospitals, with Greek professionals being one of their main targets, Health Minister Mehmet Müezzinoğlu has said.

“We are thinking of employing doctors from Greece and other countries, who we believe would fulfill the needs of our people and who will be accredited by YÖK [the Turkish Higher Education Board] after the related legal regulations have been made,” Müezzinoğlu told journalists during an Eid al-Fitr visit to an Istanbul hospital on July 29.

“We [Turkey] have been increasing the capacity of our medical faculties since 2007, but such efforts will only start yielding results this year,” Müezzinoğlu added.

Monday, May 19, 2014

What the Parliament has done for you over the past five years


As Parliament gets ready to embark on a new legislative term following the elections on 22-25 May, we take a look back on what has been achieved in the current one. In its seventh term, from 2009 until June this year, the EP has enjoyed greater power than ever before. For the first time it could decide on the full EU budget, as well as on big international trade agreements and nearly all EU legislation, on an equal footing with national governments represented in the EU Council.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NATO's anti-Russian rhetoric surpasses propaganda of Yugoslavia times

NATO's anti-Russian political rhetoric has surpassed the propaganda of the times of the aggression against Yugoslavia, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

In recent time, NATO issued some publications, in which the Alliance tried to present causes of the crisis in Europe in its usual tendentious manner, traditionally shifting responsibility to Russia, the ministry noted.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Putin: Ukraine’s radical escalation puts it on edge of civil war

The sharp escalation of the Ukraine crisis virtually puts the country on the brink of civil war, Russian President Vladimir Putin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a telephone call.

Putin and Merkel discussed the upcoming Ukrainian crisis talks between Russia, Ukraine, the EU and the US, scheduled to be held on Thursday in Geneva.

Merkel’s press office noted that, despite some differences of opinion, the upcoming talks were the main focus of the telephone conversation.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Economic сrisis in Ukraine due to adventurism of politicians. - Russian Foreign Ministry

The economic crisis in Ukraine happened because of the adventurism of politicians and the irresponsibility of a number of goverments not interested in the fate of the country's citizens, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

"We are convinced that the goal and results of preparing the legislation on introducing changes to the Ukrainian Constitution should not be the cosmetic touch-ups of earlier texts, but the appearance of a reworked and renewed social agreement that would be accepted by the multi-ethnic Ukrainian socieity as being solid and reliable," the statement says.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Nestor project in Pylos: unravelling the universe’s mysteries from the bottom of the sea

More than 2,000 years before the scientific means were developed to prove the existence of atoms, ancient Greeks already theorised about their existence. Their descendants continue to be at the forefront of scientific research as shown by the Nestor project in Pylos, in southwestern Greece. This involves creating an underwater telescope at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. It will track neutrinos in a bid to unravel some of the universe’s biggest mysteries.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ukraine’s Yatsenyuk says new government to resort to unpopular measures.

LONDON, February 27, 0:33 /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine is standing on the brink of a disaster and its new government will have to resort to unpopular measures, Arseny Yatsenyuk, one of the leaders of the irreconcilable opposition and the incumbent candidate to the Prime Minister’s post said in an interview with the BBC.

He voiced the confidence that Ukraine would remain a united country and he promised to put his best efforts into keeping up that unity, which is currently going through a harsh trial test.

Monday, February 24, 2014

EU's Ashton to visit Ukraine. -Foreign ministers from 7 EU countries to discuss Ukraine's crisis

KIEV, Ukraine.-The European Union's (EU) foreign affairs chief will visit Ukraine on Monday to discuss the troubled country's economy, two days after the Ukrainian president was ousted.

According to a statement from the EU released Sunday, Catherine Ashton will meet key leaders in Ukraine's capital Kiev to discuss how the EU can stabilize the economy and solve problems created by the country's political crisis.

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