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G7 Italy 2024 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Addressing Global Challenges, Fostering Partnerships

The text of the following statement was released by the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the...

Shockwaves from the Gaza War begin impacting the global economy

In this era of globalization almost any regional crisis can be expected to trigger defensive strategies on the part of major companies and investors....

Ireland’s climate action plan must look beyond de-growth led by the state

The Republic of Ireland has committed to reaching carbon neutrality by 2050, after the coalition government of Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the Greens...

Why the Taliban’s promise to stop the opium trade rings hollow

One of the first announcements the Taliban made after seizing power in Afghanistan in August was that they were going to “ban the production and sale...

Ukraine expects $2.2 billion from IMF in 2021

Ukraine expects to receive $2.2 billion spread across three tranches from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2021, Central Bank Governor Kyrylo Shevchenko said...

IMF chief: 'Clear we have entered recession'

International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva said on Friday that the global economy has already entered a recession because of the coronavirus crisis that...

Hezbollah rejects IMF management of Lebanon crisis

Lebanon’s radical Shi'a militant group Hezbollah, who are also the majority in the Lebanese parliament, have rejected a proposal by the International Monetary Fund...

Lebanon PM meets IMF delegation amid worsening economic crisis

A team from the International Monetary Fund met Lebanese government officials, to advise on how to tackle the country’s worsening financial and economic crisis....

Commission and IMF ink deal to support sustainable development

European Commission President Ursula von den Leyen and Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), signed on Tuesday a new Financial...

EU-US tensions could impact global growth, says IMF

Ahead of the World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos, Switzerland, which started today, the International Monetary Fund’s managing director Kristalina Georgieva presented the updated...

IMF to close Athens office, as Greek economy steadily recovers

The International Monetary Fund that assisted Greece throughout its international bailout process will close its Athens office in the coming months, Greek PM Kyriakos...

Greek Prime Minister meets President Trump amid Mid-East turmoil

The January 7 White House meeting between US President Donald J Trump and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis did not yield any new US...

Trump sends David Malpass to the World Bank

President Donald J Trump named David Malpass, currently US Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs, as the US candidate for the Presidency of the World...

Zero hour for Name Dispute

In the run-up to Macedonia/FYROM’s referendum on settling its three-decade-old Name Dispute with neighbouring Greece, the rival parties involved in the vote made impassioned...

Trump, Tsipras and Washington’s wordsmiths: What is a “responsible debt relief plan” for Greece?

Although much furor has arisen in Greece over the alleged high costs of the planned upgrade of part of the Greek F-16 fighter fleet...

Searching for meaning in Greek PM Tsipras’ planned Washington visit

Since the announcement of a White House meeting for Greek PM Alexis Tsipras last July, issued by the Office of Vice President Pence, observers...

Concordia's Europe Summit inaugurated in Athens

The inaugural Concordia Europe Summit ran June 6-7 in Athens. Launching the star-studded event, Concordia’s founders, Nicholas Logothetis and Matthew Swift, said Greece...

Go West (Again)! Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas visits Trump’s Washington

Greece’s Syriza-ANEL (Independent Greeks) coalition government simply won’t back off from its efforts to expand contacts with the Trump Administration, with the third minister...

Obama’s Greece Visit – Desperately Seeking Symbolism

Surely by now everyone has taken a deep breath and accepted Donald Trump’s victory on November 8. Most analysts needed a number of...

Trump victory downgrades Syriza investment in Obama visit to “junk” status

It seems Greece’s Syriza government invested too much energy and hope in the Clinton family enterprise and that investment quickly went through the floor...

Desperation over debt relief underlies Greek hopes for Obama’s Greece stop

While the world has focused on the closing days of the U.S. election campaign, in Athens advance teams from the White House and other...

Go West! PM Tsipras Sends State Minister Pappas to the U.S. in search of a lifeline

  If we have learned anything about the way Greek PM Alexis Tsipras operates, it this axiom:  when times are tough it’s always smart to...

U.S. Treasury's Nathan Sheets does Athens: Now what?

U.S. Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs Nathan Sheets stopped in Athens May 11 and met with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Finance Minister...

Greek Debt: What exactly did Treasury's Under Secretary Sheets mean about Greece and the IMF?

U.S. Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs Nathan Sheets faced a hardball question Wednesday, April 26 while at a hearing at the House of...

Davos Dreaming: Reform is the word for Greece coming from Washington

Although not in Davos for the latest round of Greece related fireworks, mostly involving German and Commission officials, this writer has been parsing the...

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