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02/07/2015 - FRANCE - GREeCE - Germany

Cracks appear in Franco-German unity over Greek crisis

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin on Thursday ruled out a deal with Greece if the Greek people vote no to negotiators' terms in Sunday's referendum, despite President François Hollande's call for an "immediate agreement"

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is seen on a television monitor while addressing the nation in Athens, Greece July 1, 2015.
01/07/2015 - Greece-Africa

Greece's economic woes are painful reminder of Africa's agony, analysts

Greece inched closer to dropping out of the eurozone on Wednesday, after defaulting on its 1.5 billion euro payment to the International Monetary Fund. The IMF rejected Athen's last-minute request for an extension, leading to scenes of chaos outside Greek banks.

About 20 000 people demonstrated in favour of accepting negotiators' conditions in Athens on Tuesday
01/07/2015 - FRANCE - GREECE

France wants Greece deal before Sunday's referendum

France hopes an agreement can be reached on Greece's debt before Sunday's referendum on acceptance of EU and IMF negotiators proposals for the country's economy, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on ...

French press review 1 July 2015

The battleground of the Greek economy continues to gets the editorial snipers' trigger-fingers itching. No one seems to know what will happen next.

French press review 30 June 2015

“Pay Day” for Greece as the deadline to service its 240-billion-euro loan from Western creditors expires tonight.
French President François Hollande delivers a statement after holding a council meeting on Greece at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France.
29/06/2015 - France - Greece

French President Hollande says exit from euro would be 'Greece's choice'

French President Francois Hollande says that it is Greece’s choice to stay in the Eurozone and that France's economy is safe from market instability after bailout negotiations failed over the ...

French press review 29 June 2015

Greece is in the fangs of all the national dailies after Athens calls off debt reform talks and announces a referendum on creditors' proposals, to be held days after a repayment deadline.


French press review 26 June 2015

Arrests, injuries and destroyed cars as French cabbies clash with police and UberPop agents encroaching on their business.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athenes, on 23 June 2015.
25/06/2015 - GREECE

Tsipras loses support in Syriza over bailout compromises

With less than a week left to strike a deal, Greece and its creditors are reported to still be nowhere near reaching an agreement to avert default.


French press review 25 June 2015

No one seems too surprised about the American spying scandal, probably on the basis that you need to keep a close eye on your allies, likely to be less predictbale than your enemies.