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Eurogroup President Asks Greece to Accept Deeper Pension Cuts and Create a New Privatization...

Dutch finance minister and Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem told European Parliament that Greece needs sharper cuts in pension benefits and a new privatization fund...

IMF Maintains Tough Stance Over Greece’s New Bailout Program

Just a few days after the posting of his controversial article on the IMF’s blog, Poul Thomsen, Director of the Fund’s European Department, presented...

EU Says IMF is Part of the Review of Greece’s New Bailout Program

Asked about the article that IMF’s Poul Thomsen wrote the other day in connection with the IMF’s position on the new bailout program for...

Lagarde Nominated as IMF Managing Director for Second Five-Year Term

The International Monetary Fund announced today that it has nominated Christine Lagarde to lead the institution for a second-five year term. IMF’s Executive Board said...

Greek Government About to Begin Negotiations With Creditors

The Greek government is expected to start negotiation talks with Greece’s creditors this coming Monday, which will be completed in two rounds, according to...

IMF Completes Ninth Review of Cyprus’ Extended Fund Facility

The Executive Board of the IMF completed the ninth review of Cyprus’ economic adjustment program supported by the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) and approved 126.3...

Does the IMF Actually Want to Reduce Average Greeks to Paupers?

The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) hawkish attitude towards Greece has many people perplexed, but there is nothing surprising about it: the Fund is notoriously...

Hope Has Turned to Despair One Year After Syriza’s Historic Rise to Power

“Hope begins today” was the message that the current Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sent to the Greek people when his Coalition of the...

Lagarde and Tsipras Meet in Davos; IMF Reaffirms its Support of Greece During Crisis

On the second day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, where leaders in politics and business meet to discuss aims to create the foremost...

At Davos, Greek PM Reiterates Greece’s Acceptance of IMF Role in New Bailout Program

A few days ago, Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said that Greece was not opposed to IMF’s participation in the new bailout program, which...

Tsipras Seeks Clarifications from Lagarde at Davos for WEF

Greek prime Minister hopes to make some good use of his visit at Davos for the Annual World Economic Forum by advancing Greece’s case...

IMF Stance on Pension Reform Irks Greek Finance Minister

In a press conference, Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos expressed his displeasure with the IMF’s stance on the Greek government’s plan for pension reform. Tsakalotos...

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