One of the main reasons that Alexis Tsipras wanted to hold elections as soon as possible after agreeing the third bailout in August was that it gave him the best chance of obtaining a fresh mandate before the impact of the latest set of fiscal measures was felt by the average voter.
Athens may need no further than €10 billion to recapitalise its main financial institutions. These are the funds in the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund to cover the sector’s requirements. Looks like in Brussels there is a broader consensus that the figures revealed by the ECB are “encouraging”.
ATHENS | July 23, 2015 | By Jens Bastian via MacroPolis | Now that the rather bizarrely termed “bank holiday” has come to an end in Greece after three weeks – although domestic and external capital controls – continue, it is appropriate to take stock of the situation and inquire where do we go from here.
MADRID | July 20, 2015 | By JP Marín Arrese | Emergency loans to ensure Greece pays back its sovereign commitments in the coming weeks might fail to save it from the dire financial collapse it faces.
July 10, 2015 | By Patrice Gautry (UBP) | With the Greeks returning a “No” vote in Sunday’s referendum, the country has moved one step closer towards leaving the eurozone, or “Grexit”. However, Grexit is not automatic and many scenarios may develop, depending on the ECB’s attitude and political developments during the upcoming negotiations
MADRID | July 7, 2015 | By JP Marín Arrese | Taking a shot at sorting out some kind of Grexit to solve the current mess seems unavoidable. Despite the efforts both parties have said they are ready to make to try to keep Greece on board, there is little chance of reaching an agreement in time. Temporary suspension from the eurozone might turn out to be the only plausible answer.