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well, according to the Papers I've read those 325 Million were included in the 3.3 billion savings package but not substantiated as of Sunday evening (according to Der Spiegel). So Juncker postponed the meeting.
by cris0 on Tue Feb 14th, 2012 at 05:18:45 PM EST
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Is news traveling by pony in Germany these days?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/markets/a-look-at-the-austerity-measures-greece-has-to-introd uce-before-getting-bailout/2012/02/14/gIQArPpBDR_story.html

Note, 300m in military cuts that weren't there on Thursday. The additional 25m is coming out of pensions.

It's there. Junker can pretend, but it's there.

Moving the goalposts again.

by Upstate NY on Tue Feb 14th, 2012 at 05:43:26 PM EST
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that was published tuesday.

Juncker postponed the meeting on Sunday evening.

by cris0 on Tue Feb 14th, 2012 at 06:55:39 PM EST
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No, he postponed it today.

Everyone knew of what the Greek vote consisted. It was an actual vote on the program. Ollie Rehn said late this afternoon that the meeting was on.

You're telling me that the meeting was postponed on Sunday and Ollie Rehn was not informed until today?

I'd like to see a source for that.

They are moving the goalposts no matter how much you wish to deny it.

by Upstate NY on Tue Feb 14th, 2012 at 07:11:43 PM EST
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From Eurointelligence this morning by e-mail:

The other issue is the €325m shortfall in savings.  Kathimerini  writes that the Greek cabinet examined a proposal to use cuts in defense spending, public investment funds and the health sector, but that this proposal was rejected by Euro Working Group -- low-level EU finance ministry officials who were meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. Kathimerini's sources said that the EU officials insisted that the additional savings should come from cuts to pensions.  
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Feb 15th, 2012 at 02:55:14 AM EST
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