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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-10-12

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  • [01] European Rescue Plan
  • [02] Al. Tsipras: "European Leaders Are Also Responsible"

  • [01] Guarantees and Intervention

    European Rescue Plan

    12 2008 20:52:00 (Last updated: 12 2008 21:35:35)

    Sources: , Reuters, NA-PA

    The Eurozone extraordinary meeting ended Sunday evening, with the 15 member-states, including Britain issuing a joint communiqu&#233; as per which all EU members states would guarantee for the protection of the monetary system. A six-point plan will secure state protection to Banks, Bank transactions, loans and the continuous flow of cash among banks until the climate changes. The text was based on British PM Gordon Browns proposal to Europe to adopt the "British Model". At the same time, concern worldwide on the consequences of the financial crisis has been culminating. The Head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn has warned that the system is on the brink of collapse. Australia from its side is taking extraordinary measures to the protection of depositors, while the two banks will be nationalized in Britain Monday.

    Liquidity with Loans and State Guarantee

    Eurozone countries are ready to offer guarantee to the re-financing of Banks on a temporal basis reads the text hammered out by the "15", adding that the governments are determined to prevent the bankruptsy of banks even by restructuring their capital.

    Eurozone countries will be able to exchange the so-called "toxi" capital in exchange to state bonds in order to support banks.

    The six-point plan secures liquidity, re-capitalisation, issuing of loans with state guarantees, streamling of administration and operation, modernization of accounting standards and halt to unfair competion.

    Meanwhile, Mr Brown expressed his optimism over the next days, adding that the decisions to be taken in the next days will affect the next three years. "We are ready to intervene if needed. We have reserves," stressed Kostas Karamanlis prior to the meeting. The Greek PM further added that there were no problems with small banks in Greece, also arguing that a possible readjustment to the state budget would not be a problem.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

    Read the story on other sources:

    BBC: EU chiefs confront markets crisis

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    [02] Al. Tsipras: "European Leaders Are Also Responsible"

    12 2008 18:29:00

    Sources: , NA-PA

    The sessions of the regular meeting of the partys executive committee closed today with a joint Press Conference today by President of the European Left Lothar Bisky and SYN (Coalition of the Left) President Alexis Tsipras. Mr Bisky stressed that he would stage a big rally in Brussels on 25 October on the world economic crisis. From his side, Mr Tsipras state that the crisis could not be combated with the states intervention in support of the rich and strong, adding that the European leaders are also responsible for the crisis, as the European Central Bank takes the decisions and not themselves.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

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