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Apr 1, 2015

Newly released recording from 1967 offers deep dive into British Blues

LONDON (Reuters) – A blues fan’s 1967 reel-to-reel tape recording of four then-relatively unknown British musicians is to be released on CD in April, capturing live what today would be dubbed a supergroup.

John Mayall, Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie were together for just three months that year as part of Mayall’s Bluesbreakers band.

Mar 6, 2015

Pay gap narrowed for EU women during financial crisis

LONDON, March 6 (Reuters) – The gender pay gap in the
European Union narrowed during the financial crisis, possibly
because the jobs of many women are more protected than those of
men.

Data released by the EU’s statistic agency Eurostat ahead of
International Women’s Day on Sunday also showed the pay gap
between men and women tended to be wider in Europe’s richest
economies, although not definitively so.

Feb 17, 2015

‘Grexit’ risks rise but compromise seen still possible

ATHENS, Feb 17 (Reuters) – The chances of Greece being
forced out of the euro zone have risen but a compromise
agreement between Athens and its European partners is still
possible, Greek media and investment banks said on Tuesday.

They said all eyes were now on the European Central Bank,
which must decide on Wednesday whether to extend Emergency
Liquidity Assistance (ELA) funds to Greek banks to keep them in
cash while the crisis unfolds.

Feb 16, 2015

Greece’s Tsipras has to watch left flank as well as EU

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is not just confronting strong opposition to his plans to end austerity among Greece’s euro zone partners. He also has to keep one eye on his own fractious hard-left political party back home.

The Syriza movement, elected on a popular anti-austerity platform on Jan. 25, is just what it says on the tin when translated – a coalition of the radical left.

Feb 16, 2015

Museum shows there’s more to Greek music than bouzoukis

By Jeremy Gaunt

ATHENS(Reuters) – Tucked away in a corner of Athens’ historic Plaka district is a small museum showing that there is more to Greek music than “Zorba’s Dance” and “Never on Sunday”.

In fact, the Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments, or MELMOKE, contains barely any bouzoukis, the quintessential Greek instrument that often accompanies the smashing of plates in overseas Greek restaurants.

Feb 15, 2015

Greece, confident as EU meeting looms, sticks to no-austerity pledge

ATHENS, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Greece said on Sunday it was
confident of reaching agreement in negotiations with its euro
zone partners but reiterated it would not accept harsh austerity
strings in any debt pact.

A day before a euro zone finance ministers’ meeting in
Brussels to shore up Greece’s dwindling finances and help keep
it in the euro zone, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told
Germany’s Stern magazine that Athens needed time to implement
its reforms and shake off the mismanagement of the past.

Feb 15, 2015

Greece confident ahead of EU meeting, but sticking to its no-austerity guns

ATHENS, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Greece said on Sunday it was
confident of reaching agreement in negotiations with its euro
zone partners but reiterated it would not accept harsh austerity
strings in any debt pact.

A day before a euro zone finance ministers’ meeting in
Brussels to shore up with Greece’s dwindling finances and help
keep it in the euro zone, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told
Germany’s Stern magazine Athens needed time to implement its
reform programme and shake off the mismanagement of the past.

Feb 12, 2015
Feb 12, 2015
Feb 12, 2015

‘Grexit’ would be no easy ride for austerity-weary Greeks

ATHENS (Reuters) – “Grexit” would be sudden, sharp and probably conducted in the dark of night; if Greece were to quit the euro, it would also mark the beginning of a long, hard road – for some harder still than the one already traveled.

The new leftist government wants to keep the country in the currency union, as do its euro zone counterparts. But if they fail to agree a deal to replace or extend a bailout program that expires on Feb. 28, Greece faces the risk of a euro exit – “Grexit” in market shorthand – forced by bankruptcy and default.

    • About Jeremy

      "Chief Desk Editor, Economics & Markets, based in London. Previously European Investment Correspondent, Bureau Chief for Greece and Cyprus in Athens and Senior Correspondent for the European Union in Brussels. Began career covering U.S. politics in Washington D.C."
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      1990
      Languages:
      English, French, some Greek
      Awards:
      State Street Investment Correspondent of the Year, 2007
      Part of Emmy-nominated team for
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