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Dec

Sexism in Parliament: MP “sniffs” the coat of a female colleague

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Tough guys in the Greek Parliament. Machos with a fetish of a special kind: a woman’s coat. One of the real manly lawmakers has stuck his ugly nose in the coat of MP Rachel Makri.  Independent MP Grigoris Psarianos  “sniffs” the coat and gets probably high as his equally sexism-ridden […]

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18
Dec

Some start to digest the idea of snap polls and SYRIZA to form a government

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Slowly but gradually it looks as if some try to digest the idea of left-wing SYRIZA winning the next elections in Greece and forming the government. European Commision Vice President Jyrki Katainen, for example, said that the EU executive “will respect democracy and is ready to cooperate with any government […]

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18
Dec

Presidency voting – The Day After: scenarios & political initiatives

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The first round of political dispute in the Greek Parliament ended with a result below the government expectations. The first round of voting for Greece’s next President granted Samaras’ coalition government with thin 160 votes. 127 lawmakers from Nea Dimokratia, 28 from PASOK and just 5 out of 24 independent […]

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17
Dec

PM Samaras fails to get more than 160 votes for President /Live blog from Athens

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The first round of voting for Greece’s next President is taking place in the Parliament. 300 lawmakers will be asked to vote in a roll call either for sole candidate “Stavros Dimas” or “Present“. MPs  do not have the option to say “No”. Just the name of the candidate or […]

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17
Dec

PM Samaras’ last minute pressure: Vote for Dimas to avoid fatal political adventure for Greece’s European course

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Just a few hours before the first round of Presidential voting, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras issued a statement urging MPs to vote in favor of Stavor Dimas tonight, “in order to avoid adventures for the European course of the country,” as he said it characteristically. At the same time, […]

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17
Dec

Greece’s crucial Presidency vote: what’s the procedure?

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The countdown for the first round of Presidential voting started. At 7 pm local time the roll call procedure will start in the Greek Parliament. Three hundred lawmakers will be asked to say either the name of the sole presidential candidate “Stavros Dimas” or just “Present” if they don’t agree. […]

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16
Dec

“Electricity for All”: Attica Prefecture will pay cost for electricity reconnection & bills

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A good news for a change, a wonderful Christmas present for citizens and families without electricity! Attica Prefect Rena Dourou will come up for the cost and reconnect economically weak households to electricity network. The program “Electricity for all” will help households that had their electricity supply been cut by […]

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16
Dec

SYRIZA leads in 3 public opinion polls, gap to ND 2.8%-4.9%

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Main opposition party, left-wing SYRIZa leads in three public opinion polls published on Tuesday, one day before the first round of voting for Greece’s new President. However, the gap to PM Samaras’ Nea Dimokratia is not extraordinary big. The difference is between 2.8% to 4.9%. In all polls centre-left wing […]

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15
Dec

BoG’s Stournaras warns of “irreparable damage” in Greek economy due to [political] “crisis”

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Governor of Bank of Greece and former Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras joined the crowd of those spreading fear over snap elections and the possibility of a SYRIZA government. Gone are apparently Samaras’ success stories, growth, debt sustanability and all the other nice things the Greek coalition government had been feeding […]

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15
Dec
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Apologies for the typos today…

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… but the autocorrect seems to have fainted today out of Presidential vote distress. Oh, no! It’s just a technical problem. I’ll fix it asap, i.e. “tomorrow” Greek o’clock.

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