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Venizelos Fails To Form Greek Gov’ – What’s Next?

Efforts by PASOK-leader Evangelos Venizelos to form a coalition government failed on Friday afternoon. He could not convince SYRIZA-leader, Alexis Tsipras, to join a so-called “ecumenical government” by PASOK-ND-DEMLEFT.    Right after the one-hour meeting, Tsipras, said a clear “No”. Venizelos is expected to return the mandate to the President tomorrow and the …

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EP President Martin Schulz Postpones Athens Visit

President of European Parliament Martin Schulz postponed his visit to Athens scheduled for Sunday, May 13th 2012. Schulz was to meet Greek president Karolos Papoulias and allegedly political party leaders bringing a ‘kind of message’. Unconfirmed inofrmation claim that Schulz plans to visit Greece a week later. What could possible be …

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Greek Caretaker PM Meets President on “Issues that Urgently Need to be Addressed”

Caretaker Prime Minister and ex-banker  Lucas Papademos visited President Karolos Papoulias on Friday afternoon amid signs that the forming of a coalition government after May-6 elections seems difficult if not impossible. “I came to brief you about the developments in the economy and the international markets as well as about economic and foreign …

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EU Commission Predictions: Greece Recession -4.7%; Rest of EZ-South Does Not Feel Better Either…

I think it’s high time for European bureaucrats to take a deep, passionate look into the euro zone countries realities and thoroughly review their economic strategies. In its 2012 forecast report about growth within the EZ, the European Commission announced the griming predictions for the EZ in general and the European South in …

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German FinMin: “Euro Zone Can Do Without Greece”

Economic pressure is increasing by Greece’s lenders while Greece’s political party leaders pend between forming government and fresh elections. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble shamelessly states that after two years of Greek crisis, “the euro zone area is enough protected and can do without Greece”, public surveys show that 73% of the Germans wish …

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*UPD*Greek Government: Never Ending Talks….

PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos held a meeting this morning with leader of Nea Dimocratia Antonis Samaras. The meeting lasted half an hour the both leaders left without making statements. Samaras and Venizelos are to meet with their parliamentary groups in the afternoon. On the table is the proposal of Democratic …

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Survey After Greek Elections: SYRIZA 23.8%, ND 17.4%, PASOK….

Impressive is the increased support for left-wing SYRIZA even after the May-6 general elections. According to MARC public opinion survey conducted for ALPHA TV between May 8-9, while party leader Alexis Tsipras was assigned with the mandate to form a government, the respondent replied to the question about their voting intentions: SURVEY May …

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