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Greek PM Samaras: “Last Painful Cuts for Wages and Pensions – Measures or Drachma”

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said that the austerity bill to be passed by the parliament is “the last austerity package, the last painful cuts for wages and pensions”.  He admitted that cuts in wages and pensions are not fair, but “necessary for the rescue of the country.” He noted …

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Thessaloniki: Anti-Austerity Protesters Caused Damage in Shops, Bank

Members of trade unions and left-wing parties gathered in downtown of Thessaloniki to protest the austerity bill. However the demonstration body was divided and the situation got out of control. Protesters broke some shop windows and the entrance of a bank, while some threw red paint at the window of a shop. Police did …

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Scandal! FinMin Withdraws Provisions After Parliament Staff Went on Strike, While Greek MPs Debate Austerity Package

Unprecedented! Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras withdrew the provision after the Parliament staff went on strike. Stournaras told the plenary that he withdraw the provision but that he will bring it up again on a later point as the strike threatened to boycott the austerity bill voting procedure. MPs reacted shouting …

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Athens Anti-Austerity Protests – Live Stream, Nov 7/2012

Thousands have rushed outside the Greek Parliament on Wednesday evening to protest the austerity package that is due to be voted at midnight. With Banners and anti-austerity slogans, members of trade unions and political parties from the opposition raise their voice against a bill that will further crack the back …

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Greece’s Supreme Court: Wages Cuts for Judges & Prosecutors Against Constitution

While the Greek Parliament claims the austerity measures are compatible with the Constitution, the country’s Supreme Administrative Court decided they were ‘unconstitutional’ – at least some of them. The pleanary of Supreme Court (Areios Pagos) unanimously  ruled that the new cuts in judges’ and prosecutors’ wages were against the Greek Constitution. Under …

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Parliamentary Committee Aproves Austerity Package

With votes from Nea Dimokratia and PASOK the austerity package has been approved by the parliamentary committee on Tuesday evening. Junior coalition government partner Democratic Left voted “present”, while SYRIZA, Independent Greeks, Golden Dawn and KKE voted against it. The debate on the austerity package of 13.5 billion euro will …

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