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Eurogroup FinMins give Greece two-month bailout “technical” extension

Euro zone finance ministers have provisionally granted Greece a two month “technical extension” to its €245bn bailout. The Eurogroup of finance ministers said in a statement that if a series of fiscal adjustments were carried out within the two month period, the euro zone’s rescue fund – the EFSF – …

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PM Samaras accelerates President’s election; first round of voting Dec 17/2014

The election of Greece’s next President will start already on December and not in February as originally scheduled. The first round of voting will be on December 17th that is in less than ten days from now. So far there has been no official nomination from the coalition government Nea …

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Greek Police releases footage showing “parkour anarchists on rooftops” (video)”

Greek Police released a video footage shot by a thermographic camera from a police helicopter on Saturday night. The impressive footage shows the figures of several protesters on the rooftops of apartment buildings in Exarchia district of Athens, the center of riots and clashes on December 6th 2014. The figures …

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German FinMin: Release of Greece’s last bailout tranche maybe be delayed

As all finance ministers of Euro zone gathered in Brussels for a eurogroup meeting that Greece considers as ‘crucial’, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble took advantage of the opportunity to trim the wings of the government urging for a rash bailout exit. The German FinMin warned that the release of …

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Coroner on Koumantareas’s death: He was strangled with bare hands

Writer Menis Koumantreas was strangled to death, the coroner said on Monday after having conducted an autopsy. According to the coroner the body had “severe injuries in the head and internal bleeding in the abdomen.” Citing police sources, media report that most probably the perpetrator was lurking at 83-year-old Koumanatreas …

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Budget 2015 passed; Eurogroup to decide bailout extension

With 155 “Yes” coalition government partners Nea Dimokratia-PASOK and one independent MP voted in favor of another austerity budget for debt-ridden Greece. 134 opposition MPs and independent MPs voted “No”. One independent MP voted “Present”.  The voting took place in the presence of 290 lawmakers as ten lawmakers were absent. …

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