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Turmoil as 20-25 MPs may have received the Christmas Bonus for low-pensioners

One more lawmaker of ruling SYRIZA admitted that he received the Christmas Bonus (13th pension) for low-pensioners although he receives a good and mostly tax-free salary from the Greek Parliament. Are these the only MPs? Hardly. Triantafyllos Mitafidis said on Friday that the mistake in granting the so-called once-off 13th …

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Golden Dawn office in Athens attacked with sledgehammers

A group of seven people wearing hoods and helmets and holding sledgehammers attacked a branch office of extreme right Golden Dawn in Athens on Friday morning. The assailants smashed windows and threw paint at the party bookstore at the ground floor after failing to break through the front door of …

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EU Commission unfreezes ERASMUS program for Greece

The European Commission on Thursday gave a green light for the resumption of financing and the signing of contracts for the Erasmus+ youth programme in Greece, the education ministry announced. The programme for Greece had been frozen since 2014, when it was temporarily suspended over fears that the Greek service …

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ECHR rules Greece to pay €12K-€16K to each of 42 strawberry pickers in Manolada shooting

A group of strawberry pickers from Bangladesh has won a case against Greece at Europe’s highest human rights court. They were shot at by employer’s foremen for demanding unpaid wages after they had worked for 5 month sin Manolada, Peloponnese. The Council of Europe’s Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday …

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Who ruined the EU? Blame Ancient Greece god Zeus…

Who is to blame for ruining the European Union? According to a list published day, twelve people and ‘things’ are to blame for having ruined the EU. No, Greece as such is not on the list. But Zeus, the top god of Ancient Greece tops the list. And another Greek. …

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New charges against Sorras: Leader of criminal organization, fraud, money laundering and others

The self-proclaimed billionaire and now fugitive Artemis Sorras has been charged with fraud and running a criminal organization. The office of prosecutor in Athens published a long list of charges against Artemis Sorras and seven of his close associates on Tuesday. The list of charges reportedly contain “half of the …

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Greek Gov’t tells central banker Stournaras to stay out of politics

The Greek government told the country’s central bank chief to stay out of politics. On Monday, the Governor of Greek’s Central Bank and former finance minister Yannis Stournaras urged the government to  wrap up the second review of the current bailout program. Stournaras warned that the delay in concluding the …

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