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Tsipras in Davos: “Turkey is an aggressive neighbor” blames “austerity policies” for rise of racism and nationalism in Europe

Speaking at a panel discussion in Davos, Switzerland, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras described Turkey as an “aggressive neighbor.” Addressing the migration crisis, he blamed “austerity policies” for “the rise of racism and nationalism in Europe.” His European partners couldn’t always appreciate the challenges of living with an ‘aggressive’ neighbor …

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Police union criticizes government for using officers to protect notaries during foreclosures

Greece’s government has decided to deploy policemen to protect notary offices during the electronic property auctions. However, the union of police officers reject the plans saying that protecting notaries while they are implementing such negative policies creates tensions between police and the public. ‘While the government supposedly cares about improving …

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Greeks prepare another Macedonia-protest in Athens in February

Just hours after the massive Macedonia-protest in Thessaloniki on Sunday and Greeks prepare for another demonstration this time in Greece’s capital Athens. However, organizers went back and forth with regards to where the protest should take place. The original schedule foresaw Syntagma Square outside the Greek Palriament then Piraeus some …

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Majority of Greeks reject “Macedonia” in FYROM name, as thousands flock to Thessaloniki rally

Despite the government optimism about a solution to the name dispute with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the majority of Greeks reject compromises that include the term ‘Macedonia’, thus increasing pressure on the left-wing/nationalist coalition on political and diplomatic level. In a public opinion poll conducted by Metron Analysis …

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