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Feb

Athens: first anti-gov’t protest by far-left ANTARSYA turns ugly

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The first anti-government rally in Athens was shadowed by a group of anti-authoritarians rioting nearby. They smashed the windows of a pastry shop, two jewelry shops and an office, set four vehicles and several garbage bins on fire,  damaged several bus stops hurled molotov cocktails at riot police that made […]

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26
Feb

Varoufakis: “Anything better than confining us to an austerity hole, where we shrink every day”

Posted by in Economy

In an interview to Irish Times,  Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis spoke about the agreement Greece reached at the Eurogroup meeting last week and the ways the indebted-country has to come out of austerity. Below some excerpts: “The deal managed to separate Greece’s loan agreement with its creditors from the memorandum […]

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26
Feb

Minister: Greek Gov’t to ask 2-month extension for IMF’s repayment

Posted by in Economy

“Greek government will ask for a two-month extension to repay the International Monetary Fund,” if not enough revenues collected, Alekos Flabouraris, State Minister responsible for government coordination said on Thursday. Speaking to private Mega TV, Flambouraris said that “there is a liquidity problem, but we believe that with the measures […]

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26
Feb

Greek-Bashing by Squadron Commander Bild Zeitung – When is Blitzkrieg?

Posted by in Very Mix

It’s not the first Greek-bashing campaign and not the last one. Squadron commander, tabloid Bild Zeitung launched a campaign urging its readers to say “No” to “more billions to greedy Greeks”.  Bild readers should print a huge “NEIN”, make a selfie with it and e-mail it to the newspaper. Reason […]

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25
Feb

Greece will face problems to pay IMF & ECB in July, but Germany wants a 3. bailout package

Posted by in Economy

“Greece does not have liquidity problems but in will face trouble to make installment payments to IMF and ECB in July,” Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis told Greek Alpha 98,9 FM on Wednesday. Asked about whether there will be a liquidity problem in the near future, Yanis Varoufakis said: We have […]

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25
Feb

“Double suicide” due to pension cut urges Greek gov’t to address humanitarian crisis asap

Posted by in Society

A middle-aged woman and her son apparently jumped to death from the fifth floor of the building they were tenants. The woman, 63, died immediately, the son, 27, two hours later in the hospital where he was transferred. The tragedy occurred Wednesday morning in Chalkida, on the island of Euboia […]

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25
Feb

Privatizations in Energy sector cause rift in Greek government

Posted by in Economy, Politics

Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis declared absolute negative towards privatizations in Greece’s energy sector. “There is not going to be any privatization in DEH [Public Power Company] in DEPA [natural gas distribution operator ] or ELPE [Petroleum Company]. I repeat what I have said until today,” Lafazanis told daily TA NEA. […]

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25
Feb

Ex FinMin Papaconstantinou’s trial on felony charges over Lagarde-List begins

Posted by in Politics

“I am innocent, I deny all charges,” former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou told the Special Court in Athens on the first day of his trial. The ex FinMin of George Papandreou government faces two felony charges in connection with the so-called Lagarde-List containing more than 2,000 names of Greek bank […]

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24
Feb

Eurogroup, IMF & ECB express reservations & urge Greece to specify Reforms List

Posted by in Economy

Two of Greece’s main lenders, managing director of International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, and President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, raised some objections and reservations to Greek Reforms List. Similar concerns were expressed by the 18 finance Ministers at the Eurogroup teleconference on Tuesday afternoon. “We call on […]

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24
Feb

KTG talks to SYRIZA-voters about Eurogroup agreement, elections promises, expectations & hope

Posted by in Politics, Society

“It’s a good strategy, finally someone raises his voice towards the lenders,” Eleni says as we sit around the table for the traditional Lent lunch on Monday. We nibble from plates and bowls full of raw and cooked seafood and various salads, we bite on crusty Lent Monday bread with […]

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