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Jul

Germany sinks in “self-righteousness” – What if it would switch places with Greece?

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Germany sinks in “self-righteousness” and raises the Teacher finger to Europe: we are right, we are successful, we work hard and we don’t spend money. What Germany does not mention in its Euro-policies is that Germany is the only winner from the strict austerity of the other European folks. German […]





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18
Jul

ANIMA appeals to citizens to help wildlife at risk due to wildfires

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With 52 wildfire fronts burning currently across Greece, the Association for the Protection and Welfare of Wildlife ANIMA appeals to citizens to help wildlife that is at risk. Of course, it is not only the wildlife at risk, as many dogs and cats also have sought refugee in wooded areas […]





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17
Jul
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Tsipras got rid of Left Platform & replaced all ‘rebel’ ministers

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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras got rid of the Left Platform Ministers in his cabinet and had a government reshuffle Friday afternoon.





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17
Jul

EFSM approves €7.16bn bridge-loan to Greece for payments of ECB & IMF

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European Union body European Financial Stability Mechanism approved a €7.16bn bridge loan for Greece on Friday. The bridge-loan will have a maximum maturity of three months and will be disbursed in up to two installments – the first is expected to arrive in Athens by Monday. The loan will allow […]





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17
Jul

German Parliament approves 3. bailout for Greece; SYRIZA-close party rejects it

Posted by in Economy

German lawmakers overwhelmingly backed Friday a new bailout plan for Greece after Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the cash-strapped country would face chaos without a deal. Following more than three hours of debate, German lawmakers voted 439-119 in favor of opening detailed discussions on the package. There were 40 abstentions. […]





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17
Jul

Massive wildfires threaten Athens residential areas (picts, videos)

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The fire broke out at the foothills of Mount Ymittos in the east of Greek capital Athens. Hot temperatures and strong North winds of up to 9 Beaufort, the fire went quickly out of control. It broke out at 12:38 pm in the forest park of Kareas as all as […]





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17
Jul

Greece submits diplomatic protest against Slovakian FinMin Kazimir “SYRIZA Spring” comments

Posted by in Economy

Greece submitted a diplomatic protest against Slovakia’s Finance Minister Peter Kazimir, news agency TASR reported. Reason for the Greek protest were several comments by Kazimir who described the tough Brussels agreement as “a punishment” for the “Greek spring” – in fact confirming many critics who said that the euro leaders […]





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16
Jul

Eurogroup statement: Hey, Greeks! Don’t forget next voting on July 22

Posted by in Economy

It’s high time we all move to the beach and enjoy sand, water and sun. I am fed up of statements and statements and statements by euro-creditors, banks-creditors, institutions-creditors, whatever-creditors. After the Eurogroup approved the bridge -loan for Greece, it issued a statement reminding Greeks the next “must”: the second […]





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16
Jul

ECB Draghi heralds “We increase ELA today” as Greeks wonder when banks will open again

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“The European Central Bank will increase Emergency Liquidity Assistance for Greek banks today,” chief Mario Draghi said during a press conference on Thursday. The much expected decision comes after the ECB froze ELA on June 26th 2015 enforcing the Greek government and the Bank of Greece to impose  bank holiday […]





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16
Jul

Schauble: “Yes” vote “important step” but “Grexit is the best option”

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German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble goes to bed and wakes up with only one fixed idea in his mind: Grexit. He will never stop undermining the Greek deal, claiming that a debt relief within the Eurozone was not possible, but only possible with a temporary Grexit. Speaking to German radio […]





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16
Jul

Tsipras wins Parliament voting, suffers heavy blow by 39 SYRIZA MPs

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Greek Parliament voted first set of “priors actions”. Heavy blow for SYRIZA. Voting  Results: YES 229 NO 64 Present 6 Absent 2 SYRIZA total 149 MPs: YES 110 NO 32 Present 6 Absent 1 Among Yes-voters: Lapavitsas NO voters:mainly Left Platform and others Parliament Speaker Konstantopoulou, Varoufakis (ex FinMin), Valavani […]





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15
Jul

Athens: Protesters clash with riot police as lawmakers vote strictest austerity of all times (picts, videos)

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Molotov cocktails and stones were hurled, tear gas and flares were fired: it needed a group of anti-authoritarians and just ten minutes to turn the area around the Parliament and Syntagma Square into a battle field. Vehicles and garbage bins were set on fire, shop windows and ATMs were smashed. […]





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15
Jul

Tsipras’ Judgement Day: Austerity voting with eyes fixed on the clock

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Greece’s lawmakers started to debate the first set of 3. bailout “prior actions” to be voted in the Parliament later today. The voting is the toughest political challenge for Syriza and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras who most likely see his parliamentary majority decreasing. One after the other, SYRIZA Ministers and […]





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15
Jul

European Commission proposes €7bn Bridge Loan to Greece for July

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The European Commission is proposing to give a 7 billion euro bridge loan to Greece in July so that the country be able to meet its obligations to the European Central Bank and to the international Monetary Funds. According to EC proposal, Greece could get the loan in “one go”, […]





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