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Feb

PM Papademos: Disorderly Bankrucpty Would Mean No Wages & Pensions, No Fuel & Medicine

Posted by in Economy, Politics

Greek PM Lucas Papademos was as dramatic as he could. Speaking at the cabinet meeting under the shadow of the resignations of six members of his government, Papademos stressed that he will do “whatever it takes ” to get the ratification of the new loan agreement and the austerity package […]

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10
Feb

One More Minister Resigns from Papademos Government

Posted by in Politics, Uncategorized

One more Minister from coalition gov’ partner LAOS submitted his resignation to PM Lucas Papademos. Giorgos Georgiou was deputy defense minister. All four LAOS Ministers have resigned. Taken into consideration the resignation of Xenogiannakopoulou (Deputy FM/PASOK) and Koutsoukos (deputy Labour/PASOK), the political leaders’ approval of the new austerity package and […]

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10
Feb

Political Earthquake Shakes Papademos Gov’ as Ministers Resign

Posted by in Politics

A political earthquake shakes the Papademos government after three Ministers from coalition partner LAOS submitted their resignations on Friday afternoon, shortly before the crucial cabinet meeting on the new austerity package and the new loan agreement for a second bailout for Greece. Transportation Minister Makis Voridis, deputy Farming Minister Asterios Rontoulis […]

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10
Feb

Greek Gov’ Partner Says, He will Not Vote in Favor of Austerity Package at Parliament

Posted by in Politics

The Greek thriller continues inexorably with coalition government partner LAOS saying its deputies will not vote in favor of the austerity measures package on Sunday and the cabinet meeting scheduled for today to be postponed for a later time. Giorgos Karatzaferis from far-right LAOS told reporters at a press conference, […]

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10
Feb

Athens: Stones and Tear Gas in Anti-Austerity Protests

Posted by in Society

Riot police made extensive use of tear gas against hooded people hurling stones and molotov cocktail-bombs. However, private Mega TV reported that tear gas was fired also against the normal protesters, unionists, unorganized demonstrators and members of left parties. Short before 2 pm, a group of people wearing hoods hurled […]

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10
Feb

Greek Police Federation Warns the Troika of Warrants!

Posted by in Society

The Panhellenic Federation of Police Officers wrote an open letter to the Troika representatives and warn them that it will ask to issue warrants against them. In the letter addressed to Poul Thomsen (IMF), Klaus Mazouch (ECB) and Servas Derose*(EU), Greek police unionists send the message that they will ask […]

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10
Feb

What’s Up in Greece on Feb 10/12?

Posted by in Very Mix

A 48-hour general strike, protests and frustration about the Eurogroup meeting on Thursday are up in Greece today. The Finance Ministers of the eurozone did not give the green light for the second bailout for Greece, despite the fact that PM Lucas Papademos and the three coalition government partners approved the full […]

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9
Feb

Greek Deputy Labour Minister Resigns Over Austerity Measures

Posted by in Politics

 The Minister’s resignation landed in Athens like the explosion of a ‘bomb-shell’ shortly after the Greek Prime Minister announced that the political leaders had agreed on the full austerity package on Thursday afternoon. Deputy Labour Minister Yiannis Koutsoukos (PASOK) submitted his resignation saying, he will not be able to implement the austerity measures. […]

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9
Feb

Greece’s Political Leaders Agreed On Full Austerity Deal (incl. also the €300-million Cuts)

Posted by in Economy, Politics

Under the heavy pressure from Brussels and Berlin, Greek coalition coalition government partners agreed on the full austerity package, including cuts worth €300 million.  The agreement was reached after intense negotiations with PM Lucas Papademos that took place over the phone, To Vima and Proto Thema reported. Shortly after 4 pm, the […]

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9
Feb

Karditsa: Animal Shelter in Dire Need of Help After Floods; 160 Dogs and Cats in Danger

Posted by in animals

This is a dramatic situation in the Filokardi animal shelter of Karditsa in Central Greece. Heavy snow falls and torrential rains caused damages and flooded the shelter area. The animals’ houses are under water and the 130 dogs and cats, plus 20 puppies, have not an inch of dry soil to […]

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