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Council of State blocks transfer of Athens Water Company to Privatization Agency

Greece’s Council of State blocked the transfer of part of Athens Water Company stakes to Privatization Agency (TAIPED).  In clear words, this decision prohibits the privatization of Athens Water Company (ΕΥΔΑΠ) and mosτ possible also the upcoming privatization of 51% of the stakes of Thessaloniki Water company (EYAΔ). The Council …

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Fotis Kouvelis resigns as leader of Democratic Left (DIMAR)

Leader of Democratic Left Fotis Kouvelis submitted his resignation  just a few days after the European Parliament elections on Sunday that gave the center-left party a thin 1.20%. That is a total collapse for the party that it is claimed to have divided the left right after Greece entered the …

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Stournaras refutes Stournaras: he wants to stay in FinMin despite ND criticism on EP elections results

“I am not going to turn into a punching bag,” Greek Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras had let his critics know through his close aides. “I do not wish to stay in the ministry under these circumstances,” Stournaras had felt the need to reply to criticism coming from Nea Dimokratia that …

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Greeks send resistance fighter Manolis Glezos, 91, to EP with more than 233K votes

Manolis Glezos, the WWII hero and resistance fighter, the man who took down the Nazi Flag from the Acropolis, is heading to the European Parliament after more than estimated 160,000 SYRIZA voters “crossed” his name on the ballot list. On Tuesday morning and with 31.14% of the ballots counted, Glezos …

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Greece EP Elections – Final Results: SYR 26.58% ND 22.71% GD 9.40%

These are the final results from European Parliament voting by 100% of polling stations counted:     SYRIZA 26.58% – 6 MEPS (Glezos, Sakorafa, Papadimoulis, Kouneva, Katroygalos, Chrysogonos) ND  22.71%  –  5 MEPS (Vozenberg, Kefaloyiannis, Spyraki, Zagorakis, Kyrtsos) GOLDEN DAWN 9.40%  – 3  MEPS (Synadinos, Fountoulis, Epitideios) ELIA/PASOK 8.02% – …

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Μain challenges SΥΡΙΖΑ faces following EP2014 and local election results

This is the first time a left-wing party claims victory in Greek elections. Now the challenge for Syriza is to come across as a competent political force ready to hold a wider lead over its rivals. Joanna P has summed up four main challenges SYRIZa faces after the European Parliament …

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Greece Elections 2014: What’s next with Nea Dimokratia and PASOK?

I twas short after the first European Parliament elections results on Sunday evening when Samaras’ party Nea Dimokratia let the public know that “it received the voters’ message.” A loss of 6.93% when compared to June 2012 results it was clear even to Nea Dimokratia hardliners, that they lost voters, …

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SYRIZA Tsipras meets the President, asks early elections

Just hours after the European Parliament elections result, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras asked for early elections. Alexis Tsipras’s statement after meeting with the President: “A new political landscape emerged from the EP elections with new correlation of powers. Coalition government parties ND and PASOk suffered losses of more than 11%. …

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Greece elections 2014: Winners and Losers

By 98% of the polling stations counted, the results form the voting for the European Parliament are:     SYRIZA 26.58% – 6 MEPS (Glezos, Sakorafa, Papadimoulis, Kouneva, Katroygalos, Chrysogonos) ND           22.74%  –  5 MEPS (Kefaloyiannis, Spyraki, Zagorakis, Vozenberg, Kyrtsos) GOLDEN DAWN 9.39%  – 3 MEPS (Synadinos, Fountoulis, Epitideios) ELIA/PASOK …

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Greece EP Elections 2014 – 24% counted: SYR 26.5% ND 23.1% GD 9.3%

The first wave of exit polls has been announced at 7 o’clock Sunday, May 25th 2014. The first wave of exit polls refer to European Parliament Elections and Attica Region. “The error margin is +/-2,” a pollster said to state NERIT TV. Live blogging continues below the exit poll results. …

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Greece Elections 2014: exit polls at 7pm, first results 9.30-10 pm

Ballots boxes closed at 7 p.m. on Sunday for the second round of municipality and regional elections and the voting for the European Parliament. Right after the closing of ballot boxes, at 7 p.m., pollsters are going to publish the exit polls. According to Interior Minister Yiannis Michelakis, first official …

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