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21
Jan

Polls: SYR 31.2%, ND 27%; shocking 2-digit difference in Athens and Thessaloniki

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Left-wing SYRIZA increases its rate towards Nea Dimokratia in a poll conducted across the country and published five days before the elections on Sunday. At the same time, SYRIZA sweeps in Athens and Thessaloniki, the areas with the biggest electorates. The B’ Athens and in both A’ and B’ Thessaloniki […]

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21
Jan

Troika-Greece: one way street ending in deadlock, anyway…

Posted by in Economy, Politics

Two days ago, I posted a question: why the EU-partners did not support Samaras coalition government. Today Reuters comes to confirm my suspicion. That the EU-partners together with the International Monetary Fund literally pulled the carpet under Samaras’ feet by asking more austerity measures: “IMF and EU officials insisted on […]

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21
Jan

Tsipras promises “just taxation, hikes in low pensions & minimum wages” and more…

Posted by in Politics

“Greece will take a deep breath on Sunday. And on Monday the country will change page with the strong order from the people,” Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday speaking in Thessaloniki on Tuesday evening. He added that “the people with their votes will put an end to the devastating policies  […]

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21
Jan

Lagarde: Grexit “not allowed under eurozone rules” but “devastating” if happens

Posted by in Economy

Another oracle speaks gibberish just a couple of days before the elections and leaves it to the economic priests to interpret the enigmatic prophecy. An exit by Greece from the euro area would be devastating for the country, the head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday. […]

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20
Jan

Greek Parliament demands back MPs’ January salaries paid in advance

Posted by in Politics

Do you remember KTG’s blogpost, that 300 MPs received in advance their January salary although the Parliament was closed on December 31st due to the elections on January 25th? Well… after the move was described by several media as “provocations in times of economic crisis” now the Parliament decided to […]

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20
Jan

ND-candidate: Banks seize homes in order to give mortgages

Posted by in Society

These days I try to avoid watching on television candidates from political parties praising their program and their positions. It mostly makes me sad to see either new and totally unknown faces or veterans MPs of all colors and ideological directions insisting that they know how to economically save me;  […]

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20
Jan

Daily TA NEA: traces of mobile phones wiretapping near ND and SYRIZA headquarters

Posted by in Politics

Suspicious activities, traces of wiretapping and eavesdropping have been located in the area where the headquarters of Nea Dimokratia and SYRIZA are located. According to daily TA NEA, mobile phones are been under surveillance with fake base stations, an incident similar to a case revealed last month by Norwegian daily […]

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20
Jan

Greek elections: Latest polls and estimated seats distributions

Posted by in Politics

Left-wing SYRIZA increases its rates towards conservative Nea Dimokratia in the several polls published five days before the elections on Sunday. The growing rate difference 4%-6.5% is been justified with the rate of former ND-voters (elections 2012) who tend to cast a vote for SYRIZA. Pollsters estimate that 3% of […]

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19
Jan

Question here: Why didn’t EU-partners support Samaras?

Posted by in Economy, Politics

The whole world is against a SYRIZA-led government. The Greek and international mainstream media, the EU-partners, the Draghis, the Junckers and the Lagardes, they all warn SYRIZA it has to stick to the commitments signed by Nea Dimokratia and PASOK coalition, the Papademos and the Papandreou governments. Day in, day […]

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19
Jan

Fear-mongering at its peak: Grexit on Thursday, Grentry on Monday?

Posted by in Very Mix

Only if you live in Greece and read every crap posted on mainstream websites or listen to mainstream media to realized the fear-mongering propaganda Greek voters are exposed to, just days before the parliamentary elections next Sunday. One of the striking examples we witnessed Monday morning. The news was referring […]

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