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EU bogeymen urge Greece to implement Reforms asap, as “patience is exhausted”

Whoever thought or hoped that the European Union would learn a lesson form the Brexit vote was wrong – me included. They keep repeating the same mantra as every year and scaremongering tactics against Greece. Speaking to Greek reporters in Brussels on Monday, two senior EU officials said that the …

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Publisher, two journalists arrested on blackmail charges

Greek police arrested a publisher of a small daily newspaper and two journalists on charges of blackmailing officials at utility companies, public organizations and banks. The arrest followed an extensive investigation that started already in May 2015. According to Greek media, the three men were threatening company executives and bankers …

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EU Blackmail worked: Greece to rush for 5 hot spots & 2 relocation camps – but many questions still open

The EU blackmail of “Schengen expulsion” apparently worked. Greece will speed up the establishment of five migrant registration centers (hot spots) and two relocation camps. After a meeting with several ministers, the Prime Minister’s office said that: the completion of 5 “hot spot” registration centers for refugees and migrants on …

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ECB – Greek Bonds collateral: “Blackmail” is the answer

Blackmail is the only “strategy” they know. And they apply it again towards Greece. The European Central Bank allegedly is preparing to accept again “Greek bonds as collateral for liquidity” provided that the “Pension Reform passes through the parliament.” “ECB prepares to again accept Greek bonds as collateral for cash …

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Blackmail works: EU’s humanitarian aid & Frontex will come to Greece to create a buffer zone for Refugees

This nasty EU blackmail of alleged “Schengen suspension” bear fruits. Greece bowed to the pressure and  A) has activated the EU’s  Civil Protection Mechanism praised by Brussels as “humanitarian aid for refugees” and B) agreed that Frontex will be deployed at its northern borders to FYROM. Both actions were announced today …

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Eurogroup ends without deal, Merkel threatens “deal vs markets” & the IMF says “no default if payment missed 30.6”

After lots of anger and disagreement the Eurogroup ended on Thursday afternoon without a deal. Exiting the meeting, Greek Finance Mnister Yanis Varoufakis said that the Eurogroup decided to continue talks today and tomorrow and thus on the two documents submitted both by the creditors and Greece. “Discussion will continue …

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University Professor fired for trading “bribes” for “grades”, now seeks justice in ECHR

The professors had a price list for the grades he could give to students who wanted to pass his class: 250 euro for grade “6”, 300 euro for an “8” and 400 euro for the top mark “10”.  It is not clear for how many years the professor at the …

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Employees at Financial Crimes Units, FinMinistry and Bank of Greece arrested for blackmailing businessman

Two Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) employees, a Finance Ministry employee and an employee in the Bank of Greece were arrested in Athens on Monday over bribery and extortion charges, the Greek police department announced on Tuesday. According to a statement released on Tuesday, the case involved a 68-year-old accountant, her …

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Unionist asked €50K from hospital commander to refrain from protest strikes

The president of the union of workers in “Sotiria” public hospital in Athens was reportedly caught red-handed with ‘marked’ bank notes. According to Greek media, the unionist had allegedly asked forty to fifty thousand euro from the hospital commander so that the union would refrain from protest strikes. An old …

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Bailout tranche balckmail: Troika wants 25K lay-offs from Greek public sector

Every two-three months the same procedure… Greece’s lenders increase pressure on the government of the debt-ridden country that hesitates to proceed with the Troika’s demands. This time the issue of lay-offs in the public sector lays high on the negotiation table. Greek media report, that the Troika gave a very clear …

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Merkel’s Greek Blackmail: No 8th Aid Tranche Before PSI and Second Bailout Package Agreement

While the Greek PM Lucas Papademos blackmails the coalition government partners and terrorizes trade unions to accept the Troika demands, with the dilemma “Support anti-social measures or Greece will default” German Chancellor Angela Merkel blackmails Papademos to accept the Troika conditions with the dilemma “PSI and 2nd bailout package now or No next …

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