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“I had agreed with Russia to give cash that would help with Grexit,” claims ex Syriza Minister

Panagiotis Lafazanis, energy minister in the first SYRIZA government, claimed he had agreed with Moscow in 2015 that Russia would make a down-payment for a gas pipeline so that the money could be used to finance rexit if the country would decide to leave the euro zone. Lafazanis told Vima …

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Cyprus’ former President Glafkos Clerides dies at 94

Former president of Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides passed away early Friday evening at the age of 94. Glafkos Clerides was one of the most prominent personalities of Cyprus, who tried to unify the divided island and guided the country to European Union membership. Irony of the history. Glafkos Clerides passed …

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Athens court sentences ex Defence Minister to 8 years imprisonement, half million euro fine

A court in Athens sentenced former Defence Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos to 7+1 years imprisonment, a fine of 520,000 euro while it ordered the confiscation of  his luxury real estate property, a three-storey building at noble Dionisioy-Aeropagitoy Street close to Acropolis. Akis Tsochatzopoulos, former powerful PASOK official stood trial on Monday morning …

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Greeks protest outside ex Prime Minister’s Residence (video)

Some hundreds people gather Thursday afternoon in Athens downtown to protest outside the  residence of former prime minister Costas Simitis. Anagnostopoulou street in noble district of Kolonaki  was clogged by masses of old and young who shouted their frustration about the austerity measures. Lifting umbrellas and walking sticks they shouted slogan like …

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Former US-Ambassador Speckhard to head Greek Proton Bank

Have you being wondering what happened with former US ambassador to Athens Daniel Speckhard? He got a new job in the free market. He will head the board of directors at the small Greek lender Proton Bank owned by  businessman Lavrentis Lavrentiadis.  Small Greek lender Proton Bank picked former U.S. …

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