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Germany, France seek stronger EU defense after Brexit

Germany and France have outlined plans to deepen European military cooperation after Britain’s exit from the European Union, a document obtained by Reuters show. In potentially the biggest leap in European defence since the 1990s, Berlin and Paris are laying out ways for the bloc to rapidly deploy forces, with …

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Horror of a new kind in Nice: Truck plows into crowds, killing 84, injuring dozens

A horror of new kind: A driver mows a large truck into thousands of people celebrating the Bastille Day at the Promenade of Nice in southern France. 84 people among them 10 children were killed, dozens were injured, 18 of them are in critical condition. Police shot the driver, found …

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Greece’s labor market: “Galley conditions” as unemployment still at 24.2% and minimum wage is going down

I read today that unemployment in Greece dropped down to 24.2% in February 2016. In comparison, general unemployment was at 24.4% in January 2016 and 25.8% in February 2015. That’s definitely good news even though I am not sure about the correspondence of real people to a percentage difference of …

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After a marathon of negotiations, extraordinary Eurogroup on Greece set on May 9th/2016

After a marathon of negotiations between Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin, Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem decided to set the meeting of eurozone finance ministers on Greece on Monday, May 9th 2016, at 3pm in Brussels. The date has been set after taking into consideration that “discussion about the debt needed …

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Varoufakis adamant in Paris; French FinMin Sapin did not freak out (lol)

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis met his French counterpart Michel Sapin in Paris. After the bilateral talks, the two men held a joint press conference. The Greek was adamant in his positions: he said that:  a new debt deal was needed within months and reiterated that he would not negotiate …

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President Hollande invites PM Tsipras in Paris in early February

French President Francois Hollande invited new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Paris. Hollande’s invitation has already be sent to Tsipras, the meeting is to take place before the next Council of Europe, scheduled for February 12th.  “France is ready to discuss solutions to Greek debt,” French officials said, althoughHollande …

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President Hollande grants the Greeks right to vote

I am so relief. Honestly. And I am so impressed by the divine generosity of a French president granting me the right to vote and decide about my own destiny.  Joining the Club of Scaremongers Society, French President Francois Hollande said Monday that “The Greeks are free to choose their …

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LAOS Chairaman Karatzaferis investigated for €5.5mln in off-shore and possible kickbacks

Founder and president of nationalist Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS), veteran politician Giorgos Karatzaferis is being investigated for 6 million euros in off-shore accounts and possible kickbacks from military armament programs like the Super Puma helicopters purchased in the year 2000. Katatzaferis could face felony charges for According to Greek media, …

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J. Ackermann: There was an alternative bailout to save Greece but Germany rejected it

“There was a bailout plan to save Greece in February 2010 but Germany opposed it, therefore Greece had to turn to International Monetary Fund.”  Josef Ackermann, a Swiss banker and former executive officer of Deutsche Bank made the revelation in an interview to Sunday newspaper To Vima. The bailout plan …

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BBC reports from unemployment-hit South & EU elections. Do you want to participate?

“What jobless in crisis-hit south think of the European elections?” BBC journalist Patrick Jackson is traveling to “unemployment hotspots” of the Eurozone and collects opinions from Spain, France, Italy and Greece. First stop is Seville, in the Spanish region of Andalucia where general unemployment reached 36.3% last year and youth …

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Winged Victory, the Nike of Samothrace, restoration project underway at the Louvre

The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, “the greatest masterpiece of Hellenistic sculpture” is soon to be restored. The Louvre Museum announced that a fund raising campaign has so far garnered 500,000 euro, that is the half of the needed amount to materialize the ambitious project. …

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France’s Le Pen: “Unfair to be lumped together with Golden Dawn”

France’s Front National and its leader Marine Le Pen denies the tag of “extreme right” and claims tit is unfair to be lumped together with Greece’s Golden Dawn and Norway’s mass killer Breivik party. “France’s Front National is considering legal action in a bid to force the country’s media to …

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Christine Lagarde escapes total embarrassment and possible IMF-exit

We will have to spend more time with Madame. Madame Christine Lagarde, managing director of International Monetary Fund, who narrowly escaped the total embarrassment for her and the organization she leads. French magistrate decided on Friday not to place her under formal investigation over role in businessman Bernard Tapie scandal. …

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