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Ex PM Papandreou & his party won’t participate in September elections

Finally the Google service translated correctly the sentence “There is no money”. Former Prime Minister George Papandreou announced on Tuesday evening that his party “Movement of Democratic Socialists” (KIDISO) will not take part in the September elections. Official reason: shortage of financial means. Unofficial reason: shortage of supporters. In a …

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Ex French FinMin Baroin Examined Impact of Greek Euro Exit in 2011

 Francois Baroin, the former French finance minister, examined the possibility of a Greek exit from the euro zone with his advisors, according to advance extracts published Tuesday on the website of French magazine L’ Express from his forthcoming book on his experiences during the debt crisis. “It was a discussion …

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Berlin: Students Verbally Attack Ex PM Papandreou (video)

The prime minister who took Greece to IMF had an unpleasant surprise in Berlin. While he was enjoying dinner in a restaurant in Berlin, a group of Greek students stormed in and started to verbally attack him. “Shame on you!”, “You ridiculed the country!”, “You eat with people’s money!”, “Go, …

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George Papandreou – Hire A Former Greek PM as Keynote Speaker

Do you need a savvy keynote speaker to enlighten your event guests? A fluently English speaking expert to talk about Europe, the Greek crisis, or democracy deficits in our modern world? An experienced politician,  a visioneer? Here you got one: George Papandreou, prime minister of Greece from 2009 to 2011. Former PM of …

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Greece’s Mini-Cabinet Reshuffle

It all started with the resignation of Minister for Citizens’ Protection Christos Papoutsis, who chose to candidate for the leadership of PASOK than remain a Papademos’ government minister. The choice to give the empty post to Michalis Chryssochoides (Development Minister until Tuesday night) triggered more moves on the Greek political chessboard. …

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Athens: Day After for Papademos’ Gov’ and Parliament Composition

At least 45 burned down shops, banks and cafes,  some 160 civilians and policemen injured, looting,  thousands of hurled stones and hundreds of fired tear gas devices, 199 “YES”, 74 “NO”, 45 expelled MPs:  The second Memorandum of Understanding and the new austerity package passed by the Greek Parliament on Sunday leaving the …

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Papandreou Gives Up PASOK, Attacks Media Boss and Vested Interests

Greece’s former prime Minister George Papandreou decided to stay at socialist PASOK leadership until he …goes. During a meeting of socialist Party PASOK, the ex PM told his companions in socialism that he will step down s party leader and will no seek to be re-elected. However that he will remain …

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Crete: Owner Lets Chained Dog Die in Rusty Barrel

That’s the sear animal abuse and not only! The owner of a dog let him die chained into a rusty barrel and he didn’t even bother to remove the cadaver of the unlucky soul. It is not known how the unfortunate creature died. Whether from starvation or sickness. The Animal …

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Life is Boring without Papandreou…

I have to admit it! Journalist-Life is boring without George Papandreou. We miss his erratic and flaky decisions, his talent for stirring up things and his famous verbal slip-ups. However as leader of PASOK and president of Socialist International he is still a welcome guest in international meetings and political parties …

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Greece Desperately Seeks a Prime Minister LOL

“If you recieve a phone call from telephone number 210-00000000-1-2-3, do not answer! I repeat, DO NOT answer the call!  Should you accidentally pick up the phone, do not answer with “Yes…(?)”.  Maximos Mansion (Greek PM’s Office) has assigned people to call around ransom telephone numbers. This first oblivious man or woman who …

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Greece’s New Gov’t: Hey, Captains? They said WOT?

When I woke up this morning I was feeling fine. Fine? On the fifth day of fierce negotiations, scenarios, rumors and turnarounds, nothing had changed in Greece. George Papandreou isstill the prime minister – at least typically. Now a new PM name makes the round: Vassilis Skouris, President of the Court …

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Greece: At the next tone, the Prime Minister will be…

10:35 pm Nothing new. Live blogging is over… unless there would be some breakingthrough, of course.   07:45 pm Nothing new comes out – KTG is taking a shot/medium’long break, unless extraordinary developments happen….   07:15 pm Nothing new from the Greek front -[ Why do I have the feeling Samaras …

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Greece: PM’s Name & New Gov’t to be Announced Tuesday, Nov 8

10:30 pm “There has been a positive approach on the new PM’s name” Papandreou-Samaras said in a jointed statement issued late on Monday night. Greek media report that the Cabinet will meet on Tuesday at 12 o’ clock noon. Reporters interpret this as that the Papandreou government will officially resign …

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