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ND & PASOK owe €365K to social security fund; it’s the government, stupid!

Coalition government parties Nea Dimocratia of PM Antonis Samaras and PASOK of deputy Prime minister Evangelos Venizelos owe to Greece’s social security fund IKA 365,000 EUR in social contributions. Responding to a written question from MPs, Labor Minister Yiannis Vroutsis said checks on unpaid contributions in June revealed that New …

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Nea Dimocratia MP supports cooperation with Golden Dawn

Vyron Polydoras, lawmaker of Samaras’ Nea Dimocratia, made a surprised statement on Monday. Speaking to private Real FM, Polydoras said that Nd should open the door to Golden Dawn. Asked by Real FM reporter whether ND should cooperate with Golden Dawn, Polydoras replied: “Certainly. We demonstrate sensitivity towards Golden Dawn …

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Zizek’s “Gulags” turn Greek politics into …”Gulash”

There is Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek. He is apparently known for controversial comments triggering strong reactions. Whether Zizek has a weird sense of provocative humor or he believes what he says, I really cannot tell. And then there is Alexis Tsipras,  leader of left-wing SYRIZA, leader of main opposition party …

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Public opinion survey: SYRIZA in government with …Samaras as PM

What do austerity- and recession-hit Greeks want? Apparently left-wing SYRIZA in the government but with conservative Antonis Samaras as Prime Minister. This weird preference is the result of the latest public opinion survey that gives SYRIZA 29.5% in the respondents’ choice. According to Public Issue survey: SYRIZA 29.5% Nea Dimocratia …

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“War” between SYRIZA and Public Order Minister over Terrorism

A new round of angry dispute broke out between main opposition party SYRIZA and the Minister for Citizen Protection and Public Order, Nikos Dendias (Nea Dimocratia), when the latter brought up new allegations linking the left-wing party with phenomena of a smooth form of terrorism. During a meeting of the parliamentary committee …

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‘Day After’ for Greece’s Coalition Government with PASOK Falling Apart

With a marginal majority of 153 votes Greece’s coalition government under Prime Minister Antonis Samaras managed to pass the austerity package bill through the Greek Parliament. An austerity bill that is hard if not impossible to be implemented when in combination with the Budget 2013 will send millions of people to …

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Public Opinion Surveys: ND-SYRIZA Close, Golden Dawn on the Rise

 Two public opinion surveys published on Saturday show the Samaras’s party Nea Dimocratia and left-wing SYRIZA are head to head, while extreme-right Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) is on the rise. On both surveys, GD is third party in the preference of respondents. One survey shows that SYRIZA leads with 1.2%, while …

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Prosecutor to Investigate Greek Left-Extremist Calling for “Guerilla War” Against “Occupation Forces”

I – and many millions other  Greeks – would not know that there is a man openly calling people for a “Guerrilla War” against “the forces of occupation”, meaning Greece’s lenders. We wouldn’t have the slightest idea that such a “resistance war” is carried out with “molotov cocktails, weapons, knives, clubs, excecutions and kidnappings of …

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ND Elections Spot “Why, Sir?” Triggers Lots of Ironic Reactions – Compare with Argentina’s Anti-IMF Spot… (videos)

The elections spot of conservative Nea Dimocratia featuring school kids asking their teacher “Why isn’t Greece in the Euro, Sir?” triggered a lot of especially ironic reactions, not only because children were used for political purposes. And if this wasn’t enough,  some really mean Greeks checked out the internet to find out the …

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Samaras Reveals Ambitious Economic Programme of Nea Dimocratia

Greece’s conservative party leader, Antonis Samaras (Nea Dimocratia) revealed the party’s economic programme 17 days ahead the June 17 elections. “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” Samaras said during his programme presentation on Thursday afternoon in Athens. Jobs, no new taxes, no new horizontal cuts, cancel emergency taxes or scale them back  are …

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Former Greek FM launches new political party – Readies to visit Turkey

Former Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis, 56,  launched her political party yesterday Sunday, a party pledging to help Greece come out of the severe economic crisis. How? By applying neo-liberal economic policies… what else? Bakoyannis’ party carries the name “Democratic Alliance” and  its emblem consists of a  white olive tree …

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