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PM Tsipras determined to solve name dispute with FYROM, but partner Kammenos has reservations

As efforts intensify to resolve the decades-long name dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Tsipras coalition partner and Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, dampened expectations. He said that he would never back a solution including the word “Macedonia” thus revealing cracks in the coalition government. The …

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Spouse of New Democracy leader Mitsotakis appears in Paradise Papers

The name of the spouse of New Democracy leader, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is included in the Paradise Papers. Mareva Grabowski – Mitsotaki appears as a shareholder of 50% of an offshore company based in the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean. The offshore “Eternia Capital Management” is the administrator of a fund …

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New Democracy leader expels MP Papakosta from parliamentary group

The leader of conservative New Democracy, Kyriakos mitsotakis, expelled MP Katerina Papakosta from the parliamentary group for not being loyal to party line. Mitsotakis announced his decision on Twitter on Thursday morning. Πριν από λίγο γνωστοποίησα στον ΠτΒ την απόφασή μου να θέσω την βουλευτή Β´ Αθηνών Κ. Παπακώστα εκτός …

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Granting voting rights to diaspora Greeks back in the agenda

Greece’s main opposition party, conservative New Democracy has brought back to debate the right to vote for diaspora Greeks. On Monday, ND leader, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, resubmitted to Parliament his legislative proposal to give diaspora Greeks the right to vote in Greek elections. Complaining that his original proposal he submitted 18 …

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ND leader Mitsotakis promises jobs to …the children of pensioners

The leader of Greece’s main opposition party conservative New Democracy promised jobs to the unemployed children of … pensioners. Visiting a kafeneion, a traditional Greek coffee shop, in Kallithea suburb of south Athens, Kyriakos Mitsotakis said: “I do not promise hiring in the public sector,” but stressed that his aim …

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IMF to ask Greece’s opposition for ‘assurances’ in implementation of extra austerity

The International Monetary Fund will seek assurances by Greece’s main opposition party New Democracy in case the fund decides to participate in the Greek program. In the regular briefing on Thursday, the spokesman of IMF, Gerry Rice, did not rule out assurances by the Greek opposition. Assurances mean that Greece’s …

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Mustery solved: Greece to hire Rotchild as debt adviser

As concerns over Greece and its debt mount, Athens has reportedly decided to call in Rothschild, one of the oldest financial firms in the world, to navigate the country’s long-running creditor stand-off and avert default. According to the Financial Times, Greek authorities hope to finalize the appointment before crunch debt …

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New Democracy is one step before going bankrupt after bank claims loans

Greece’s main opposition party, conservative New Democracy, is one step before going bankrupt after one of Greece’s systemic banks claimed its loans. According to newspaper Agora, Piraeus Bank asked the full amount of loans to ND. The total amount is 160million euros, incl. loan €131million plus arrears and surcharges. The …

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Public poll: ND leads with 27.5%, SYRIZA follows with 17.5%

Main opposition party, conservative New Democracy has gained immense support when compared to the ruling left-wing SYRIZA. In a public opinion poll conducted by the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki for private Skai TV the results are: New Democracy 27.5% SYRIZA 17.5% Golden Dawn 7.5% PASOK 5.5% KKE 5.5% Centrists’ union …

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A new SYRIZA Referendum, while ND urges for early elections??

Does SYRIZA play with the idea of holding a referendum? Government party MP Sakis Papadopoulos told Greek media on Tuesday morning that in case the review talks end in deadlock, the government could turn again to the people. “A Referendum might help,” Papadopoulos told private Star TV. Claiming to speak …

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First round of New Democracy leadership elections – Record participation

Conservative New Democracy is more than happy. 400,000 members and supporters rushed to the polling stations that were set across the country to cast their vote for one of the four candidates for the party leadership. the final results of the first round of elections will be announced later today, …

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