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Ex PM Papandreou launches “Movement of Democratic Socialists” and divides PASOK

Three hours before the official announcement of  his new political party  Saturday afternoon, former Prime Minister George Papandreou submitted the necessary documents to the court so that the new party will be able to participate in the elections of January 25th. The name of Greece’s new political party is reportedly …

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EU & local elections: Greece’s political landscape in the shadow of FT revelations

I have a major problem: four days before the municipality elections and eleven days before the European Parliament voting, I am unable to follow the political debates, the statements and announcements or comments of elected and aspiring politicians in mainstream media and websites, in blogs and social media. I mostly …

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EU Barroso appointed Papademos as Greece’s PM in 2011

Absolutely ridiculous! European Commission President Jose Manual Barroso allegedly appointed Lukas Papademos as Prime Minister of Greece right after the embarrassing meeting during the G20 summit in Cannes, when the EU partners decided to oust George Papandreou and his plan to hold a referendum without their consent. According to a …

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High on Greek agenda: non-stop disputes ahead the elections

Dispute is high on the agenda just a couple of weeks before the EU and the municipalities elections with each party trying to trip the rival and gain points in the voters’ preference. At the same time the political, economical and social disputes set the climate on fire not only …

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Ex Greek PM Papandreou: Legalize it!

Common people have common problems and troubles. They care about the boring stuff of the kind like paying taxes, heating homes, feeding families, getting a tiny Christmas present for the kids. On the other hand, politicians dangle in other atmospheric levels. Former Greek prime minister George Papandreou recently hailed the …

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It ‘rains’ lawsuits against ministers, ex PM Papandreou included

Several Greek citizens filed lawsuits against current and former ministers, ex prime minister George Papandreou included. The citizens want the lifting of the parliamentary immunity of the ministers involved and a probe for requests that have to do with the economic crisis. The start was made by former Navy officer …

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Edinburgh activists demand from TEDGlobal to remove ex PM Papandreou from the speakers list

Ops! Activists of Real Democracy Now in Edinburgh are collecting signatures to hinder the appearance of former Greek prime minister George Papandreou at TEDGlobal 2013 conference scheduled for beginning of upcoming June in the Scottish capital. Sharply criticizing TED for inviting the ex Greek premier as a speaker, RDN stresses …

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PASOK leader: EU part of the Troika offered ‘velvet euro exit’ in August 2011

PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos dropped a bomb on Friday: “The country’s lenders offered a velvet exit from the euro in 2011,” Venizelos told 4,000 stunned party delegates during a speech at PASOK’s convention in Athens. Venizelos said that the Troika proposal came after a severe disagreement and that the price …

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Berlusconi wanted to buy a Greek island from …Papadopoulos (?)

An Italian prime minister candidate in confusion? Sivlio Berslusconi revealed to reporters that he wanted to buy a Greek island to help the debt-ridden country. “I had discussed the issue with Papadopoulos,” Berlusconi said obviously confusing former prime minister George Papandreou with a famous or average Greek …”Papadopoulos”. ” I …

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Trial: Brother of Papandreou vs Leader of Independent Greeks over CDS alleged trading

An interesting trial began Thursday morning at First Instance Cour tin Athens. Defendants are the brother of former prime minister George Papandreou, Andreas (nickname Andrikos) and leader of Independent Greeks party, Panos Kammenos. Papandreou took Kammenos to court when the latter publicly accused him, that he was involved in transactions involving credit default swaps …

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ELSTAT chief to face felony charges over inflated Greek deficit in 2009

Greek economic prosecutors are seeking felony charges against the former president of the Greek Statistics Authority Andreas Georgiou over  upwards manipulation of the Greek deficit in 2009 and thus with the aim to push the country into the IMF bailout mechanism. Apart from Georgiou  felony charges are also to be raised against the …

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