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Athens protests: Clashes with police short before government votes more austerity

On the second day of anti-austerity protests, anti-authoritarians clashed with police outside the Parliament in Athens, short before the left-wing/nationalists coalition government voted for more austerity measures. Thousands unionists, students, members of leftist parties, engineers, lawyers and unemployed and self-employed flocked outside the Greek Parliament on Thursday afternoon to protest …

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Greek Parliament approves the Mosque construction in Athens

With a large majority of votes, the plenary of the Greek Parliament approved the provision to accelerate construction procedures for the mosque in Votanikos area of Athens. In a roll-call, in favor of the procedure voted 206 MPs from ruling party SYRIZA and opposition parties New Democracy, Communist KKE, To …

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Reform Debate in Greek Parliament interrupted, Speaker expels Golden Dawn MP

The debate on Pensions Reform was interrupted short before 6 o’clock Sunday afternoon just a couple of hours before the voting at midnight. Fierce quarrel with open insults occurred between a Syriza minister and two MPs of the right-extremists of Golden Dawn MPs with the Parliament Speaker to expel one …

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The best way to digest Debates in Greece’s Parliament is Spaghetti Pesto

I missed a major event at the Greek Parliament on Tuesday night: the debate on justice and corruption. Instead of get glued on my couch and watch for endless hours government and opposition politicians shouting at each other I did something else though of equal torture effect: I tried to …

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FYROM to keep borders to Greece & Serbia “closed” until Dec 31/2016

The Parliament of Former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia decided today, Monday, to keep its borders to Greece and Serbia closed until the end of the year, until December 31st 2016. Reason for extending this measure was the migration and refugee crisis and “the increased efforts by migrants to enter the …

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Impressive! Farmers’ tractors outside the Greek Parliament

Unprecedented. In an impressive convoy with the sound of constant honking and chanted slogans, twenty tractors entered downtown Athens early Friday evening and parked outside the Greek Parliament. Thousands of farmers who had gathered for the Big Protest of Friday were rhythmically moving left and right to open the way …

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Legislation for same-sex couples adopted, while some Bishop had church bells ring in “mourning”

Greece made a huge step towards civil rights, despite the fact that some Greek Bishop had the church bells ring in “mourning” for two days. Greece made a significant step to harmonize the country’s legislation with the legislation of other European countries and officially accept the realities of 21st century: …

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Government passes “red loans” bill with 153 votes

SYRIZA-ANEL government survived also the voting of the multi-bill that opens the way for Distress Funds to buy non-performing loans from the banks. The purchase of “red loans: is expected to lead to closure of thousands of enterprises and the loss of thousands of work places. The bill passed with …

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