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ANEL MP resigns, putting Greece’s coalition gov’t majority at risk

A lawmaker from Independent Greeks (ANEL) resigned on Tuesday over the Macedonia Agreement. The resignation leaves Tsipras’ coalition partner ANEL with just seven lawmakers and puts to government majority at risk. It is the second MP out of ANEL in the last ten days. MP Giorgos Lazaridis who is elected …

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CEO of National Bank of Greece resigns – Background

The chief executive of Greece’s National Bank (NBG) Leonidas Fragiadakis resigned on Friday after completing his three-year term in the post, the bank said.  Greece’s second-largest lender by assets said in a filing to the Athens bourse that the end of Fragiadakis’ term coincided with the completion of the main …

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Corruption prosecutor resigns, claiming she was targeted over pharma company probe

Greece’s corruption prosecutor Eleni Raikou submitted her resignation on Friday claiming she was being targeted by “unofficial power centres” due to her investigation of alleged extensive bribery of state officials by the pharmaceutical firm Novartis. Eleni Raikou has been holding this position since 213. Greece’s Corruption Prosecutor Eleni Raikou resigned …

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Brexit wins and shocks! Will the EU get the message?

Last night I fell asleep at 1:30 and everyone was claiming ‘Remain” was at 54% and Brexit at 48%. This morning this ⇒ 51.9% for Exit and 48.9% for Remain. A shock! A shock for Europe and the European Union leaders, first of all. Donald Tusk ‏@eucopresident 28m28 minutes ago …

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SYRIZA MP resigns after omnibus bill voting

SYRIZA MP Vasiliki Katrivanou resigned just a couple of hours after she voted YES to the omnibus bill but NO to the Privatization Fund and IMF’s contingency measures. There was reportedly pressure by other SYRIZA lawmakers that she resigns, as the party could not afford to expel her due to …

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FinMin Yanis Varoufakis resigns, background

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis submitted his resignation on Monday morning after Greeks rejected creditors’ proposal with 61.31%. Below is what the “star” FinMin wrote in his blog. 11:25 am The name of the new Finance Minister is to be announced after the Political Leaders Council currently conveying under President Pavlopoulos. …

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Greece’s representative to IMF resigns unexpectedly

Greek representative to International Monetary Fund and one of the Fund’s  alternate executive directors Thanos Catsambas unexpectedly resigned on Wednesday. Greek media speculate whether Catsambas’ resignation has anything to do with the visit of Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis to IMF last Sunday. Effectively Thanos Catsambas will step down from his …

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Deputy Education Minister to resign over vulgar verbal attack against KKE MP

Tension went high in Greek Parliament, when Liana Kanelli, Greek Communist Party MP, criticized deputy Education Ministrer Giorgos Stylios for the free breakfast program in schools. The deputy Minister acts like “Marie Antoinette, when he says, he offers one piece of fruit per day to children, but has spent 3 …

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Fotis Kouvelis resigns as leader of Democratic Left (DIMAR)

Leader of Democratic Left Fotis Kouvelis submitted his resignation  just a few days after the European Parliament elections on Sunday that gave the center-left party a thin 1.20%. That is a total collapse for the party that it is claimed to have divided the left right after Greece entered the …

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Cyprus Finance Minister Sarris resigns – Harris Georgiades new FinMin

Cyprus financial minister Michalis Sarris submitted his resignation short after noon on Tuesday. President Nicos Anastasiades accepted Sarris’ resignation, government spokesman confirmed. Already in the morning rumors had been claiming that a mini cabinet reshuffle was due in Cyprus, aiming mainly to replace the finance minister. Short after 3 p.m. …

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Bank of Cyprus CEO resigns over bailout deal

The president of the board of Bank of Cyprus Andreas Artemis submitted his resignation to Finance Minister Michalis Sarris  short before 12 o’ clock noon on Tuesday. According to local media, Artemis disagreed with the handling of the bank recapitalisation and said that the selling of BOP branches was decided without …

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Pope Benedict XVI to resign on Feb 28/2013

Pope Benedict XVI will resign on Feb. 28, the Vatican has confirmed. He is the first pope to resign in nearly 600 years. Pope Benedict XVI was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave as the 265th Pope, serving  as Sovereign of the Vatican City State and leader of …

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Greece: Dramatic Political Developments – Live Blogging

The atmosphere within Greece’s governing party PASOK seems to be extremeley thick and Ministers come now and openly oppose the referendum or distance themselves after the fierce reactions by opposition parties and public. It looks as if PM Papandreou had not informed the cabinet on this decision, but just a few …

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A Greek Political ‘Bomb’: PASOK-MP Resigns over IMF-Bailout

A political ‘bomb’ exploded in the hands of  PM George Papandreou Tuesday afternoon as Giorgos Lianis, MP of the governing party PASOK, submitted his resignation over the IMF/EU ‘Mid-Term Stability Programme”; also  known in Greece as “the 2nd. Memorandum”. Lianis, a lawmaker for 22 years, explained his decision saying in …

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