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Mini Crash: Athens Stock Exchange Plunges -6,28%

Athens Stock Exchange suffered a mini crach on Monday, plunged by -6.28%, the General Index fell below 820 units and the banking sector with losses of 15% as Greece’s lenders refused to make any concessions on labour rights ‘reforms’ and junior coalition government partner Democratic Left insists on not voting in favor of the …

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Samaras Gov’t Rumors on Reshuffle & MPs To Down Vote Austerity Package

Never ending Troika demands and reluctance by some ministers to meet them, time pushing for the release of the 31-billion -euro bailout tranche,  a growing number of coalition government partners MPs sending messages that they will down-vote the austerity package,  a society on the streets, several professional groups on strike, …

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€11.5-Billion Package: Totally Perplexed About the Upcoming Austerity Cuts

I am totally baffled! And with me, millions of Greeks following the negotiations between Athens and the Troika, the bargain on the austerity measures to come with the €11.5-billion package. On Friday, we read about the raise of retirement age from 65 to 67, on Monday we read “the Troika doubts the …

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Tsipras Calls on Greek Government to End Talks With Troika

Main opposition leader and Syriza chief Alexis Tsipras called on Greek government to end any discussion with the representatives of the EC-ECB-IMF troika, and propose an EU Summit meeting to focus on a different strategy for Greece.    Addressing the Syriza parliamentary group on Monday, Tsipras voiced his party’s determination …

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Merkel Gives Greeks “Just a Couple of Weeks” Extension to Meet Deficit Goals

What if the Greek government tries to get together a ‘national negotiation team’. What if Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is willing to go to Brussels together with his coalition partners Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK) and Fotis Kouvelis (Democratic Left) and renegotiate the bailout programme face to face with Greece’s lenders. Athens is reportedly to ask two …

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Greek Deputy Minister: “I Came to Your TV-Show Because I Have Nothing to Do at the Ministry”

Greek Deputy Health Minister Fotini Skopouli is claiming the “Oscar for Sincerity”. She appeared in the morning magazine of state broadcaster NET TV on Tuesday. What the professor for Pathology-Immunology at the Harokopio University said stunned the journalists and the viewers alike – and more than those, Samaras’ government as well. “I came to …

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Tsipras Calls Samaras’ Coalition Government “Merkelists”

Main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras from left-wing SYRIZa called the party leaders of Samaras coalition government “Merkelists”. During the debate on the government programme, Tsipras criticized the coalition government  stressing that the politics of Memorandum of Understanding leads Greece out of the euro. Addressing the three leader of the coalition …

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Greek Government’s Targets to Re-Negotiate Bailout Programme

Greece’s coalition government of Nea Dimocratia, PASOK and Democratic Left published its joint programme aiming to undo some austerity measures. Measures demanded by the Troika of IMF/EU/ECB and have been signed by Samaras in the second bailout agreement. The ambitious programme aims at tax cuts, extra help for the poor and unemployed, …

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Here is Greece’s “National Responsibility” Government

At the very end, Greeks got neither a “national unity” government as Antonis Samaras had proposed, neither a “national co-responsibility” government as Evangelos Venizelos wanted. After four days of negotiations between Nea Dimocratia, PASOK and Democratic Left, Greeks got a “national responsibility” government. In a proclamation published together with the names …

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