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The transfer of Holy Light divides Greece’s coalition government

It was first SYRIZA lawmaker Makis Balaouras, who claimed the Holy Light was a “pagan residue”. A couple of days later, the parliamentary spokeswoman of SYRIZA, Foteini Vaki described the Holy Fire as a “fake miracle.”  The debate about the transfer of the Holy Light from Jerusalem and the official …

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Turmoil as 20-25 MPs may have received the Christmas Bonus for low-pensioners

One more lawmaker of ruling SYRIZA admitted that he received the Christmas Bonus (13th pension) for low-pensioners although he receives a good and mostly tax-free salary from the Greek Parliament. Are these the only MPs? Hardly. Triantafyllos Mitafidis said on Friday that the mistake in granting the so-called once-off 13th …

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Lenders press Greece to sell 40% of PPC lignite units and energy producing plants

Greek Interior Minister – an Energy minister in first SYRIZA government – Panos Skourletis accused on Monday international lenders of reneging on a 2015 bailout deal by trying to force a fire-sale of its main electricity utility Public Power Corporation (PPC/DEH) to serve “domestic and foreign business interests.” Later, a …

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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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Activism questionnaire by SYRIZA-Youth asks about “involvement in theft from supermarkets”

The online questionnaire uploaded by the Youth organization of ruling left-wing  SYRIZA is theoretically a sociological research, an attempt to gather the opinion of the basic of the youth organization. However, several questions are unconventional and even rename the criminal offense of “theft” into “activism”. The questionnaire triggered an outrage …

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UPD “Carnivalists” attack SYRIZA HQ in Athens, one injured

Wearing carnival masks, a group of some thirty people hurled molotov cocktail bombs at the headquarters of Greece’s ruling party left-wing SYRIZA at Koumoundourou Square in downtown Athens on Sunday. One police officer was injured. According to police, the group threw to or three petrol bombs that caused damages  to …

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Biased and short-sighted Schaeuble could destroy Eurozone, not just Greece

The sudden suspension of Greece’s short-term debt relief measures on Wednesday evening (14 December) has sparked fierce criticism by a number of EU officials. EU commissioner Pierre Moscovici, European Parliament president Martin Schultz, French president Hollande and finance minister Michel Sapin, along with many MEPs from the GUE/NGL, S&D and …

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Greeks lost confidence in their political system – No wonder….

Greece’s political system has undermined itself in the last years as the economic crisis brought on the surface all chronic diseases of a ststem that had an expiration date.  Ideologies have been abolished in a society that used to be highly politicized. Whether socialist (PASOK) or left-wings (SYRIZA) parties, they …

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