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Troika, Greece meeting in Paris had also a Snap-Polls Dragon

Like in all good old fairy tales, the meeting of Troika and Greece’s representatives in Paris had a dragon. A dragon spitting fire and generously distributing slaps in the face of the team sent by Samaras-Venizelos coalition government to negotiate with the country’s lenders the bailout exit. Aim of the …

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Greece -Turkey: tension is high as Ankara tries to conduct research in Cyprus EEZ

A new tension is high between the arch rivals and close neighbors on the west and east of the Aegean Sea, as Turkey is staging one provocation after the other, playing the game the country knows very well: claiming rights in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Reason for …

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SYRIZA: “Snap polls here and now!” Tsipras asks President Papoulias to convey CoPL

Greece’s main opposition party SYRIZA wants elections “here and now!” In a meeting with the President of the Republic, left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras asked Karolos Papoulias to convey the political leaders so that they would agree to dissolve the Parliament and set the date for snap elections. Greek media report …

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Greece 3rd in survey “12 countries that hate their government most”

In many countries governments are quite unpopular and thus for several reasons. According to a global public opinion survey, Greece has apparently the third most hated government in the world. Only 14% of the Greeks appear to approve Samaras-Venizelos coalition government. Top on the list with the lowest government approval …

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Greek gov’t prepares €15-billion “Emergency Fund” to exit bailout program

Greek government prepares a 15-billion-euro “Emergency Fund” in order to make the exit from the bailout program possible. Citing government sources, the exclusive report of  Online edition of newspaper To Vima, claims that Greeks prepare the exit from bailout and the return to the markets. This action  will not be …

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Greek PM Samaras submits Confidence Vote request – Voting Oct 10/2014

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras officially submitted a request for a confidence vote on Monday, the day the Parliament Plenary resumed work after the summer break. On Wednesday,  a 3-day debate is to start  while the voting is scheduled for Friday, October 10th 2014, at midnight. The request was submitted to …

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Last Chance for Survival: Greek Gov’t to seek vote of confidence

In an unexpected move, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and deputy PM Evangelos Venizelos announced on Wednesday evening, that they will seek a vote of confidence at the Greek Parliament.The government decision splashes in the middle of a political atmosphere full of tension with main opposition party left-wing SYRIZA, a constant …

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Cape Ray: Neutralization of Syria’s Chemicals started off Crete

U.S. container ship Cape Ray began the neutralization of  Syria’s chemical weapon on Monday, the Pentagon confirmed. US military and civilian specialist form the Edgewood Chemical & Biological Center are processing about 600 metric tonnes of HD sulfur mustard gas and DF, a precursor for nerve gas sarin. The chemicals …

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Deputy PM and PASOK leader Venizelos out of the hospital

Deputy Prime Minister and leader of PASOK Evangelos Venizelos was admitted to hospital on Monday night suffering from stomach and chest pain. No worries, though! A number of medical tests conducted by doctors did not find any significant health problems and the deputy PM is expected to attend the sworn-in …

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Greek Cabinet “paralyzed” awaiting Government reshuffle

The ministers have closed their files and opened their laptops. They surf on internet, call journalists closed to Prime Minister Samaras and deputy Prime Minister Venizelos, they read and analyze reshuffle scenarios trying to guess whether they will remain seated on their chairs, climb on new ones or they will …

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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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Greece’s priorities for EU Presidency 2014 and amazing logo

“European in content , simple in execution , efficient in implementation.” Deputy prime minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos revealed Monday the priorities of  the Greek EU Presidency 2014 as well as the logo. Venizelos announced also the priorities of Greek presidency as “growth, economic governance and migration.” The logo …

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