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“365-Day Destination” Video captures the magic moments of Greece

“Bustling cities, small traditional villages, breathtaking nature, rich culture, imposing archaeological sites, mesmerising islands, savoury culinary treats and recipes form a fascinating destination. Enjoy Greece all year round, as each season has something special to offer.” This is the message Greece sends to the world in an effort to extend …

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Parliament adopts austerity bill, Tsipras kicks ball in creditors’ court

Lawmakers of the coalition government left-wing SYRIZA and nationalists Independent Greeks adopted the omnibus bill with new austerity measures 4.9 billion euros for the years 2018-2021. prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said right after the voting he expects form creditors to commit to debt relief measures. All 153 government lawmakers voted …

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2.5 million Turkish referendum votes could have been manipulated, says observer

Up to 2.5 million votes could have been manipulated in Sunday’s Turkish referendum which ended in a tight ‘Yes’ vote for greater presidential powers, Alev Korun, an Austrian member of the Council of Europe observer mission, told ORF radio on Tuesday. The mission of observers from the 47-member Council of …

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Vote for ‘Athens’ as Europe’s Best Destination in 2017

Which destination will be awarded the title of Best European destination in 2017? Greek capital Athens is among twenty pre-selected incredible destinations in Europe that deserve the title Best European destination in 2017. . With lots of points of interest, from ancient Greece to a vibrant modern city, with the …

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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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Presidential vote: 2. round of voting on 23rd December 2014

The second round of voting for Greece’s next President will take place at 12 o’ clock noon on Tuesday, 23. December 2014. The voting procedure, a roll call, lasts 40 minutes. Just like in the first round of voting, coalition government candidate Stavros Dimas will need 200 votes to be …

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“Bombshell” shakes Greece: MP claims he was offered €2-3million to vote for President

A bribery “bombshell” shakes Greece, after Independent Greeks MP, Pavlos Chaikalis, claimed that he was offered two to three million euro in order to vote for Greece’s next President. The attempted bribery came by a private person. “I would be given  2-3 million euro in total, 700,000 euro in cash …

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Greek Parliament cuts state funding to Golden Dawn

With overwhelming majority of 241 lawmakers, Greek parliament voted in favor of cutting state funding to Golden Dawn. Party leader Nikos Michaloliakos and two MPs remand custody and two other were released on bail, are facing charges of forming a criminal organization. The voting was referring to suspension of the …

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Greek Parliament approves cutting state funding to Golden Dawn

Greek Parliament voted in favor of amendment to cut cutting off state funding to Golden Dawn. 235 out of 300 MPs vote in favor, 34 vote “present”, among them Independent Greeks and at least one SYRIZA MP. Golden Dawn MPs left the plenary hall during the voting. Party spokesman Ilias …

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Greek Parliament: 153 YES for lay-offs in public sector

With a thin majority of 153 votes out of 300 lawmakers in total, Nea Dimocratia and PASOK approved the multi-bill that will sack more than 25,000 civil workers until the end of 2014. The bill with 109 articles, in fact a new tsunami of austerity measures, includes also provisions for …

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Ex FinMin Papaconstantinou to face felony charges over Lagarde List

234 lawmakers voted in favor of widen charges against former Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou. He is to face charges like breach of trust, that are a felony. Papaconstantinou is accused of failing to record the receipt of a CD containing the name sof 2,200 potential tax evaders with bank accounts …

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Greek lawmakers to probe ex FinMin Papaconstantinou over Lagarde List

After a marathon and stormy meeting, Greek lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to refer ex Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou to face parliamentary inquiry over allegations he tampered the Lagarde list and removed the names of three relatives from the list of Greek bank account holders at HSBC bank in Geneva.  A total of 265 …

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Want the Parthenon Marbles Returned to Greece? Say it with a “Click”!

This is the initiative of Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) in Great Britain. You can visit their website and vote YES, the Parthenon Sculptures on display in the British Museum should return to Greece and exhibited at the New Acropolis Museum. Or Vote NO, keep them where they are. You can also participate …

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Elections: Greek Sells His Vote on eBay

Humour is the best way to overcome political frustration and economic despare. A Greek decided to symbolically sell his vote on the eBay. The seller makes a parody of the statement of deputy PM Theodoros Pangalos (PASOK) who claimed that the votes were on sale during elections in Greece. Indeed …

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Greece -Troika Tough Negotiations May Risk Down-Voting in the Parliament

The promises of Greece’s new Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos for more ‘social’ austerity measures, i.e. amendments in the  Mid-Term Austerity programme as tabled by IMF/EU/ECB, have proven empty. The Troika’s technical staff, currently in Athens, estimated this morning that such ‘social ‘amendments will dig a hole of 3.8 billion euro …

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