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Athens protests: Clashes with police short before government votes more austerity

On the second day of anti-austerity protests, anti-authoritarians clashed with police outside the Parliament in Athens, short before the left-wing/nationalists coalition government voted for more austerity measures. Thousands unionists, students, members of leftist parties, engineers, lawyers and unemployed and self-employed flocked outside the Greek Parliament on Thursday afternoon to protest …

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Pensioners defy rain to protest cuts, as unions call on new anti-austerity rally May 18/2017

Hundreds of pensioners defied the rain and took to the streets to protest the new austerity package to be voted Thursday night at the Greek Parliament. With umbrellas and raincoats, they joined their voices to prevent more austerity measures threatening to put their survival at risk. Holding banners and chanting …

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Plenary of Greek parliament expels Golden Dawn from austerity bill debate

The Plenary of the Greek Parliament  decided on Wednesday to expel the parliamentary group of extreme right-wing Golden Dawn after the incident two days ago. The Golden Dawn group will not be able to participate in the debates on the omnibus bill containing the new package of austerity measures 2018-2021. …

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Portugal wins Eurovision 2017, Greece lands 19th in 26 countries total

Portugal won the 62nd competition of Eurovision 2017 with a love ballad. Portugal won the Eurovision  for the first time in the history of the contest. Salvador Sobral, 27, won with his love ballad Amar Pelos Dois, which was written by his sister. He said on receiving the trophy: “We …

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Greece’s Parliament to vote for the additional austerity measures on May 18

The additional austerity measures for 2019-2020 the Greek government agreed upon with the country’s creditors will be brought to Parliament on May 15 for debate. A vote by the Plenary will take place on May 18 2017, just four days before the crucial Eurogroup meeting on May 22. Parliament President …

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Greece to probe corruption in health sector worth €85billion

Greece’s parliament on Wednesday voted to open an investigation into alleged health scandals and corruption going back two decades, involving bribes and inflated prices for medical equipment and medicine. A broad majority of 187 lawmakers in the 300-seat parliament approved a government proposal to look into suspected mismanagement between 1997 …

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Greece: Demy and This Is Love go Eurovision 2017 in Kiev

Greece has decided: Demy and the song This Is Love will represent Greece in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The national finals were held on Monday at the studios of state broadcaster ERT in Athens.  The decision was determined through televoting by Greek public …

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European Parliament voted to freeze accession talks with Turkey

The members of the the European Parliament voted on Thursday in favor of  a temporary halt to EU membership talks with Turkey because of Ankara’s “disproportionate” reaction to July’s failed coup. Members of the European Parliament voted solidly in favor of a non-binding motion urging the European Commission and national …

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Greek Parliament approves the Mosque construction in Athens

With a large majority of votes, the plenary of the Greek Parliament approved the provision to accelerate construction procedures for the mosque in Votanikos area of Athens. In a roll-call, in favor of the procedure voted 206 MPs from ruling party SYRIZA and opposition parties New Democracy, Communist KKE, To …

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In Uniform We Love: Tsipras seeks last minute “equivalent measures” to have Kammenos vote for the omnibus bill

Debate in Greek Parliament reaches its peak as lawmakers get ready to vote the omnibus austerity bill of €5.4 billion, the last prerequisite in order to conclude the Program Review and reach a deal at the Eurogroup on May 24th. Keys points of argument between the coalition government SYRIZA -ANEL …

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SYRIZA MP resigns over “prior actions bill”, Kammenos asks ‘rebel’ ANEL MP to resign

Syriza lawmaker and former government spokesman Gavriil Sakellaridis submitted his resignation on Thursday morning, hours before the Parliament would be called to vote for the bill of prior actions and new austerity measures. “Sakellaridis raised objections to the bill,” Greek media report adding that it was Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras …

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