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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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Greece – Creditors: €2bn bailout tranche & €10bn for banks recap must wait

For one more time creditors sent a clear message to Greece: first the new deal will have to pass through the Parliament. Only then they will turn on the faucet and let 2 billion bailout tranche and 10 billion for the bank recapitalization flow towards the Eurozone south. The Euro …

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Parliament of the Absurd: Austerity Bill passed with 154 votes

With 154 votes the omnibus bill with 1000+1 austerity measures was approved late on Friday night. In the first important vote after the elections, SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government did not manage to persuade all of its lawmakers to vote in favor. The ‘defiant’ MP was from ANEL.        White nights in …

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Greek Parliament approves creditors’ bill, rift in SYRIZA remains

With overwhelming majority the Greek Parliament approved the second bill of “prior actions” demanded by the country’s creditors. The Bill was approved with 230 votes. Against the bill voted 63 lawmakers among them also 31 from Tsipras’ SYRIZA. Another 5 SYRIZA lawmakers voted “present”. Voting result: YES 230 SYRIZA, Independent …

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