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Authorities order opening of bank accounts of former PM Simitis, two ex ministers

“Investigation is welcomed, I have nothing to hide,” former Prime Minister Costas Simitis said in a short statement issued on Wednesday just hours after daily Ta Nea revealed that the anti-money laundering authorities have ordered the opening of Simitis’ and his close relatives. “Relevant publications focus on slander. And I …

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Tsipras tries alliance of Social-Democrats, Greens and the Left ahead of EU elections

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras tries to build a broader alliance among the progressive forces of Europe, ahead of the EU elections in May 2019. “Social Democrats and the Left must meet on the basis of a progressive plan for the 21st century in Europe,”Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said addressing the …

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“MPs would receive €24,000 in retroactive payments” stirs Greece’s political kitchen

Greek lawmakers secretly voted last week that they are also entitled to retroactive salary payments as those civil servants in the category of special payrolls, media reported on Monday. According to a press release issued on November 12 by the Union for the Protection of Labor (ENIPEKK), each lawmaker is …

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90-year-old guard opens the doors of Allied Cemetery on Armistice Day

90-year-old Djordge Mihailovic could not be absent from the ceremony marking 100 years from the end of World War I. Serbian Djordge Mihailovic is the keeper of the Serbian cemetery Zeitenlik Allied Cemetery in Thessaloniki, the biggest military cemetery in the Balkans. Dressed in military uniform, the guardian of the …

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Ecumenical Patriarch concerned about the Tsipras-Ieronymos agreement

For two hours Educations and Religious Affairs Minister Costas Gavroglou was briefing Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Istanbul about the recent agreement between the government and the Greek Orthodox Church of Greece. I twas the second time within two days, the Ecumenical Patriarch was receiving a briefing by Greek officials on …

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PM Tsipras explains how to finance salaries of 10K priest and 10K civil servants

The announcement that 10,000 new civil servants will be hired after 10,000 priest will be removed from the state payroll has created a lot of confusion. How will Tsipras will finance the wages for so many civil servants if the state will keep subsidizing the priests wages? In an interview …

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Greece blocks access to 38 websites offering free download of films & TV series

Greeks have no longer access to some of the most famous websites where one could download films and TV series, including subtitles. Greece’s Commission for Internet Infringement & Intellectual Property has ordered internet service providers to cut access to specific domain names. A total of 38 sites have been so …

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Ceiling collapses in public hospital in Piraeus, injures one woman

Pieces of the ceiling in a room of a public hospital in Piraeus have reportedly collapsed injuring one woman. According to workers’ union at Greece’s Public Hospitals POEDIN, the ceiling collapsed Thursday midnight and injured the mother of a patient scheduled to be operated Friday morning. The accident took place …

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