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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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Relics of St Helena and the Holy Cross arrive in Greece

For the first time, the holy relics of St Helena will be displayed in Athens together with a section of the Holy Cross. It is also the first time that holy relics leave the permanent residence in St Marcus Basilica n the Vatican Museums in Italy. This will be the …

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Greek court hands 15-year sentences to suspected jihadists with refugee status

A Greek court on Friday handed 15-year prison sentences to two suspected jihadists with Swedish passports trying to enter Turkey carrying combat items, a local justice source said. The suspects’ lawyer said the men, who have refugee status in Sweden, would appeal against the sentence. They will remain incarcerated until …

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ND leader Mitsotakis promises jobs to …the children of pensioners

The leader of Greece’s main opposition party conservative New Democracy promised jobs to the unemployed children of … pensioners. Visiting a kafeneion, a traditional Greek coffee shop, in Kallithea suburb of south Athens, Kyriakos Mitsotakis said: “I do not promise hiring in the public sector,” but stressed that his aim …

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Orthodox Christians, incl Greeks, want a strong Russia to counter the West

Orthodox Christians in Central and Eastern Europe but also in Greece express pro-Russia views and many would like to see Russia playing a stronger role in the area in order to balance the influence of the West. According to a survey conducted by PEW Research Center majorities in Orthodox countries …

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No debt relief, no IMF participation and therefore no implementation of €3.6bn measures, says PM Tsipras

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made it clear: the additional austerity measures for 2019-2020 will not be implemented if there is no measures for debt relief.  Then, without debt relief the IMF will not participate in the Greek program. “It is not a figure of speech, we will implement the …

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Media in Albania claim authorities arrested Greek businessman for spying

Media in Albania claim the country’s authorities arrested a Greek businessman at the airport of Tirana. The 52-year-old constructor has been allegedly transporting ‘spying material’. According to Albanian TV news, the Greek national was allegedly carrying ‘spy ware’ in his bag. the man is active in Albania as contractor. The …

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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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EP Vice hits out at EPP Weber comment “Communist Prime Minister” of Greece

European parliament vice-president and head of SYRIZA fraction Dimitris Papadimoulis hit out at the chairman of EPP, Manfred Webber, who claimed the problem of Greece was the “communist Prime Minister.” “Weber is again completely out of step with the majority of the European Parliament as well as Jean-Claude Juncker and …

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Touching moments for Evzones commemorating Anzacs in Australia

Touching moments for the men of the Greek presidential guard in Australia. Some Evzones could not hold back their tears, when they listened to the words of  Bishop Nikandros speaking highly of Greece and the ethos of Evzones. During the speech, two of the Evzones became so emotional about their …

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EU Parliament’s EPP says Greece’s ‘problem is the communist Prime Minister’

Chairman of conservative European People Party fraction in the European Parliament and vice of German CSU, Manfred Weber, revealed what the biggest fraction in the EU Parliament thinks to be the problem of Greece. “The fundamental problem of Greece is it has a communist as prime Minister,” Manfred Weber said, …

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Greek unions celebrate International Labor Day, as government signs agreement with lenders

Thousands of unionists flocked to downtown Athens on Monday morning to celebrate the International Labor Day as the government and creditors agree on additional austerity measures. No more austerity is the central slogan of public and private sector unions ADEDY and GSEE. the established unions managed to get together just …

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