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PM Tsipras and the Greek government survive confidence vote

The Greek government survived one more confidence vote on Friday, as expected. Out of 289 present lawmakers 153 voted in favor and 136 against. In favor voted also a lawmaker from the Centrists’ Union. The confidence vote came after main opposition New Democracy filed a censure motion against Alternate Health …

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150 people die of flu in Greece from last October to early May

The flu death toll in Greece has hit 150 from the start of the flu season last October until early May, Greece’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) announced on Thursday. Four patients died this week from complications after contracting the influenza virus, according to KEELPNO’s statement. During the …

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Pope Francis sends delegation and aid to Moria refugee camp

Pope Francis sent a cardinal to the refugee camp in Moria on the island of Lesvos on Thursday. The Vatican delegation was led by Cardinal Konrad Krajewski. According to catholic news service, the May 9 visit to the “unofficial” Moira camp, where more than 1,000 people live outside a government-established …

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Tsipras lashes out at “Anti-Greek” EU Presidency candidate Weber

“Every vote for New Democracy is a vote for anti-Greek Weber,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday targeting the EPP’s arch-conservative candidate for the European Commission Presidency, German Manfred Weber. Reason for Tsipras’ attack on Weber was the comment by the latter on the relief measures announced by the …

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Greece launches bide for the installation of free WiFi in public places

Greeks are a step closer to start using free WiFi in public places like squares, libraries, playgrounds, museums and pedestrian walkways. Greece’s Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Information launched a public consultation on a draft contract to conclude a framework agreement entitled ‘WiFi4GR – developing public broadband wireless broadband …

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Russia is ready to expand gas cooperation with Greece

Russia is keen to supply energy to Greece and is ready to expand cooperation in the gas sector with the country, Executive Director of the Skolkovo Energy Center Vyacheslav Mischenko told reporters at an energy conference in Athens. He emphasized that “Russia is ready to expand cooperation with Greece in …

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Censure motion filed by ND, Tsipras turns it into confidence vote

Main opposition party New Democracy filed a censure motion against Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis. Reason for the motion was Polakis’ verbal attack against ND candidate for the European Elections Stelios Kymbouropoulos, a 34-year-old doctor with disabilities. Responding to ND challenge, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras turned the censure motion into …

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