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Eurogroup: Dirty Games with Greek Bailout Tranche

Greek Parliament adopted the inhuman austerity bill and the sharp-cuts budget 2013. Two main preconditions for the debt-ridden country to receive the 31-billion-euro bailout tranche. Just recently, Prime minister Antonis Samaras had claimed, that the state has money until November 16th 2012. However Greece’s lenders do not seem willing to …

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Brother of Deputy Defence Minister Commits Suicide

Ilias Karabelas, brother of deputy Defence Minister Panagiotis Karabelas was found in a blood lake in his summer house in Mani, Peloponnese, on Sunday afternoon.  According to Greek media, the man apparently shot himself with a rifle in the yard of his home and thus short before he was to meet …

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Greek Public Sector, Municipality Workers Launch Protest Actions, Nov 12-14/2012

Greek public sector union ADEDY will launch a work stoppage after 12 o’ clock noon and a protest rally in downtown Athens, on Tuesday, November 13th 2012 . Civil workers protest austerity bill measure that will send public workers home with 60-70% of their salary with the option of early or scheduled retirement or dismissal. Minister …

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Greek Parliament Passes Austerity Budget 2013 – ND Expels One MP

Greek Parliament passed austerity Budget 2013 with 167 YES, 128 NO and 4 Abstentions. right after the voting, Antonis Samaras expelled MP Soldatos (Lefkada) from the parliamentary group of Nea Dimocratia for having opposed the budget cuts in Labour and Development Ministries. the number of seats for conservative ND dropped to 125. …

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Athens: Protest Outside Parliament as MPs Debate Budget 2013

Minor tension occurred on Sunday evening when several protesters pushed down the barricades outside the Greek Parliament chanting slogans against the police. The incident ended with some protesters entering the area directly in front of the Parliament. Video: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt While protest groups from trade unions and opposition parties …

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Greek Budget 2013 Voting: Not Without Mass Protests

There can’t be a any anti-social bill voting without protests. Private sector union GSEE has called for a protest rally, Sunday afternoon to protest the Budget 2013. A budget that contains sharp cuts and will put the seal to Austerity bill voted last Wednesday. Cuts in wages and pensions, a thin social welfare, …

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‘Day After’ for Greece’s Coalition Government with PASOK Falling Apart

With a marginal majority of 153 votes Greece’s coalition government under Prime Minister Antonis Samaras managed to pass the austerity package bill through the Greek Parliament. An austerity bill that is hard if not impossible to be implemented when in combination with the Budget 2013 will send millions of people to …

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