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Conflicting Results in Greek Opinion Polls 3 Weeks Ahead June-17 Elections

Conflicting are the results of the two latest public opinion polls ahead the June-17 elections. Two different polls give the first place in ‘voting intention’ to two different parties. At the same time the majority of respondents believe that conservative Nea Democratia will win the elections. Results from  public opinion poll …

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IIF Dallara: Greek Euro Exit Would Destabilize World Economy, ECB

Greece’s euro exit would destabilise world economy, the European Central Bank and the contagion will affect other countries like Italy, Spain and Portugal, too, head of Institute of International Finance (IIF) Charles Dallara said in an interview. He urged a European realistic approach to austerity. The head of the global banking …

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Skarimpas/Spanos: “Broken Ship” (Greek music)

No news, just a poem. A popular Greek song. I heard last night at a poetry and music event in downtown Athens…     Broken Ship (Σπασμένο Καράβι) – Lyrics by Yiannis Skarimpas Broken ship over there in the deep am I so to be with no masts, without sails to …

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Athens Stock Exchange Suffers Losses of 4.53% – Historical Low with 502 Points

 Athens Stock Exchange had a real bad day today, with the General Index closing at 502.52 points and suffering losses of 4.53%. “Fully … unfortified was the Greek market, in a successive 22-year low, unable at the moment even for a technical reaction. On Thursday, the General Index managed with …

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Greek Elections – Opinion Poll: SYRIZA & Tsipras First with 30%

It looks as if the threats of Merkel & Co and the fierce anti-Tsipras campaign by Greek politicians backfires. In the latest public opinion poll conducted by Public Issue, SYRIZA secures the first place in votes intention with 30%, almost doubling its rates of 16.78% at the May-6 elections. Conservative …

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Bloomberg: Germany Got A Bailout Too, Financed by European Taxpayers

Did you know that European tax-payers provided Germany with financail support? A …bailout? No? You didn’t? Well, now, you know…. thank to Bloomberg’s report and a KTG-reader who forwarded the link to us. But beware. The news is a secret, so do not let others, especially Europeans, know about it… …

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EU Leaders vs Greek Voters: Huge Gap, Dangerous Cliff

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti supports ND Antonis Samaras, French President Francois Hollande support PASOK Evangelos Venizelos. The two leaders of the Greek parties that definitely support the austerity bailout. At the same time a, while the country heads for fresh elections, Greeks have developed an allergy towards the austerity and the …

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Italian PM Monti Meets Samaras, to Meet Venizelos “Soon”

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti broke the …diplomatic protocoll and made joined statements with ND Antonis Samaras, while they had a meeting in Brussels. The it is not common that a government leader makes common statements together with a simple party leader. Monti said that the common European will is Greece …

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EU Leaders Send Greek PM Home with A Pat on the Shoulder…

EU leaders expressed their support to Greeks provided that they will stick to austerity programme. They also gave a vague promise on growth measures. As Greece’s lenders have no idea who will challenge the failed EU policies after  June-17 elections, they choose to send caretaker prime minister Panagiotis Pikrammenos home with a …

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