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Greece Cuts Free Medical Care to Illegal Immigrants

An urgently issued circular by the Greek Health Ministry urges public hospitals to cut free medical care to illegal immigrants, i.e. migrants without legal documents like residence permit. From this new measure are excluded extreme emergency incidents that put the life on one in risk. Also excluded are cases of illegal immigrants …

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Who Governs Greece Right Now?

Amid the elections results, the scenarios of forming a government and the pressure by Greece’s lenders we almost forgot to mention an important issue: Who Governs Greece right now? Officially there is a caretaker government under former PM Lucas Papademos until the new government is formed. However the hazardous elections …

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WSJ: SYRIZA and Tsipras Get 25% in After-Elections Public Opinion Surveys

Does the strong anti-austerity line of left-wing SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras boost the party in the awake of fresh elections? Apparently it does, according to Wall Street Journal, that considers the possibility of Tsipras to emerge as the biggest winner in potential upcoming fresh elections. “Tsipras, strengthened by a broad coalition …

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Greek Gov’ Talks: …and the Baton Goes to Venizelos!

Can the leader of a party that suffered a great defeat of -30% at the May 6th elections form a coalition government? Socialist PASOK-leader Evangelos Venizelos believes he can. While two days ago, he implied he wouldn’t accept the mandate to lead exploratory talks, after failed negotiationswith Alexis Tsipras from left-wing …

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SKAI TV Journalist Beaten Up in Downtown Athens

Private Skai TV and radio journalist Costantinos Bogdanos was taken to the hospital with hand fracture and some head injuries after being attacked by three unknown perpetrators in downtown Athens. The incident occurred at 1.30 am in Exarchia district of Athens. Speaking to SKAI TV, Bodganos said that he was …

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Greece: Thrilling Gov’ Talks – Live Blogging from Athens

Wednesday afternoon finds Greek politicians at the pick of exploratory talks to form a government after public vote on May 6th failed to elect a clear winner with absolute or even relevant majority.  On Tuesday, leader of second party, left wing  Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA), Alexis Tsipras received the mandate …

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Athens: Five Men Infected with HIV After Contact With S*x Workers

Five men who had “unsafe” intercourse with HIV-positive street prostitutes were infected with the disease, Greek caretaker health minister Andreas Loverdos revealed on Wednesday. “Five out of one hundred men tested on AIDS at the premises of Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (KEEPNO) were founded positive, ” the minister said, adding that “in private …

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EP President Schulz Rushes to Athens “No Bailout Programme, No Aid”

I could have started to count the warning coming from all sides of Greece’s lenders. One after the other, the e gentlemen warn Greeks that should left-wing SYRIZA party leader Alexis Tsipras demand for renegotiation of bailout programme put into practice, the country would see not a single cent from the  Troika loan …

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Rubini Expects Greece to Exit Euro Next Year

 “Noted market bear Nouriel Roubini has called the ongoing political turmoil in Europe a “slow motion train wreck.” Speaking to CNBC in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Roubini said he expects Greece to leave the euro zone by next year. Roubini΄s comments come after Greek voters rejected pro-bailout parties in Sunday΄s …

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Greece: New Government or Fresh Elections?

Greece is heading rather towards fresh elections than a coalition government. Taking into consideration statements made by socialist PASOK and conservative Nea Dimokratia, it looks as if there is hardly common ground for a coalition under left-wing SYRIZA. Venizelos already signaled that he would skip the mandate and ask the president …

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Greece Gov’ Talks: Venizelos To Skip Mandate, If…

Leader of socialist PASOK, Evangelos Venizelos, intends not to accept the mandate to form a government should his meeting with SYRIZA-leader Alexis Tsipras proves fruitless this evening. Venizelos proposal for the next Greek government targets a broader coalition government consisting of parties that support the euro. Otherwise, he would not accept …

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ECB:No Alternative to Bailout Programme, if Greece Wants to Remain in EZ

Alexis Tsipras governance priority to rip out the “barbaric” austerity programme prompted a reaction by the European Central Bank on Tuesday. Joerg Asmussen, ECB Executive Board member, raised for the first time the possibility of a Greek exit from the euro zone. “Greece needs to be aware that there is …

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