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New Speaker Konstantopoulou: “Parliament cannot function as graveyard of political scandals”

With a record number of votes (235) SYRIZA MP Zoe Konstantopoulou was elected Greece’s Parliament Speaker. Konstantopoulou is the second woman to be elected for this office and with 38 years old the youngest Parliament Speaker in the Greek Parliament. She is a human rights lawyer and  a member of …

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Tsipras promises “just taxation, hikes in low pensions & minimum wages” and more…

“Greece will take a deep breath on Sunday. And on Monday the country will change page with the strong order from the people,” Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday speaking in Thessaloniki on Tuesday evening. He added that “the people with their votes will put an end to the devastating policies  …

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Greece Elections 2014: exit polls at 7pm, first results 9.30-10 pm

Ballots boxes closed at 7 p.m. on Sunday for the second round of municipality and regional elections and the voting for the European Parliament. Right after the closing of ballot boxes, at 7 p.m., pollsters are going to publish the exit polls. According to Interior Minister Yiannis Michelakis, first official …

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Greek “untouchables” …touched: a scandal per day keeps the crisis away?

Hardy has the button “publish” been pressed and a new financial scandal breaks out. Slowly but surely we have lost control over the counting” how many prominent and less prominent Greeks have been arrested, how many of them are free on bail, how many of them are remanded custody, how …

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A summary of KTG posts Nov 27-28, 2013

For those who missed our posts on KTG.wordpress… below I copy paste the news. This is actually a service for the RSS Feed and E-mail subscribers: Rhodes floods: body of missing teacher washed ashore in Turkey Nov 27, 2013  The body of the teacher who went missing in Rhodes floods was …

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Ex PASOK Defense Minister could face charges for alleged tax evasion of 3 million EUR

After former PASOK minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, another former PASOK minister, another former Defense Minister could appear before justice. Yiannos Papantoniou could face charges for the alleged tax evasion of 3 million euro, Greek media report on Thursday. Yiannos Papantoniou had also served as Minister of Finance and Economy. Former Defense …

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EU Task Force report: Rehn, Reichenbach & the other kids are pleased with Greece

Hurray! Our Lenders & Masters are pleased with us! Yes, us, the lazy and tax evading Greeks. Our Lenders & Masters are pleased with the progress we have made. Oh wait! EU Monetary affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn did not say that exactly. He said instead: “We are seeing encouraging signs …

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Parliament committee: ex FinMin Papaconstantinou to face felony charges

The preliminary investigation committee of the Greek Parliament investigating the famous Lagarde List and the involvement of former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou ended – or not. The meetings of this committee were stormy anyway full of quarrels and under the belt knocks. Nevertheless, the chairman (Nea Dimocratia) of the committee …

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Golden Dawn MP to PASOK-leader: “Shut up, you’re ridiculous and fat!”

Scenes of unprescedented aesthetic demonstrating the elegant manners of Greek elected politicians took place during the interrogation of PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos by members of the parliamentary  committee investigating the two-year disappearence of the infamous Lagarde list with the names of 2,200 suspected of tax evasion. Insults even below the belt …

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Greek prosecutor orders arrest of German citizen over armament bribes

I have the feeling Greece tries to steal the media focus currently busy with Cyprus. Otherwise I have no logical explanation for  two news items coming from Greece. Maybe Greek authorities were alarmed to hear all these Cypriot citizens demanding “catharsis” for those who threw the country into such an …

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Arson attack against gov’t spokesman’s brother sparks ND-SYRIZA dispute

Who will be the next target of arsonists? this must be the question puzzling officers of Greek police after  barrage of self-made gas bombs exploding outside the homes of journalists, government party officers and banks ATMs. The latest target was the brother of government spokesman Simon Kedikoglou. Short before midnight on Saturday, unknown …

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Samara’s gov’t loses one more seat as PASOK MP goes independent

Greece’s three-party coalition government lost one more seat, when MP Christos Aidonis resigned from PASOK party on Thursday morning. According to his resignation letter, the MP said he resigned from socialist PASOK because of the handling of Lagarde list by leader Evangelos Venizelos. With Aidonis resignation, the number of seats fro …

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