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“EU Source” Claims No €31-Billion Bailout Tranche Before October

The notorious but anonymous “EU source” spoke again. And said that Greece would not receive the €31-billion bailout tranche before upcoming October. Greece has been expecting to receive the financial aid in September, but the EU source claimed Greece’s lenders won’t give any green light to the tranche, before the Eurogroup meeting in …

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Greece Becomes the Bogeyman for US-Voters in Anti-Obama Campaigns

That’s really ridiculous! As if we, Greeks, had not enough problems trying to cope with anti-Greece publications on international media, now we are used in the US presidential elections. In fact we are misused and exploited and turn into a scapegoat by anti-Obama Republican campaigners, to serve their own political purposes and …

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EU-Sources to Reuters: Greece Will Need More Debt Restructuring

 As if the notorious and anonymous “EU-source” predicting and forecasting bad omens was not enough, two more “EU-Sources” popped up and all the three together told Reuters that Greece would need another debt-restructuring. However as the issue is too complicated there is no open discussion until now about this issue, the …

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Troika Inspection of Greece Starts on the Anniversary of “Democracy Restoration”

Somebody must have had a promiscuous sense of humour to send the Greece’s lenders, the so-called “Troika”, to Athens today. On the 38th Anniversary of the “Restoration of Democracy” that marks the end of the military dictatorship in Greece, on 24th July 1974.  Who arranged this arrival on such day? Christine Lagarde? Jose …

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Greece – Eurogroup to Catch Up in September; Schaeuble Supports Stournaras

For Greece the Eurogroup meeting ended on Monday with the wish to catch up at a later point. “See you in September”, the Eurogroup ministers told their Greek counterpart Yiannis Stournaras. Spain was high on the agenda on Monday, and the Troika had not concluded yet its inspections on the Greek progress or …

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Left Parties Abandon Parliament Hall When Golden Dawn Leader Starts Speaking

This was never seen before in the Greek parliament. Hardly had speaker Vaggelis Meimarakis invited Nikos Michaloliakos, leader of extreme-right Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) to take the floor, immediately more than 100 MPs stood up. However for very different reasons.    Various Greek MPs abandon Parliament to protest Golden Dawn Party leaders and 71 MPs from main opposition …

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PM Samaras Meets the Troika, Finance Minister Sworn-in

Slowly and gradually Greece got its government complete. Yiannis Stournaras was sworn-in as Finance Minister on Thursday morning and thus under the presence of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. He made his first official appearance after his eye surgery almost two weeks ago. Antonis Samaras seemed in good mood even thought …

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Caretaker FinMin Zannias the New President of National Bank of Greece?

Giorgos Zannias, caretaker finance minister under Pikrammenos government, is to be appointed as the new President of the National Bank of Greece (NBG), state broadcaster NET TV reported on Friday afternoon. Although Pikrammenos government resigned after June 17 elections, Zannias is still FinMin because a) Vassilis Rapanos -the former President …

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Antonis Samaras was Sworn in as Prime Minister of Greece

Antonis Samaras, leader of conservative Nea Dimocratia, was sworn-in as the 13th Prime Minister of Greece after the fall of military dictatorship in 1974. The ceremony took place at the Presidential Mansion with Archbishop of Athens and whole Greece Hieronymus blessing the new Greek PM. “With God’s help will will …

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Tsipras: “Terrorize” the Terrorists…

…of prime time – 8 o’clock – news!” That was an unpleasant surprise for the Greek television channels broadcasting live from Omonia Square where Alexis Tsipras was speaking to several thousands SYRIZA supporters. During the main open elections rally of left-wing SYRIZA in Omonia Square in downtown Athens, Alexis Tsipras sent a sharp message to …

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Defense Minister: Greece’s “Silent Military Force Can Make a Deafening Noise If Necessary”

 I am unable to decode the message of Greek caretaker Defense Minister Frangoulis Fragos, former Chief of Land Forces. Did the retired general address Greece’s friends or Greece’s external and/or internal foes? “I wish the Democracy functions and I will directly deliver [the mandate] to the elected Minister of Defense,” Frangos …

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