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Tsipras asks Ministers’ commitment “to not bring down the gov’t over Macedonia”

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has asked the government ministers to commit themselves to not bring down the government on the Macedonia name issue. Tsipras was addressing a cabinet meeting of the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government on Tuesday, with his junior partner Panos Kammenos to insist in not supporting the Prespes Agreement. …

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SYRIZA at odds with coalition partner Kammenos over unilateral steps in foreign policy

Without mentioning the name of his junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos, Prime Minister Alexisi Tsipras sent a clear message to Defense Minister saying that there is no alternative plan to the Prespes Agreement with FYROMand that those who are not in charge should not….. Speaking at the convention of SYRIZA …

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ANEL MP resigns, putting Greece’s coalition gov’t majority at risk

A lawmaker from Independent Greeks (ANEL) resigned on Tuesday over the Macedonia Agreement. The resignation leaves Tsipras’ coalition partner ANEL with just seven lawmakers and puts to government majority at risk. It is the second MP out of ANEL in the last ten days. MP Giorgos Lazaridis who is elected …

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ANEL wants 180 votes for Macedonia Agreement; threats against MPs

Leader of ANEL and Tsipras’ junior coalition partner, Panos Kammenos, said on Wednesday, that he will ask the Prime Minister the Macedonia Agreement will pass through the Greek parliament with an enhanced majority of 180 votes. Kammenos statement comes the day the FYROM Parliament ratified the agreement. “We will do …

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ND leader Mitsotakis submits no-confidence vote against gov’t over Macedonia

Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis of conservative New Democracy announced Thursday noon that he is submitting no-confidence vote against the government over the Macedonia agreement. “I want to see if  Mr. Tsipras has 154 votes for the Macedonia agreement,” Mitsotakis told the Plenary with a clear hint to coalition government …

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Tsipras gov’ partner ANEL says they will down vote agreement with term “Macedonia”

Tsipras’ junior coalition government partner, Independent Greeks (ANEL) made it clear that they will down vote an agreement with FYROM if it contains the term “Macedonia.” In an extraordinary press conference on Tuesday morning, ANEL leader and Defense Minister, Panos Kammenos, said: We are clear, we do not agree and …

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Political outrage as ANEL MP proposes Greek soldiers’ exchange with Turkish servicemen

Independent Greeks (ANEL) MP, Kostas Katsikis, proposed the exchange of the two Greek soldiers still in Turkish custody with the eight Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece after the failed coup in summer 2016. Apparently in line with Tsipras’ junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos who has been describing the Greek …

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Do Greece’s coalition government partners SYRIZA-ANEL stand before divorce?

Scenarios of rupture between the two government coalition partners left-wing SYRIZA and nationalist-conservative Independent Greeks (ANEL) are growing, despite the fact that government officials from SYRIZA vehemently dismiss them. What makes the issue more suspenseful is that a meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras with ANEL leader and Defense Minister, …

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Government MP claims he swam in Voula and saw “no oil spill”

Thanassis Papachristopoulos, lawmaker from SYRIZA’s junior coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL) claimed on Thuesday: “Beacuse I have a problem with my foot, I went for a swim in Voula. I  saw no oil spill.” Papachristoupolos made his statement while he was addressing the Greek Parliament. And while Health authorities warn …

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The transfer of Holy Light divides Greece’s coalition government

It was first SYRIZA lawmaker Makis Balaouras, who claimed the Holy Light was a “pagan residue”. A couple of days later, the parliamentary spokeswoman of SYRIZA, Foteini Vaki described the Holy Fire as a “fake miracle.”  The debate about the transfer of the Holy Light from Jerusalem and the official …

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Anarchists interrupt Sunday mass in Thessaloniki, smash offices of SYRIZA-ANEL in Athens

A group of anarchists stormed the cathedral in Thessaloniki and interrupted the  mass on Sunday morning. They shouted insults, threw leaflets and quarreled with priests and members of the parish. The priest of the church came out to speak with the protesters who reportedly pushed him away with their hands. …

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Locally produced beers maintain reduced tax – Greece’s coalition suffered first crack

Greece’s coalition government suffered its first crack or its first beet bath, if you’d prefer so. The parliamentary group of Independent Greeks (ANEL) rejected the bill aiming to raise taxes for beer produced by small Greek breweries. The bill was under the Parliamentary Committee for Commerce, only SYRIZA lawmakers voted …

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Gov’t & opposition leaders agree: Juncker’s revised proposal + 5 Greek changes to be basis for new negotiations

“The revised proposal of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker from June 27/28 plus five changes added by the Greek government will be the basis for the new negotiations between Greece and creditors,” after the Sunday’s Referendum. This was reportedly decided at the Political Leaders Council under President Pavlopoulos on Monday. …

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