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Former PM George Papandreou joins race for KINAL leadership

Former prime minister George Papandreou officially announced his candidacy for the leadership of Movement for Change (KINAL/PASOK) on Wednesday evening., The former PASOK leader said in a video message “We need a new change for the citizens and the country” and that the party must be again have a leading …

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Airtickets.gr suspends operation. What will happen with the acquired tickets

Greek online travel agency Airtickets.gr suspends their operation after years of successful presence in the online travel industry. Tripsta S.A., the parent company  that controls “Airtickets” and “Travelplanet24” announced the suspension on Thursday, adding however, that acquired tickets will be served. The suspended operation leaves 180 without work and triggers …

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PM Tsipras announces to distribute €1.4billion in one-off Christmas bonus to austerity-hit Greeks

Stunned and with hanging jaws Greeks saw and heard Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announcing that he will hand out 1.4 billion euros as one-off “social dividend” in December. “The welfare benefits  totaling 1.4 billion euros, is more than double than that paid out last year (600 million euros) and this …

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Lamda Development warns Greek State over obstacles in Hellinikon investment project

Just hours after Eldorado Gold announced it suspends it Skouries project in Northern Greece, another big investor, the Lamda Development, warns the Greek government over violation of terms of the agreement in Hellinikon investment project. In a statement issued on Friday, Lamda Development states that the unconventional decision of the …

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President Trump announces US will withdraw from Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Suddenly planet Earth got a little warmer. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement Paris Accord to fight climate change, spurning pleas from U.S. allies and corporate leaders in an action that fulfilled a major campaign pledge. “We’re getting …

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Thessaloniki: Greek PM promises “tax breaks roadmap” but little sustance without Troika’s blessing

In a festive mood Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras announced a 30% discount in the Special Consumption Tax for heating oil. Inaugurating the International Trade Fair in Thessaloniki, the Greek PM announced a package of measures to the dept-, recession- and austerity-ridden Greeks. Vague discounts in property tax and solidarity …

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