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Greek Parliament passes austerity bill with prior actions worth €5.5billion

The Plenary of the Greek Parliament passed the omnibus bill with the prior actions necessary for the conclusion of the fourth and final review of the Greek programme. The fast-track bill was passed on Thursday afternoon with 154 votes in favor and and 144 against, in a total of 298 …

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Greece approves Asylum Bill to ease camps overcrowding on the islands

Greece has approved a bill to simplify and accelerate asylum procedures and ease overcrowding in refugee camps on the islands of the Eastern Aegean sea. Human Rights groups criticize the asylum bill because it endanger the rights of refugees as it will increase the number of rejected asylum seekers to …

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Unknown Greek Unionist vs Unknown Soldier: A picture triggers outrage

Relaxed, with a string of worry beads – kompoloi – in his hands, a Greek unionist steps one foot on the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Greek Palriament. The unionist from powerful GENOP-DEH of workers at Public Power Corporation (DEH) is obviously tired. Together with his …

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Greece’s parliament approves bill to make Sharia law optional for the Muslim minority

Supported by opposition, the Greek Parliament voted on Tuesday in favor of a bill that makes Sharia law optional for the Muslim minority. The legislation limits the jurisdiction of  Sharia Law in Thrace, home of a strong Muslim minority in North-Eastern of the country. Greece is the last European country …

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PM Tsipras announces bill to limit jurisdiction of Sharia Law in Thrace

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced that a bill will be introduced to limit the jurisdiction of  Sharia Law in Thrace, home of a strong Muslim minority in North-Eastern of the country. Greece is the last European country to recognize the validity of the Islamic Sharia law which settles mostly …

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Greek Orthodox Church calls on Gov’t to withdraw Gender Change bill

The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church urged the coalition government to withdraw a legislation on gender change that is to be voted through the Parliament on upcoming Monday. In a statement the Holy Synod said that the proposed bill challenges the feeling society, it torpedoes the sacred institution …

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Legislation for same-sex couples adopted, while some Bishop had church bells ring in “mourning”

Greece made a huge step towards civil rights, despite the fact that some Greek Bishop had the church bells ring in “mourning” for two days. Greece made a significant step to harmonize the country’s legislation with the legislation of other European countries and officially accept the realities of 21st century: …

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Government passes “red loans” bill with 153 votes

SYRIZA-ANEL government survived also the voting of the multi-bill that opens the way for Distress Funds to buy non-performing loans from the banks. The purchase of “red loans: is expected to lead to closure of thousands of enterprises and the loss of thousands of work places. The bill passed with …

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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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Greek Parliament: 153 YES for lay-offs in public sector

With a thin majority of 153 votes out of 300 lawmakers in total, Nea Dimocratia and PASOK approved the multi-bill that will sack more than 25,000 civil workers until the end of 2014. The bill with 109 articles, in fact a new tsunami of austerity measures, includes also provisions for …

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