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Greek Parliament Passes Austerity Budget 2013 – ND Expels One MP

Greek Parliament passed austerity Budget 2013 with 167 YES, 128 NO and 4 Abstentions. right after the voting, Antonis Samaras expelled MP Soldatos (Lefkada) from the parliamentary group of Nea Dimocratia for having opposed the budget cuts in Labour and Development Ministries. the number of seats for conservative ND dropped to 125. …

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Athens: Protest Outside Parliament as MPs Debate Budget 2013

Minor tension occurred on Sunday evening when several protesters pushed down the barricades outside the Greek Parliament chanting slogans against the police. The incident ended with some protesters entering the area directly in front of the Parliament. Video: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt While protest groups from trade unions and opposition parties …

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Greek Budget 2013 Voting: Not Without Mass Protests

There can’t be a any anti-social bill voting without protests. Private sector union GSEE has called for a protest rally, Sunday afternoon to protest the Budget 2013. A budget that contains sharp cuts and will put the seal to Austerity bill voted last Wednesday. Cuts in wages and pensions, a thin social welfare, …

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‘Austerity Bill Not Enough for Bailout Tranche’, Say German FinMin & EU Commission

The austerity package that will bring financial disaster to millions of Greek households was apparently not enough for Greece’s lenders to give the green light for the release of the 31 billion euro bailout tranche. Of course, the budget 2013 has to be adopted by the Greek Parliament, as well. …

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A new Troika Demand? Austerity of €10 Billion In a Single Year?

If it’s true, this is, indeed, insane. According to Ta Nea newspaper, Greece’s lenders’ representatives want that almost the whole package of austerity measures will be implemented in 2013 and won’t be distributed more or less equally to 2013 and 2014. The new Troika’s request is allegedly that additional 2 billion …

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