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EU & local elections: Greece’s political landscape in the shadow of FT revelations

I have a major problem: four days before the municipality elections and eleven days before the European Parliament voting, I am unable to follow the political debates, the statements and announcements or comments of elected and aspiring politicians in mainstream media and websites, in blogs and social media. I mostly …

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PASOK leader: EU part of the Troika offered ‘velvet euro exit’ in August 2011

PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos dropped a bomb on Friday: “The country’s lenders offered a velvet exit from the euro in 2011,” Venizelos told 4,000 stunned party delegates during a speech at PASOK’s convention in Athens. Venizelos said that the Troika proposal came after a severe disagreement and that the price …

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Ex French FinMin Baroin Examined Impact of Greek Euro Exit in 2011

 Francois Baroin, the former French finance minister, examined the possibility of a Greek exit from the euro zone with his advisors, according to advance extracts published Tuesday on the website of French magazine L’ Express from his forthcoming book on his experiences during the debt crisis. “It was a discussion …

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Greece November 2011: “The Coup D’ Etat that Did Not Happen….” Part I

Front page report “The coup d’état that didn’t happen..” of  Sunday newspaper To Vima reveals a series of alleged “unknown events that led to the surprise replacement of the military leadership in Greece in November 2011”. According to the report that extends to many pages that alleged coup d’état was averted through the replacement and early …

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Greece in Uproar After Cannes-Humiliation: Live Blogging

Greece is in uproar after French President Nicholas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel imposed the date and the referendum question and froze the 6th aid tranche of 8 billion euro until Greeks say YES to referendum. It was short after midnight when Merkel and Sarkozy announced the referendum conditions …

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Referendum Backfires: No 6th Aid Tranche Until After Greeks Vote YES

 “Blackmailing” has turned into major strategic tool among EU leaders and IMF technocrats and the ‘shock’ referendum proposal of Greek PM George Papandreou seems to backfire. It blocks the release of the six aid tranche of 8 billion euro for the payment of pensions and wages. CANNES, France(Reuters) – The European …

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G20 “Blocks” Political Developments in Greece

The invitation of French President Nicholas Sakrozy to Greek PM George Papandreou had a catalytic role in the political turmoil that broke out in Greece after Papandreou announced a referendum on the loan-agreement of October 26th. With no exception all opposition parties rejected the planned referendum and retiated their demand …

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