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Party leader claims “pollster asked €10K in order to show party had 8%” in public opinion poll”

It is the first time that the leader of a political party makes such a denouncement. Vassilis Leventis, the founder and chairman of Union of Centrists, claimed that a pollster asked from him €10,000 in order to show better rates for the party in the next public opinion poll. Speaking …

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Varoufakis to give away his Yamaha as reward to those who can…

Former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis got really angry. And he decided to reward with his own Yamaha motorcycle those who can prove that the claims his former partner in coalition government alleged were true. So he tweeted:   Όποιος αποδείξει ότι έχω δουλέψει έστω για 1'σε fund (κι όχι μόνο …

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Rumor and speculation mill work overtime over Greek gov’t proposals to lenders

The rumor and speculation mill is working overtime as usual when negotiations between Greece and its creditors are at a crucial point. After Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras revealed that Greece sent a draft plan to the Troika-Institutions on Monday night, national and international media started to upload on their websites …

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Greece would not agree on “extend” and “current” program; Eurogroup talks end without progress

Seven hours they were sitting in the Lex-building in Brussels, Greek Finance Mninister Yanis Varoufakis did not manage to persuade the Eurogroup Finance Ministers to find a compromise with the Greek position. The talks failed as the German-led eurogroup on one side and Greece on the other could not agree …

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PM Samaras to sue MP Haikalis over attempted bribery claims

The Press office of Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras issued a statement on Friday night, saying the the prime minister will file a law suit against Pavlos Haikalis, the Independent Greeks MP who claimed an attempted bribery. According to Greek media, the statement came within minutes right after private MEGA …

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Bribes Alert! Opposition MP claims, she was offered €3mln to vote for Greece’s next President

Stavroula Xoulidou, a lawmaker from right-wing Independent Greeks party, claimed that she was offered 3 million euro to vote for Greece’s next President. Xoulidou made her claims during a late night show on Tuesday short after party president Panos Kammenos had claimed that there were attempts from the side of …

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With preposterous claims Greece and Turkey compete for “Global Joke Award 2014”

Forget all you have ever learned in the schools you attended about religion and history, and great discoveries and national boundaries. Greece and Turkey will teach you better. And at the end of the day you will shout “It’s all Greek to me” thus giving a new meaning to the …

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Greek minister: Lagarde’s claims “shameful”, she should resign

The head of International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, should resign over her her claims of ‘death threats from Greek taxpayers’. Speaking to private Mega TV on Thursday morning, Deputy Minister of Development Gerasimos Giakoumatos said: “Christine Lagarde should resign because she cannot put a whole country on investigation mood to …

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Chalkidiki: how easy is it to claim a beach as “private area”?

Some people cannot wait for the seashore legislation to pass at the Parliament and deliberately moved to call beaches their own. An owner of a land plot in Chalkidiki claimed a part of the beach Kanapitsa in Paliouri village at Kassandra peninsula. He planted cactus and prickly pears on the …

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Golden Dawn leader claims, he had contacts with PM’s aide and two ND ministers

A new Baltakos-gate is under way? Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos claimed that he had private contacts to the director of the press officer of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and also two of Nea Dimokratia ministers. Speaking at the Greek Parliament, Michaloliakos said: Video: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt “Whenever …

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BBC: The price list of Golden Dawn – offering services similar to organized crime

Leader of  Golden Dawn Nikos Michaloliakos is in custody facing charges of being the leader of a criminal organization. In jail pending trial are also two party MPs, whiel three other MPs were released on bail. The decision of Greek government to crack down the extreme-right party on charges of …

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Greek Presidency dismisses claims Papoulias would meet Otto Rehhagel

Sources at the office of Greek President, Karolos Papoulias, dismissed media claims that an appointment with former football coach Otto Rehhagel was due in March. Mega TV reported that the presidency stressed that importance of Greek-German relations but that such meetings rather targeted to create impressions than real positive climate. …

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