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Kammenos reiterates opposition to use of “Macedonia” and its derivatives by FYROM

Defense Minister and Independent Greeks (ANEL) leader, Panos Kammenos, reiterated his opposition to the use of the term “Macedonia” and any derivative in the name agreed for FYROM. In an interview with private ANT1 TV on Tuesday, Kammenos pointed out that in order to change FYROM’s constitution, elections must be …

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Center-Right and Far-Right in Austria’s anti-migration coalition government

Austria is getting a 31-year-old chancellor who will be Europe’s youngest leader and a coalition government that puts members of a far-right party in charge of defense, foreign affairs and other key departments. Austria's government will include the far-right FPÖ, founded by former members of the Nazi party after WW2 …

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7 out of 10 Greeks support Tsipras’ confrontation with Troika

Seven out of ten Greeks support Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras the way he deals with the country’s lenders, the Troika. According to a poll conducted by the University of Macedonia, the majority of the respondents believe that the PM is determined to implement his pre-elections commitments and that the Greece-Troika …

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EP Schulz openly says, he would prefer a SYRIZA-To Potami coalition

President of European Parliament said it clearly: that he would prefer if PM Tsipras had a coalition with To Potami. After a meeting with Potami leader Stavros Theodorakis, Schulz told media: “For me it would be better, Mr. Tsipras had to work with To Potami and not with ANEL (Greek …

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Greece’s new coalition tasks: Cabinet, new Parliament, Vote of Confidence, Presidential Election

The very first challenge Greece’s new coalition government has to deal with is the Presidential election. But before this procedure is launched, other modalities have to be settled: form the cabinet, open the Parliament, get a vote of confidence. Cabinet The names of the ministers to form Greece’s new cabinet …

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Last Chance for Survival: Greek Gov’t to seek vote of confidence

In an unexpected move, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and deputy PM Evangelos Venizelos announced on Wednesday evening, that they will seek a vote of confidence at the Greek Parliament.The government decision splashes in the middle of a political atmosphere full of tension with main opposition party left-wing SYRIZA, a constant …

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Greece Elections 2014: What’s next with Nea Dimokratia and PASOK?

I twas short after the first European Parliament elections results on Sunday evening when Samaras’ party Nea Dimokratia let the public know that “it received the voters’ message.” A loss of 6.93% when compared to June 2012 results it was clear even to Nea Dimokratia hardliners, that they lost voters, …

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Early elections in sight? Samaras announces 440,000 jobs, while gov’t majority at risk

There is the fragrance of elections hovering in the smog-free air of Greece. The country’s government announces measures here and there, measures aiming to alleviate the suffering of the austerity-ridden society. Right after his arrival to Athens from Brussels and Kefalonia where he visited the earthquake-hit area, prime minister Antonis …

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Troika-fatigue: Are Greek lawmakers tired of austerity? FinMin Stournaras claims so

Maybe. Maybe not. At least Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras claimed, that Greek lawmakers were tired of austerity and that “the fatigue of MPs” could cause a political risk for Greece’s fiscal targets. Stournaras’ interview to Reuters, woke up the tired Greek MPs especially those of coalition government partner PASOK. Those …

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Junior partner DemLeft withdraws ministers from Samaras’ gov’t

Political council and parliamentary group of Democratic Left accepted with overwhelming majority the party leader proposal to withdraw two ministers, two deputy ministers from Samaras’ government and also several general secretaries. “DemLeft requested its ministers to submit their resignation”, high-ranking party official Chatzisokratis told media short after 3:00 pm on …

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Coalition gov’t partners call Samaras to restructure ERT, while public broadcaster is open

Coalition government partners Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK and Fotis Kouvelis (Democratic Left) openly invited prime minister Antonis Samaras to discuss the restructure of ERT on the condition that the public broadcaster remains open. Fotis Kouvelis: No doubt ERT needs restructuring but with ERT remaining open. It’s unacceptable for ERT to be …

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