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Greece a step closer to snap elections after Kammenos declaration

Leader of Independent Greeks (ANEL) and Tsipras coalition partner, Panos Kammenos, brought Greece’s coalition government a step closer to snap elections. His party will stay in the government until the Prespes Agreement comes to Greek Parliament for ratification. Speaking at national convention of ANEL in Thessaloniki, North Greece,on Sunday, Kammenos …

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ANEL MP resigns, putting Greece’s coalition gov’t majority at risk

A lawmaker from Independent Greeks (ANEL) resigned on Tuesday over the Macedonia Agreement. The resignation leaves Tsipras’ coalition partner ANEL with just seven lawmakers and puts to government majority at risk. It is the second MP out of ANEL in the last ten days. MP Giorgos Lazaridis who is elected …

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Do Greece’s coalition government partners SYRIZA-ANEL stand before divorce?

Scenarios of rupture between the two government coalition partners left-wing SYRIZA and nationalist-conservative Independent Greeks (ANEL) are growing, despite the fact that government officials from SYRIZA vehemently dismiss them. What makes the issue more suspenseful is that a meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras with ANEL leader and Defense Minister, …

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German coalition deal: SPD takes Finance Ministry with Olaf Scholz

A big concession for Merkel’s conservatives, a possible relief for Greece and the euro zone. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives CDU/CSU and the Social Democrats (SPD) on Wednesday agreed to a coalition deal,  after months of uncertainty. The deal has at least one surprise that has Greeks, first of all, …

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Merkel fails in coalition talks, she may lead Germany to snap elections

The era of German Chancellor Angela Merkel nears the end.  Even if she wins the next elections, her opponents within her own party will grill her over hot charcoal. Preliminary coalition talks between Chancellor Merkel and the Greens and the FDP collapsed early Monday after two months. It was mainly …

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With FDP in German coalition, Greeks could miss old chap Schaeuble

Greece is closely watching the political developments in Germany as the new coalition government that will be formed will have direct impact on the Greek debt and the discussions about its relief expected to begin after conclusion of the bailout program in August 2018. Right after the exit polls on …

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