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Fire Service leadership under fire for Athens wildfires as blames fly around

Twelve days after the deadly wildfires in Athens and the list of errors apparently committed by Greek authorities is seemingly getting longer. Fire Service, Police and Regional Government are throwing responsibilities about the tragedy with 87 dead in East Attica on 23. July 2018 on each other. Based on fire …

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“If you love Greece, help us get rid of Alexis Tsipras and his zombie party” says ex SYRIZA MP

“If you love Greece, help us get rid of Alexis Tsipras and his zombie party,” write former SYRIZA MP and Parliament Speaker in first left-wing government, Zoi Konstantopoulou. In an op-ed posted in UK’s The Guardian, the ex comrade accuses Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras and her former party that they …

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Public administration is inadequate, trapped in a mass of laws, says Greek Ombudsman report

Public administration is inadequate, trapped in a mass of laws, and occasionally vengeful to the average citizen,the Greek Ombudsman said in its annual report submitted to Parliament speaker Nikos Voutsis on Monday. the report focuses on chronic issues of the Greek public administration. In reviewing 2017, the report focused on …

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EU Ombudsman probes work of EASO in Greece’s hotspots

The European Ombudsman European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights will examine practices by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) at “hotspots” (reception centers) in Greece. The move comes in response to a complaint about the inadmissibility decisions taken under the EU-Turkey agreement. The complaint was filed by ECCHR with …

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Merkel says she is wary of Greece’s over dependence on China

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is wary of business over-dependence on China. She is especially concerned about the Chinese investments in Greece where Cosco has been winning the cream of the cream in public privatization tenders. In an interview with German weekly magazine WirtschaftsWoche, Merkel said Europe needed to be wary about …

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Tsipras: Europe is not defending own accomplishments, has surrendered to the IMF

Europe is not defending its own accomplishments, its heritage and social model and has surrendered to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which explains its existential crisis, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday evening, addressing an event organized by the Transform! Europe network, in Rome’s “La Sapienza” University. “We are …

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