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Greek Jews and Anti-Defamation League criticize appointment of new Health Minister

Greek Jews and the Anti-Defamation League sharply criticized the appointment of the new Health Minister Makis Voridis due to his far-right past. Makis Voridis, a 49-year-old lawyer,  has denied allegations of crypto-fascism and antisemitism and had described himself as a national liberal with a right-wing  activist background as student. However, no …

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Sex or Politics? “To Potami” under heavy criticism for two sexist election spots

To Potami, the party of former TV star and aspiring politician Stavros Theodorakis, came under heavy criticism even by its own members for publishing two election spots with clearly tacky and sexist content. The videos featuring a young and a middle-aged woman have them talk for 40 seconds  in what …

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IIF: Eurogroup decision on Cyprus violates EU laws

Eurogroup’s decision on Cyprus was a failure, a top official of the Institute of International Finance told a Cypriot newspaper on Sunday. Hung Tran, the First Deputy Managing Director of the IIF, told Phileleftheros newspaper in Nicosia that the decision to impose a haircut on Cypriot bank accounts was “a …

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AI “Greek authorities cannot Photoshop their problems away

Amnesty International called on Greek authorities to investigate the accusations of torture of the four bank robbers also suspected of terrorism. Criticizing the publishing of the arrested’s  pictures after being altered with digital means, AI stressed that problems of police abuse cannot be photoshopped away.  “The Greek authorities cannot just Photoshop their problems …

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Greek Police set up phone line to report racist attacks

Greek police started a service where victims and concerned citizens can report incidents of racist attacks. Under telepone number <11414> any Greek or foreigner can report racism motivated attacks. Departments and Offices of Racial Violence Response went in effect on Monday, January 17th 2013. The assigned offices will  collect data …

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Juncker Warns of Euro Zone Breakup, Accuses Germany of “Populism” in Case of Greece

 Chief of euro group Jean-Claude Juncker warned that the euro zone would break apart and urged the EZ and EU leaders to save the currency union saying ‘there was no time to lose. Speaking to German Sueddeutsche Zeitung,  Juncker also criticized German officials for their statements about a Greek euro exit. In …

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Alpha-Bank Criticizes Greece’s Bailout-critical political parties

 Greek Alpha Bank sharply criticizes political parties and their strategies towards the Memorandum of Understanding. Discussions about government to discharge the MoU threaten the economic stability, says Alpha Bank in the weekly bulletin issued its Economic Research Department. “The Greek economy is suffering from the destabilizing tendencies of an election showdown with a …

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Juncker: “Germany & France Act as if they are the Only Members of the Euro-Group”

Head of Euro Group  Jean-Claude Juncker said he’s stepping down as head of eurozone finance ministers group because he is tired of German-French interference. Further he said that the Eurobond eventually will come and added “not under this political atmosphere” meaning most probably Berlin.   Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean- Claude Juncker said he’s …

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IS this the EU we wanted? I don’t think so…

The European road has its reached dead-end. Call it “Greek crisis”, call it “Euro crisis” the European leaders prove day in day out that they are not able to deal with this challenge. EU leaders live in their own happy-go-merry world with some aging EU-gentlemen ridiculte themselves by  claiming they are sexy. If …

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UN warns of Greek austerity, criticizes IMF

The United Nations warned that the austerity measures in countries like Greece threaten a global recovery and it criticized the lending conditions set by institutions such as the IMF. Here is the very interesting approach by the UN. But as we have seen repeatedly in the past, hardly somebody pays …

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