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E-mails scandal ousts a ND MEP, the head of Diaspora Greeks and a Secretary General

The scandal of data protection violations regarding Greek voters living abroad triggered a domino of political developments in the country. MEP  of New Democracy Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou has been forced to abstain from the list of candidates for the upcoming European elections, the general secretary of the Interior Ministry  Michalis Stavrianoudakis …

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Reshuffle: Changes in crucial ministries, one more minister from the far-right front

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis proceeded to cabinet reshuffle removing ministers who were supposed to have been “successfully” managing the crises like the pandemic and its side effects in health and tourism. The cabinet reshuffle includes the introduction of a Civil Protection Ministry that will also have jurisdiction over the Fire …

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Greeks in outrage over €2mn annual grant to Theology School in Boston

The Greek government will grant 2 million euros on annual basis to the Holy Cross School of Theology in Boston in an effort to strengthen its programs and stimulate the Greek character of the school. The grant was promised by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during his visit to USA, meetings …

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Parliament approves bill for diaspora Greeks’ vote with strict criteria

With an overwhelming majority the Parliament approved the bill that allows diaspora Greeks to exercise their voting right from the place of residence.  Eligibility criteria are strict with regards to years of absence and active taxation. Of a total of 296 deputies present, 288 voted in favor, seven voted against …

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Deputy FM Diamataris resigns following “fake CV” and other serious revelations

Deputy Foreign Minister, Antonis Diamataris, submitted his resignation on Thursday, while on an official 8-day visit to diaspora Greeks in Australia. The revelations that he faked his CV with postgraduate diplomas he never obtained and even declared a fake birth year had triggered an outrage not only among the opposition …

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Greece needs a stable taxation system, say Greek-American businessmen

Taxation of American companies in Greece is not as major an issue as the lack of a stable taxation system, Greek-American business managers told Deputy Foreign Minister Terens Quick at a meeting in Thessaloniki on Friday. The meeting was held in the context of the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), …

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Granting voting rights to diaspora Greeks back in the agenda

Greece’s main opposition party, conservative New Democracy has brought back to debate the right to vote for diaspora Greeks. On Monday, ND leader, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, resubmitted to Parliament his legislative proposal to give diaspora Greeks the right to vote in Greek elections. Complaining that his original proposal he submitted 18 …

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Got this nice Christmas message…

Two days ago KTG received this thoughtful and compansionate Christmas message, composed and sent by a Greek migrant living in Australia since 30 years. This ol’ chap came back to Athens over the Christmas holidays and feels apparently extremely annoyed for not being cheered up with happy XMAS stories, but has to read …

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Guest Post: Proud to Be Greek! YEAH!

What referendum? What early elections? What 50% haircut or 100% bankruptcy? Greeks were not born two years ago. They have a long history, they fought several wars and suffered many hardships. Should they be sacrifized to save the EURO? Hm…. Enough is enough. And you know something?  We are Proud …

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