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EU Parliament’s EPP says Greece’s ‘problem is the communist Prime Minister’

Chairman of conservative European People Party fraction in the European Parliament and vice of German CSU, Manfred Weber, revealed what the biggest fraction in the EU Parliament thinks to be the problem of Greece. “The fundamental problem of Greece is it has a communist as prime Minister,” Manfred Weber said, …

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Greece will need debt relief, says Dijsselbloem at EU Parliament Plenary

Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem appeared at the Plenary of European Parliament for the first time after he stirred the Europeans of the South with insulting remarks. He made a kind of apology saying “I did not want to hurt anyone.” But as the Plenary topic was Greece, Dijsselbloem gave a …

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EP suspends Polish MEP Korwin-Mikke over sexist remarks

Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke has been suspended from the European Parliament ‘unprecedented’ sanctions. He will lose his daily allowance over sexist remarks he made in the chamber, Parliament President Antonio Tajani said Tuesday. Korwin-Mikke, who’s Euroskeptic, pro-Putin and not attached to a political group, told MEPs on March 1, “Of course women must earn …

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European Parliament voted to freeze accession talks with Turkey

The members of the the European Parliament voted on Thursday in favor of  a temporary halt to EU membership talks with Turkey because of Ankara’s “disproportionate” reaction to July’s failed coup. Members of the European Parliament voted solidly in favor of a non-binding motion urging the European Commission and national …

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EP sets up working group to scrutinize Greece’s adjustment program

And Greece’s auditors, the Quadriga becomes…Quinquatria. The leaders in the European Parliament have today approved a proposal by the Liberal and Democrat Group to monitor and scrutinize the implementation of macroeconomic adjustment programmes in countries such as Greece. According to a press release, the Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee …

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EP session on Greece: Parody in Madhouse & Tsipras’ speech

Today’s European Parliament Plenary session on Greece looks like a madhouse with dozens of people speaking about things one could believe that “they have no idea what they’re talking about.” What is clear so far, is that 95%-98% of EP parties or better say “MEPs” have sharply attacked Prime Minister …

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Greeks send resistance fighter Manolis Glezos, 91, to EP with more than 233K votes

Manolis Glezos, the WWII hero and resistance fighter, the man who took down the Nazi Flag from the Acropolis, is heading to the European Parliament after more than estimated 160,000 SYRIZA voters “crossed” his name on the ballot list. On Tuesday morning and with 31.14% of the ballots counted, Glezos …

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