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Mini government reshuffle with new Foreign and Migration Ministers

Government spokesman Dimitris Tsanakopoulos announced the mini government reshuffle Friday noon. The reshuffle was expected after SYRIZA managed to pass its proposal for the Constitutional revision. New ministers in important posts: Foreign Ministry: Giorgos Katrougalos – he replaces PM Alexis Tsipras who took over the office after Kotzias’ resignation last …

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Greece’s coalition collapses as partner ANEL leaves gov’t over Macedonia issue

Junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos announced on Sunday morning that he pulls all his ministers from the government and he also resigns from the post of Defense Minister. The leader of right-wing Independent Greeks (ANEL) has repeatedly warned that he would leave the government should the Prespes Agreement with the …

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“Speculative moves behind stock market pressure,” says Greece’s Gov’t

“Speculative moves” are behind the pressure on the Athens Stock Exchange and the Greek banks, the government said late on Wednesday. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hosted an extraordinary meeting with top government officials around economy and financial issues after the dramatic session in the Athens Stock Exchange on  what media …

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First post-bailout reshuffle expands gov’t influence to ex PASOK, ND

The fist post-bailout government of Greece has been announced on Tuesday afternoon. Thirteen new persons, among them six women: Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou -ex minister in PASOK government under Giorgos Papandreou  -, Myrsini Zorba ex MEP under Simitis government- as well as conservative Katerina Papakosta – former minister in New Democracy governments …

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Gov’t priorities: Increase minimum wage, tax relief, no further pension cuts

Increase in minimum wage, tax relief, efforts to avoid the upcoming further cuts in pensions and the broadening of the tax-free basis. These are the targets of Greece’s coalition  government SYRIZA-ANEL now that the country has exited the last bailout program. The government targets for the next day is the …

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Greece’s Finance Ministry denies reports of plans to issue 10-year bond

Greece’s Finance Ministry denied reports that it was planning to issue a 10-year government bond and its issue had been postponed due to Italy market jitters. Citing government officials, international news agency reuters said in an exclusive story that Greece has decided to push back by a few months its …

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Govt’ abolishes rent subsidy for cabinet members without seat in Parliament

The Greek government has submitted an amendment that abolishes rent subsidies to ministers and deputy ministers that do not have seats in the Parliament. The amendment has been submitted on Wednesday evening and will be voted later on Thursday. The abolishing of the rent subsidies will go into effect retrospective …

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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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Greece “indefinitely suspends” Super League, arrest warrant against PAOK owner

The Greek government decided on Monday to indefinitely suspend the Super League after PAOK FC president Ivan Savvidis entered the pitch armed with a gun on Sunday during a match against AEK FC. Police has issued an arrest warrant for Savvidis and four more persons. “We decided to suspend the …

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Gov’t reshuffle: Migration minister goes, controversial politician back on stage

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras proceeded with a mini government reshuffle on Wednesday, after he lost two ministers over the rent subsidy scandal. However, the Prime Minister did not only replaced ministers Antonopoulou and Papadimitriou but made also some changes in other ministers. The most striking changes are: a) the removal …

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