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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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Novartis-Gate sets Greece’s political arena on fire as those allegedly involved strike back

The revelations of Novartis-Gate and the publishing of the names of two prime ministers and eight ministers from New Democracy and PASOK have set the Greek political landscape on fire. One after the other those former ministers and prime ministers denied any involvement with statements to the media, some spent …

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Gov’t brings omnibus prior actions bill to Parliament to facilitate 3. review of Greek program

The omnibus bill containing the prior actions required to complete Greece’s third program review will be send at the parliament’s relevant committees on Tuesday (Jan. 9), where it will be discussed until Thursday. The bill is 600-pages heavy and contains 50 prior actions The bill will proceed at the plenum …

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Government to distribute to poor Greeks €1billion in ‘social dividends’

Greece’s government plans to offer handouts worth 1 billion euros to poor Greeks who have suffered during the seven-year debt crisis after beating its budget targets this year. Greece expects to return to nearly 2 percent growth this year and achieve a primary surplus – which excludes debt servicing costs …

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Greek Orthodox Church calls on Gov’t to withdraw Gender Change bill

The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church urged the coalition government to withdraw a legislation on gender change that is to be voted through the Parliament on upcoming Monday. In a statement the Holy Synod said that the proposed bill challenges the feeling society, it torpedoes the sacred institution …

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War of Words between Greek Judiciary and Government escalates

The war of words between the Greek government and the judiciary escalated on Monday, when the president of the country’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, made a statement that was broadcast live on television. In his statement, the president of CoS, Nikos Sakellariou, spoke of a systematic government …

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