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Greek Gov’t Considers to Outlaw Golden Dawn?

Greece’s political world seems to see the necessity to take action against extreme right-wing party Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) after months of provocative and challenging actions by GD-MPs and party members. With some of these actions to be brought to justice. Evangelos Venizelos, constitutional law professor and leader of coalition government partner …

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Tsipras Calls on Greek Government to End Talks With Troika

Main opposition leader and Syriza chief Alexis Tsipras called on Greek government to end any discussion with the representatives of the EC-ECB-IMF troika, and propose an EU Summit meeting to focus on a different strategy for Greece.    Addressing the Syriza parliamentary group on Monday, Tsipras voiced his party’s determination …

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Greek Gov’t Hires an Army of 49 General Secretaries

A miracle happened overnight. The Greek government swelled and doubled itself.. After several days of consultations between the coalition government partners Nea Dimocratia, PASOK and Democratic Left, the names of the General Secretaries assigned to the country’s ministries were announced: An army of 49 people!  9 more than the 40 ministers. …

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Is the Greek Government … Cursed?

The start for Greece’s coalition government that emerged after the June 17 elections could not be worst. Just one day after the new government of Nea Dimocratia, PASOK and Democractic Left was sworn-in, a series of  “unlucky” incidents started to occur:  -PM Antonis Samaras was hospitalized due to retinal detachment. …

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Greece Got Prime Minister But Not Ministers – Yet

After months of appointed leaders, Greeks finally got an elected Prime Minister. Antonis Samaras was sworn-in on Wednesday afternoon. However the cabinet composition of coalition government has not be concluded yet. The Greek “Troika” with Samaras (ND), Venizelos (PASOK) and Kouvelis (Democratic Left) have been having hard times to keep the …

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Ex PM Papandreou’s Adviser: “Greece had Serioulsy Consindered Leaving the Euro” (video)

Richard Parker, American economic professor and adviser to former PM George Papandreou, told SKY NEWS, that the Greek  government had seriously considered the possibility to exit the euro zone but such option was ruled out for economic grounds.  Parker is an economic professor at Harvard University, he advised Papandreou in 2010-2011. Papandreou is been registered …

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Is Solution for Greece a SPIEGEL-FOCUS-BILD Government?

It is a common accepted reality that mass media have an inclination to sensationalism. German weekly SPIEGEL got together “Five Horror-Scenarios for Athens” amid political instability due to failed coalition government talks,  the perspective of a left anti-bailout government and international threats for Euro exit.  To the wishful thinking of SPEIGEL belongs also …

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Greek Austerity Voting: Deputies Resign, 30+ MPs say “NO”

That was a tough day for the Greek coalition government of Lucas Papademos. Most of all it was tough for socialist party PASOK that saw three deputies and two ministers resign over the austerity measures. Fifteen to twenty MPs declared that they will not vote in favor of the Memorandum of Understanding …

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Greece Desperately Seeks a Prime Minister LOL

“If you recieve a phone call from telephone number 210-00000000-1-2-3, do not answer! I repeat, DO NOT answer the call!  Should you accidentally pick up the phone, do not answer with “Yes…(?)”.  Maximos Mansion (Greek PM’s Office) has assigned people to call around ransom telephone numbers. This first oblivious man or woman who …

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Hired per eGovernment, Fired by eMail

Gradually Greece’s current events start running again and become interesting as the politicians returned to Athens bringing an end to summer indolence. In view of the upocoming difficult politically and economically fall – not to mention the ice-cold tax winter – it seems that the landscape-cleansing between ministers and associates have started too, …

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Vote for IMF-Package or Vote for Bankruptcy? Early Elections in July?

The next days will be dramatic for the Greek government as 16  PASOK deputies express concern about the Mid-Term “Rescue” Package imposed by the IMF/EU/ECB Troika.  Furthermore, quite some government ministers allegedly oppose the bright spectrum of privatizations and assets sales. Others oppose the idea of having ‘Troika-Commissioners” overlooking their jobs. Prime …

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