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Conservative EPP MEPs consider Greek coalition as “extremist government”?

Huh? Conservatives in the European Parliament consider SYRIZA’s junior coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL) as “extremist” and the whole coalition as “extremist government”?  They mean, they have to intervene because ANEL-leader and Greece’s Defense Minister Panos Kammenos took an helicopter and threw a commemoration wreath in the Aegean Sea as …

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Greek government: Fast Forward with anti-austerity measures

Alexis Tsipras and his junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos pushed the Fast Forward button to restore a series of so-called “reforms”, that is austerity measures imposed by the country’s lenders, the Troika. Several new appointed ministers of the SYRIZA-Independent Greeks coalition started to announce thorough changes, right after they assumed …

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Greece’s new coalition tasks: Cabinet, new Parliament, Vote of Confidence, Presidential Election

The very first challenge Greece’s new coalition government has to deal with is the Presidential election. But before this procedure is launched, other modalities have to be settled: form the cabinet, open the Parliament, get a vote of confidence. Cabinet The names of the ministers to form Greece’s new cabinet …

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Greek PM Samaras: Early Elections 25. January 2015

The time of truth has come and the clock is ticking… The third round of voting for Greece’s next President will decide whether the coalition government of Nea Dimokratia and PASOK will stay in power or the country will head to snap elections. Sole Presidential candidate Stavros Dimas needs 180 …

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Were will the 180 votes for Greece’s next President will come from?

The second round of Presidential voting ended on Tuesday with candidate Stavros Dimas to have received 168 votes, far below the 200 needed. The votes came from the coalition Nea Dimokratia – PASOK (155) and 13 from independent MPs, among them two ex Golden Dawn. 2. round of voting – …

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PM Samaras to sue MP Haikalis over attempted bribery claims

The Press office of Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras issued a statement on Friday night, saying the the prime minister will file a law suit against Pavlos Haikalis, the Independent Greeks MP who claimed an attempted bribery. According to Greek media, the statement came within minutes right after private MEGA …

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Nea Dimokratia fights back IndepGreeks’ bribery allegations with …”compromising” picture

Greece’s political kitchen is boiling after Independent Greeks allegations that a middleman attempted to bribe an party MP with 2-3 million euro in order to vote in favor of government presidential candidate Stavros Dimas. After Independent Greeks chairman Panos Kammenos revealed at the press conference that he first met the …

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Independent Greeks Kammenos says, he met middleman at Samaras’ office

During a press conference on Friday, Independent Greeks chairman Panos Kammenos said that the briber has allegedly worked as consultant at the Deutsche Bank and later at the Piraeus Bank until summer 2014. Panos Kammenos said that he cannot publish the taped footage or part of it due to legal …

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“Bombshell” shakes Greece: MP claims he was offered €2-3million to vote for President

A bribery “bombshell” shakes Greece, after Independent Greeks MP, Pavlos Chaikalis, claimed that he was offered two to three million euro in order to vote for Greece’s next President. The attempted bribery came by a private person. “I would be given  2-3 million euro in total, 700,000 euro in cash …

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Independent Greeks get EU elections candidates from Facebook

“Jobless” and “university degree”. That were the criteria Panos Kammenos, leader of conservative nationalist party Independent Greeks posted on Facebook in an attempt to get election candidates. On April 7th 2014, Panos Kammenos posted on Facebook that he sought candidates especially unemployed with European studies who agree the the party …

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Baltakos-Gate: Strong reactions from Greek political parties

Fierce are the reactions from Greece’s political parties after the release of a video footage showing the general secretary of Samaras’ coalition government and close aide of the prime minister, Panagiotis Baltakos, having a friendly chat with an MP of extreme-right Golden Dawn. According to news website in.gr, not only …

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Greek party leader urges residents to …lynch local mayor

This has certainly not happened before: that a politician, and thus a political party leader, urges people to lynch someone, in this case a local mayor. Speaking to a group of residents of Aristotelis municipality in Chalidiki, Panos Kammenos, leader of Independent Greeks ‘advised’ to lynch Aristotelis mayor Christos Pachtas: …

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