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Greece’s new cabinet: FinMin Varoufakis, FM Kotzias, DefMin Kammenos

Greece’s new cabinet of SYRIZA-Independent Greeks coalition government has been announced on Tuesday. Left-wing SYRIZA decided to merge several ministries and establish so-called “super ministries” staffed with several alternate and deputy ministers. Media reported earlier of a 10+10+10 scheme that is: 10 ministers + 10 alternate ministers + 10 deputy …

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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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Bribes Alert! Opposition MP claims, she was offered €3mln to vote for Greece’s next President

Stavroula Xoulidou, a lawmaker from right-wing Independent Greeks party, claimed that she was offered 3 million euro to vote for Greece’s next President. Xoulidou made her claims during a late night show on Tuesday short after party president Panos Kammenos had claimed that there were attempts from the side of …

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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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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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Trial: Brother of Papandreou vs Leader of Independent Greeks over CDS alleged trading

An interesting trial began Thursday morning at First Instance Cour tin Athens. Defendants are the brother of former prime minister George Papandreou, Andreas (nickname Andrikos) and leader of Independent Greeks party, Panos Kammenos. Papandreou took Kammenos to court when the latter publicly accused him, that he was involved in transactions involving credit default swaps …

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Technocrats’ Government or Fresh Elections? Live Blogging from Athens

Another “historical” day broke up in Greece, another “crucial crossroad”, another “last” attempt to form a government, nine days after the May-6 elections. Karolos Papoulias will meet political leaders at the presidential mansion at 2 pm. During talks on Monday, Papoulias sent Samaras (ND), Venizelos (PASOK) and Kouvelis (Democratic Left) home with …

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Greece: Thrilling Gov’ Talks – Live Blogging from Athens

Wednesday afternoon finds Greek politicians at the pick of exploratory talks to form a government after public vote on May 6th failed to elect a clear winner with absolute or even relevant majority.  On Tuesday, leader of second party, left wing  Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA), Alexis Tsipras received the mandate …

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