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US lawmakers seek to freeze sale of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey

US lawmakers have introduced a new bipartisan bill seeking to ban F-35 deliveries to an “increasingly hostile and authoritarian” Turkey, partly because of Ankara’s decision to purchase Russia’s missile defense systems. Seeking to pressure Turkey into behaving in a manner worthy of NATO “standards,” and to limit sharing of the alliance’s assets …

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US lawmakers turn to State Dept seeking justice for tourist brutally killed in Zakynthos

A group of U.S. lawmakers have written to Rex Tillerson asking for the State Department to get involved in the pursuit of justice for 22-year-old Bakari Henderson who was killed outside a bar in Zakynthos last July. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, along with Congressman Michael McCaul from Texas …

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Outcry as retired MPs retrospectively claim several million euros

Despite the ongoing economic crisis, some Greeks seem to live on another planet. It is mainly the country’s politicians and certain groups of  the public administration who still think that the state is a cow they can milk even if they know that more than one million people are without …

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Greece’s Lawmakers grant themselves a tax gift of up to €2,000

Greece’s ministers, lawmakers, mayors and other high-ranking public officials are able to enjoy generous tax reductions reaching up to 2,000 euros per year. A Greek daily revealed that the reductions affect the so-called Solidarity Levy. The parliament voted in favor of such decreases already May 2016. The provision was included …

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Greek FinMin names three MPs who transferred money abroad

A lawmaker from Samaras’ Nea Dimokratia, one from former Samaras’ juniior coaltion partner Democratic Left and one from nationalist opposition Independent Greeks. The three MPs saw their names in a statement issued by the Greek Finance Ministry on Monday. A statement saying that they had transferred money abroad. also the …

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Three more Golden Dawn MPs remanded custody; supporters attacked journalists

Three lawmakers from far-right party Golden Dawn were remanded to custody over the weekend. Yorgos Germanis, Panagiotis Iliopoulos and Stathis Boukouras are currently in the headquarters of Greek police and will be transported to Korydallos prison in Athens, pending trial. According to the charges, the three MPs belonged to a …

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Samaras’ government wins censure motion, loses one seat in Parliament

Greece’s coalition government conservative Nea Dimocratia and socialist PASOK survived the censure motion submitted by left wing SYRIZA, but lost one seat, after a government lawmaker voted in favor of the vote of no confidence. Samaras’ government is left with a very thin majority of 154 seats in a parliament …

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Retired Greek MPs & MEPs cost taxpayers €1.5 million per month

It’s not a secret that members of the Parliament, whether national or European, have a good time. Good salaries, benefits and juicy pensions. Even if they served “country and the public interest” for only two legislative periods. that is a maximum of 8 years. Of course, MPs and MEPs are …

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