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Transfer of water utilities’ majority stakes to Privatization Fund is unconstitutional, rules Greece top court

Greece’s top court, the Council of State, ruled on Friday that the transfer of the controlling stake of Athens Water SA and Thessaloniki Water SA to the Hellenic Corporation of Assets & Participation (HCAP), the privatization fund, is unconstitutional. The Council of State said that under the constitution the Greek …

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ANEL MP resigns, putting Greece’s coalition gov’t majority at risk

A lawmaker from Independent Greeks (ANEL) resigned on Tuesday over the Macedonia Agreement. The resignation leaves Tsipras’ coalition partner ANEL with just seven lawmakers and puts to government majority at risk. It is the second MP out of ANEL in the last ten days. MP Giorgos Lazaridis who is elected …

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Early elections in sight? Samaras announces 440,000 jobs, while gov’t majority at risk

There is the fragrance of elections hovering in the smog-free air of Greece. The country’s government announces measures here and there, measures aiming to alleviate the suffering of the austerity-ridden society. Right after his arrival to Athens from Brussels and Kefalonia where he visited the earthquake-hit area, prime minister Antonis …

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Troika-fatigue: Are Greek lawmakers tired of austerity? FinMin Stournaras claims so

Maybe. Maybe not. At least Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras claimed, that Greek lawmakers were tired of austerity and that “the fatigue of MPs” could cause a political risk for Greece’s fiscal targets. Stournaras’ interview to Reuters, woke up the tired Greek MPs especially those of coalition government partner PASOK. Those …

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