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Greek intelligence service admits spying on journalist, sources tell Reuters

Τhe head of Greek intelligence told a parliamentary committee his agency had spied on a journalist, two sources present said, in a disclosure that coincides with growing pressure on the government to shed light on the use of surveillance malware. The committee’s closed-door hearing last week was called after the …

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PASOK leader & MEP Androulakis files complaint for attempt to trap his phone with Predator spyware

PASOK-KINAL leader and member of the European Parliament Nikos Androulakis filed a criminal complaint to the Prosecutor’s Office of the Supreme Court in Athens on Tuesday morning, complaining that there have been attempts to trap his mobile phone with the Predator spyware. Androulakis, reportedly discovered that somebody tried to infect …

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New Democracy expels MEP for “discrediting Greece” with gov’t critical posts

Greece’s conservative New Democracy expelled from the ruling party MEP Giorgos Kyrtsos on Friday, following a decision by ND Political Committee secretary Pavlos Marinakis. ND expelled the MEP because his posts on social media “discredit Greece,” the party said in a statement. “Mr. Kyrtsos, who was elected with ND’s ballot …

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+++ Golden Dawn convict Lagos arrested in Brussels after EP lifted his MEP immunity

Belgian police arrested Golden Dawn convict Ioannis Lagos, just a few hours after the European Parliament published the voting results to lift his immunity. The ex MEP was arrested in his home in Brussels Tuesday noon and he tweeted “from the police car” confirming his arrest. the Belgian authorities enforced …

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Convicted GD MEP Lagos hires far-right lawyer Plevris, father of ND MP

MEP and convicted Golden Dawn Giannis Lagos fired his lawyer and hired Constantinos Plevris. The 80-year-old lawyer is also a prolific far-right author and father of New Democracy MP Thanos Plevris who immediately distanced himself form the issue. Through his new lawyer, Lagos accused the judges of bias and appealed …

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MEP Lagos penalized for tearing up Turkish flag during EP debate

The European Parliament penalized Greek MEP and former member of the far-right Golden Dawn party, Giannis Lagos for tearing up a paper copy of the Turkish flag during a debate in the EP last month. For using insulting language and tearing apart a national symbol, Lagos will lose seven days …

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Neo-Nazi MEP rips Turkish “flag” in EP, Athens and Ankara condemn

In front of the eyes of stunned members of the European Parliament, Greek Neo-Nazi and former den Dawn MEP Giannis Lagos teared apart a Turkish flag printed on a A4-size paper. His action triggered the anger not only of Turkey but also of Greece. Video “This soaked… blood-sk… blood-soaked flag …

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Mitsotakis expels MEP & ex PAOK midfelder Zagorakis over football

With order of the Prime Minister, New Democracy expelled form the party, MEP and former football player, Thodoris Zagorakis, over his statement challenging the decision of the Greek Professional Sports Committee (EEA) to have two football clubs removed from the Super League championship. On Monday, the EEA voted to demote …

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Golden Dawn MEP and ex MP sentenced for attack on community center

A Golden Dawn member of the European Parliament and a former member of the Greek Palriament were found guilty for the attack at a community center in Ilioupolis suburb of East Athens in 2013. MPE Yannis Laogs and ex MP Nikos Michos received an 8-nonth suspended sentence for instigating the …

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Golden Dawn is falling apart: MEP, ex MPs, officials leave party

The neo-nazi party Golden Dawn is falling apart just a week after it did not manage to pass the 3% threshold and enter the Greek Parliament. A member of the European Parliament, former MPs and other high-ranking official are leaving the party. MEP Giannis Lagos told media on Saturday that …

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Greeks send Golden Dawn member on trial to EU Parliament

Greek voters have sent member of far-right Golden Dawn Yiannis Lagos to the European Parliament although he is on trial and not allowed to leave Greece. According to the elections results so far, GD won two seats in the EP. Together with other GD members Lagos is on trial as …

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Fifteen Greek MEPs call on Turkey to release the two detained soldiers

Fifteen Greek MEPs are calling on the Turkish government to swiftly release two Greek soldiers who are held in the city of Edirne, Turkey, after they accidentally crossed into the country’s territory during a border patrol two weeks ago.  In the joint statement, an initiative of SYRIZA MEP Kostas Chrysogonos, …

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EP suspends Polish MEP Korwin-Mikke over sexist remarks

Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke has been suspended from the European Parliament ‘unprecedented’ sanctions. He will lose his daily allowance over sexist remarks he made in the chamber, Parliament President Antonio Tajani said Tuesday. Korwin-Mikke, who’s Euroskeptic, pro-Putin and not attached to a political group, told MEPs on March 1, “Of course women must earn …

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MEP Glezos tells ex-bookseller EP Schulz: “I fear the man of one book” in Ancient Greek & Latin (video)

Oldest Member of the European Parliament and veteran left politician Manolis Glezos had a very original idea on Tuesday morning. He sharply criticized the “I-talk-non -stop-and-scare-Greeks” European Parliament President Martin Schulz teaching him a lesson on how democracy works. Glezos addressed Schulz in Ancient Greek and added also a sentence …

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