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Arch-conservative ND minister opposes same-sex marriage

Minister of  State Makis Voridis raised objections to same-sex marriage saying he will not vote in favor of same-sex marriage if the issue is taken to parliament. “I have articulated my personal viewpoint. I stand in opposition to it, and I have clearly stated that I will not support it. …

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Court rules to reinstate judges’ pensions after bailout cuts

Greece’s Court of Audit has ruled to reinstate the pensions of retired judges to the levels before 2012 that it before the cuts imposed by the first bailout. The decision triggered an outrage in the society as some media reported that judges could receive at least 35,000 euros each in …

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594 fires broke out in Greece in 10 days, dozens of arrests

A total of 594 fires broke out in Greece in 10 days, under heatwave conditions and with high-velocity winds, Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Minister Vassilis Kikilias said on Wednesday. Of the 594 fires, 571 were put out before they spread. Five of them spread extensively to Dervenochoria, Corfu, Rhodes, …

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Cringe ND Minister: “My agony when father terminal-ill, if he could make it to elections”

New Democracy candidate and deputy minister for Labor and Social Affairs, Domna Michailidou, made an unprecedented, a truly cringe statement on Thursday. “Ιnstrumentalizing’ a personal tragedy in the worst possible way before the elections, she spoke about her father’s illness stressing that her biggest “agony” towards the terminal-ill man was …

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Greece’s Transport Minister resigns following deadly train crash

Greece’s Infrastructure and Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis submitted his resignation on Wednesday afternoon, 17 hours after the deadly train tragedy in Tempi. His resignation comes following public fury and immense pressure on social media and thus as elections near. Karamanlis submitted his resignation after he returned from a visit to …

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Ex SYRIZA Minister, businessman guilty over TV license auction

In a unanimous decision Friday a Special Court found former SYRIZA minister Nikos Pappas guilty of dereliction of duty over the handling of a 2016 television license tender. Guilty was found also businessman Christos Kalogritsas for the crime of moral turpitude in the breach of duty of Pappas. The Special …

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Greece’s Migration Minister as Christmas tree ball (video)

Greek Christmas kitsch to the sounds of “All I want for Christmas is you”… Employees at the Migration Ministry made their own tree balls with the picture of minister Notis Mitarakis inside. As if this ridiculous idea wasn’t enough, they also posted a video on the official ministry’s social media …

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Anarchists throw spaghetti and leaflets outside minister’s home

Anarchists of Ruvikonas threw leaflets and a few packages of spaghetti No 6 outside the house of the Minister of Development, Adonis Georgiadis in a north Athens suburb on Thursday evening. The symbolic protest move had a clear protest message against the cost of living and poverty as well as …

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Ioannina gas deposit could cover Greece’s consumption for 10 years, says minister

The natural gas deposit in Ioannina, western Greece, could potentially cover the consumption of Greece for 10 years, Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas said on Friday. Test drilling onshore will be in 2023, he added. Speaking to SKAI TV, Skrekas said “when we talk about a possible deposit of …

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Prosecutors call on justice minister to rein in aggressive lawyers

The Association of Prosecutors of Greece (EEE) called on the justice minister on Wednesday to intervene with legislative measures to ensure criminal cases proceed smoothly at courts and to rein in aggressive lawyers. The Association condemned as unacceptable and professionally abusive the behavior of certain defense lawyers, and called for …

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