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Six MPs from various parties join SYRIZA, help Tsipras out of minority gov’t

Six independent lawmakers from various political parties have joined ruling party, left-wing SYRIZA on Monday. Two of them are already ministers in Tsipras cabinet. All six had given confidence vote to the government last month. The six are: Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura (ex ANEL), Alternate Minister for Public Order Katerina …

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Kammenos calls on ND to proceed with MPs mass resignation to block Prespes

Head of ANEL Panos Kammenos has called on the leader of main opposition Kyriakos Mitsotakis, New Democracy, to proceed with the resignation of his lawmakers before the Prespes Agreement vote scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. Friday. The former junior coalition partner of Alexis Tsipras called for the resignation of …

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“Your head in a ditch, traitor! “Prosecutor investigates threats against MPs to vote for Macedonia deal

81of the 120 lawmakers in FYROM’s Parliament voted on Friday evening in favor of the constitutional amendment to change the country’s name into “North Macedonia.” With FYROM to have fulfilled the majority of the terms and conditions of the Prespes Agreement, now the ball is in Greece’s court to ratify …

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“MPs would receive €24,000 in retroactive payments” stirs Greece’s political kitchen

Greek lawmakers secretly voted last week that they are also entitled to retroactive salary payments as those civil servants in the category of special payrolls, media reported on Monday. According to a press release issued on November 12 by the Union for the Protection of Labor (ENIPEKK), each lawmaker is …

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ANEL wants 180 votes for Macedonia Agreement; threats against MPs

Leader of ANEL and Tsipras’ junior coalition partner, Panos Kammenos, said on Wednesday, that he will ask the Prime Minister the Macedonia Agreement will pass through the Greek parliament with an enhanced majority of 180 votes. Kammenos statement comes the day the FYROM Parliament ratified the agreement. “We will do …

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“Cretan Liberation Movement” threatens MP over Macedonia name

After the Pan-Macedonian organizations also the Cretan “Liberation Movement” came out of its deep hole and sent a threat letter to a member of the Greek Palriament over the Macedonia dispute. MP from center-left To Potami, Spyros Dannelis, revealed that the received an e-mail with threatening content. “We warn you …

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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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Gov’t cuts lawmakers’ tax breaks, ministers’ salaries by 15%

Finally, good news! In the direction of correcting what we call “social injustice”. That is that while the poor and the needy and the vulnerable society groups are being disproportionally overtaxed, lawmakers and politicians pay less taxes and enjoy tax breaks with ‘whatever’ justification the legislator who introduced this system …

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Greek Parliament demands back MPs’ January salaries paid in advance

Do you remember KTG’s blogpost, that 300 MPs received in advance their January salary although the Parliament was closed on December 31st due to the elections on January 25th? Well… after the move was described by several media as “provocations in times of economic crisis” now the Parliament decided to …

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Who gets paid without working? Our esteemed Greek MPs….

Three hundred members of the Greek Parliament received their January salary despite the fact that the Parliament was formally closed on December 31st due to proclaimed elections on January 25th. Three hundred MPs saw their parliamentary allowance of  5,500 euro net (€7,000 gross) being credited in their bank accounts, despite …

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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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Judges reject Romanos’ request; clashes in Athens over hunger-striker

The Judicial Council rejected on Wednesday morning the request of hunger-striker Nikos Romanos to be granted educational furloughs while in prison. With Justice showing a relentless face towards a convict on hunger strike claiming his right to education as foreseen by the law, media reported last night, that coalition government …

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