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LOL Ex-Minister complains about cuts in MPs’ salaries and allowances

Ex minister for Health and Nea Dimokratia MP Adonis Georgiadis complained about the cuts in MP’s pay and perks. “Greek MPs have suffered the biggest cuts in their salary and allowances than any other branch in the government,” he claimed adding “the salary cuts reached 60% and the parliamentary pensions …

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Supreme Court orders immediate arrest of MPs releasing illegaly acquired footage

Supreme Court prosecutor Euterpi Koutzamani instructed Greece’s prosecutors to proceed to immediate arrest of members of the Parliament if they publish footage that was illegally obtained. Kotzamani’s instructions on Monday come amid claims by Golden Dawn MPs that they had more videotaped conversations with MPs from government and opposition parties. …

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Greeks collapse but MPs keep their salaries at existing levels

Greek lawmakers are about to vote to keep their salaries and expenses at the existing levels. A draft bill will be voted in the Parliament next Monday. I write “it will be voted” because nobody would dare believe that any MP whether from the coalition government nor form the opposition …

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Greek Parliament votes in favor of lifting immunity of 6 Golden Dawn MPs

With overwhelming majority the Greek Parliament voted in favor of lifting the parliamentary immunity of six MPs of extreme-right Golden Dawn party: MPs Ilias Panagiotaros, Ilias Kassidiaris, Chrysovalantis Alexopoulos, Giorgos Germanis, Eystathios Mpoukouras and Panayiotis Iliopoulos. The voting took place after prosecution request for offenses involving integration and directing a …

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Why were the three Golden Dawn MPs released on bail?

“Why were the three Golden Dawn MPs released on bail and not remanded in custody?” This is the sole question puzzling Greeks and foreigners alike, while doubts are also being expresses on whether “the indictment was not watertight enough.” The decision to set three GD MPs free on bail on Wednesday …

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Released Golden Dawn MPs kick reporters, swear and threaten journalists

Greek media were surprised to see Ilias Kasidiaris walking out of the Supreme Court building this morning without comment. The Golden Dawn MP is notorious for his loud voice, insutlting comments and verbal attacks, where his hands get very active as well, like in the case where he punched a female KKE …

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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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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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Guns in Greek Parliament: MPs to undergo firearms stress tests

Do members of the Greek Parliament carry guns but have no idea how to deal with a firearm? It could be possible… The Greek Police announced on Friday that firearms licences have to be re-examined and the licence owner has to prove he has specific knowledge of the gun type he owns, …

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EGAM: Greek PM to exclude Golden Dawn MPs from Council of Europe

European Grassroots Antiracist Movement (EGAM) said in a press release that Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras  announced he favored the exclusion of extreme right-wing Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) from the European Council Discrimination Committee. Last October the participation of Eleni Zaroulia, Member of the Greek Parliament and wife of party chairman …

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Greek Austerity Voting: Deputies Resign, 30+ MPs say “NO”

That was a tough day for the Greek coalition government of Lucas Papademos. Most of all it was tough for socialist party PASOK that saw three deputies and two ministers resign over the austerity measures. Fifteen to twenty MPs declared that they will not vote in favor of the Memorandum of Understanding …

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Protesters Hurl Eggs at PASOK MPs in Athens Bar (video)

Twelve PASOK MPs met at a bar in downtown Athens to discuss the political situation ahead the possible change in the party leadership.  However a group of 15 young people …invaded the bar and the friendly chat turned into a noisy mess. The protesters hurled eggs, bottles, yogurt and even one or two stones …

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