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Of “Greek Aryan Race” with a history of 13 million years…

“In this holy place, the prototype, the Euro-Mediterranean type, the Greek, the White, the representative of the Aryan race was born 13 million years ago,” writes Vasileia Stergiopoulou in the introduction of her book “Prehistoric Times” about what she calls the “Greek Aryan Race.” She claims to clarify that “Aryan …

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Mitsotakis pledges €2bn tax reductions program, reduce primary surpluses

The International Fair of Thessaloniki is the place where fairy tales are born and quickly spread through media. A week after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a series of relief measures including tax cuts, it was the turn of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of Greece’ main opposition party  conservative New Democracy, …

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Piraeus Bank wins court case against New Democracy for outstanding debts

Piraeus Bank has won a lawsuit against Greece’s main opposition party New Democracy for loans that have not be repaid. A First Instance Court in Athens ruled on Tuesday in favor of the bank that could theoretically proceed with the confiscation deposits and assets of  the conservative party.Greece’ main opposition …

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Commission spokesman: Hahn did not speak of border change between Greece and Albania

It came as expected. The statement by EU Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn, about “border restructuring between Greece and Albania” triggered an outrage in Greece. Many media outlets spoke of  “change of borders between Greece and Albania.” Main opposition conservative New Democracy took advantage of a foolish statement by an EU …

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Gov’t takes first steps for Greek expats to vote in elections

Interior Minister Panos Skourletis submitted an amendment to the Greek Palriament on Friday calling for the establishment of a 12-member committee to explore the voting options for Greeks living abroad.  The committee will have to record and evaluate the situation regarding Greek voters living abroad as well as parameters (institutional, …

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New Democracy expels President of C&I Chamber, Michalos, over Macedonia agreement

Conservative New Democracy expelled from the party, Konstantinos Michalos, the President of the Commercial and Industrial Chamber of Athens. In fast track procedures, the Ethics Committee of ND expelled Michalos who had refused to appear at the disciplinary meeting of the committee. Citing ND officials, media report the President of …

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ND leader Mitsotakis submits no-confidence vote against gov’t over Macedonia

Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis of conservative New Democracy announced Thursday noon that he is submitting no-confidence vote against the government over the Macedonia agreement. “I want to see if  Mr. Tsipras has 154 votes for the Macedonia agreement,” Mitsotakis told the Plenary with a clear hint to coalition government …

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New Democracy expels Argos Mayor over Anti-Semitic rant

New Democracy leader, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, expelled the mayor of Argos from the conservative party over an anti-Semitic rant.  For one more time, Mayor Dimitris Kambosos had lashed out at his colleague, the mayor of Thessaloniki, Yannis Boutaris. Criticizing Boutaris over his stance on national issues  the Macedonia name dispute as …

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Greece’s main opposition ND: Not bound by post bailout commitments

The leader of Greece’s main opposition party, conservative New Democracy, said that his party will not be bound by the terms of a post-bailout agreement being negotiated between the government and international creditors, arguing he would implement more aggressive cost cuts. Kyriakos Mitsotakis made the remarks Thursday as Greek officials …

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New Democracy expels member for saying PAOK supporters are “Bulgarians”

New Democracy expelled Elli Papaggeli on Tuesday morning after the model and member of ND Youth organization ONNED claimed in a controversial post n her social media account that PAOK supporters were “Bulgarians.” The ND branch in Thessaloniki said in a statement that “such divisive statements affect all Greeks and …

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