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New Democracy plans child benefits for “Greek children only!”

The child benefits conservative New Democracy plans for when it emerges to power from the 7. July elections will be for “Greek children only!” This was revealed by Kosntantinos Kyranakis, ND candidate in Athens and co-founder of BrainGain.gr and close aide of leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis. “We really want to make …

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ND’s sweeping victory in regional and municipality elections 2019

New Democracy managed another sweeping victory in the second round of regional and municipality election on Sunday, June 2, 2019, just a month ahead of the general elections. SYRIZA suffered another defeat and managed to elect just 5 out of the 67 municipalities in Attica and 8 out of 332 …

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New Democracy and leader Mitsotakis support a 7-day working week?

“If a company, with the agreement of the employees, changes the 5-day work into a 7-day business contract and more earnings and labor rights, that shows that we are in a changing environment. State, enterprises and workers have to adapt to these conditions.” leader of main opposition party New Democracy …

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Unemployment benefits are counter-productive, says New Democracy

Unemployment benefits and Christmas bonus have become the target of conservative new Democracy, Greece’s main opposition party, aspiring to come to power after the next parliamentary elections. New Democracy sees the achievements of the working class struggle as counter-productive and claims that they create clientele relations between the state and …

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Economic prosecutor asks charges against 115 for loans of ND and PASOK

The economic prosecutors in Athens have pressed felony charges against 115 people, party officials and bank executives, for the loans conservative New Democracy and socialist PASOK received during 2005-2011. The non-performing loans amount over 400 million euros for both parties and were handed out without sufficient collateral, the prosecutors have …

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“Mysterious” gov’t airplane from Venezuela lands in Athens airport

A government aircraft from Venezuela landed in Athens Airport on Saturday and took off after four hours, private Skai TV reported in an exclusive news story. Venezuelan government aircraft with the YV2486 insignia reportedly took off from Caracas on February 24 and landed in Athens on March 2. The plane …

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EPP chairman Weber is spreading “fake news,” says Greek Foreign Minister

Greek Foreign Minister, George Katrougalos has accused Manfred Weber, the European Peoples Party (EPP) candidate for European Commission president, of “reproducing fake news.” The Foreign Minister was responding to a tweet posted by Weber and in which he claimed that Athens was refusing “70,000 Greek nationals the right to vote …

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Ex ND MP sentenced for pedophilia, he speaks of “judicial error”

With a majority of votes, a court in Athens sentenced a former lawmaker from conservative New Democracy for pedophilia. The ex MP says court decision is a “judicial error.” The court did not acknowledge him with any mitigating measures and imposed a total imprisonment of 28 months on suspension and …

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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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