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“Totally unacceptable”: Cyprus and Greece join forces, reject EU draft on Turkey

Cyprus has rejected the draft on Turkey prepared for the summit of European Union leaders as “totally unacceptable.” Also Greece has raised objections saying that it does not reflect the balanced report submitted on Monday by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell. Both the Cypriot …

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Greece’s Asylum bill: Drastic changes to facilitate “fast track” deportations

The new Asylum bill is heading to the Greek Parliament by the conservative New Democracy government despite objections by human rights organizations. The bill introduces a series of measures and drastic changes aiming to restrict access to asylum, reduce asylum procedure times or terminate stages of procedures and proceed with …

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Fair compromise: Tsipras fired Varoufakis; now Merkel’s turn to send her radical FinMin home

Here we go again: The three institutions received and evaluated the Greek proposals and sent their commendation to the Eurogroup. In their assessment, the creditors reportedly accept Greece’s proposals as basis for negotiations for a new agreement but they also say that Greece must do much more in form of …

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Troika vs Greek FinMin: 100 installments for debts to tax office; do the maths…

After a planning that lasted several months,, Greek Finance Ministry set the guidelines for debtors to the the tax and customs offices. “Outstanding debts can be paid back in 72 or 100 installments,” mainstream media herald adding that “this is a big gift by the General Secretary of Revenues” to …

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Nea Dimocratia would love to make strikes difficult, if it weren’t the gov’t partners

I’m afraid democracy in Greece tends to adopt more and more authoritarian features. Labour Minister Yiannis Vroutsis plans to radically change the strike law and make it more difficult for unions to declare strikes. According to information leaked in the Greek press on Sunday, the absolute majority of the workers (that is: …

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