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Greece’s lawmakers vote in favor of omnibus bill as leftist protesters clash with police (videos)

Monday evening Greek Parliament, Syntagma Square in downtown Athens: Inside the Plenary the leaders of political parties argue on the omnibus bill with the prior actions the government brought for voting. Outside the building, unions protest the bill in general, the provisions on strike and the cuts in children allowances …

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Gov’t brings omnibus prior actions bill to Parliament to facilitate 3. review of Greek program

The omnibus bill containing the prior actions required to complete Greece’s third program review will be send at the parliament’s relevant committees on Tuesday (Jan. 9), where it will be discussed until Thursday. The bill is 600-pages heavy and contains 50 prior actions The bill will proceed at the plenum …

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Parliament adopts austerity bill, Tsipras kicks ball in creditors’ court

Lawmakers of the coalition government left-wing SYRIZA and nationalists Independent Greeks adopted the omnibus bill with new austerity measures 4.9 billion euros for the years 2018-2021. prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said right after the voting he expects form creditors to commit to debt relief measures. All 153 government lawmakers voted …

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Pensioners defy rain to protest cuts, as unions call on new anti-austerity rally May 18/2017

Hundreds of pensioners defied the rain and took to the streets to protest the new austerity package to be voted Thursday night at the Greek Parliament. With umbrellas and raincoats, they joined their voices to prevent more austerity measures threatening to put their survival at risk. Holding banners and chanting …

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Plenary of Greek parliament expels Golden Dawn from austerity bill debate

The Plenary of the Greek Parliament  decided on Wednesday to expel the parliamentary group of extreme right-wing Golden Dawn after the incident two days ago. The Golden Dawn group will not be able to participate in the debates on the omnibus bill containing the new package of austerity measures 2018-2021. …

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Monster Midterm Plan 2018-2021 in Greek Parliament, austerity €4.9billion

The omnibus bill and midterm plan for 2018-2021 has been submitted to the Greek Parliament. The relevant parliamentary committees are to examine 941 pages containing measures for fiscal targets and so-called reforms, the mid-term fiscal strategy framework and other provisions, before the plenary will vote it on Thursday, May 18 …

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In Uniform We Love: Tsipras seeks last minute “equivalent measures” to have Kammenos vote for the omnibus bill

Debate in Greek Parliament reaches its peak as lawmakers get ready to vote the omnibus austerity bill of €5.4 billion, the last prerequisite in order to conclude the Program Review and reach a deal at the Eurogroup on May 24th. Keys points of argument between the coalition government SYRIZA -ANEL …

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New Greek Omnibus Monster: €1.8bn Indirect Taxes, more VAT hikes, Property Tax, Fuel Prices on fire

Indirect taxes worth 1.8 billion euro, Value Added Tax hike from 23% to 24%, red loans regulations, a new Super Privatization Fund, new calculation scales for Unified Property Tax (ENFIA), the omnibus bill of some 4,000 pages has been submitted to the Parliament on Wednesday night. The voting will take …

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Parliament of the Absurd: Austerity Bill passed with 154 votes

With 154 votes the omnibus bill with 1000+1 austerity measures was approved late on Friday night. In the first important vote after the elections, SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government did not manage to persuade all of its lawmakers to vote in favor. The ‘defiant’ MP was from ANEL.        White nights in …

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