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Greek PM to announce plan for electricity rates as first mass lawsuit filed

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will announce the national support plan aiming to relief households and businesses from exorbitant electricity rates. The televised message will be broadcast at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday. The new measures are scheduled to be presented in detail on Friday, May 6, by the finance and the …

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Greece’s opposition SYRIZA, KKE, MeRA25 condemn Russia’s military operation

Greece’s opposition parties condemned Russia’s military operation in Ukraine on Thursday morning. Main opposition left-wing party SYRIZA said in a statement: “SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance unequivocally condemns Russia’s military operations in Ukraine since early Thursday, which violate the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country. The EU must use all diplomatic means …

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Opposition parties slam Greek Gov’t for “imposing restrictions without plan”

One after the other, Greece’s opposition parties slammed the government on Saturday after it announced stricter lockdown measures again, following a relative relaxation it had permitted over Christmas and New Year. “Restrictive measures imposed without a plan and without financially supporting the society are doomed to fail,” said main opposition …

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Greece calls on Germany, Spain, Italy for arms embargo on Turkey

Greece has called on Germany, Italy and Spain to impose an arms embargo on Turkey, citing Ankara’s recent provocative actions. Citing diplomatic sources, state-run news agency amna reports that Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias has sent letters to his counterparts in Germany, Heiko Maas, in Spain, Arancha Gonzalez-Laya, and in Italy, …

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Opposition parties: Greek gov’t has huge responsibility for the Moria fire

Greek opposition parties sharply criticized the New Democracy government saying that it has huge responsibilities for the situation in the hotspot of Moria and the fire that destroyed it. “Today’s tragedy in Moria demonstrates the criminal responsibilities of (Prime Minister Kyriakos) Mitsotakis and (Migration Policy and Asylum Minister Notis) Mitarakis,” …

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“Ancient Greek warriors” and “Pork BBQ” provocateurs against asylum-seekers

Naousa in North Greece 2019: A man in an ancient Greek warrior costume is waiting together with other compatriots on a semi-dark street in the middle of the night. His compatriots are normally dressed given the weather circumstances. What are they waiting for? A rumor spread via Facebook claimed that …

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IMF to ask Greece’s opposition for ‘assurances’ in implementation of extra austerity

The International Monetary Fund will seek assurances by Greece’s main opposition party New Democracy in case the fund decides to participate in the Greek program. In the regular briefing on Thursday, the spokesman of IMF, Gerry Rice, did not rule out assurances by the Greek opposition. Assurances mean that Greece’s …

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Referendum final: NO 61.3%, YES 38.6%; SAMARAS resigns

Ballot boxes closed at 7 o’ clock in the afternoon. Immediately, several private television channels started to public results of public opinion surveys conducted among Greeks before and after they voted. However these results were not exit polls. Orange: NO Green YES Live Blog starts here 07:30 pm – First …

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Greek Church will not hold funeral services to those choosing cremation

Believers in Greece, beware! Greek Orthodox Church turns its back to those who choose cremation over traditional burial. In a circular sent to all Metropolises, the Holy Synod of Bishops says that no priest will hold a funeral service and a memorial service to those who explicitly declared they wanted …

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Merkel in Athens: “I came to take a look into the future”

“I came here to take a look into the future and talk with new people with new ideas,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a joint press conference with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, right upon her arrival in Athens. I have to apologize right away, though. It was not …

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