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Greek police arrest man suspected to have sent parcel-bombs to Papademos, Schaeuble & IMF

Greek police arrested a 29-year-old man suspected to have sent parcel bombs to former prime minister Lucas Papademos but also to ex German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and the International Monetary Fund. The man was arrested as he was leaving his basement apartment in Attikis square district of Athens at …

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SKAI TV fires journo implying Tsipras’ “former comrades” behind terror attack at Papadimos

Private broadcaster Skai TV fired a journalist just hours after he implied on a live show that ‘former comrades of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ were behind the terror attack against ex PM  Lucas Papadimos end of May in Athens. In his live magazine on Tuesday, Konstantinos Bogdanos criticized Alexis Tsipras …

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Μain challenges SΥΡΙΖΑ faces following EP2014 and local election results

This is the first time a left-wing party claims victory in Greek elections. Now the challenge for Syriza is to come across as a competent political force ready to hold a wider lead over its rivals. Joanna P has summed up four main challenges SYRIZa faces after the European Parliament …

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EU & local elections: Greece’s political landscape in the shadow of FT revelations

I have a major problem: four days before the municipality elections and eleven days before the European Parliament voting, I am unable to follow the political debates, the statements and announcements or comments of elected and aspiring politicians in mainstream media and websites, in blogs and social media. I mostly …

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EU Barroso appointed Papademos as Greece’s PM in 2011

Absolutely ridiculous! European Commission President Jose Manual Barroso allegedly appointed Lukas Papademos as Prime Minister of Greece right after the embarrassing meeting during the G20 summit in Cannes, when the EU partners decided to oust George Papandreou and his plan to hold a referendum without their consent. According to a …

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Barroso-Papademos Hand-in-Hand Against Tsipras?

Why did Jose Manuel Barroso threaten Greece with euro exit right after May 6 elections? Reuters claims that the president of the European Commission made this statement after caretaker prime minister Lucas Papademos asked him to do so – in an effort to build a dam against Alexis Tsipras. According …

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EX PM Papademos warns of Greece’s Financial Collapse, Aliens Invasion…

Greece would financially collapse if no stable government emerges from June-17 elections. The warning comes from somebody who knows and has good contacts to aid giving powers. The warning comes from former Greek prime minister Lucas Papademos who worked as vice president of the European Central Bank until 2010. Papademos …

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Greek Caretaker PM Meets President on “Issues that Urgently Need to be Addressed”

Caretaker Prime Minister and ex-banker  Lucas Papademos visited President Karolos Papoulias on Friday afternoon amid signs that the forming of a coalition government after May-6 elections seems difficult if not impossible. “I came to brief you about the developments in the economy and the international markets as well as about economic and foreign …

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Who Governs Greece Right Now?

Amid the elections results, the scenarios of forming a government and the pressure by Greece’s lenders we almost forgot to mention an important issue: Who Governs Greece right now? Officially there is a caretaker government under former PM Lucas Papademos until the new government is formed. However the hazardous elections …

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Greek PM Papademos to Return to Academia After Elections

Greece΄s technocrat prime minister Lucas Papademos plans to resume his academic career after a snap election on May 6, a senior government official said, having secured a second bailout for the country. According to Reuters, a former vice president of the European Central Bank, Papademos took over as leader of …

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PM Papademos: These Elections Decide About Greece’s Future

Caretaker prime minister of Greece and ex-banker Lucas Papademos made a crucial statement, just a few days before Greeks rush to voting booths. “The elections willl decide on the future of the country,” Papademos told to his government cabinet ministers on Wednesday.   “In a few days we will hand out …

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Papademos’s Letter to Barroso: Help Needed to Rejuvenate Growth

Outgoing Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos on Wednesday sent a letter to the chief of the European Commission calling for help on a number of key policy areas that could rejuvenate growth and employment in the debt-wracked nation. In his letter to Barroso, the Greek prime minister singles out several …

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Greek PM Papademos: “Elections on May 6th”

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos told his cabinet ministers that the early parliamentary elections will take place on May 6th 2012. Papademos revealed the date of elections at the last meeting of the cabinet, Skai TV reported. The prime minister will meet the president at 5:00 pm and brief him …

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Greek PM Papademos to Proclaim Early Elections

State broadcaster NET reported that Prime Minister Lucas Papademos will meet the President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias at 5 o’clock in the afternoon. Papademos will brief Papoulias on the date of the elections. At 8 pm the prime minister will address the public throug a televised message. During the …

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Greece’s Early Elections: Parliament to be Dissolved Apr 11/12?

Greeks are one breath away from …hearing the date of the snap polls. Speaker of Greek Parliament Philippos Petsalnikos said on Tuesday afternoon that the Parliament concluded its legislative work, allegedly due to Easter Holidays (Greek Orthodox Easter on 15. April 2012). However he also took the floor to speak about “the …

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Greek PM Papademos Does Not Rule Out 3rd Bailout Package

Greece’s Prime Minister Lucas Papademos said on Friday the country was making every effort to avoid a third bailout package but said he could not rule out the need for one. “Some form of financial assistance might be necessary but we have to work intensely to avoid such an event,” …

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