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Greek PM announces sweeping changes to Constitution

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Wednesday presented his party’s proposals for sweeping changes to the Greek Constitution, heralding reforms that would reduce the terms of state officials and increase the accountability of ministers as well as the transparency of political parties. The proposed reforms, outlined before an audience of New …

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UPD Friendly chat with Golden Dawn brings down Greek gov’t secretary general (video)

A first class political scandal is shaking the Greek coalition government after Golden Dawn released footage of a friendly chat the extreme-right party had with the secretary of the government Panagiotis Baltakos. According to the recorded conversation and the footage transcript Baltakos allegedly claimed that the political persecution of Golden …

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Greek cookies of shame…

We have a major issue here in Greece. A scandalous issue that challenges the coalition government and the millions of jobless and low-pensioners in debt-ridden and austerity-hit Greece. Key word: Cookies. Yes. In the volume of one metric tonne. Butter, chocolate, vanilla. Soft cookies, hard cookies. Stuffed with chunks of …

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Greek Parliament Budget Office: taxes skyrocketed since 2010, up to 450% in fuel

The Budget Office of Greek parliament summarized the tax increases that took place since the country sought the aid of International Monetary Fund. The report was thought as an answer to finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras who denies the Greek households were overtaxed. “A series of tax increases from 2010 up …

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Golden Dawn MP fined €1,500 or insulting the parliament

Golden Dawn MP Eleni Zaroulia was fined with 1,500 euro for saying “punks” addressing the Minister of Justice and the lawmakers in the Greek Parliament. Acting parliament speaker Charalambos Markogiannakis, fined Zaroulia for “behavior violating the Parliament statute”. It is the first time that such a disciplinary measure is being …

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Greek Parliament cuts state funding to Golden Dawn

With overwhelming majority of 241 lawmakers, Greek parliament voted in favor of cutting state funding to Golden Dawn. Party leader Nikos Michaloliakos and two MPs remand custody and two other were released on bail, are facing charges of forming a criminal organization. The voting was referring to suspension of the …

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Greek Parliament approves cutting state funding to Golden Dawn

Greek Parliament voted in favor of amendment to cut cutting off state funding to Golden Dawn. 235 out of 300 MPs vote in favor, 34 vote “present”, among them Independent Greeks and at least one SYRIZA MP. Golden Dawn MPs left the plenary hall during the voting. Party spokesman Ilias …

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Coalition gov’t partners call Samaras to restructure ERT, while public broadcaster is open

Coalition government partners Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK and Fotis Kouvelis (Democratic Left) openly invited prime minister Antonis Samaras to discuss the restructure of ERT on the condition that the public broadcaster remains open. Fotis Kouvelis: No doubt ERT needs restructuring but with ERT remaining open. It’s unacceptable for ERT to be …

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Someone, give Greek FinMin a glass of water, please! Now that it’s still cheap…

Not really. Yiannis Stournaras, Greece’s finance minister was speaking at the Parliament. He spoke and spoke … words and number were shot from his mouth and eventually he got thirsty. Much to his surprised, the parliament staff had not put a glass of water in front of the eloquent speaker. …

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Golden Dawn MP to PASOK-leader: “Shut up, you’re ridiculous and fat!”

Scenes of unprescedented aesthetic demonstrating the elegant manners of Greek elected politicians took place during the interrogation of PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos by members of the parliamentary  committee investigating the two-year disappearence of the infamous Lagarde list with the names of 2,200 suspected of tax evasion. Insults even below the belt …

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Historic decision: Cypriots vote NO to bank deposits tax

With 39 votes against and 19 abstentions from Anastasiades’ ruling party, Cypriots said a historic NO to Eurogroup decision to charge with a levy bank deposits. Upon announcement of the rejecting decision protesters who had gathered outside the Parliament broke in to loud applaud. No one Cypriot MP voted in …

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New Investment Bill submitted to Greek Parliament

Greek deputy Development Minister submitted the new investment draft bill to the Parliament, aiming to attract foreign capital and create jobs in Greece and thus in fast track procedures. The mammoth bill  will speed up the issuing of permits for strategic investments, provide some tax exemptions and tax incentives. However …

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Municipality workers attempted to enter Parliament; on Strike Dec 13-19/2012

Municipality workers will launch several 48-hour strikes to protest the measure of labour reserve that will send several hundreds home with 60% of their wages for one year and the option to be dismissed after that period. The first strike will occur Thursday and Friday, December 13-14,t he second Monday …

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