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Greek Parliament Goes … Vulgar

An unprecedented vulgar verbal attack from the side of Greek Parliament Speaker allegedly occurred this morning in the plenary hall of the Parliament. “Suck my ***” was allegedly the vulgar sentence that soon reached the mainstream media, the websites and the blogs. The  parliament office dismissed the claims that such a …

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45 Policemen Protect Ex Minister; Private Security Firms for the Greek Parliament

 The announcements of Minister for Citizen Protection brought the stone of “policemen as private security guards” in rolling. On Tuesday morning a disclosure which sounds unbelieable but is very logical was made by Deputy Chairman of the Greek Police Union of Attica. Nikos Karadimas told VIMA FM  that 40 to 45 policemen …

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Outrage Over €1,000 Elections Bonus for Greek Parliament Employees

HA! If that’s not a provocation for the majority of Greeks  especially those  in the private sector struggling to make ends meet… Parliament speaker Vyron Polydoras approved to pay to parliament personnel an flat allowance of 1,000 euro due to overtime work because of the two elections in May and …

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Greek Interim Cabinet Sworn in – 300 MPs for A Day…

Greece’s interim cabinet was sworn in in Athens on Thursday morning. The “lean”, 16-member cabinet headed by Prime Minister Panagiotis Pikrammenos will will lead the country to fresh elections, on June 17th 2012. Greece’s caretaker government  mainly consists of academic professors, technocrats, former ministers, a retired general and a career diplomat. No …

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Greek Elections – Latest Public Survey

Greece’s voters seem divided to an extreme. To such extreme that they may push ten political parties in the Greek parliament with their votes. According to latest public survey, conducted by Marc for private Alpha TV, conservative Nea Dimokratia remains first party in the choice of voters however it is …

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Greek Parliament Approved 2nd Bailout Agreement

Greek Parliament approved the new €130-billion loan agreement in the early morning hours of Wednsday. 213 MPs voted in favor, while 79 deputies voted against it and 8 MPs did not cast a vote. The loan agreement was voted in favor by coalition government deputies from socialist PASOK, conservative Nea …

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Greece’s Mini-Cabinet Reshuffle

It all started with the resignation of Minister for Citizens’ Protection Christos Papoutsis, who chose to candidate for the leadership of PASOK than remain a Papademos’ government minister. The choice to give the empty post to Michalis Chryssochoides (Development Minister until Tuesday night) triggered more moves on the Greek political chessboard. …

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Greek Prison Directors: “Sorry, We’re Full!”

In an unprecedented move the directors of three Greek prisons decided to put a ‘padlock’ to the prisons they manage and do not accept any new inmates. The directors of prisons in Athens, Chalkida and Tripoli sent letters to the Minister of Justice and prosecuting authorities announcing that the prisons …

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New Greek PM Wins Vote of Confidence With Overwhelming Majority

Greece’s new Prime Minister Lucas Papademos received the confidence vote at the Greek Parliament on Wednesday afternoon with  255 YES and 38 NO out of 293 voters in a Parliament of 300. Two PASOK deputies and one from Nea Dimokratia voted NO.. All left parties voted NO to the new Greek …

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The Mother of All Greek Battles, Oct 20/2011

The heat is up today in Greece, literally and metaphorically, and protesters started as early as 9 o’clock in the morning to flock towards the Parliament and Syntagma square in Athens downtown. It is estimated that 300,000 people came to downtown Athens yesterday. Many thousands gathered in 20 cities across the …

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German Parliament Approves EFSF Expansion

German parliamentarians on Thursday approved the planned expansion of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) with 523 voting in favor, 85 against and three abstentions. The bill’s passage is a vital hurdle in euro-zone efforts to increase the fund’s lending capacity from its current €250 billion ($338 billion) to €440 …

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Greek PM: We had 3 Options-Default, Eurozone Exit, Bailout

Greece prime Minister George Papandreou revealed for the first time he was considering the options of “default” and “exit the eurozone” but that he finally picked up the “bailout”.  Speaking at the Greek Parliament during the debate for the vote of confidence, Papandreou announced a referendum for ‘important changes’ among …

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Mid-Term Package – Voting Schedule

Prime Minister George Papandreou is adamant on passing the Mid-Term Austerity Package through the Greek Parliament. According to latest information, the Package will be submitted to the Economics Commission of Parliament on June 15 for a so-called ‘fist reading’. Most probably the commission will conclude its works on June 17, unless …

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Athens: At least 300,000 in biggest anti-austerity protest

At least 300,000 Indignant Greeks protested in Athens on Sunday in the biggest rally of the last three decades. The city’s downtown burst with men and women, young and old, employees and jobless, pensioners and self-employees, angry and frustrated about the IMF/EU/ECB Memorandum and the Greek government, outraged about the …

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Vote for IMF-Package or Vote for Bankruptcy? Early Elections in July?

The next days will be dramatic for the Greek government as 16  PASOK deputies express concern about the Mid-Term “Rescue” Package imposed by the IMF/EU/ECB Troika.  Furthermore, quite some government ministers allegedly oppose the bright spectrum of privatizations and assets sales. Others oppose the idea of having ‘Troika-Commissioners” overlooking their jobs. Prime …

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“Revolting” PASOK-MPs demand democratic procedures in Austerity Package voting

“To Give or Not to Give?” This question seems to torture 16 lawmakers from governing party PASOK currently contemplating on whether to give a letter they wrote to Prime Minister George Papandreou about the midterm austerity package that will have to be passed by the parliament in the middle of …

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“Indignant” Greeks Force Lawmakers to Flee in the Dark

Greek lawmakers, ministers, journalists and personnel found themselves in the grip of angry protesters while they were leaving the Parliament building Tuesday night in Athens. Police and fire brigades built barricade with vehicles to allow the politicians to leave the area without harm. It was shortly after 10 p.m. when protesters gathered …

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General Strike – Riots

THESSALONIKI : RIOTS – TEAR GAS IGOUMENITSA: PEACEFUL VOLOS: PEACEFUL IRAKLEIO: PEACEFUL IOANNINA: RIOTS ATHENS: RIOTS – TEAR GAS YOUNGSTERS ATTEMPTED TO STORM PARLIAMENT http://apolitistosteki.blogspot.com http://troktiko.blogspot.com http://nonews-news.blogspot.com/ MORE THAN 150.000 PROTESTERS IN ATHENS SO FAR THEY HAVE BOOED: 1) CHAIRMAN OF TRADE UNION/PRIVATE SECTOR 2) EX-DEPUTY KIMON KOULOURIS 3) PARLIAMENT …

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