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Tsipras rushes to Paris for unscheduled meeting with Hollande

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is rushing to Paris to meet French President Francois Hollande. As the meeting was not planned, Greek media wonder whether the urgent trip to Paris has something to do with the break in Greece-Creditors Review Talks and the Government decision to submit two bills to the …

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Polls: 58% of Greeks blame “geopolitical developments” for the Refugee Crisis

Greek public opinion support Government’s handling of the Refugee Crisis. In a public opinion poll conducted by Palmos Analysis for daily Efimerida ton Syntakton,  blames the international geopolitical developments for the Refugee Crisis and the increased refugee flows. 58% international geopolitical developments responsible 19% sees the Greek government as responsible …

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European lenders & IMF disagree as Greece prepares Pension cuts

The Greek government is not under pressure only due to the Refugee Crisis. The Program Review is still due, with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to disagree on “the fiscal efforts” required by Greece. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras assured the Greeks last night, that the representatives of …

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Protesting farmers to camp with tractors outside Greek Parliament

Tension is high on the agenda and escalation is highly possible as protesting farmers threaten to camp outside the Greek Parliament together with their tractors. The farmers plan to come to Athens on Friday and raise their voices protest against the planned social security contributions and tax hikes. Despite the …

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Molotov & teargas in Athens during big anti-austerity rally as 24h strike paralyses Greece (pcts, videos)

it was short around one o’ clock Thursday noon, when a raging crowd of some 60 people wearing hoods started to hurl molotov cocktail bombs at riot police squads around the Syntagma Square in downtown Athens during the big protest march against the pensions reform. Within minutes the raging crowd …

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