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Greece November 2011: “The Coup D’ Etat that Did Not Happen….” Part I

Front page report “The coup d’état that didn’t happen..” of  Sunday newspaper To Vima reveals a series of alleged “unknown events that led to the surprise replacement of the military leadership in Greece in November 2011”. According to the report that extends to many pages that alleged coup d’état was averted through the replacement and early …

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Scandal! Germany’s Financial Times Calls Greeks to Vote for ND

Unbelievable! Financial Times Germany (FTD) calls Greeks to cast their vote on Sunday in favor of pro-bailout conservative Nea Dimocratia! In the unprecendeted bold op-ed article with the title “Resist to the  Demagogue” Financial Times Deutschland claims this is its recommendation for the Greek voters on June 17.  “Greeks make a historical …

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Greek FinMin Statement: Bond Maturing May-15 Will Be Paid

“Greece will pay the bond that matures on May-15, including interest rates” the finance Ministry said Tuesday in a statement. “This bond is part of bonds amounting 6.4 billion euros that were not offered to participate in the Greek Bond Swap (PSI) by their holders. The decision was carefully taken after thorough …

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How Greeks Reacted to Unity Gov’t Fiasco?

“What a shaaaame, no ethics, nothing” Marina calls me the minute the unity government talks officially failthrough. And Konstantina calls me little later laughing out loud “He addressed the people and paid farewell. Is he still a prime minister? is he? hahaha! Unbelievable!” Spyros describes the whole as “A pure disgust!” The long …

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Greek PM Calls Referendum Over “Haircut”-Agreement

Greek prime minister George Papandreou announced referendum over the October 26th, 2011 Loan-Agreement  (“Haircut”-Agreement) stunning the public. It was the PM’s answer to all criticism by the opposition, the society and even some of his own deputies, the request for early elections and/or government of national unity. Speaking to parliamentary …

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Protests Against the President Trigger Political Confrontation

Strong political confrontation broke out in Greece after protesters insulted the President of the Greek Republic, Karolos Papoulias, and enforced the cancellation of the October 28th – OXI Day military parade in Thessaloniki. After the protesters insisted on hindering the stat of the parade, a visible angry and deeply insulted President decided to …

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Greece’s Passage to …India!

Greece’s Prime Minister George Papandreou was explicit when he said “We are not India and we are not going to be India.” The statement released by his office was the answer to Troika demands to lower more the lowest wages in the Greek private sector. Papandreou’s reference to the ‘hunger wages’ …

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It rained denials – Greek FinMin: SPIEGEL article is provocation

It rained denials on the screen of DER SPIEGEL online after a challenging and provocative article claiming that Greece considers to exit the Euro Zone and that it mulls plans for own currency.  Greek Finance Ministry denied with an official statement the claims of German weekly DER SPEGIEL that Athens considers …

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S&P downgrades Greece – PM lashes out against Rating agencies

Standard & Poor΄s Ratings Services said on Tuesday it lowered its long-term sovereign credit rating on Greece to ΄BB-΄ from ΄BB+΄ and maintained the rating on CreditWatch with negative implications.  At the same time, the rating agency placed its ΄B΄ short-term sovereign credit rating on Greece on CreditWatch with negative …

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National Bank-Alpha Bank: Prosecutor probes into possible stocks manipulation

A Greek high rank prosecutor ordered a preliminary investigation into the trading of stocks of the National Bank of Greece and the Alpha Bank. Greece’s  Capital Market Commission also ordered an investigation into the same affair, focusing on the period between February 8 and 21, beginning with National Bank’s first approach to …

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Shares Trading of NBG and Alpha Bank under screening

The shares of National Bank of Greece and Alpha Bank are under the microscope of Greece’s  Capital Markets Commission, news portal Zougla.gr  reported. The screening refers to the trading of the shares in the period of time between January 18, when the administration of NBG approached the management of Alpha for the first time, …

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Greek Journalist Shot – Reactions

Shock, anger and fear prevail in Greek journalism community and society after the murder of the renowned journalist and blogger Sokratis Giolias. Journalists, ordinary people and politicians clearly condemn the heinous crime Journalists are especially numb as they perceive the coward  killing of Giolias  as a warning message targeting to silent …

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