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Archbishop of Greece: “There could be a referendum on same-sex- couples”

Archbishop of Greece Ieronymos did not rule out the necessity of a referendum regarding marriage and parenthood of same-sex couples, even though the Church is not an institution to take political decisions. “There could be a referendum on same-sex couples,” Ieronymos told reporters on Friday. “To know what we are …

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SYRIZA on fire as leader Kasselakis seeks “referendum” to expel members

Leader of main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance, Stefanos Kasselakis, announced on Friday a “referendum” in which grassroot members will decide whether four party members should be ousted from the party. In his post on social media,  he addressed the “Greek people” and the “large majority in the country who want an …

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Referendum time: Citizens in FYROM vote for country’s future and Prespes deal

Polls opened early Sunday morning and the citizens of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia are called to decide on the country’s future. In a landmark referendum they decide  whether to accept the historic deal between FYROM and Greece, the Prespes Agreement. Voting YES, the citizens of FYROM agree that …

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Majority of FYROM population supports name change, poll reveals

The majority of population in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) supports Macedonia agreement with Greece and intends to vote Yes in the relevant referendum on September 30, a poll revealed. A new survey showed that FYROM’s population supports both the NATO and EU membership bids and the new …

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FYROM Parliament sets date for Name Change Referendum

The Parliament of  the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has approved a government proposal setting September 30 as the date for a referendum on a deal with Greece to rename the country. Sixty-eight deputies in the 120-member parliament voted on July 30 in favor of holding a referendum on the …

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Kammenos warns “either elections or referendum or 180 ratification votes” for Macedonia Agreement

The Macedonia Agreement will not be ratified without the consent of the people, Tsipras’ junior coalition partner ANEL said on Tuesday morning. In a press conference called early in the morning, ANEL leader and Greece’s Defense Minister, Panos Kammenos said there has to be either elections or a referendum on …

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Greek gov’t is considering to hold a referendum in upcoming autumn

Greece’s ruling party SYRIZA is allegedly considering to hold a referendum in upcoming autumn, most likely in November. According to ‘secure’ information by the Sunday edition of newspaper Eleftheros Typos, the ruling left-wing party is hurrying up to close as many fronts as possible, both internal and external and implement …

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NATO Stoltenberg: FYROM full membership only with full ratification and positive referendum outcome

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, that the NATO will invite the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to be full member of the North Atlantic Alliance only if it ratifies the Macedonia Agreement with Greece and YES will prevail in the referendum. Arriving at the European Union Council …

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Kammenos calls for a Referendum on Macedonia name dispute

Leader of conservative right-wing Independent Greeks (ANEL) and Tsipras’ junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos calls for a referendum on Macedonia name dispute while the government is holding negotiations with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). In an op-ed article publish on newspaper Kyriakatirki Dimokratia, Kammenos said “the Greek people …

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“I cry on every July 5th,” says Tsipras’ partner Betty Baziana

Partner of Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and mother of his two children, Peristera (Betty) Baziana gave her first ever interview to a Greek media, daily Efimerida ton Syntakton. The fact that the partner of a serving Greek prime minister gave an interview and some of her statements triggered a …

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2.5 million Turkish referendum votes could have been manipulated, says observer

Up to 2.5 million votes could have been manipulated in Sunday’s Turkish referendum which ended in a tight ‘Yes’ vote for greater presidential powers, Alev Korun, an Austrian member of the Council of Europe observer mission, told ORF radio on Tuesday. The mission of observers from the 47-member Council of …

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