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Tsipras tries alliance of Social-Democrats, Greens and the Left ahead of EU elections

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras tries to build a broader alliance among the progressive forces of Europe, ahead of the EU elections in May 2019. “Social Democrats and the Left must meet on the basis of a progressive plan for the 21st century in Europe,”Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said addressing the …

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German coalition deal: SPD takes Finance Ministry with Olaf Scholz

A big concession for Merkel’s conservatives, a possible relief for Greece and the euro zone. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives CDU/CSU and the Social Democrats (SPD) on Wednesday agreed to a coalition deal,  after months of uncertainty. The deal has at least one surprise that has Greeks, first of all, …

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SPD leader and ex EP president Martin Schulz wants United Stated of Europe by 2025

Germany’s second largest party SPD leader Martin Schulz called for the transformation of the European Union into a United States of Europe by 2025 with a common constitution. “Europe is our life insurance,” Schulz told an SPD party convention in Berlin on Thursday. I want a new constitutional treaty to …

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“Grexit” a la Schaeuble was a real option for Merkel after Referendum on July 5th

A “Temporary Grexit” a la Schaeuble was a real option for Greece’s Euro-partners after the Referendum on July 5th 2015.  German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly brought up the issue in conversation with French President Francois Hollande on July 6th, just one day after the Referendum took place. Hollande rejected Merkel’s …

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SPD MP condemns BILD campaign as Germany votes for Greece’s extension

Lawmaker Axel Schaaefer from MErkel’s coalition partner SPD went well prepared to the German Parliament today. Under his arm, he has a copy of tabloid Bild. He has already marked the newspaper’s front page promoting an anti-Greek hate-campaign with a huge, thick X. When his turn comes to join the …

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German SPD official suggests Tsipras should replace Varoufakis

Ha! Germans must have huge resources of inspiration and they will never stop to surprise us. An SPD politician from Merkels’ social-democrat coalition suggested s that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras should replacesFinance Minister Yanis Varoufakis as he apparently creates lots of confusion, German politicians cannot understand. SPD executive board member, …

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German Ex-Chancellor Blames Greece for the Euro Crisis

Former German Chancellor , conservative Helmut Kohl dismissed claims that he criticized Angela Merkel for her European policy. “These claims are fictitious” Kohl told Number 1 yellow-press newspaper in German, BILD, that Greece is to blame for the Euro crisis. The concerned ex-chancellor, initiator of the common currency, said that “Greece …

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