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Ex ND Justice Minister: Bribery is minister’s duties

Former Justice Minister Haralambos Athanasiou (ND) stunned Greeks when he openly admitted on Thursday that “kickbacks are among a minister’s duties.” The ex New Democracy minister was speaking live to state broadcaster ERT TV when he made this unbelievable statement. As the topic was the Novartis-Gate, Athanasiou was asked whether …

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Six MPs from various parties join SYRIZA, help Tsipras out of minority gov’t

Six independent lawmakers from various political parties have joined ruling party, left-wing SYRIZA on Monday. Two of them are already ministers in Tsipras cabinet. All six had given confidence vote to the government last month. The six are: Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura (ex ANEL), Alternate Minister for Public Order Katerina …

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SYRIZA at odds with coalition partner Kammenos over unilateral steps in foreign policy

Without mentioning the name of his junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos, Prime Minister Alexisi Tsipras sent a clear message to Defense Minister saying that there is no alternative plan to the Prespes Agreement with FYROMand that those who are not in charge should not….. Speaking at the convention of SYRIZA …

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Gov’t rebukes Kammenos “Plan B” for Prespes Agreement with FYROM

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the SYRIZA flank of Greece’s coalition government distanced themselvesf from coalition partner Panos Kammenos and his Alternative Plan on Prespes Agreement. “The Greek government sticks to its commitment in the Prespes Agreement and respects [FYROM PM Zoran] Zaev’s efforts to pass the constitutional changes through …

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SYRIZA MP beaten by group asking him apologize for “selling out Macedonia”

SYRIZA lawmaker Petros Konstantineas was beaten and slightly injured by a group of people over the Macedonia issue. The incident took place outside the hangout of  ‘Bulldogs’, supporters of local football club “Blck Storm” in Kalamata, Peloponnese, on Sunday afternoon. The MP had just left a football match and was …

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Interior Minister voted SYRIZA secretary, Tsipras’ cabinet reshuffle imminent

Interior Minister Panos Skourletis was elected new SYRIZA central committee general secretary on Monday night. With 126 YES votes and 18 ‘blank’, the 144 delegates opened the door for the long anticipated government reshuffle. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is poised to announce a cabinet reshuffle this week to freshen up …

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“If you love Greece, help us get rid of Alexis Tsipras and his zombie party” says ex SYRIZA MP

“If you love Greece, help us get rid of Alexis Tsipras and his zombie party,” write former SYRIZA MP and Parliament Speaker in first left-wing government, Zoi Konstantopoulou. In an op-ed posted in UK’s The Guardian, the ex comrade accuses Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras and her former party that they …

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Gov’t takes first steps for Greek expats to vote in elections

Interior Minister Panos Skourletis submitted an amendment to the Greek Palriament on Friday calling for the establishment of a 12-member committee to explore the voting options for Greeks living abroad.  The committee will have to record and evaluate the situation regarding Greek voters living abroad as well as parameters (institutional, …

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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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ANEL MP resigns, putting Greece’s coalition gov’t majority at risk

A lawmaker from Independent Greeks (ANEL) resigned on Tuesday over the Macedonia Agreement. The resignation leaves Tsipras’ coalition partner ANEL with just seven lawmakers and puts to government majority at risk. It is the second MP out of ANEL in the last ten days. MP Giorgos Lazaridis who is elected …

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