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Major upheaval caused by arrest of journalists

By   /  11/01/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Major upheaval caused by arrest of journalists

The publisher of weekly newspaper Parapolitika, Yannis Kourtakis, and its Director, Panagiotis Tzenos, appeared before court on Wednesday following their arrest by police on Tuesday night. Kourtakis and Tzenos were arrested after Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos pressed charges for defamation. The Minister claims the two journalists used their radio show in recent weeks to […]

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Parties Owe Banks 418 million Euro

By   /  28/11/2016  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Parties Owe Banks 418 million Euro

While the committee inquiry into the investigation for loans to political parties and the media is coming to an end, the SYRIZA rapporteur in the inquiry, Spiros Lappas, describes the “dissection” of political parties and media in an interview with Left.gr, and sends a political message: “We have decided with absolute sincerity to do whatever […]

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ND and PASOK loans under the Microscope again

By   /  18/10/2016  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on ND and PASOK loans under the Microscope again

Right wing New Democracy party (ND) and Socialist PASOK party loans, are likely to be placed under the microscope again after statements made in parliament by the head of the Bank of Greece, Yiannis Stournaras. Financial prosecutor Panayiotis Athanassiou, requested the minutes of Stournaras’ testimony by the Parliamentary Commission in order to study it and […]

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Mitsotakis: Stuck in intraparty opposition

By   /  08/08/2016  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Mitsotakis: Stuck in intraparty opposition

Athens, August 8, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris In terms of communication the government appears to be somewhat lacking. Trends in the various Syriza factions, a bit of amateurism in the communication departments of the ministries and the more or less targeted war by the media to the government and its work […]

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Government clashes with judiciary over Siemens case

By   /  14/07/2016  /  Business, GR Business, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Headlines, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Government clashes with judiciary over Siemens case

Athens, July 14, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris The government and Syriza made sharp comments against judges but also against ND and PASOK after what happened with the trial on the Siemens slush funds. Initially, government sources attacked the appeals prosecutor, saying that „responsibility should be sought for the blocking of the […]

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