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Varoufakis urges Tsipras to ditch negotiations with lenders

Sokratis - Feb 04, 2017

Former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has called on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to turn his back on Greece’s lenders, adopt a parallel payment system that he was…

GREECE
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Police attacked with Molotov cocktails in downtown Athens

Sokratis - Jan 14, 2017

Riot police units stationed in Athens’s Exarchia district were attacked by unknown assailants with Molotov cocktails on Friday night, authorities said on Saturday. The incident occurred shortly…

GREECE
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Courts inundated with primary residence protection cases

Sokratis - Dec 10, 2016

More than 100,000 cases regarding the protection of primary residences for overindebted households are supposed to be heard in Greek courts in 2017 and 2018. This concerns…

GREECE
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Refugees struggling with mental health

Sokratis - Nov 12, 2016

Refugees and migrants stranded in camps across Greece suffer from increased instances of mental illness, according to a report, Greece in 2016: Vulnerable People Left Behind, published…

POLITICS
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Italy’s Renzi: At last Hollande is with us, we can cause a stir

Sokratis - Sep 10, 2016

After the EU-Mediterranean summit in Athens on Friday, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi expressed his satisfaction that French President Francois Hollande joined Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s initiative…

FINANCE
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ATHEX ends week on a high with fourth rise

Sokratis - Aug 13, 2016

Investors appeared relieved by the gross domestic product figures published on Friday, which showed that the Greek economy had grown marginally in the second quarter of 2016…

GREECE
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Greece goes to Rio Olympics with 92 athletes

Sokratis - Jul 23, 2016

92 athletes will represent Greece in the Rio Olympics in August, according to the Hellenic Olympic Committee. Twenty seven athletes will compete on track, while in individual…