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MP claims she was offered a €2 mln bribe to back the government΄s presidential candidate

Independent Greeks MP Stavroula Xoulidou claimed on Greek TV that she was offered ‘€2 or 3 million’ by a cadre of ruling New Democracy to “solve her financial problem”
This is the second time a lawmaker claims bribery in the presidential election.
In October a media report alleged that businessmen had created a "piggy bank" to bribe MPs.

Greece paralysed by first general strike for months

BBC
A 24-hour general strike over austerity measures has closed schools and public offices and heavily disrupted [...]

Greece’s plans to purchase drones from Israel pose a moral dilemma

by Apostolis Fotiadis
STORIES
Greek police is eager to acquire unmanned aircraft from Israel to monitor its borders and enhance policing throughout the country but there is a moral question involved as the technology under consideration has, most likely, been tested in combat situations in Gaza and elsewhere

Syrian survivors in the Aegean: "They want to see us drown"


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Greece acts to rescue ship carrying hundreds of migrants


Reuters

SYRIZA continues to grow in strength, as voter support for ND levels off

ANALYSIS

By Yannis Mavris

Prosecutor indicts 64 people, including 17 German nationals, over Siemens cash-for-contracts bribes


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Reuters
Greece fails to reach deal in Paris over bailout exit
Greece and its EU/IMF lenders failed to resolve differences over next year΄s budget at talks in Paris, a Greek official said on Wednesday, raising doubts about whether Athens can meet a deadline to wrap up its bailout program
Greece fails to reach deal in Paris over bailout exit
Wall Street Journal
Greece’s creditors likely to extend its bailout after talks fail
Country’s budget forecasts don’t meet approval of the EU, ECB and IMF
Greece’s creditors likely to extend its bailout after talks fail
France 24
Syrian refugees in Greece demand ΄decent΄ living conditions
They are demanding that the Greek government give refugees and asylum seekers a warmer reception: most of them get no aid for food, housing or medical costs
Syrian refugees in Greece demand ΄decent΄ living conditions
DW
Greeks struggle to get by despite economic ΄recovery΄
Greece΄s economy has begun outpacing the rest of the eurozone. Even so, with one in four Greeks unemployed, many find the news that the economy is recovering laughable. Joanna Kakissis reports from Athens
Greeks struggle to get by despite economic ΄recovery΄
LSE
The argument that Greece was granted EEC accession prematurely ignores the historical context in which the decision was made
Greece joined the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1981, however the economic crisis experienced by the country since 2010 has led some commentators and politicians to argue that Greece was granted accession prematurely. Eirini Karamouzi writes that while there were legitimate objections to the country being granted membership at the time, it was a broadly sound decision given the historical context in which negotiations took place
The argument that Greece was granted EEC accession prematurely ignores the historical context in which the decision was made
The Guardian
Four hundred years after his death, Greece reclaims the artist El Greco
Five exhibitions in Athens alone to honour the Crete-born painter Doménikos Theotokópoulos who lived in Spain
Four hundred years after his death, Greece reclaims the artist El Greco
Associated Press
Greek diplomat dies in fall under Thai train
A diplomat from the Greek Embassy in Thailand died Wednesday after she fell under a moving train, officials said
Greek diplomat dies in fall under Thai train
United Nations News Centre
Amid ‘anaemic’ job creation, Greece risks prolonged social crisis – UN report
Faced with an “anaemic” pace of job creation and nearly 1.3 million unemployed citizens, Greece risks a prolonged social crisis unless urgent measures are taken, warns a new report out today from the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Amid ‘anaemic’ job creation, Greece risks prolonged social crisis – UN report
Network
Greek Forum of Refugees

Syrian refugees trapped in Greece rally to demand basic rights [video]

Hundreds of Syrian asylum seekers including families, women and children, are gathered in front of Greek parliament in Athens, calling for action by the Greek government and the European [...]
Eva Cossé / Human Rights Watch

No excuse for caging children

The BBC reported on the horrific plight of children with disabilities living in the Children Care Center of Lechaina, in Southern Greece. It was not news to me
Amnesty International

Seven protesters, two journalists and one (German) bystander at the receiving end of police violence

Reports of excessive use of force and misuse of less-lethal weapons by riot police during and after recent demonstrations in Athens
Greek Life
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Thessaloniki mayor poses nude to defend gay rights and raise HIV/AIDS awareness

Yiannis Boutaris says he wants Thessaloniki to become an ΄open city΄ but doesn’t see it happening in his generation
BuzzFeed: 33 reasons why Athens is the next big thing
Fast and Ferrious: Sifnos Drift [video]
A "Greek Freak΄s" thrill of dunking on Kevin Durant
What΄s in a word? The Greek ΄OHI΄ day [videos]
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`Medieval village on Crete is sinking under water [video]
Pampas, Gauchos, Cattle and Brazilian Assyrtiko
Missing head of sphinx unearthed in Amphipolis
Straight Out Of Camera
Protest rally in Skouries, Chalkidiki
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