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Could election of far left in Greece herald wider change in Europe? [video]

In a video report for Channel 4, minutes after the Greek parliament failed to elect a new president, Paul Mason argues that the Greek crisis no longer has the ability to detonate wider meltdown in Europe – because both banks and country finances have been stabilised. But it does have the power to change Europe in a different way

Greek presidential elections roadmap: What lies ahead [graph]

A graph by twitter user @VasGk lays out all the possible scenarios as Greece heads to the second and [...]

The many souls of Podemos

by Nikolas Kosmatopoulos
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Drawing from its different core elements, the party is radiating hope for the future as is it has found itself at the epicentre of the political scene

Greece fails to gather support to elect new President


Bloomberg

Turkish government arrests media chiefs in latest assault on free speech in the media

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By James Smart

Greek university professors, the most underpaid in western Europe

In the hands of the judges: Greece΄s upcoming big court cases

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by Antonia Xynou
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December 18, 2014
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Kathimerini
More Britons and Americans eyeing Greece for vacations
Greece enjoyed the fifth-biggest increase in Google searches from the UK market this year in the category of emerging holiday destinations, according to a chart published by the world’s biggest online search engine
More Britons and Americans eyeing Greece for vacations
New York Times
European markets eye an austerity-weary Greece
“Financial markets have been forcing Greece to dance to their tune,” Mr. Tsipras, the firebrand leader of Greece’s leftist Syriza party, shouted during a rally on the island of Crete. “Now, we will lead the dance, and the markets will follow!”
European markets eye an austerity-weary Greece
Irish Independent
Ireland is not Greece but political landscapes are looking similar
I think I hear the drums, Carruthers." That was the apocryphal line in British B minus movies of the 1950s. It was a sure sign our intrepid colonial heroes were in trouble
Ireland is not Greece but political landscapes are looking similar
BBC
Greek political crisis: Huge amount at stake for Greece and EU
The crisis in Greece may no longer have the power to shake the eurozone to its financial foundations, but it still has the ability to cause considerable political concern
Greek political crisis: Huge amount at stake for Greece and EU
Financial Times
Dimas fails to garner necessary votes in first Greek ballot
Greek lawmakers failed to elect Stavros Dimas as the country’s next president in Wednesday’s first-round vote, but the result indicated he could still scrape a win in the final ballot on Dec 29 and avert a snap general election
Dimas fails to garner necessary votes in first Greek ballot
Reuters
Numbers tight for Greek PM Samaras ahead of crucial vote
Smaller parties repeat opposition before 1700 GMT vote. First of three rounds of voting seen giving pointer to support. Samaras looks for at least 160 votes in first round
Numbers tight for Greek PM Samaras ahead of crucial vote
Kathimerini
Moscovici points to EC ‘preferences’ in Greece
Rounding off a two-day visit to Athens on Tuesday, European Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici urged the government to push through pending economic reforms and indicated that Brussels has “its preferences” in which governments it wants to deal with
Moscovici points to EC ‘preferences’ in Greece
Euronews
Irish youngster honoured in Greece
A 10-year old boy from County Armagh in Northern Ireland has been honoured by the Greek Sports Journalists’ Association after striking up a friendship with Greece International Georgios Samaras
Irish youngster honoured in Greece
Network
WWF

Environment minister defoliates Greece’s forests of vital legal protection

Four months after the voting of the controversial Law 4280/2014 on housing development in forests and woodlands, Greece’s Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change submitted [...]
Damian Mac Con Uladh

Police remove Syrian refugees from Syntagma

Fifty-one Syrian refugees, among them six women and two children, who were sleeping out on Syntagma Square as part of a protest that started almost a month ago were removed by police [...]
WWF

Council of Europe urges Greece to stop plans to destroy Southern Kyparissia Bay

The Standing Committee of the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats adopted a Recommendation at its annual meeting last week, urging Greece to [...]
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An alternative Acropolis made out of 120,000 lego blocks

A multi-coloured model veering between reality and fantasy. A new view of the Sacred rock in Athens is displayed at the Acropolis Museum
΄Electra΄ stars Kristin Scott Thomas at the Old Vic Theatre
Unesco lauds mastic of Chios
Run, Santa, run! [Gallery]
Ajax and Achilles play dice [video]
Are Greeks really that crass? [video]
Thessaloniki mayor poses nude to defend gay rights and raise HIV/AIDS awareness
BuzzFeed: 33 reasons why Athens is the next big thing
Fast and Ferrious: Sifnos Drift [video]
Straight Out Of Camera
1st Presidential Election Vote
Menelaos Myrillas / SOOC
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