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Terrorism arrest hints at multiple targets

tromokraatiaThe arrest of a 30-year old man on Wednesday this week on terrorist charges sheds new light on the ongoing threat of terrorism in Greece. The man was arrested in connection with his potential involvement in Nikos Maziotis’ team, who is still at large.

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The nervous Prime Minister

samaras-venizelosThere is a reason why the Byzantine court was rife with internal politics, Machiavellian schemes and behind-the-scenes machinations – Byzantines courtiers and emperors were Greeks! We seem to possess a certain panache for political manhandling but we somehow fall short of actually ruling the world for too long…

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Roma: the guilty secret that will not go away

romaTuesday’s early morning clashes in the Athenian highway of Mesogeion Avenue between polices forces and groups of Roma underlined the ever-pressing issue of the Roma settlements across Attica and Greece in general.

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Modern Family Greek-style

Greece-EconomyThe similarities between the high-rating US TV series and Greek Prime Minister’s Antonis Samaras real-life family might be scarce but there is certainly comedy value in both! How else are we to interpret, the Greek Ambassador’s to Germany sudden decision to resign amidst rumours and speculations regarding his lack of official role during the Prime Minister’s recent visit to Berlin?

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A meeting of (un)equals

samaras merkel 454330550And so the much anticipated meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras took place in Berlin and lasted over one hour by all accounts. The mood was jovial but no decisions were taken as expected!

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Hell no, we will not be assessed

SYRIZA aftodioikisi.-640The feud between the government and SYRIZA has taken on a new dynamic this week as Ms Rena Dourou, Head of the Attica Prefecture and active SYRIZA member, sided with local authorities refusing to be assessed and to provide human resource data to the Ministry of Interior.

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The River flows

theodorakisStavros Theodorakis, leader of the River party, presented his party’s 21 key principles over the weekend during a high profile event in Athens.

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