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4/1/2014: Front Page: PM, coalition partner mull fallout of reform vote

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his coalition partner, PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos, yesterday met to discuss the fallout of a tough vote in Parliament on a new set of reforms agreed with the troika which reduced the government’s majority to two… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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PM, coalition partner mull fallout of reform vote

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his coalition partner, PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos, on Monday met to discuss the fallout of a tough vote in Parliament on a new set of reforms agreed with the troika which reduced the government’s majority to two se… … Full News here – Latest News

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Greek Parliament passes multi-bill but coalition sees majority cut further

The omnibus bill containing liberalization measures and other reforms that Greece needed to pass to receive its next bailout tranche squeezed through Parliament at just after midnight on Sunday but the vote led to the government’s majority dwindling furth… … Full News here – Latest News

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Greek coalition confident as reform multi-bill goes to Parliament

A brief debate on the multi-bill of reform measures submitted to Parliament on Friday night will begin on Saturday before a vote late on Sunday, when the government is expecting all of its MPs to back the legislation and move Greece a step closer to unloc… … Full News here – Latest News

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3/29/2014: Front Page: Coalition positive as multi-bill goes to Parliament

A brief debate on the multi-bill of reform measures submitted to Parliament last night will begin today before a vote late tomorrow, when the government is expecting all of its MPs to back the legislation and move Greece a step closer to unlocking the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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3/28/2014: Front Page: Coalition to ease up on receipts and debts to state

The omnibus bill due to be submitted to Parliament today foresees greater protection for taxpayers who owe money to the state, while also reducing fines for some taxrelated offenses. According to the multi-bill’s provisions, the state will not be able… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Coalition seeks accord on milk

The multi-bill of reforms agreed with the troika last week is due to be tabled in Parliament on Friday, with the government still scrambling to find a compromise with MPs and dairy farmers who oppose the proposed lengthening of fresh milk’s shelf life fro… … Full News here – Latest News

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Coalition poised to unveil proposals on party finances, state funding

The government is to draft legislation aimed at creating greater transparency regarding party finances and to reduce the total funding they receive to around 10 million euros a year, sources told Sunday’s Kathimerini. Over the last few weeks Prime Ministe… … Full News here – Latest News

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3/22/2014: Front Page: Coalition unity strained

Another two coalition MPs voiced objections yesterday to the multi-bill the government plans to submit to Parliament as part of its commitment to the troika, prompting Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to express disappointment that the two-party… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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After troika deal, Greek coalition aims to secure next bailout tranche on April 1

After reaching an agreement with the troika on Tuesday, the Greek government now has to prepare legislation for the reforms it agreed with its lenders in the hope that the disbursement of at least 10 billion euros in loans will be approved at an informal … … Full News here – Latest News

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3/13/2014: Front Page: New coalition rift looms over bill axing state bodies

A day after a parliamentary committee challenged a government plan to shut down 21 state organizations as part of troika-imposed cost-cutting measures, MPs in the junior coalition partner PASOK indicated that they would vote down a legislative… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Democratic Left will not return to Greece’s coalition, says leader

Democratic Left leader Fotis Kouvelis has ruled out the possibility of his party returning to the coalition government it quit in June over the closure of public broadcaster ERT. “The reasons for our departure remain and we disagree with government policy… … Full News here – Latest News

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12/23/2013: Front Page: Coalition squeezes through votes

The coalition survived two crucial votes in Parliament on Sunday, with MPs passing a unified property tax and approving a partial lifting of restrictions on home foreclosures, but this came at a price as a New Democracy lawmaker was ousted from his… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Coalition squeezes through votes on property tax, foreclosures

The coalition survived two crucial votes in Parliament on Sunday, with MPs passing a unified property tax and approving a partial lifting of restrictions on home foreclosures, but this came at a price as a New Democracy lawmaker was ousted from his parlia… … Full News here – Latest News

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12/21/2013: Front Page: Double test for coalition today in Parliament

MPs are due to vote twice today, on the new property tax and the partial lifting of a moratorium on home foreclosures, with the government hoping its slim parliamentary majority will hold but with one New Democracy lawmaker indicating he would not back… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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