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4/4/2015: Front Page: Minister voices protest concerns but sees no rift

Alternate Minister for Citizens’ Protection Yiannis Panousis and the government yesterday played down the possibility of a rift over the former’s public expression of concern about the way the coalition is failing to deal with a wave of protests by… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Rift between minister, government over sit-in comments played down

Alternate Minister for Citizens’ Protection Yiannis Panousis and the government on Full News here – Latest News

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Greek minister says Lagarde list data inadequate for tax evasion crackdown

The Minister of State for Combating Corruption Panayiotis Nikoloudis told Parliament on Friday that the so-called Lagarde List of Greek depositers with Swiss bank accounts, and a series of similar lists, were inadequate without further data if reliable insights into suspected tax evasion are to be gained. Full News here – Latest News

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Greek Minister denies his stance on sitins is a challenge of gov’t

Alternate Citizens’ Protection Minister Yiannis Panousis are his own and do not represent those of the government insisted on Friday that the views expressed in a statement from his office and an article in Ta Nea regarding sitins at university faculties and public buildings “are in support of the Prime Minister and the government and […]

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Greek economy minister sees deal with EU/IMF on reforms next week

Greece should reach a deal with its eurozone partners and the International Monetary Fund next week Full News here – Latest News

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3/28/2015: Front Page: Minister unveils measures to combat sports violence

The Greek government has unveiled a series of “emergency measures” aimed at combating violence at domestic sports events. The bill, which was presented yesterday by Deputy Sports Minister Stavros Kontonis, foresees fines of up to 1 million euros for… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Greek minister: government ready for 'rupture' in aid talks

Greek minister: government ready for 'rupture' in aid talks A man walks past the Athens Academy with the 19th century statue of the ancient goddess Athena, on Friday, March 27, 2015. Greek bank deposits dropped by more than 7.5 billion euros ($ 8.2 billion) in February, ramping up pressure on the country's … Full News here […]

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Greek defense minister heads to USA after controversy

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos heads to New York this weekend for Greek Independence Day celebrations after finding himself at the center of a controversy that led to the US Congress failing to pass a resolution commemorating the start of Greece’s revolt against Ottoman rulers for the first time in 30 years. Full News here – […]

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3/25/2015: Front Page: No plans to seize Goethe, says justice minister

Justice Minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos yesterday denied the government was planning to seize German state-owned assets as compensation for a Nazi atrocities during World War II. “No Greek citizen would want the confiscation of a historic… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Ex-finance minister guilty of doctoring Lagarde list, gets suspended term

A special court set up to try former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou handed the former PASOK official a one-year suspended jail sentence on Tuesday despite finding him guilty of tampering with the Lagarde list of Greeks with deposits at the Geneva branch of HSBC. Full News here – Latest News

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3/24/2015: Front Page: Foreign minister heads to Abu Dhabi and Beijing

After his visit to Berlin on Sunday, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is due to meet United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi today. Kotzias will then fly to Beijing, where he is expected to meet his Chinese… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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3/24/2015: Front Page: Minister denies conflict of interest

Alternate Minister for Administrative Reform Giorgos Katrougalos yesterday distributed documents to journalists that he says prove he did not stand to personally profit from rehiring sacked civil servants. The minister also said he would take legal… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Greek PM’s office backs minister over report he signed contracts to rehire sacked staff

Alternate Minister for Administrative Reform Giorgos Katrougalos described press reports over the weekend according to which he signed private contracts with dismissed civil servants foreseeing him pocketing 12 percent of the workers’ salaries as “fraudulent” and “provocative” and received the backing of the Maximos Mansion. Full News here – Latest News

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Greek finance minister angered over missing copy of bailout

Greek finance minister angered over missing copy of bailout Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis attends a parliament session before the vote of an anti-poverty bill, the first piece of legislation from the left-wing government, in Athens, on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Tsipras insisted Wednesday his … Full News here – Read more on Belleville News […]

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3/16/2015: Front Page: Defense minister chides Schaeuble over comments

Greece’s Defense Minister Panos Kammenos has accused German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble of exercising a form of “psychological warfare” on Greece through his repeated comments about the country. “I do not understand why he criticizes Greece… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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