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Editorial To Vima: Mr. Tsipras’  ‘apologia’ and the bill
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Editorial To Vima: Mr. Tsipras’ ‘apologia’ and the bill

From the PM's point of view, over-taxation, the suffocation of the middle class, and the dramatic plunge in public investment are not particularly problematical.

Mutual recriminations between parties, election debate scrapped
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Mutual recriminations between parties, election debate scrapped

After the parties had agreed to a debate on 1 July, the European Council decided to hold an extraordinary summit on that date and the PM requested another date.

Athens to sign with ExxonMobil for gas exploration near Crete, eyes Cyprus talks
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Athens to sign with ExxonMobil for gas exploration near Crete, eyes Cyprus talks

“We shall continue with a plan that has been studied very well and is linked to the upgrading of Greece’s international role in the broader region and to our decisiveness about exploiting our energy resources,” PM Alexis Tsipras said.

Editorial Ta Nea: Temptations
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Editorial Ta Nea: Temptations

The paramount concern of the current government must be not to let an issue involving exploitation of energy resources turn into a Greek-Turkish clash.

Editorial: Full disclosure now on Novartis fiasco
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Editorial: Full disclosure now on Novartis fiasco

Now that the Novartis scandal has boomeranged, the PM and the government are all either keeping silent or blaming the delays in the judicial process.

Editorial: Benefits or investments and growth?
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Editorial: Benefits or investments and growth?

It is irrational in the current conditions of stagnation and continuing crisis for public investment to be constantly dropping.

Editorial To Vima: Signs of decadence
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Editorial To Vima: Signs of decadence

Citizens were left speechless by the transfers of RULING PARTY politicians’ daughters and other relatives into cozy, well-paid Parliament jobs

Editorial Ta Nea: Youth
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Editorial Ta Nea: Youth

The government kept Parliament open a bit longer to set up an unprecedented operation of unabashedly passing into law various patronage measures.

Editorial To Vima: The price of betrayed hopes
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Editorial To Vima: The price of betrayed hopes

SYRIZA’s self-proclaimed moral advantage, its promise of a renewal in Greek politics, and its putative social sensitivities were judged and renounced in an explosive manner.

SYRIZA trails ND by 9 percentage points in poll, same as in  European election
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SYRIZA trails ND by 9 percentage points in poll, same as in European election

Poll on the 7 July general election had the ruling party trailing ND by nine percentage points, nearly the identical spred as in the 26 May European Parliament election.

Editorial Ta Nea: Bombshells
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Editorial Ta Nea: Bombshells

Greece has enormous capabilities. Unfortunately they are not being exploited and the results are tragic, as evidenced in the brain drain and the shrinking of the population.

Editorial To Vima: More games with the judiciary
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Editorial To Vima: More games with the judiciary

With a general election campaign in full swing and a government that is collapsing SYRIZA insists on appointing the successors of the outgoing Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and its chief prosecutor.

Editorial To Vima: They just remembered the arrogance of power
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Editorial To Vima: They just remembered the arrogance of power

Because they cannot yet criticise PM Alexis Tsipras directly, SYRIZA are targeting his closest associates as if they were making the decisions on their own.

European Socialists welcome Tsipras who backs Timmermans for Commission Presidency
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European Socialists welcome Tsipras who backs Timmermans for Commission Presidency

'We must not examine only the individuals, but also the programme, which is to say an end to austerity, a social Europe, and emphasis on climate change,' diplomatic sources quoted Tsipras as saying.

Greek university entrance exams may delay general election by one week
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Greek university entrance exams may delay general election by one week

Sources in the Prime Minister’s office said that the government is now gearing towards the 7 July date because the nationwide Panelladikes university entrance exams will not have finished by the end of June.

Editorial Ta Nea: Restraint
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Editorial Ta Nea: Restraint

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has depicted himself as the protector of the poor and vulnerable and his opponent as a monster out of the Book of Revelation

Editorial To Vima: Mr. Tsipras’ illusion
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Editorial To Vima: Mr. Tsipras’ illusion

Though the sense that the PM was all-powerful vanished on Sunday after the election results were made known, he does not appear to have understood that.

Editorial Ta Nea: Elections were the only option
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Editorial Ta Nea: Elections were the only option

The government was obliged to respect the verdict of the people and immediately call parliamentary elections, thus opening a new electoral cycle.

Editorial To Vima: Greece turns a page
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Editorial To Vima: Greece turns a page

As it turned out it was not the opinion polls that constituted fake news but rather the crude propaganda of SYRIZA and its mouthpieces.

ND relishes strong momentum as SYRIZA picks up the pieces
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ND relishes strong momentum as SYRIZA picks up the pieces

The result is a harsh defeat for SYRIZA and a crushing defeat for PM Alexis Tsipras who single-handedly  ran the campaign, criss-crossing the country and running on a class-based platform

Greece headed for snap election after SYRIZA is trounced by ND in EU poll
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Greece headed for snap election after SYRIZA is trounced by ND in EU poll

'[The Greek people will decide] whether they want us to carry on with a plan to support the many or whether they want to return to the darkness of austerity, of the IMF, of the yesterday that we all lived through,' Tsipras said.

Exit Poll: SYRIZA trails New Democracy in European Parliament election
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Exit Poll: SYRIZA trails New Democracy in European Parliament election

The exit poll results, if confirmed, would be a clear-cut strategic victoryfor ND, as both Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis framed the election as a vote of confidence in the government.

Editorial To Vima: Ovidian Metamorphoses
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Editorial To Vima: Ovidian Metamorphoses

The erstwhile enemy of the bailout memorandums ended up accepting the third and worst adjustment programme and said that he did so in the name remaining in the eurozone, which until then he had blamed for all of the country’s ills.

May 26 elections results will determine date of general election
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May 26 elections results will determine date of general election

Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said that if Tsipras is defeated in the 26 May European Parliament election “he should go to Zappeion Hall and announce his resignation and declare that elections will be held in four weeks”.

Editorial To Vima: The Europe that we wound
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Editorial To Vima: The Europe that we wound

Although the European Union was organised as a post-national structure, it did not manage to transcend the nationalisms that left a deep mark on European history.

Editorial Ta Nea: Yachts
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Editorial Ta Nea: Yachts

A government that denounces the elite does not want public opinion to know that its members enjoy the perks of the elite.

Editorial To Vima: Peddlers of hope
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Editorial To Vima: Peddlers of hope

With PM Alexis Tsipras donning the cloak of protector of the poor and punisher of the elite, promises, handouts, and divisive tactics are the order of the day.

Editorial Ta Nea: Disappointment
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Editorial Ta Nea: Disappointment

The government fell as low as to try just a few days before elections to fool a segment of society that deserves the utmost respect – senior citizens.

Editorial Ta Nea: Crime
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Editorial Ta Nea: Crime

Just days befor the elections the government is essentially distributing to voters shell beads and mirrors at an exorbitant cost.

Editorial To Vima: Old party politics alive and kicking
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Editorial To Vima: Old party politics alive and kicking

After the electoral benefit, which the government dubbed “13th [monthly] pension", it handed out an extraordinary benefit to prison guards, employees of auditing organs, and coroners.

Editorial To Vima: Mr. Tsipras’ fake democracy
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Editorial To Vima: Mr. Tsipras’ fake democracy

Following in the footsteps of US President Donald Trump and other populist leaders, Mr. Tsipras' sole concern is how to completely control the media.

Yachtgate haunts Tsipras, ND suggests quid pro quo
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Yachtgate haunts Tsipras, ND suggests quid pro quo

At the 2018 Winter Olympics culture minister Lydia Koniordou handed IOC President Thomas Bach a personal letter signed by Tsipras requesting that his yacht hostess Katerina Panagopoulou be elected to the IOC. .

Editorial To Vima: The revenge of history
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Editorial To Vima: The revenge of history

Mr. Tsipras handed his opponents over to the mockery of society and into the hands of miserable party propagandists.

Editorial Ta Nea: In secret
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Editorial Ta Nea: In secret

One to what extent and depth the vain ambition of the PM to vacation on a luxury yacht and the vain ambition of the yacht’s hostess to represent the country at various levels are linked.

Editorial To Vima: Electoral campaign cesspool
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Editorial To Vima: Electoral campaign cesspool

One is witnessing the degradation of political mores and the push to annihilate one’s political opponents, in large measure due to the scandal-mongering of the government.

Battle royal between Tsipras, Mitsotakis in confidence motion debate
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Battle royal between Tsipras, Mitsotakis in confidence motion debate

Mitsotakis said Tsipras' economic stimulus programme, including tax cuts, is too little too late and is in no way a growth programme.

Tsipras announce fiscal stimulus package with tax cuts, 5.5bn euro escrow account
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Tsipras announce fiscal stimulus package with tax cuts, 5.5bn euro escrow account

The PM said that the parliamentary confidence vote in the government on May 10 and the May 26 local and European Parliament elections should be viewed as a referendum on his stimulus package.

Editorial To Vima: Sailing on the yachts of the elite
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Editorial To Vima: Sailing on the yachts of the elite

When you constantly don the cloak of an incorruptible politician you cannot enjoy the perks of the plutocracy that you constantly condemn

Editorial To Vima: Lies and responsibilities
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Editorial To Vima: Lies and responsibilities

From the first hours of last summer’s disastrous wilfire in Mati the weaknesses of crumbling state services, a lack of coordination, and the absence of even rudimentary emergency plans were glaring.

Political maelstrom over initial coverup of Mati wildfire deaths
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Political maelstrom over initial coverup of Mati wildfire deaths

Then public order minister Nikos Toskas said today the PM had not been informed of the deaths because they had not been “officially confirmed” and that authorities were focusing on saving the living.

Editorial To Vima: The slippery slope of extreme polarisation
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Editorial To Vima: The slippery slope of extreme polarisation

It is by now patently obvious that the PM has chosen the path of extreme polarisation in order to rally his dwindling political base.

New Democracy rejects Tsipras’ challenge to Mitsotakis to hold televised Eurtoparliament election debate
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New Democracy rejects Tsipras’ challenge to Mitsotakis to hold televised Eurtoparliament election debate

Tsipras first threw down the gauntlet in Parliament and today SYRIZA spokesperson Rania Svigou reissued the invitation in a letter to New Democracy spokesperson Maria Zacharaki.

New Democracy leader to table bill rescinding law lowering tax-free threshold
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New Democracy leader to table bill rescinding law lowering tax-free threshold

The IMF has said that aside from fiscal considerations the lowering of the tax-free threshold must go forward in other to allow the lowering of the very high taxes on labour and businesses.

Finance Minister says he is more worried about Europe than Greece
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Finance Minister says he is more worried about Europe than Greece

Tsakalotos maintained that the government aims to tax the haves more than the have-nots who have borne the brunt of the crisis.

Trailing in the polls, SYRIZA grapples with party infighting over centre-left shift
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Trailing in the polls, SYRIZA grapples with party infighting over centre-left shift

Opponents of the move toward the centre say it will damage the party’s popularity among left-wing voters which were its base when it was garnering only four or five percent of the popular vote

Editorial To Vima: The great mistake
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Editorial To Vima: The great mistake

Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and Alternate Finance Minister Yorgos Houliarakis have conceded that over-taxation of the middle class was carried out by design.

Editorial Ta Nea: Deplorable
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Editorial Ta Nea: Deplorable

The government’s sole concern is to survive politically, even when its members flout the basic principles of humanism and engage in reprehensible behaviour that offends the essence of the human person.

Editorial To Vima: Mr. Tsipras’ beloved minister
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Editorial To Vima: Mr. Tsipras’ beloved minister

The problem is the lost morality of a segment of the left which in order to cling to power for a bit longer adopts the most repulsive practices.

Marinakis: Minister Pappas asked me to pay 26mn euros for Kalogritsas to get TV license
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Marinakis: Minister Pappas asked me to pay 26mn euros for Kalogritsas to get TV license

Pappas is Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ right-hand-man and he conducted the tender as competent minister. The tender was later annulled by the Council of State.

Tsipras stresses role of agriculture in growth, says IMF departure will enhance autonomy
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Tsipras stresses role of agriculture in growth, says IMF departure will enhance autonomy

'We are finally shaking off those who, for the most part, made wrong decisions - the IMF - and we are now in a position to strike out on our own, but with awareness of the difficulties because we have learned our lesson,' the PM said.

Editorial To Vima: The scandal they are hiding
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Editorial To Vima: The scandal they are hiding

If there is a political scandal – or at least weighty political responsibility – it involves mainly the 2004-2009 period of the Karamanlis administration which SYRIZA did not wish to investigate

Editorial Ta Nea: Scandals
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Editorial Ta Nea: Scandals

The government is trying to keep the case in the news as a scandal even though it appears to be the biggest case of scandal-mongering of the last years.

Editorial To Vima: The Novartis fiasco
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Editorial To Vima: The Novartis fiasco

This situation allows the government and media which have been assigned the role of publishing leaks to continue their scandal-mongering and political exploitation of a judicial case.

Editorial To Vima: Zealots of vested interests
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Editorial To Vima: Zealots of vested interests

The government of Mr Tsipras wanted To Vima and Ta Nea as propaganda tools in its hands, the booty and symbol of occupation of the broader democratic part of the political spectrum.

Tsipras accuses New Democracy of undermining constitutional amendment process
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Tsipras accuses New Democracy of undermining constitutional amendment process

Tsipras again defended his move to introduce direct proportional representation, as well as SYRIZA’s proposal for popular election of the President of the Republic when there is a deadlock in Parliament.

Editorial Ta Nea: MPs gone berserk
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Editorial Ta Nea: MPs gone berserk

In his address to his parliamentary group yesterday, the Prime Minister demonstrated that the only policy that he serves faithfully is that of division and polarisation.

Editorial To Vima: MPs gone berserk
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Editorial To Vima: MPs gone berserk

Bravado, threats, and targeted attacks can no longer shore up the morale even of SYRIZA’s narrow party base.

Editorial Ta Nea: Wound
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Editorial Ta Nea: Wound

The government has no right just for the sake of keeping its hope alive to marshal means that undermine the smooth functioning of democracy.

Editorial To Vima: Resounding warning signals
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Editorial To Vima: Resounding warning signals

The government’s room for manoeuvre is limited if it wants to receive a tranche of about one billion euros from the profits of eurozone central banks on Greek bonds.

Editorial To Vima: Meaningless invitation
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Editorial To Vima: Meaningless invitation

With the same ease that Mr. Tsipras governed with the populist right and still relies on it he now sees his coming electoral defeat and is trying to transform himself into a radical socialist.

Bank of Greece chief asks Tsipras, judiciary to protect him from minister’s threats
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Bank of Greece chief asks Tsipras, judiciary to protect him from minister’s threats

'The unheard of effort of Minister Pavlos Polakis to influence the administration of the Bank of Greece and me personally regarding how we carry out our duties constitutes a flagrant institutional aberration.'

Kammenos is blackmailing Tsipras says New Democracy
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Kammenos is blackmailing Tsipras says New Democracy

'The sooner the general election is held the better, so that this degenerate situation which does not benefit the country and harms Greeks can end,' said ND's spokesperson

Tsipras to  Voutsis: ‘I am not being blackmailed’
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Tsipras to Voutsis: ‘I am not being blackmailed’

Tsipras scraps parliamentary rules change following charges from the opposition and the press that he is being blackmailed by his ex-junior coalition partner.

Editorial Ta Nea: Opportunism
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Editorial Ta Nea: Opportunism

Political uncertainty predominates, resulting in the entrapment of and threat to the economy, as Mr. Tsipras would concede.