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Editorial To Vima: When silence is not golden
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Editorial To Vima: When silence is not golden

Charges lodged by former Syriza justice minister Stavros Kontonis that the new criminal code benefited Golden Dawn have rocked the party but thery are far more than an internal party issue.

Editorial Ta Nea: Grey zones
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Editorial Ta Nea: Grey zones

The debate that was triggered yesterday by the conviction of Golden Dawn as a criminal organisation once again highlights the grey zones in which Mr. Tsipras’ government operated.

Editorial To Vima: Messages from a polling snapshot
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Editorial To Vima: Messages from a polling snapshot

The government appears to have entirely occupied the political playing field with no opponent. The only danger the ruling party may possibly face is from within.

Editorial To Vima: Alexis the small
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Editorial To Vima: Alexis the small

Alexis Tsipras is attempting to organise an autarchic party with a hegemonic leader along the lines of Pasok’s model of governance in the 1980’s under Andreas Papandreou.

Editorial Ta Nea: Shoestrings
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Editorial Ta Nea: Shoestrings

At the Koumoundourou Square headquarters of main opposition Syriza they appear to be barricading themselves behind invisible enemies and maintain falsely that they are ideologically and politically under siege.

Editorial Ta Nea: Paying the piper
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Editorial Ta Nea: Paying the piper

The Syriza-Independent Greeks government soon realised that the independent judiciary, free-thinking media, and the thinking public would not allow them to bring their plans to fruition.

Editorial Ta Nea: Self-criticism
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Editorial Ta Nea: Self-criticism

A courageous and bold party should not have needed [SYRIZA MP and ex-education minister] Nikos Filis to defend its history.

Editorial To Vima: The dark side of our democracy
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Editorial To Vima: The dark side of our democracy

Certain groups and networks undoubtedly acted in an extra-institutional manner, set up cases and blackmail, manufactured guilty persons, and sought to place liens and to take people hostage – to neutralise people they wanted as potential competitors for power.

Editorial Ta Nea: Judiciary
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Editorial Ta Nea: Judiciary

Let us protect the prestige of institutions and politicians and let the entire system (and its branches that tried to push the country back to dark times) come to light.

Editorial Ta Nea: Opposition
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Editorial Ta Nea: Opposition

The programme presented by Mr. Tsipras yesterday at Zappeion Hall in Athens is an exercise in readiness and an act that entails responsibilities to the Greek people.

Protected witnesses in Novartis case to be coercively brought before parliamentary committee
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Protected witnesses in Novartis case to be coercively brought before parliamentary committee

The disappearance of the protected witnesses and the subsequent inability of police to track them down according to critics raised questions about the competence of state organs.

Editorial Ta Nea: Duty
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Editorial Ta Nea: Duty

The government and the main opposition crossed swords over the July, 2018, wildfire which claimed 102 lives in Attica’s seaside resort of Mati.

«Φλερτ» και καυγάδες μεταξύ ΣΥΡΙΖΑ – ΚΙΝΑΛ : Τι τους ενώνει και τι τους χωρίζει
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«Φλερτ» και καυγάδες μεταξύ ΣΥΡΙΖΑ – ΚΙΝΑΛ : Τι τους ενώνει και τι τους χωρίζει

Πρώτη κατοικία, κατώτατος μισθός, 13η σύνταξη μπορεί να φέρει ΣΥΡΙΖΑ και ΚΙΝΑΛ πιο κοντά στη βουλή. Πως βλέπουν το θέμα Αλέξης Τσίπρας και Φώφη Γεννηματά. Γιατί ο πρόεδρος του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ επιχείρησε να υπερβεί την εσωκομματική κρίση με «εξωστρεφείς δράσεις»

SYRIZA lashes out after Erdogan accuses party of harbouring terrorists, questions PM’s response
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SYRIZA lashes out after Erdogan accuses party of harbouring terrorists, questions PM’s response

'SYRIZA has become their [terrorists'] refuge. Consequently, we expect you to take a stand. Your support will strengthen our support for you.,' Erdogan said he told Mitsotakis.

Editorial To Vima: Delusions, passions, and errors
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Editorial To Vima: Delusions, passions, and errors

SYRIZA believed that institutions were made to serve bourgeois political forces and their supposedly pernicious designs.

Editorial Ta Nea: Huge pensions
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Editorial Ta Nea: Huge pensions

This is yet another confirmation of the fact that on many levels the previous government worked without a real plan and thus undermined social cohesion.

Editorial Ta Nea: Logic
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Editorial Ta Nea: Logic

No one must forget that the electoral system must serve national and not partrisan interests.

Editorial To Vima: Looking to the future, not the past
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Editorial To Vima: Looking to the future, not the past

Will the government’s plan and decisiveness in implementing it prove stronger than the resistance that it will undoubtedly come up against?

Tsipras accuses Mitsotakis of populism in confidence vote debate
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Tsipras accuses Mitsotakis of populism in confidence vote debate

'He is the man who for three-and-a-half years clamoured for elections, engaged in disaster-mongering, and predicted our failure even though he knew that we were putting a derailed economy back on track,”the former PM said.

Editorial To Vima: Time and tolerance
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Editorial To Vima: Time and tolerance

The government is now obliged to present in detail its plan and programme and to implement it swiftly.

Tasoulas elected Parliament Speaker with record 283 votes in 300-seat legislature
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Tasoulas elected Parliament Speaker with record 283 votes in 300-seat legislature

A lawyer by training and a protégé of the late Evangelos Averoff, Tasoulas served as Culture and Athletics Minister in the New Democracy government of Antonis Samaras.

Editorial Ta Nea: Responsibility
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Editorial Ta Nea: Responsibility

Greece must at all costs avoid the Italian experience of governments that hang by a thread and the spectre of the country not having a government.

Kappa Research poll: high taxes, crime citizens’ top concerns, 45 percent trust government
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Kappa Research poll: high taxes, crime citizens’ top concerns, 45 percent trust government

Nearly two-thirds of respondents viewed the election result as good for SYRIZA (which garnered nearly 32 percent of the popular vote).

Editorial To Vima: An opportunity for Mitsotakis, a lesson for Tsipras
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Editorial To Vima: An opportunity for Mitsotakis, a lesson for Tsipras

Citizens with their vote yesterday chose to have both a strong government and a strong opposition.

Reuters sees austerity, unemployment behind ND landslide
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Reuters sees austerity, unemployment behind ND landslide

Mitsotakis said in a televised address that the election outcome gave him a strong and clear mandate to change Greece.

Mitsotakis wins in landslide, to be sworn in at 1pm tomorrow
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Mitsotakis wins in landslide, to be sworn in at 1pm tomorrow

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis is scheduled to be sworn in as Prime Minister by President Prokopis Pavlopoulos at the Presidential Mansion at 1pm tomorrow, 8 July.

Greek elections: The race for the top over the decades
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Greek elections: The race for the top over the decades

Voters historically have rallied behind the two main political parties, annihilating smaller political parties.

Marinakis welcomes political change following elections
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Marinakis welcomes political change following elections

“It is a day that takes us away from lies, hypocrisy, hatred, from a sell-out of our country, of national treachery, and all that which kept us back and has placed us and our children in debt for the coming years,” Marinakis said.

Editorial Ta Nea: Spoils
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Editorial Ta Nea: Spoils

The outgoing government must explain why documents have been shredded over the last days at various ministries and at the PM’s Maximos Mansion offices.

Movement for Change leader attacks Tsipras as epitome of conservatism
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Movement for Change leader attacks Tsipras as epitome of conservatism

“Mr. Tsipras bankrupted the name of the Left with the policies that he implemented and saddled the economy with an extra 200bn euro burden,” Gennimata declared, without

Mitsotakis pledges to ‘jolt the economy into a different growth trajectory’
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Mitsotakis pledges to ‘jolt the economy into a different growth trajectory’

'He wants to unblock privatisations, reduce what he calls the state’s needlessly large footprint and make sure that Greece borrows at the same cost as other European countries,' Reuters reports.

Editorial Ta Nea: Reminder
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Editorial Ta Nea: Reminder

The warnings that the Bank of Greece issues due to its institutional role should be viewed as necessary, and not as hostile acts as the government viewed them over the last four years.

To Vima: SYRIZA-Independent Greeks coalition had close ties to Russian oligarch Lebedev
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To Vima: SYRIZA-Independent Greeks coalition had close ties to Russian oligarch Lebedev

In December, 2018, the RAE regulatory authority issued the license for an independent natural gas system for which Windows International had applied nearly a year-and-a-half earlier.

New poll shows New Democracy may achieve single-party rule
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New poll shows New Democracy may achieve single-party rule

The new poll gives New Democracy 35.4 percent, SYRIZA 26.2 percent, the Movement for Change 8.7 percent (one percentage point above its result in the European election)

Editorial Ta Nea: Awareness
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Editorial Ta Nea: Awareness

The political system - each party in line with its role in directing the country - must exhibit maturity the day after the election.

Editorial To Vima: Take your life in your hands!
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Editorial To Vima: Take your life in your hands!

The government is lacking in credibility, especially if one takes into account the delusions and self-deceptions that characterised its term in office and the accumulated burdens created by its obvious mistakes.

«Πυρετός» για την 8η Ιουλίου: Τα σενάρια αν δεν υπάρξει αυτοδυναμία και τα μαθηματικά του εκλογικού νόμου
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«Πυρετός» για την 8η Ιουλίου: Τα σενάρια αν δεν υπάρξει αυτοδυναμία και τα μαθηματικά του εκλογικού νόμου

Η ΝΔ είναι σε τροχιά νίκης. Όμως, η αυτοδυναμία δεν είναι τόσο αυτονόητη. Και τα σενάρια της επόμενης ημέρας είναι πολλά και δύσκολα

SYRIZA raises spectre of neo-liberal bogeyman as Mitsotakis heads towards victory
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SYRIZA raises spectre of neo-liberal bogeyman as Mitsotakis heads towards victory

Tsipras’ tactic attempts to exploit anti-right wing voter reflexes that were once strong in Greek society but have waned dramatically as a citizenry battered a decade-long depression has come to believe that creditors set the overall agenda.

Mitsotakis: Second general election will be held if ND fails to get strong mandate
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Mitsotakis: Second general election will be held if ND fails to get strong mandate

'Because it will be 7 July and people have a more lax tempo, I want to call for mass participation. The result is not pre-ordained. New Democracy’s victory is not a given. The strong mandate which I seek is not a given' the ND leader said.

Editorial To Vima: Crime and punishment
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Editorial To Vima: Crime and punishment

It has been proven that the judiciary was used as a tool. High Court judges were manipulated and prosecutors were forced to or simply agreed to serve devious aims.

SYRIZA trails ND by eight percentage points in new Pulse poll
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SYRIZA trails ND by eight percentage points in new Pulse poll

Nevertheless, the poll indicates that nearly half the electorate (47 percent) wants a coalition government rather than single-party New Democracy rule.

Editorial To Vima: The silent elections and the day after
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Editorial To Vima: The silent elections and the day after

The next government will shoulder the weighty burden of returning the country to a path of security and stability, and voters expect electoral pledges to be implemented.

Enraged Kotzias parts ways with SYRIZA
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Enraged Kotzias parts ways with SYRIZA

'There was strife. He [Kotzias] nominated certain candidates that drew a negative reaction from local SYRIZA branches...but I am certain we will meet up in common pursuits in the future,' PM Tsipras said.

Patras-Pyrgos highway bedeviled by Kalogritsas’ financial bind
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Patras-Pyrgos highway bedeviled by Kalogritsas’ financial bind

Critics have charged that the government – with the pretext of trying to break up an oligopoly of contractors who always were awarded public works - split up the project into several sub-tenders in order for Kalogritsas to land the contracts.

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.

Movement for Change will not enter ruling coalition says Gennimata
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Movement for Change will not enter ruling coalition says Gennimata

She has lambasted PM Alexis Tsipras’ attempted shift toward Social Democracy as yet another ruse – glaring carbetbagging that aims to further pillage her party’s electoral base.

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.

New Democracy leads SYRIZA by 10.2 percentage points in vote estimate
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New Democracy leads SYRIZA by 10.2 percentage points in vote estimate

In terms of voter intention of those who declared they have decided which party they will vote for, the spread between SYRIZA and New Democracy is 7.7 percentage points

Counter-austerity measures will all be implemented government says
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Counter-austerity measures will all be implemented government says

The measures include the gradual reduction of business tax over four years from 29% to 25% (it fell to 28% this year), a reduction of the ENFIA real estate tax in certain lower income categories, and a rent subsidy,

Editorial Ta Nea: Madly irresponsible
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Editorial Ta Nea: Madly irresponsible

The party that was trounced in recent elections and any political party that aspires to govern should know that citizens are no longer willing to issue blank checks.

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: Messages
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Editorial Ta Nea: Messages

It is clear that in the two rounds of regional and mayoral elections the question voters answered was, ‘Yes or no to the government?’

New Democracy triumphs with nationwide victories in local elections
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New Democracy triumphs with nationwide victories in local elections

The defeat of SYRIZA-backed candidates nationwide was considered yet another harbinger of a New Democracy landslide victory in the 7 July general election.

Editorial To Vima: Sic transit gloria mundi
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Editorial To Vima: Sic transit gloria mundi

Within three years, Tsipras led a very small party to become one of the country’s top two parties, with a good shot at gaining power.

Political maelstrom over government’s decision to fill High Court posts
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Political maelstrom over government’s decision to fill High Court posts

New Democracy says the appointments in a pre-electoral period are unconstitutional.

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.

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 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.

Government spokesman: Europarliament election loss not ‘strategic defeat’
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Government spokesman: Europarliament election loss not ‘strategic defeat’

Later the Singular Logic company that has been hired to administer the vote count projected a 9 percentage point spread between New Democracy and SYRIZA.

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.

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.

One Rouvikonas anarchist charged with felony after vandalism of Parliament
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One Rouvikonas anarchist charged with felony after vandalism of Parliament

Greek Police are aware of the identity of a number of members, including a leading figure who has a Facebook account and writes on an anarchist website.

Editorial Ta Nea: No time to waste
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Editorial Ta Nea: No time to waste

The government has not learned that the dangers of nature cannot be confronted with on-camera show conferences or with news conferences with painted wildfires,

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: Offence
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Editorial: Offence

The spectacle of the inauguration of non-existent infrastructure is not only an offence to the citizens of Thessaloniki.