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Greek Elecetions 2014

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_local_elections,_2014 Local elections are scheduled to be held in Greece on 18 May 2014 (first round) and 25 May 2014 (second round). Voters will elect representatives to Greece‘s restructured local authorities, comprising 13 regions and 325 municipalities. Traditionally, candidates at local elections do not run under the official name of any party as the constitution only foresees the participation of electoral […]

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Greek Crisis Over?

Even though my friends in Greece say it’s just talk, it seems Greece might be coming out of the crisis, says Greek government. Surely, we should believe the government. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-25291036 Greece sees end of recession in 2014 with new budget. Greek lawmakers have passed the 2014 budget, which predicts a return to growth after six […]

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Antonis Samaras

Antonis Samaras (Greek: Αντώνης Σαμαράς; born 23 May 1951) is a Greek economist and politician who has been the Prime Minister of Greece since 20 June 2012. He has been leader of New Democracy, Greece’s major conservative party, since 2009. Previously, Samaras served as Minister of Finance in 1989, then as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1989 to 1990 and again from 1990 to 1992. […]

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About the Greek Protests

I wanted to summerise what this Greek crisis is all about at the very beginning, before it’s too late. Wikipedia says: The 2010–12 Greek protests were a series of demonstrations and general strikes taking place across Greece. The protests, which began on 5 May 2010, were sparked by plans to cut public spending and raise taxes […]

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