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Four Injured in Clashes Between Trade Unionists in Rhodes

Violent clashes broke out on Thursday in Rhodes as a group of about 200 individuals stormed into a hotel where Greece's largest private-sector union, GSEE, was expected to hold its 37th conference. Four people were reportedly injured in the clashes...

New Democracy Holds Onto Slim Lead

The ruling New Democracy Conservatives of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras continue to maintain a narrow edge over the major opposition Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) part in the latest poll, which pretty much mirrors the last  couple that...

SYRIZA Holds Slight Lead Over ND

According to the latest poll, the major opposition party Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) has a razor-thin lead of 0.2 percent over the ruling New Democracy (ND) Conservatives, a margin that effectively is a dead heat given the...

The Slow Death Of Greece’s KKE Communists

If she weren’t so obtuse, you could say that Aleka “Irrelevant” Papariga, who has dragged Greece’s Communist party down so low you’d need a microscope to find it - appropriate when you're looking for amoeba anyway - saw the...

Cyprus Wants Greece To Pay For Bailout

New Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus, during a vist to Athens on March 11, will reportedly ask Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to fork over 2 billion euros ($2.6 billion) from its bank recapitalization funds to help pay...

Mood Shifts, New Democracy Overtakes SYRIZA

With more rescue loans pouring in, Greeks are feeling better about their country's prospects, giving a boost to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' New Democracy (ND) party that has swung back into the lead in popularity over the major opposition...

Papaconstantinou Blames Venizelos Over Lagarde List

Former Greek finance minister George Papaconstantinou, who was ejected from the PASOK Socialist party after charges emerged that the names of three of his relatives were removed from a list of more than 2,000 Greeks with deposits in a...

Greeks Still Think Greece in Trouble

While Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is crowing that he has saved Greece from leaving the Eurozone by securing a first series of 52.5 billion euros ($68.94 billion) in new rescue loans from international lenders, a vast majority of Greeks...

Samaras Sucker Punches Greek Bond Holders

There’s a sucker born every minute, as P.T. Barnum may have said. And there’s a sucker puncher waiting for them, knowing that a fool and his money are soon parted. Such is the case in Greece, where Prime Minister...

Protesting Greek Pensioners Occupy Health Ministry

Several dozen pensioners pushed past police and stormed into the Health Ministry in Athens on Sept. 4 to protest the government’s failure to pay doctors and pharmacists for overdue state insurance bills, which has resulted in the elderly being...