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Greece Braces For Tough Troika Talks

The Troika is back in town, and Greek officials said they are expecting "truly difficult" talks with envoys from the country's international lenders, the European Union-International Monetary Fund-European Central Bank (EU-IMF-ECB) over lagging reforms and a 1-billion euro ($1.3...

More Austerity Seen Coming For Greece

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras may yet have to break his promise not to impose more pay cuts, tax hikes and slashed pensions on beleaguered Greeks because of a billion-euro hole in the country's budget in the wake of...

Mitsotakis Wants More Firing Time

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' Cabinet shakeup to bring in PASOK Socialists as a reward for backing his closing of state broadcaster ERT means the government won't be able to meet deadlines set by international lenders to start firing more...

The Samaras Shuffle Under Way

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and PASOK's Evangelos Venizelos were to meet on June 24 to discuss a shakeup in the Cabinet that will dump some of the Premier's ministers and replace them with Socialists to reward Venizelos for backing...

Coco- Mat Opens New Store in Berlin

Coco-Mat, the Greek company of mattresses with all-natural materials opened a new store in the German capital on May 29 in the presence of the Greek ambassador in Berlin, Panayotis Zografos. The new store, located in the center of Berlin,...

Let's Play The FYROM Name Game!

Matthew Nimetz, the United Nations "special" envoy on the tedious issue of what to call the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has a better job than even Joe DiMaggio did, although it was pretty special to play center...

Nimetz Pushes New FYROM Name Plan

United Nations special envoy Matthew Nimetz said a new name is on the table for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to be discussed although initial reports said that Greece isn’t happy about it. Nimetz met with negotiators from...

Golden Dawn Recruiting Schoolchildren

Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, which has actively been recruiting high schoolers to indoctrinate them, has been giving what it calls “national awareness” lessons to elementary school students aged 6-10 to teach them “Greek ideals,” its officials have admitted. On...

Mitsotakis Says Greece Needs More Cuts

Greece needs to drastically reduce its bloated public sector and keep administering more reforms to get out from under its crushing economic crisis, Former Prime Minister Constantinos Mitsotakis, speaking at the launch of a publication about his time in...

The Name Game: Greece Gave Macedonia Away

Macedonia is Greek. Get that? Macedonia is Greek, no matter what Greece's envious neighbor to the north, a place called FYROM, wishes were the case. After gaining its independence from Yugoslavia  21 years ago, you'd think the people who lived...