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Tsipras Says Austerity Boosts Golden Dawn

With social unrest raging again in Greece - this time over the killing of an anti-fascist for which a member of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party was arrested - major opposition party Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) leader...

Most Germans Oppose Greek Aid

Some 61% of Germans oppose any more international loans - much of it coming from their country - for Greece, according to the results of the Political Barometer that was conducted for the ZDF TV channel. In case Greece needs...

Greece Dominates Merkel’s Re-election Bid

According to Deutsche Welle, one of Merkel's weak points is to rescue  Greece. With this strategy the Social Democratic Party (SPD) attempts to recover in the polls. The election campaign has a lot to do with Greece. Thirty-one days are...

Greece’s Surplus Could Help Default

Bloomberg columnist Megan McArdle isn't so rosy about Greece's surplus helping the economy and said it could actually pave the way for the country to default on its loans. She noted that not paying back what it owes - some...

Germany Stays Out Of Greek Reforms

With a political firestorm still raging in Greece over the government's decision to suddenly shut down the national broadcaster ERT, the German Chancellery repeated that Berlin is not involved in the way Greece applies necessary reforms and that it’s...

Merkel Says ERT Closing Samaras’ Call

An aide for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there hadn't been any recent contact with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras but that she said the closing of Greece's national broadcaster ERT was his doing and she had no input. Merkel,...

Germany Needs More Foreign Nurses

German Health Minister Daniel Bahr told Die Welt newspaper on April 22 that he will take the necessary steps in order for immigration rules to be easy on healthcare workers. According to Bahr, Germany faces a chronic lack of...

Rehhagel Left Greece With Political Lesson

The 74-year-old former football manager who coached Greece to its stunning victory in the 2004 European Championships, Otto Rehhagel has returned to Germany where he faced criticism for comments about his country's role in imposing harsh austerity measures on...

Juncker Says Cypriots Treated As Bandits

Former Eurozone chief Jean-Claude Juncker said a bailout deal that saved Cyprus' economy and banks from collapse had preserved the financial bloc but that the terms were so harsh and so much pressure was put on Cypriot officials that...

Greek Gospels For Pope’s Enthronement

Pope Francis' March 19 enthronement ceremony, as he had requested, was kept simple and included gospels presented only in Greek, and with the presence of The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the first time the Orthodox Church has sent its...