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Greek Government not in Favor of Meimarakis' View for a Referendum

The Greek government is not in favor of Parliament Speaker Vangelis Meimarakis’ view to debate on a possible referendum regarding the privatization of part of the Public Power Corporation (PPC) over the weekend if 120 MPs call for it. Meimarakis expressed his...

Opposition Leaders to Meet Over "Small PPC"

Opposition parties on Thursday agreed to a proposal by main opposition Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) party leader Alexis Tsipras to meet on Monday over the possibility of calling for a referendum against the Public Power Corporation's (PPC) privatization. Tsipras' initiative...

Referendum Is the Essence of Democracy: Vanishing Cyprus

  When citizens in a democracy are deprived of the right to a referendum, a pseudo-democratic system will take root and ultimately erode people’s rights and lead to tyranny. Equally, some others will argue that direct democracy in essence embodies...

Papadimoulis Asks for a Referendum Against Nazism

Parliamentary Spokesman of SY.RIZ.A.-Ε.Κ.Μ. Dimitris Papadimoulis stated: “The people have to show they are against nazism as well as that the large majority are against the memorandum and liberal policies.” Former Member of the European Parliament Papadimoulis expressed SYRIZA’s intention...

Is 2012 The Year Cretans Decide If They Want Out (from Greece)?

“Since Greece is such a geographically fragmented nation, do you think there is any movement for independence from any of the larger islands such as Crete?” No, this extract is not from some crazy local blog defending Crete’s independence...

Die Zeit Says Greek Referendum Widely Accepted

According to the newspaper 'Die Zeit'  there are many who have, since Monday, been posing the question, ''Has the Greek prime minister gone crazy?"  An article of the newspaper answers this above mentioned question, commenting on the recent decision...

Greek Cabinet Backs Papandreou and Referendum

Greek Prime Minister fought off a barrage of criticism to win the backing of his cabinet Wednesday to push ahead with a referendum. Greece's cabinet voted Wednesday to support George Papandreou's call to hold a public vote as soon...

ΧΑΟΣ: "Liberation" Dedicates Cover to the Greek Drama

French newspaper Liberation makes an extensive report on the Greek economic crisis and what happened to the world's markets after the Greek Prime minister's decision for a referendum. The referendum will ask Greeks if they want to participate in...

Health Minister To Advise Papandreou Against the Referendum

Health Minister Andreas Loverdos will tell Prime Minister George Papandreou his call for a referendum is wrong and it shouldn’t be held, Proto Thema newspaper reported, without saying how it got the information. Loverdos, and two other members of...

Papandreou to Hold a Referendum on New Debt Deal

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said earlier today he will hold a referendum, calling Greek voters to say a big “yes” or a big “no” to the new European debt deal reached last week. Papandreou appeared to take many deputies...