Tag Archives: Greece

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Ericsson bribes officials to secure deals

Swedish mobile telecoms equipment maker Ericsson paid 116 million Swedish crowns ($18 million) to a commercial agent, money which was then used to bribe Greek officials to secure a deal…

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Israelis tried to send arms to Iran via Greece

Israeli arms dealers tried to send spare parts for F-4 Phantom aircraft via Greece to Iran in violation of an arms embargo, according to a secret probe by the US…

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Swiss turn down Greece’s retroactive tax plan

Swiss Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf turned down the proposal of her Greek counterpart Yiannis Stournaras to impose taxes on Greeks’ bank accounts and transfer the money to Athens.  Currently in…

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Defeated by the Taliban, Washington decides to take on Russia,China

by Paul Craig Roberts The several days of organized protests in Ukraine are notable for the relative lack of police violence. Unlike in the US, Canada, Thailand, Greece, and Spain,…

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Greece to draft ‘hate speech’ laws

The leftist Greek government said on Monday it would soon present a bill targeting “racist hate speech”, part of a crackdown on the Golden Dawn party after an anti-fascist rapper…

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Controversies around Greece’s Golden Dawn party: a timeline

Golden Dawn, the aggressive Greek right-wing party making headlines in the crisis-hit country after the murder of an anti-fascist musician, has gone from provocation to provocation in its short career…

Nikos Michaloliakos, the leader of Golden Dawn

Greek government arrests Golden Dawn leader and MPs

by Hélène COLLIOPOULOU Greek police on Saturday swooped on the Golden Dawn party, arresting its leadership and hunting for dozens of members across the country in a crackdown sparked by…

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Thousands protest against right-wing party in Athens

Thousands of Greeks took to the streets of Athens to protest against far-right extremism on Thursday, a day after police and demonstrators clashed in cities across the country following the…

Adonis Georgiadis – now Health Minister of Greece – during his TV show ‘Greek Awakening’

ADL urges Greece to reconsider appointment of minister

Greece’s Health Minister nationalist Adonis Georgiadis has a history of remarks about Jews and has promoted anti-Semitic book. The Anti-Defamation League expressed concern on Friday over the appointment of Adonis…

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Racial attacks rise in crisis-hit Greece

Omar Diallo’s head is still swollen after a recent assault on the streets of Athens which left him with several stitches. Having fled his troubled homeland of Guinea, the 28-year-old…