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Ex-minister Panayiotis Lafazanis denounces government persecution

The leader of the far-left Popular Unity party Panayiotis Lafazanis said on Wednesday he refused to provide answers to investigators after he was summoned to Attica Police Headquarters over his alleged illegal possession and use of a gun during protests against foreclosures on the properties of overindebted Greeks.

Head of Popular Unity party summoned over gun possession

The leader of the far-left Popular Unity party Panagiotis Lafazanis has been summoned by Attica police authorities to answer charges of illegal gun use and possession.

The summons is part of a wider investigation ordered by an Athens prosecutor into protests against foreclosures on the properties of overindebted Greeks.

Downtown Athens metro station to close on Tuesday for Afrin rally

The Athens metro's Panepistimio station will be closed on Tuesday from 4.30 p.m. as members of leftist groups have arranged a rally to express solidarity with Syrian Kurds in Afrin who have come under attack by Turkish forces.

The demonstration is being organized by the far-left Popular Unity party together with organizations representing Kurds living in Greece.

ECB president calls for 'full geographical coverage' of foreclosures

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Wednesday said that while Greek authorities have made "welcome" progress in recent weeks to speed up foreclosures and help banks reduce their huge pile of nonperforming loans, more needs to be done "to ensure full geographical coverage across Greece."

Greek Parliament grants leftist SYRIZA govt its vote of confidence with 155 votes!

Greece’s Parliament provided a widely expected vote of confidence to the leftist-dominated SYRIZA coalition government shortly before 2 a.m. on Thursday morning. Of the 299 MPs in Greece’s Parliament, 155 voted in favor, 144 against and 1 abstained. The abstention was that of conservative deputy Nikos Dendias, who sent a letter concerning his opinions which did not count towards the voting.

Outgoing Parliament prez Konstantopoulou airs charges of … high treason


Combative outgoing Parliament president Zoe Konstantopoulou is apparently leaving her post with a “bang”, days before she is replaced. The outspoken leftist lawmaker failed to get elected with the newly formed Popular Unity party in the Sept. 20 ballot.

SYRIZA celebrates its victory with smiles and whiskey! (pics)

There was enthusiasm at SYRIZA’s headquarters on Koumoundourou street from the first exit polls that put the party ahead of its main rival, the conservative New Democracy party. As the night progressed with votes tallied in the party’s favor, reserved joy gave way to smiles and cheers… and the flow of whiskey.