Greek government-debt crisis
Supreme Court orders former finance minister to stand trial
A Supreme Court judicial council ruled on Thursday that former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou should stand trial for allegedly tampering with an official document and breach of faith.
The felony charges relate to the so-called Lagarde list of Greek depositors at the Geneva branch of HSBC. The decision was reached by 4 votes to 1.
PM says leftists causing ‘terror’ for investors, forcing polls
Following another troubling day on the markets, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras accused SYRIZA on Wednesday of provoking terror among investors and insisted that Greeks do not want early elections, which will prompt voters to punish the leftist party if it forces snap polls to be held.
Electronic tag provides way out for Romanos
A pilot scheme to electronically tag prisoners on furlough is due to start in two months after it emerged as a compromise between authorities and anarchist Nikos Romanos, who ended his 30-day hunger strike on Wednesday after a related amendment was passed through Parliament.
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Golden Dawn MP to face breach of privacy charges after House lift immunity
Parliament on Wednesday lifted Golden Dawn lawmaker Ilias Kasidiariss immunity from prosecution so that he can face charges of breaking privacy laws.
Earlier this year Kasidiaris released a video of a private conversation with Panayiotis Baltakos, a close aide of Premier Antonis Samaras at the time. The house voted to lift his immunity with a majority of 219 to 238.
Approval of two-month Greek bailout extension clears first hurdle
The Euro Working Group (EWG) approved on Wednesday Greeces request for a two-month extension to its bailout as German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble suggested that an agreement on a precautionary credit line would not be reached until the current program has been concluded successfully.
First presidential vote in Greek Parliament to take place Dec. 17 at 7 pm, source tells Kathimerini
The first of three possible parliamentary votes to elect Greece's new President will take place on Wednesday, December 17, at 7 p.m., sources have told Kathimerini.
Greek bonds fall, yield curve inverts on political fears
Greek bonds extended losses on Wednesday, with yields on short-dated debt spiking sharply above longer-dated ones, as investors worried about the upcoming presidential elections that could catapult the leftist anti-bailout SYRIZA party to power.
Venizelos to meet Schaeuble in Berlin
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos heads to Berlin on Wednesday for an official two-day visit.
Venizelos is scheduled to meet with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
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TIMETABLE: Next steps to presidential elections and beyond
After Greece's government announced that it would start the process of electing a new president early, here's what the constitution says about what comes next:
Justice Minister submits amendment aimed at breaking Romanos deadlock
As Nikos Romanos started a thirst strike Wednesday, Greek Justice Minister Haralambos Athanasiou submitted an amendment in Parliament aimed at breaking the deadlock over the 21-year-old jailed anarchist and robber.
Romanos has been on hunger strike since November 10 over authorities' refusal to grand him an educational leave to attend classes at a Greek technical college (TEI).