Greek government-debt crisis

Golden Dawn MP to face breach of privacy charges after House lift immunity

Parliament on Wednesday lifted Golden Dawn lawmaker Ilias Kasidiaris’s 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 Greece’s 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.

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).

PM names Dimas as presidential candidate, starts search for votes

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Tuesday named former European Commissioner Stavros Dimas as his coalition’s candidate for early presidential elections this month, paving the way for weeks of political turbulence as the government scrambles to garner the 180 votes required to endorse Dimas and avert snap general elections.

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