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21/01/20
« on: Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 @ 16:09:29 »
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Greece: Top judge set to become first female president

A high court judge is set to become Greece's first female president after two opposition parties sided with the center-right government's nomination.

Katerina Sakellaropoulou, 63, has served as president of the Council of State, a top administrative court, for the past 15 months.

Greece has a historically low level of women in senior positions in politics. In the current cabinet, all but one of the 18 senior positions are held by men. The president holds a largely ceremonial position and serves a five-year term. If elected, Sakellaropoulou will succeed President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, a 69-year-old veteran conservative politician and academic.
http://www.startribune.com/greece-top-judge-set-to-become-first-female-president/567158162/

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« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 @ 16:23:47 »
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Exclusive: Greece want to call up Sheffield United's George Baldock

Sheffield United full-back George Baldock is wanted by the Greek national team after his impressive first season in the Premier League.

The 26-year-old qualifies for John Van’t Chip’s team through his grandmother and has been targeted to be part of their World Cup qualifying campaign for 2022.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/01/21/exclusive-greece-want-call-sheffield-uniteds-george-baldock/

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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 @ 16:29:11 »
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Vital Hasson, the Jew who worked for the Nazis, hunted down refugees and tore apart families in WWII Greece

Vital Hasson was a native of Thessaloniki, Greece, a cultural capital of the Sephardic Jewish world and a city that once boasted a majority Jewish population, who knew their home as Salonica. He came from an educated, middle-class family of journalists, writers, educators and political leaders.

But Hasson diverged, fatally, from his family’s enlightened values.

Hasson became intoxicated by a populist regime and chose to be swept up by its violence, its false promises, its hatred. He used a position of power to degrade the vulnerable. He was publicly denounced by family for his excesses. After the Second World War, Hasson was the only Jew in all of Europe to be tried and executed by a state, Greece, for collaborating with the Nazi occupiers.
https://theconversation.com/vital-hasson-the-jew-who-worked-for-the-nazis-hunted-down-refugees-and-tore-apart-families-in-wwii-greece-129161

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Re: 21/01/20
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 @ 20:01:26 »
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Greece Plans to Scrap Primary Residence Protection, Introduce Individual Bankruptcy

The Greek authorities are planning to introduce to the country’s judicial system the institution of individual insolvency, in which a person is able to declare bankruptcy, liquidate his or her property and receive a second chance in life, free of debt — but without retaining any personal wealth.

This institution, widely known and used for many years in the Anglo-Saxon world, is about to replace the already-existing scheme which protects the main residence of Greek citizens from foreclosure.

This aspect of the plan has led to negative reactions, which have already began to spread.

The Greek government has announced that from May 1, 2020 onward, the law which protects one’s main residence from the auction block will be scrapped; those who meet the criteria to enjoy the protection of the currently-existing law have until April 30 to apply to safeguard their primary residences.

However, political parties and social organizations have already began reacting negatively to this prospect, claiming that Greek society is not ready to see scenes of families being forcefully evicted from their own homes due to economic hardship.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/01/21/greece-plans-to-scrap-primary-residence-protection-introduce-individual-bankruptcy/


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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 @ 20:02:50 »
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More Than One Third of Greek Households Unable to Pay Utility Bills

With more than a third of households unable to pay their utility bills on time, Greece has the unenviable distinction of topping all EU countries in the largest number of people unable to do so, according to data compiled by the EU statistical service.

According to Eurostat, in 2018 almost seven percent of households across the European Union were unable to pay utility bills such as heating, electricity, gas and water on time due to financial difficulties.

In Greece, this share of the population rose to a staggering 36 percent.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/01/21/more-than-one-third-of-greek-households-unable-to-pay-utility-bills/

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 @ 20:44:23 »
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Brexit Party MEP complains about not having say on EU law after Brexit
June Mummery said EU rules would still apply to Britain but that it would have no say

Dr Charles Tannock, a former Conservative MEP from the party's pro-EU wing, joked: "Surely our British fish under UK sovereign control swimming in UK exclusive economic zone will respect true Brexit and stay out of EU common fisheries policy waters so all will be well?"
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-party-mep-june-mummery-european-parliament-trade-deal-commission-a9294051.html

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