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For two months now, intense rumours have been circulating in Athens that Dimitris Avramopoulos, the current Greek Commissioner, intends to quit the European Commission and run for the Presidency of Greece. Avramopoulos was proposed by the centre-right New Democracy, which was recently defeated by leftist Syriza in national elections. Nevertheless, many claim that he has… » read more

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S&D is flirting with Syriza

Leftist Syriza, which is leading in all polls ahead of the upcoming Greek elections on 25 January, is being intensely courted by the European Parliament’s Socialists & Democrats group. Gianni Pittella, the chairman of S&D, recently told EurActiv that he hopes Greece will form a progressive government “with all the left parties”, including Syriza. As… » read more

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