Greek Rulers Win Vote of Confidence
Greece's coalition government won a vote of confidence from Parliament as it pledged to jump-start privatization.
Man Arrested In Greece For "Blasphemous" Facebook Page
An anonymous reader writes "A 27-year old man was arrested yesterday in Greece (Greek-language original) by the electronic crime police, for creating a Facebook page "Geron Pastitsios" which made fun of an extremely respected Orthodox Christian monk who lived in Mount Athos, as well as the Greek Church. The arrest came promptly after the Greek far-right party — which holds 7% of the parliament seats — submitted an official petition asking the government to take down the page. The charges that the young man faces are 'blasphemy' and 'disrespect to the religious beliefs of others.'" What would the UN say?
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Enraged by Privatization Plan, Greece's Left Resists
Calls by Greece's ruling coalition government to speed up the sale of state-owned assets -- including state railway systems, water infrastructure, and power utilities -- compelled Syriza, the left coalition party, to say the move was tantamount to putting a 'for sale sign' on the country and would not be tolerated by the Greek people.
Greek Parties Continue Coalition Talks
Greece's two leading pro-bailout parties were continuing efforts to secure support from a small leftist party to form a broad coalition government that would give them a comfortable majority in parliament.