Athens fears impact of German election fallout

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The victory in Sunday’s German election of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) – albeit with heavy losses – is a cause for concern in Athens as political developments in the European Union’s wealthiest nation could punch holes in the narrative of Greece’s leftist-led government with regard to a range of issues, not least the Greek bailout program and hopes for debt relief.

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Athens fears impact of German election fallout

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Texas BBQ | Athens | October 8

The American Farm School is hosting its annual Western BBQ – with great eats, wine, live country and western music and line dancing – at the Athens Tennis Club next to Zappeion Hall on Sunday, October 8.