Friday October 31, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
18o C
13o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Weightlifter Dimas speaks of halting Golden Dawn MP during Parl’t session

Former Olympic weightlifting champion Pyrros Dimas, now a PASOK MP, said Thursday he was undeterred by threats from Golden Dawn after he intervened in Parliament to prevent a lawmaker from the far-right party assaulting independent deputy Petros Tatsopoulos on Wednesday.

Dimas stood in the way of Nikos Michos, reportedly telling him to sit down, after the Golden Dawn MP approached Tatsopoulos in Parliament, shouting at him to “shut up” after the independent had referred to the far-right lawmakers as “fascists.”

“I am not afraid of anyone or any threats,” Dimas wrote on Facebook, saying that Golden Dawn supporters had already started attacking him on the Internet.

“Democracy is not subjective and patriotism cannot be measured in weight,” added the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympic gold medalist.

“I respect and love Pyrros Dimas,” said Tatsopoulos. “I thank him for his intervention. There is no doubt in my mind that I would have been beaten up otherwise,” added the former SYRIZA MP, who referred to Golden Dawn’s lawmakers as “meatheads with the intelligence of cockroaches.’

ekathimerini.com , Thursday June 5, 2014 (20:58)  
Nikos Dendias appointed defense minister
Police clear apartment used by rebel monks
Traffic accidents rise 1.3 pct in August, year-on-year
New defense minister to be appointed without reshuffle
Eurozone inflation up, unemployment steady, Eurostat reports
Eurozone inflation edged up to 0.4 percent from multi-year lows while unemployment was little changed, official data showed on Friday, providing only limited reassurance that a modest econom...
Greek retail sales rise for third month in a row
Greek retail sales by volume rose 7.4 percent in August compared to the same month last year, after a downwardly revised 4.7 percent increase in July, statistics service ELSTAT said on Frida...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
Obradovic watches Greens thrash his Fenerbahce
The second homecoming of former Panathinaikos coach Zeljko Obradovic, now at Fenerbahce, was not as emotional as last year’s, but it was certainly was the night of an emphatic triumph for th...
SOCCER
Berg returns to add spice to Panathinaikos´s Cup win
The second round of games for the group stage of the Greek Cup produced plenty of interesting games and results in midweek, but it still lags the upset potential that the knock-out stages of...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
The judiciary’s responsibility
The reform efforts over the past few years have begun to bear fruit. Greece has improved its standing in the World Bank’s Doing Business rankings, rising 48 positions from 2010 to 61st place...
EDITORIAL
Findings raise eyebrows
An investigation into money transferred to foreign banks by civil servants since 2010, when Greece’s brutal debt crisis erupted, has come up with some striking findings. The checks, which we...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Eurozone inflation up, unemployment steady, Eurostat reports
2. Nikos Dendias appointed defense minister
3. Police clear apartment used by rebel monks
4. Greek retail sales rise for third month in a row
5. Traffic accidents rise 1.3 pct in August, year-on-year
6. New defense minister to be appointed without reshuffle
more news
Today
This Week
1. Man shot dead, woman injured in Vathis square attack
2. Cyprus’s Georgiades bets on economy for Irish-style bailout exit
3. Germany’s 10-year bonds decline before euro-area inflation data
4. New defense minister to be appointed without reshuffle
5. Greek retail sales rise for third month in a row
6. Traffic accidents rise 1.3 pct in August, year-on-year
Today
This Week
1. Austria’s creative bookkeeping beats Greece on secret debts
2. End of reason, end of humanity
3. Clean bill of health for Greek banks from stress tests
4. Samaras pledges action after flash floods in Athens
5. Eurobank, National Bank restructurings eliminate capital gap
6. Athens flood damage assessed, compensation payments to begin
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.