Saturday March 7, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
20o C
11o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Guerrilla group claims 'anti-capitalist' attack on German envoy's home

The far-leftist guerrilla group Group of Popular Fighters on Tuesday claimed responsibility for an attack in December on the home of the German ambassador in Athens, describing it as a protest against the “German capitalist machine” and ongoing austerity in Greece.

In a proclamation published on the website of To Pontiki newspaper, the group said it carried out the attack to express solidarity with Greeks whose living standards have been slashed by austerity measures. “As we sprayed gunfire at the hyper-luxury home of the German ambassador we imagined beside us the thousands of people who line up at soup kitchens... the unemployed, those working for 400 euros [a month],” it said.

The group, which also claimed an attack on the headquarters of New Democracy in January last year, said the hit on the German ambassador’s home was in memory of Dimitris Christoulas, a pensioner who shot himself in Syntagma Square in April 2012 in protest at the austerity measures.

The group also claimed to have fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the offices of Mercedes-Benz in Varibombi, north of Athens, last month. The police said it had found no evidence of such an attack.

Ending the proclamation, the group called on all guerrillas to join an “anti-European, anti-capitalist campaign of armed attacks.”

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday February 11, 2014 (20:55)  
Greece sends proposals, but no decision due at Monday´s Eurogroup
Samaras braces for second round of in-party strife
Kasidiaris cleared over live TV attack on Communist MP
Internal inquiry indicates missing student was bullied
ECB asks for cut in recognized deferred tax assets
The European Central Bank is calling for changes regarding the recognition of banks’ deferred tax assets, effectively raising the prospect of fresh share capital increases. Sector sources sa...
New NPLs in Jan-Feb put at 2 billion euros
After several months of decline in the local credit sector’s creation rate of new bad loans, banks are reporting a sudden rebound in the growth rate in January and February 2015. Estimates b...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
What a difference a year makes, for Olympiakos
Just over one year after Olympiakos's drabbing at the hands of Armani Milano, the Greeks returned to northern Italy and scored a nine-point victory to stay alone on top of their Euroleague g...
TRACK & FIELD
Tsatoumas just misses out on a Euro medal
Louis Tsatoumas narrowly missed out on a medal at the European Indoor Championships in Prague on Friday, as despite faring below his usual standard he was third until up to the last few jump...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
PISA, Schengen, mediocrity and isolation
Greece’s most serious problem is not the economic and political crisis, though it did contribute greatly to it. At the root of our evil lies our great isolation, not only from our partners i...
EDITORIAL
New blood, fresh ideas
New Democracy needs new blood and fresh ideas. Former Prime Minister and conservative chief Antonis Samaras should be credited with keeping Greece on its feet and he is one of the very few p...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. What a difference a year makes, for Olympiakos
2. Tsatoumas just misses out on a Euro medal
3. ECB asks for cut in recognized deferred tax assets
4. New NPLs in Jan-Feb put at 2 billion euros
5. Interest alive in property investment sector
6. Businesses reluctant to tap financing
more news
Today
This Week
1. BoG chief Stournaras briefs PM Tsipras on ECB's decisions on Greece [Update]
2. Cash-strapped Greece repays first part of IMF loan due in March
3. Greek and German bruisers limber up for 'rumble in the eurozone'
4. Greek reforms list cites tackling evasion, fiscal savings, source says
5. Greece must repay loans in full, bailout fund head says
6. Greece sends new letter with details on reforms, sources in Brussels say
Today
This Week
1. Greece to make international protest over Turkey reserving Aegean air space
2. The Greek tax drama
3. Varoufakis to make six reform proposals at Monday's Eurogroup
4. Tsipras reversal draws Greek sympathy as party rumblings rise
5. Greece's lenders skeptical on new bills but focus on funding needs
6. A unionist agenda
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.