Luxembourg prime minister responds to homophobic tweet by Greek politician

Xavier Bettel

Xavier Bettel Royal Wedding 2012 cropped” by Denis Probst – Own work, archive Denis Probst. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0-lu via Wikimedia Commons

Last week, Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel announced he was marrying his partner Gauthier Destenay.

Yesterday, Greek MP Nikos Nikolopoulos tweeted the below in response to the announcement. Mr. Nikolopoulos was elected in 2012 under the ruling New Democracy party ticket where he had spent his entire political career up to that point until he resigned from his cabinet appointment shortly thereafter.

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Inaccurate AP story about NBA draft pick favors Greek PM

AP Antetokounmpo story

Yesterday, I wrote about Greek Golden Dawn leader Nikos Mihaloliakos’ statement comparing Milwaukee Bucks no. 15 draft pick Giannis Antetokounmpo to a chimpanzee.

Today, the Associated Press (AP) reported on this story from Athens, Greece as well in a piece with no author listed and with the headline “Greek federation condemns slur of NBA draft pick”. The AP correctly reports on today’s press release (in Greek) where they refer to the Mihaloliakos statements as “unacceptable and racist”.

However, the AP makes what -based on my research- is an inaccurate statement about Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras: Continue reading

Samaras adviser’s epic homophobic rant

Antonis Samaras (left) with Failos Kranidiotis

Antonis Samaras (left) with Failos Kranidiotis (right)

What follows is a translation of an article in Greek written by lawyer Failos Kranidiotis, a long time close adviser to Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras that was published on June 9 to coincide with the Athens Gay Pride parade. To my knowledge, no one from the Samaras administration has made any statements in objection.

h/t @Vlattas_C

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Η συνομιλία μου μέσω twitter με τον Γιώργο Μουρούτη | My twitter conversation with George Mouroutis

Ακολουθεί η συνομιλία μου στις 27/3/2013 μέσω twitter με τον Διευθυντή του Γραφείου Τύπου του Πρωθυπουργού Αντώνη Σαμαρά Γιώργο Μουρούτη. Έχω προσθέσει και μετάφραση στα Αγγλικά. Αντίγραφο της συνομιλίας φιλοξενείται στο Storify.

What follows is my 3/27/2013 twitter conversation with Greek Prime Minister Samaras’s Press Secretary George Mouroutis. The original tweets are in Greek and I have translated the text to English. The conversation is also hosted on Storify.

Update 5/4/2013 Πρόσθεσα άλλα πέντε tweet που μου διέφυγαν. Είναι σημειωμένα με το σύμβολο ‘^’

Update 4/5/2013 I added five more tweets that I neglected to originally include. They are marked with the ‘^’ symbol.

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