This Wednesday, the 7th January, France, its republican values coming from "Les Lumières" (Enlightment), has been struck wholeheartedly through the barbarian attack against the newspaper Charlie Hebdo by a military trained commando justifying ifs criminal gesture as a "vengeance for the prophet". Twelve persons have been savagely assassined, amongst them talented figures of the French satire, dissonant and impertinent voices.
The defeat of the Greek government coalition in today's final vote for the election of the President of the Republic leads the country to snap elections in 25 January. This is a defeat of the extreme austerity policies imposed on the Greek people by the troika, in accordance with the authoritarian governance of Samaras's government.
Monday, Samaras' government announced early presidential elections in Greece before the end of December. Wednesday, Annika Breidthardt, Spokesperson of the European Commission, said publicly the support of the institution to the candidate of the ruling coalition, Stavros Dimas. Monday and Tuesday, Pierre Moscovici will travel to Athens, demanding Greece to continue the "reforms"; so, in favor of the candidate of New Democracy and PASOK.