Athens cuts off funding to Golden Dawn

Greek lawmakers inflicted a decisive blow against the Golden Dawn party on December 18 by cutting off state funding.

The legislative provision that was approved by 235 lawmakers in the 300-seat parliament refers to the suspension of funding to political parties who leaders, or a 10th of their lawmakers, are charged with involvement in a “criminal organization” or “acts of terrorism”.

Greek elected parties were scheduled to receive 11 million euro in 2013, of which 873 000 euro had been allocated to Golden Dawn.

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