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Greek Government, Opposition Clash Over Handling of Covid Wave

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis clashed with main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras in Parliament on Thursday over the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Mitsotakis said that young adults hanging out in bars are primarily responsible for the transmission of the...

Democracy Won! Greece Rejoices at Conviction of Golden Dawn

After the largest trial against a fascist group since Nuremberg, an Athens court convicted members of the far-right neo-Nazi political party Golden Dawn of operating a criminal organization in a historic decision on Wednesday. Additionally, 14 members of the fascist...

Leftist Syriza Unveils New Logo

Main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance President Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday unveiled the party's new logo. The central element of the new logo is a five-pointed star, whose points represent the key values and ideals that inspire the Left. According to the party,...

Cameras in Greek Classrooms: Educational Aid or Invasion of Privacy?

The Greek government's proposed bill to offer live streaming lessons from classrooms to stay-at-home students during the coronavirus pandemic has sparked a great deal of controversy in Greece. As Greek high school students gradually return to class after the lockdown,...

Opposition Leader Tsipras Says Greece Was Right to Close Borders

Ex-Premier and current leader of the opposition in Greece Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday that the government did the right thing in closing the country's borders to prevent thousands of additional migrants and refugees crossing over from Turkey. Speaking with...

Wide Consensus Foreseen as Opposition Parties Support First Female Greek President

It was announced on Thursday that the first Parliamentary vote to elect the next Greek President will take place on Wednesday, January 22. According to the recently-amended Greek Constitution, the first vote requires a 2/3 majority for a candidate to...

PM Mitsotakis Declares "Greece is Not an Unfenced Vineyard" for Migrants

Using a folksy Greek phrase, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated on Friday that Greece is reaching its limits regarding the refugee and migrant crisis. ''Greece has its strengths, but it is not an unfenced vineyard,'' was the exact phrase...

Former PM Tsipras to Join Demo on Polytechnic Uprising Anniversary

Former PM Alexis Tsipras announced that he will join demonstrators on Sunday for the yearly march to the U.S. Embassy marking the 1973 Polytechnic uprising. The leader of leftist SYRIZA is thought to be the first former Greek PM to...