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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...

Outraged Air Passenger Berates Former PM Tsipras Over Macedonia (video)

A Greek lawyer launched a verbal attack against former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras over the Macedonia issue during a flight from Brussels to Athens on Thursday. In a video uploaded on Facebook, Georgia Bitakou, who was among the organizers of...

Greek PM Mitsotakis to Meet With Opposition Leaders Ahead of Crucial Diaspora Vote Bill

The office of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has contacted the leaders of each parliamentary party in order to arrange face-to-face meetings this week to discuss the specifics of the upcoming bill regarding the Greek Diaspora vote. The Greek government has...

Migrant Crisis Dominates Former Greek PM Tsipras' Meeting with Pope Francis

President of main opposition party SYRIZA and former prime minister Alexis Tsipras had a one-hour meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday. According to SYRIZA sources, Tsipras thanked the Pontiff for his efforts to raise international awareness on...

Novartis Case: Ruling ND Party to Propose Investigative Committee for Ex-Minister Papangelopoulos

Stavros Kalafatis, the secretary of the ruling New Democracy (ND) Party, announced on Wednesday afternoon that ND will propose to the House the creation of a special Parliamentary Committee for the preliminary examination of the accusations against Dimitris Papangelopoulos,...

Former Greek PM Tsipras: 'We Are Still Here, after Four-and-a-Half Years of Struggle, the Struggle to Keep Greece Standing Upright'

"We are still here, after four-and-a-half years of struggle, the struggle to keep Greece standing upright," is how main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras started his speech at the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair on Saturday evening. The former Greek prime...

Novartis Case: Accusations Against Ex PM Tsipras and Ex Minister Papangelopoulos Forwarded to Parliament

Areopagus Supreme Court Prosecutor Vasilis Pliotas forwarded the file of the so-called ''Novartis case'' to the Greek parliament on Friday, after accusations were made against former PM Alexis Tsipras and his Deputy Minister of Justice, Dimitris Papangelopoulos. This is the...