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Papandreou and Venizelos Address Event Marking 40 Years of PASOK

Former PASOK President and Prime Minister Giorgos Papandreou and current Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Evangelos Venizelos attended the event marking the party’s 40th anniversary. The main event, on September 3 at Zappeion Hall, will not be attended...

Loverdos Back to Pasok, Papandreou Back to Politics

Greek Education Minister Andreas Loverdos confirmed on Thursday that he will soon be returning to PASOK party. “It is a given that I will return to PASOK’s parliamentary group,” said the Minister, who quit the socialists in 2012 to form his...

Remembering Andreas Papandreou, 18 Years Later

It was eighteen years ago, on June 23, 1996 that Andreas Papandreou, the man who founded a movement - the PASOK Socialists - and set in motion a runaway patronage scheme that bankrupted Greece, passed away. But he hasn't...

April 21: The Day of The Colonels and The Junta

April 21 is a day most Greeks remember with fear. It was 47 years ago, just weeks before scheduled elections, that a coup of far right-wing military officers seized power and plunged the country into seven years of dictatorial...

Increased Civil Marriages Due to Financial Crisis

It was 1982 when Andreas Papandreou's government caused quite a stir in traditionally Orthodox Greece by legalizing civil marriage. At first, only a few couples chose a civil ceremony because of the various prejudices in Greek society. Nowadays, however, civil marriages outnumber religious services. The gap...

Political Rift Uproots Olive Tree Movement

The founding congress of Greece's new Elia (Olive Tree) movement trying to unify the country's fractured left broke apart as it began when forces loyal to former prime minister George Papandreou refused to back current PASOK Socialist leader Evangelos...

Giorgos Papandreou Puts Historical Family House on the Market

The former Greek Prime Minister Giorgos Papandreou decided to put the historic family villa on the market. The Mineiko house is a villa of 320 cm2, on Gyzi street, in Palaio Psychiko and is the house where Georgios Papandreou...

Get Your Greek Arrest Scorecard Right Here!

Ho-hum, another day in Greece, another arrest. A hundred here and a hundred there and pretty soon you're talking real numbers. A quick calculation shows that at this rate, the government will have arrested every person in the country...

The Story of Thessaloniki International Trade Fair

September has always been the brightest month for the city of Thessaloniki. The International Trade Fair that takes place in the city has always been  hosting political figures and state officials who visit Thessaloniki for political and cultural purposes. The...

PASOK Congress Looks Back

The once-dominant and now-vanishing PASOK Socialist party will convene for a two-day Congress in Athens on Sept. 3 to note its 39th anniversary as current leader Evangelos Venizelos is desperately trying to keep it from vanishing. With the party hovering...