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Apostolos Kaklamanis

Greek Education: 22 Ministers in 40 Years Turn Students into Guinea Pigs

Since the restoration of democracy in 1974, Greek high school students have become guinea pigs as 22 different Education Ministers - two of them twice - have tried to implement reforms that would put their name in history rather...

Parliament Votes in Favor of Amendments on ENFIA and Red Loans

The Greek coalition government won the crucial vote on the revised bill revoking the inclusion of the property tax (ENFIA) in the 100-tranche payment plan for outstanding debts to the state. Out of the 261 MPs who voted by roll...

Which Countries Greeks Choose for Their Studies

Despite the economic crisis and high cost of tuition and residence, the United Kingdom still remains the first choice for Greeks who wish to study abroad. The Greek Parliament has received data from the National Academic Recognition Information Center (Hellenic...

PASOK In Panic Over Papandreou Defiance

PASOK's once-dominant Socialist party is in almost completely disarray in the aftermath of its former leader and previous Greek premier George Papandreou in an almost-open rebellion against the current leader, Evangelos Venizelos. Papandreou voted against a key banking article in...

Venizelos Won't Oust Papandreou Over Bill Vote Defiance

PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos - without naming him - blistered former Socialist leader and previous premier George Papandreou for voting against a key article in a reform bill that passed Parliament, but didn't oust him or another veteran MP,...

The PASOK Follies: Unfunniest Show On Earth

Just when things get grim in Greece, you can always turn to the vanishing PASOK Anti-Socialists for a few yuks, featuring their answer to Abbott and Costello, current leader Evangelos "The Opportunist" Venizelos and the man he succeeded, so...

Samaras Boots Polydoras For Defiance

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras swiftly ejected New Democracy lawmaker Vyron Polydoras from the party on Dec. 21 after his deputy, defying orders to vote for a unified property tax bill that puts new assessments on farmers, opposed it. The...