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Argyris Dinopoulos

Extreme Right Golden Dawn MPs Cause Tension After Announcement of the Presidential Ballot Results

The announcement of the third unsuccessful ballot result for the election of the President of the Hellenic Republic was welcomed with insults and disrespectful gestures from the entire parliamentary group of far right Golden Dawn, while some of its...

Cremation with a Simple Written Statement

The Greek government gave the green light for the opening of cremation centers, with an amendment to the Environment Ministry bill. The regulations, signed by Interior Minister Argyris Dinopoulos, Development Minister Nikos Dendias, Health Minister Makis Voridis and Environment Minister Yiannis Maniatis,...

New Democracy MP's Resist Judges' Pay Restoration

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is trying to quell dissent by five of his New Democracy Conservative lawmakers who said they will vote against an amendment to restore the pay and pensions of judges unless  he does the same for...

With Chinese Gone, Samaras Presses Reforms

Fresh off a triumphant visit from Chinese peer Li Keqiang, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras now is going to turn his attention to domestic matters, including pushing through reforms he pledged to international lenders. Li and Samaras talked about developing...

More Battling In Samaras Cabinet Over Austerity

Ministers in Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ new, revamped Cabinet, formed to bring more cohesion to government policies, are battling with each other - and him - over austerity measures. Samaras, the New Democracy Conservative leader, had to step in...

Independent Greeks MP's Immunity Lifted

Greece’s Parliament decided on Wednesday January 22, to lift the immunity of the Independent Greek MPVassilis Kapernaros, but not of the deputies Miltiadis Varvitsiotis and Argyris Dinopoulos. According to Christos Markogiannakis, who presided at the voting, about 230 deputies took...