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Parliament Gets Case of Kaminis Attacker

A Member of Parliament from the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party who officials said tried to punch Athens Mayor George Kaminis for stopping a Greeks-only food handout by the extremists will see his case forwarded to the Parliament, which will...

Greece With List of 400 London Buyers

With Greek prosecutors already scouring a list of 33 politicians to determine how they obtained their wealth, the government now is probing names on another list – this one of some 400 Greeks who’ve bought luxury homes in London,...

Political VIP Bodyguards Will Patrol Athens Instead

ATHENS – The reassignment to regular duty of some 1,500 police officers who had been used as personal bodyguards by politicians and people deemed VIP’s by the government means a bigger presence of law enforcement in Greece’s capital, particularly...

Profile of New Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras: Principled or Opportunist?

ATHENS – Antonis Samaras finally has the job he always wanted: Prime Minister of Greece, but may find he should have been careful about what he asked for because he’s going to get it-- from all directions. As he...

Samaras Says Tsipras Wants Greece Back to the Drachma

ATHENS – After the first week of a four-week campaign in which there was virtually no campaigning before the critical June 17 elections, New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras came out swinging on May 26, accusing Coalition of the Radical...

Reactions to Dora Bakoyiannis' Return to New Democracy

ATHENS – The former New Democracy minister, who was kicked out of the party for refusing to support austerity measures and formed her own political group that failed to win seats in the May 6 elections, has returned to...

The Red Scare: The Hammer and Sickle Flying Over Greece

ATHENS - From 1947-57 it was Sen. Joseph “Better Dead than Red,” McCarthy who put the fear of having no God into Americans with his political witch hunt trying to root out Communists – or suspected Communists – from...

Political Wars Begin: New Democracy-SYRIZA Clash

ATHENS – Even as a new Parliament briefly met and dissolved, Greece’s political parties were taking shots at each other ahead of a second round of elections on June 17 that could decide whether the country stays in the...

SYRIZA Surges in Polls, Sun Setting on Golden Dawn

ATHENS – Greece’s rising political leader of the left, 37-year-old Alexis Tsipras, whose refusal to back a coalition government in favor of more austerity measures, has taken his SYRIZA party into the lead for prospective new elections, a poll...

Tsipras Strikes Out – Now it's Venizelos' Turn

ATHENS – After Alexis Tsipras, leader of the SYRIZA Radical Coalition of the Left, failed in his bid to create a coalition government in the wake of Greece’s May 6 elections which resulted in a mandate against austerity measures...