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Violence Breaks Out at Protest Against Bill to Regulate Demonstrations in Greece

Police clashed with demonstrators outside the Greek parliament building on Thursday evening as lawmakers approved a bill which aims to regulate demonstrations. A group of protesters hurled Molotov cocktails at riot police while police responded with tear gas and flash...

Government to Toughen Up Fines on Smokers in Public Places

The Greek government is working toward toughening up the fines people would have to pay who violate the nation's new, wide-ranging anti-smoking laws. According to media reports on Wednesday which quote sources in the country's Ministry of Health, the public...

New Asylum Bill Reaches Greek Parliament Amid Heavy Criticism

The new bill laying out the procedures by which refugees and migrants are either granted asylum status or are deported came before the Greek Parliament late Monday night. The aim of the new bill is to significantly reduce the time...

Varoufakis' MeRA25 Says Government Violates Greek Diaspora's Voting Rights

Yanis Varoufakis' Mera25 party issued a statement on Monday saying that it will vote down the Greek government's new bill granting voting rights to Greek expats from their place of residence. The leftist party accuses the Greek government of deceiving...

Greek Parliament Votes for Bill Abolishing University Asylum

The Greek Parliament voted in favor of a bill on Thursday which addresses the abolition of university asylum laws. The proposed legislation, brought up for discussion by the new conservative government, also addresses a series of other issues, including changes to...

George Katrougalos Jeered in Heraklion (video)

Labor Minister George Katrougalos has been in Heraklion since Saturday morning, in order attend several meetings and speak at an event organized by the Prefecture Committee of SYRIZA. The Labor Minister visited Heraklion Mayor Vasilis Labrinos and discussed matters of labor...

Greek MPs Can Own Off-Shore Companies in New Omnibus Bill

Weekly Greek newspaper, Proto Thema, revealed that article 178 of the omnibus bill passed through in Greek Parliament on May 22 permits government ministers to own their own off-shore companies provided their headquarters are based in countries that Greece...

War of Words in Plenary Session Over New Multi-Bill Related to Austerity Measures

The plenary session for the voting of the multi-bill regarding the latest austerity measures, was hostile to say the least, the plenary session started this morning and will carry on through Sunday. The government led ANEL-SYRIZA party and opposition party, New Democracy are ready...

Government to Submit Last Measures in Parliament on Thursday ; Vote on Sunday

The government will submit on Thursday at the relevant parliamentary committees a draft bill with the remaining prior actions and the contingency mechanism required for the conclusion of the first bailout review, the Conference of Parliament Presidents announced on Monday. The...

Gov't Sets to Work on Pending Issues: NPLs, Privatization, Contingency Measures

The government is already drafting the bill to close the remainder of open issues prior to Greece's program review before the next Eurogroup on May 24, said government sources following the cabinet meeting headed by leftist SYRIZA Prime Minister...