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Greek Parliament Approves Diaspora Vote Bill by Overwhelming Majority

The Greek Parliament approved late on Wednesday the bill granting Greeks who live abroad the right to vote in the country's national elections by an overwhelming majority. The groundbreaking bill will for the first time allow expatriate Greek citizens the...

Amnesty International Blasts Greek MPs for Voting Against Discrimination Ban

Amnesty International has condemned the failure of the Greek Parliament to adopt a constitutional amendment prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. A total of 170 MPs out of the 300-seat House voted against the...

Greek Parliament Concludes Constitutional Revision with Nine Articles Amended

After a marathon session, the Greek Parliament finally agreed on Monday afternoon on which new Constitutional amendments will be approved by the House. The Parliament finalized the Constitutional revision procedures which began back in 2016 upon the conclusion of the...

Will Diaspora Vote Constitutional Amendment Garner Unanimous Parliamentary Support?

The final version of the ruling New Democracy's (ND) proposed constitutional amendment concerning the voting rights of Greeks abroad was submitted to the Parliament plenary on Friday, by ND general rapporteur Kostas Tzavaras. The ND proposals outline the main directions...

Constitutional Amendment for Expat Greek Vote Brought Before Parliament

Greek Interior Minister Takis Theodorikakos presented the final bill concerning the right of Greeks living abroad to vote at the plenary session of Parliament on Thursday evening. The text, which included improvements on the original draft, was presented at the...

Previous SYRIZA Government's Reforms to Religious Education Ruled Unconstitutional

The Council of State (STE), Greece's highest administrative court, published its ruling on Friday in which it deems the changes to religious education introduced by the previous government as unconstitutional. The left-wing government of the SYRIZA coalition changed the way religious...

Greek Parliament Votes to Amend The Country's Constitution

The Greek Parliament conducted a series of votes on Thursday for the final decision on which of the forty-three articles of the Constitution that were selected for possible revision will be actually revised by the next parliamentary session. The point...

Greek Parliament Flags Changes to the Constitution

Greek lawmakers on Thursday backed several amendments to the constitution which may be reviewed during the next parliamentary session. A second and decisive parliamentary vote on the the number of articles to be reviewed will take place in March. The...

Opposition Leader Urges Greece to Allow Private Non-Profit Universities

The leader of the main opposition New Democracy (ND) Party called on Tuesday for the Greek parliament to allow private non-profit universities to be established in the country. Kyriakos Mitsotakis said it is imperative that the constitutional amendments discussed in...

Greek Parliament To Vote on Constitutional Revisions This Week

Greek M.P.'s will be voting on a series of Constitutional revisions later this week, according to the schedule released by Parliament on Monday. The two-day debate in Parliament on constitutional revisions began on Tuesday, at 10:00 AM local time (08:00 GMT). The...