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Greek Intelligence Service Refutes Plot Involving Ex PM Karamanlis' Assassination

Documents from Greece's National Intelligence Service (EYP) intimating that the so called ''Pythia Plot" was a complete falsehood were leaked to the Greek press on Thursday. The ''Pythia Plot" was an alleged scenario involving the assassination of the former Conservative...

New Democracy President Election on Sunday Amid Rumors of Karamanlis Interventions

The reported telephone conversations of former prime minister Costas Karamanlis with Alexis Tsipras created controversy within New Democracy ahead of Sunday's election for the conservative party leadership. Furthermore, Karamanlis' reported verbal support of candidate Vangelis Meimarakis added more friction within...

Who Will Be New Democracy's Next Leader?

Following Antonis Samaras's resignation as New Democracy party president after the victory of the NO vote, which Samaras and the party vehemently opposed, questions arise over who will take over the party's reigns. The leadership currently lies in the hands Evangelos Meimarakis, President...

Former PM Karamanlis Advises Greeks to Vote 'Yes'

Former Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis sent a televised message to Greeks on Thursday in an attempt to persuade them to vote "Yes" in Sunday's referendum. Karamanlis, currently a New Democracy Party MP and former Prime Minister from 2004 until 2009, admitted...

Former Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis: “Foolish Choice”

Former prime minister Costas Karamanlis broke a longstanding silence and severely criticized the Greek government’s “foolish choice.” “The nation’s most vital interests demand that the country remains at the heart of Europe. The EU’s actual shortcomings do not, in any...

Greek Investigator's Report Finds Evidence of Plot Against Former PM's Life, 'Silver Drachma' Plan

Evidence pointing to international espionage, a plot to murder former Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and a 2012 plan for Greece's exit from the euro code-named the "Silver Drachma" are just some of the sensational findings unveiled in a report...

New Democracy Members Start to Eye Party Leadership

As New Democracy percentages drop in opinion polls and Antonis Samaras' popularity is waning, other MPs are beginning to prepare to challenge party leadership. An opinion poll conducted by MRB research company shows that New Democracy supporters would like to see Costas Karamanlis...

New Democracy Tables Separate Examination Committee Proposal for 1981-2015 Period

The Greek Parliament voted the SYRIZA-led government's proposal for an examination committee looking into the circumstances surrounding the signing of the country's two memoranda with its international creditors. Out of the 300 Greek MPs, 156 voted in favor of establishing the...

Former New Democracy Minister Vasilis Magginas Dies at 66

Former Greek Employment Minister in Costas Karamanlis' cabinet and spokesperson during 1992-1993 under Konstantinos Mitsotakis, New Democracy MP Vasilis Magginas passed away Friday morning at the age of 66. Magginas, who recently faced minor health issues, undergone a routine hernia operation...

New Democracy Leader Calls for Party Unity

Unity should prevail. This was the message former Greek Prime Minister and main opposition New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras highlighted while addressing the party's MPs behind closed doors earlier today. As he further stressed, he is in not "glued"...