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The PASOK Follies: Unfunniest Show On Earth

Just when things get grim in Greece, you can always turn to the vanishing PASOK Anti-Socialists for a few yuks, featuring their answer to Abbott and Costello, current leader Evangelos "The Opportunist" Venizelos and the man he succeeded, so...

Shootout In PASOK Lifeboat

PASOK Socialist chief Evangelos Venizelos' already shaky hold on his fast-fading once-dominant party took another blow when Infrastructure Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis sided with the group's previous leader, former premier George Papandreou in a dispute over whether the Leftists should...

Wiretapping Scandal Minister Gets Bail

Former PASOK minister Michalis Karchimakis, who is being charged in connection with a wiretapping scandal that showed the telephones of former Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and his cabinet were being listened to, has been released on one million euros...

It's Easy To Find The Greeks Who Can't Steal Straight

There’s so many scandals in Greece that you need a scorecard to keep them straight and they all involve politicians, businessmen and connected people who thought, often with much justification that either they were too smart to get caught,...

Filippidis Returns To Greece, Arrested On The Spot

The former chairman of the failed state-owned Hellenic Postbank, Angelos Filippidis returned to Greece on Feb. 5 even as authorities were urging his re-arrest and extradition from Turkey where he had been initially taken into custody before being released...

Liapis Pays Road Tax, Trial Delayed

Former Transport Minister Michalis Liapis, who was charged with driving an uninsured luxury cars with phony license plates so he could avoid paying a 1,320 euros ($1,814) road tax came up with the money, a fine of 780 euros...

Samaras Seeks Greek Debt Relief

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said he will insist that the country's international lenders allow a debt cut if a primary surplus is a achieved for 2013, and that he wants it done before the May elections for European...

Greek Ex-PM's Don't Back Digital TV Licenses

A day before Greek riot police stormed the headquarters of the country's former national broadcaster ERT to oust fired workers still occupying the premises and broadcasting pirate signals, the Parliament has given the okay for the country's private stations...

Simitis President of Greek Republic in 2015?

Costas Simitis, former Greek prime minister (1996-2004) and PASOK leader, aims for the presidency of the Greek Republic in spring of 2015, according to his intimate circle. This is the reason behind his more and more frequent appearances in...

Karamanlis' and Papandreou's Long-term Holidays

The two former Greek prime ministers, Costas Karamanlis and George Papandreou spend their holidays in opulent villas and suites, from plunging in the Aegean to trips abroad. Karamanlis, according to Proto Thema, traveled with his family around Southern Italy during...