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New Poll: SYRIZA in the Lead Over New Democracy by 7.5%

A new poll, conducted by the University of Macedonia and published by Greek newspaper “Kathimerini,” shows SYRIZA in the lead over New Democracy by 7.5%. Greek main opposition party SYRIZA leads with 27.5% compared to New Democracy's 20%, while “To Potami” comes third...

International Media On Scenarios of a SYRIZA Govt in Greece

International media flirt more and more with the scenario of opposition party SYRIZA being the next government in Greece, in a way “forcing” banks, economists and analysts to prepare reports and examine the positive or negative economic effects of such...

Kouvelis Re-elected President of DIMAR

  Fotis Kouvelis was re-elected president of Democratic Left (DIMAR) at the party's congress on Sunday with 68.34% of the vote, receiving 503 out of a total of 745 votes. Rival candidate Dimitris Loukas received 155 votes or 21.01% of votes...

SYRIZA Leads Over New Democracy in Poll

According to a recent poll conducted by the University of Macedonia on behalf of SKAI television in Greece, opposition party SYRIZA is leading over New Democracy by six points. The poll was conducted on September 11-15 and shows that, in terms of voting...

One in Three Greek Employees Earns 300 Euros

According to figures by the labor union of the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE), one in three employees in the private sector earns 300 euros per month, working under flexible forms of employment (part-time work, job rotation). GSEE scientific director...

Opposition Parties React to Samaras' Pledges

There was tension this morning as teachers unions rallied outside the "Ioannis Vellidis" Conference Center, where the opening ceremony of the 79th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) took place and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras delivered his speech. Samaras also faced frustrated...

Poll: SYRIZA in the Lead

SYRIZA has remained in the lead against New Democracy, according to a new poll conducted by ALCO. The poll was conducted between September 1 and 3. During that period, Greek news were mostly analyzing Greece’s negotiation with the Troika in Paris,...

Anti-racism Bill: Changes in Genocide and Sexual Discrimination Issues

On Tuesday morning, Greek Justice Minister Charalambos Athanasiou tabled the anti-racism bill in Parliament and announced the included amendments. The amendments concern genocide and sexual discrimination issues. According to the bill, apart from Holocaust deniers, there will also be sanctions for...

Poll: SYRIZA Leading Over New Democracy by 8 Points

A poll conducted by Palmos Analysis on behalf of tvxs.gr showed that Greek opposition party SYRIZA is leading over the ruling New Democracy party by 8 points. SYRIZA stands at 25.8% compared to New Democracy at 17.7%. The ultra nationalist...

Holy Synod of Church Supports Anti-Racism Bill

The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece issued a statement expressing its support for the new, controversial, anti-racism bill. The new bill proposes stiffer penalties for individuals and political parties engaging in racism or incite racist violence, and...