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Scuffles Follow Greek March Against Austerity, Strike Bill (video)

Greek police used tear gas on Friday to push away demonstrators that approached the main entrance of the parliament building in Athens where a bill containing new reforms is being debated. The scuffles broke out following a peaceful march through...

Thousands Across Greece Protest Against New Austerity Measures

Τhousands of people gathered in Athens and major cities across Greece on Friday to protest against the new round of austerity measures that the Greek government agreed on. Five hours before the protest organized by PAME, a Greek Communist Party...

Koutsoumbas Re-elected as KKE's Secretary General

Communist Party (KKE) 20th Congress concluded on Sunday with the election of the members of the new Central Committee and the Central Financial Control Committee. The new Central Committee, in its first meeting, re-elected secretary-general of the party's central...

KKE leader Koutsoumbas: The solution for the people is not to wait for the completion of the review

"The solution for the people is neither to wait for the completion of the review and the new measures nor to wait for the elections that will bring another memorandum government. The solution will come through the clash with...

KKE's Koutsoumbas: 'There Is No Light in the Tunnel for Greece With EU's Strategy'

"The alleged anti-memorandum policy leads to impasses," stated Communist Party (KKE) leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas speaking to SKAI TV on Friday. He claimed that SYRIZA is a classic bourgeois party noting that those that supported and participated in SYRIZA's first...

Greek Politicians Declare Personal Wealth for 2013-2014

The assets of Greek politicians for the years 2013 and 2014 were officially announced in Greek Parliament on Wednesday, showing that several have considerable wealth. The assets of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras did not change compared to 2012 in terms...

KKE Chief for Tsipras: 'He Told Me He Can't Do Any of the Things He Promised'

"(Alexis Tsipras) told me clearly that he cannot do any of the things he promised to the Greek people," said the Greek Communist Party (KKE) chief Dimitris Koutsoumbas. The KKE general secretary spoke to Skai radio about the private meeting...

PM Tsipras Meets Party Leaders to Discuss Changes to Constitution, Election Law

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held a round of meetings with opposition party leaders on Thursday to hear their views. Amid the meetings, he wrote on Twitter: "We are striving for changes to the election law and Constitution that are...

Meeting of Greek Political Leaders Ends With a Convergence of Sorts Over Ways to Tackle Migration Crisis

The President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos chaired a special meeting today with the leaders of the Greek political leaders at the presidential mansion. The meeting was held upon the request of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras who wished...

Greek Communist Party Leader Koutsoumbas Sees No End to Refugee Crisis

In a radio interview for Real.gr., Greek Communist party leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas said the causes behind Europe’s refuge crisis are to be found in the global capitalist crisis and the imperialist interventions and wars that are inextricably connected with...