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Dimitris Koutsoumbas

Opposition Parties Criticize Govt in Greek Parliamentary Debate

Greek opposition "To Potami" leader Stavros Theodorakis urged the SYRIZA-led government on Friday to resolve its internal strife and push for a national consensus ahead of the next round of negotiations with creditors. Speaking at an off-the-agenda parliamentary debate that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras requested...

Greek Opinion Poll: SYRIZA Holds Significant Lead Over New Democracy

SYRIZA leads by 21 percentage points over Greece's main opposition New Democracy in voting intention, according to an opinion poll conducted by Macedonia University. According to the survey, 36.5% of participants chose SYRIZA, 15.5% New Democracy, 6.0% "To Potami," 6.0%...

Where Do Greek Politicians Spend Their Easter Holiday?

Greece's political leaders and ordinary citizens are preparing to celebrate Orthodox Easter on Sunday, with many planning to spend the holiday in their home towns with friends and family. President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos will visit his native Kalamata,...

KKE Leader Calls on Greek Govt to Bring Agreement to Parliament for Roll-Call Vote

The government not only did not table a law to abolish all Memoranda and their related laws to Parliament, but moved to a new agreement with the Troika of the country's creditors, Greek Communist Party (KKE) leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas...

Statements of 'Hard' Negotiation Is a 'Publicity Scam,' KKE's Koutsoumbas Says

In Friday's big rally at Syntagma square, the Greek Communist Party (KKE) wants to inform the Greek citizens on its positions, the party secretary-general Dimitris Koutsoumbas on Thursday told ANT1 TV. People should not be disappointed, Koutsoumbas noted adding that...

Party Leaders Wrap up Campaigns Ahead of Greek Elections Sunday

Greece 's political party leaders wrapped up their election campaigns on Saturday and prepared themselves for the voters' verdict, either by visiting their party's central campaign offices or meeting with journalists. Prime Minister and New Democracy President Antonis Samaras visited...

Public and Private Sector 24-Hour Strike Paralyzes Greece

Greece is paralyzed after the 24-hour general strike of the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) and the Greek Civil Servants' Confederation (ADEDY) on Thursday. With three big protest rallies that started at 11 a.m., Athens was a city resonating with...

Greek Communist Party Anti-Austerity Rally a Success

The protest rally of the Greek Communist Party labor organization PAME was deemed a success as the organizers claim that an estimated 20,000 people filled Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, on Saturday noon. The organizers said that demonstrators wanted to...

Greek Farmers to Escalate Struggle

The ultimatum that Greek farmers issued to the Greek government in order for their demands to be met finally come to an end at noon today. The farmers warned that they will be setting up roadblocks all over the...

KKE Leader: Reorganisation of Working Classes Movement our Only Hope

PAME (labour union affiliated to Communist Party) organised on Saturday an anti-memorandum and anti-fascist rally in downtown Athens Omonia square. Greek Communist party (KKE) leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas in his address said that "our only hope and prospect is the reorganisation...