Dimitris Tzanakopoulos

Tsipras, Archbishop Ieronymos Announce New Agreement Between Church and State

A new agreement between the Church of Greece and the Greek State was announced on Tuesday. This agreement followed a meeting between the Archbishop of Athens and all of Greece, Ieronymos, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the...

Greek Top Officials Deny Any Responsibility for Deadly Fire

Greece's government spokesman, the citizen protection minister, the chiefs of police and the fire department denied any responsibility and offered no apologies for the inability to save lives in the East Attica catastrophic fires. In a press conference late on...

Ball is in FYROM's Court, Says Athens

"The Greek government is waiting for Mr. Zoran Zaev to take the decisive step towards reaching an agreement. The ball is in their own court," an official spokesman has said. Speaking on Kontra television on Sunday, Dimitris Tzanakopoulos was referring to...

Greek Gov't: We will Protect Homes of Working Class from being Auctioned

The Greek government will protect the primary residences of low income families from being auctioned off, government spokesperson Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Thursday. The statement came after the meeting of the SYRIZA political council, chaired by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras....

Parliament Postpones Debate on Saudi Arms Deal Question Until Monday

The Conference of Parliament Presidents on Wednesday announced that a question about Greek arms sales to Saudi Arabia, tabled for Defence Minister Panos Kammenos by main opposition New Democracy, will be discussed in Parliament next Monday. Parliament President Nikos Voutsis...

Government Plans to Tap Bond Markets Again Soon

Greece is very likely to revisit bond markets soon, a foray aimed at improving the management of its debt, the government spokesman said on Tuesday. The Greek government returned to bond markets with a five-year bond in July, its first...

Foreign Ministry: 'Greece Supports Spain's Territorial Integrity'

The foreign ministry said on Sunday Greece rejects unilateral actions by Catalonia to undermine Spain's territorial integrity, in the wake of the region's parliamentary vote to declare independence from Spain. "Greece supports Spain's territorial integrity and rejects unilateral actions that...

Greek Government on Catalonia Independence: "Unilateral Actions Unacceptable"

Greece fully supports Spain's territorial integrity and sovereignty and not unilateral actions, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said commenting on Catalonia's unilateral declaration of independence. "We are very worried about the situation in Spain and we repeat that Europe can only...

Greek Government to Distribute €1 Billion to Poorer Citizens

The Greek government announced its plans to offer aid worth 1 billion euros to poor Greeks who have suffered during the seven-year debt crisis, after beating its budget targets this year. "The surplus out-performance which will be distributed to social...

Tzanakopoulos: Elections in Germany not Expected to Affect its Strategy on Greece

The elections in Germany are not expected to bring about changes that will affect the German political system's strategy on Greece, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Sunday, in an interview with the Greek radio station 'Athina 9.84'. The strategy...