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Candidate for European Commission Presidency Timmermans Visits Greece

Frans Timmermans, the European Socialists' lead candidate (Spitzenkandidat) for the presidency of the European Commission has been in Athens since Sunday, attending the Movement for Change (KINAL) party conference and meeting with Greek PM Alexis Tsipras. Speaking at the KINAL...

Bankers and Party Employees To Face Charges Over Questionable Political Funding

Bank executives and employees of the New Democracy and PASOK parties will soon face criminal charges, Greek media reported on Friday, after financial prosecutors decided to take action on the issue of the two parties' funding. Greek prosecutors conducted an...

KINAL Leader Gennimata at Party Convention: ''We Represent Change''

The Leader of the ''Movement for Change'' (KINAL) party said that her social and democratic party represents a change in Greece. Speaking in front of 4,500 party members and congressmen at the Second Party Convention in Athens, Gennimata outlined the...

Euro-Elections Registration Deadline for Greeks Living Abroad Extended

Greeks who live abroad and wish to vote for Greek candidates in the upcoming European Elections have until April 5 to register to vote, the Greek Ministry of Interior announced on Friday. The Greek Ministry of the Interior originally wanted...

SYRIZA Euro-Candidate Loizou Resigns over Alleged Pension Scam

Myrsini Loïzou, a candidate MEP for the SYRIZA party, withdrew her candidacy on Friday afternoon following reports that she allegedly committed fraud by receiving her deceased mother's state pension. Loïzou was accused of receiving the honorary pension granted by the Greek...

Greek PM Tsipras Urges Progressives To Fight Against Far-Right in EU Elections

Speaking at Athens' Kivotos Theatre on Monday evening, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged all progressive political forces to fight against the far-right and neo-liberalism in the upcoming European elections in May. During an event where Tsipras exchanged views with...

German Ex-Finance Minister Schäuble Admits ''I Asked a Lot From The Greeks''

Wolfgang Schäuble, the former Finance minister of Germany and the current President of the German Parliament, gave an interview to Berliner Morgenpost newspaper on Monday in which he admitted that he ''asked a lot from the Greeks'' during the...

European Elections Poll: New Democracy Wins Three More Seats Than SYRIZA

  A new poll for the upcoming European Elections was published on Monday by the European Parliament. According to its findings, the center-right European People's Party (EPP) is expected to remain the largest party in the Parliament, with far-right populist parties...

New Report Warns Euroskeptic Parties Could Paralyze the EU

A new report published by the London-based European Council on Foreign Relations says that far-right populist "Euroskeptic" parties could win up to one third of the 705-seat European Parliament in the upcoming May election. The report warns that the EU...

New Democracy Leads Polls Over SYRIZA in European Elections

According to data published on Wednesday by the European Parliament, the center-right New Democracy (ND) party holds a 14-point lead over the left-wing SYRIZA party ahead of the upcoming European elections in May, 2019. The data is not the result...