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Commission and EPP say Greek Journalists' Arrest is Against European Values

The European Commission and the European People's Party condemned the arrest of three journalists from Greek newspaper Fileleftheros as threat to the rule-of-law, a New Europe report says. Fileleftheros' chief editor, publisher, and senior political reporter were detained following a...

Greek Conservative Leader Stresses Need for the EU to Move Away from Populism

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday stressed the need for Europe to move on to an era of post-populism during his address of the 215 members of the European Peoples Party of the European parliament. "The...

Greek Opposition Leader Mitsotakis Meets with German Chancellor

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the 40-year anniversary of the establishment of the European People's Party on Monday in Luxembourg. The conservative party chief spoke with the German head of...

ND Head Mitsotakis Informs EU's Leaders of His Party's Platform on Refugees and the Economy

New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a series of meetings this week in Brussels with European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Mitsotakis was in Brussels to attend the European People’s Party (EPP) meeting and used the occasion...

New Democracy Criticizes Govt for Negative Climate Toward Greece

Main opposition New Democracy accused the government on Friday of creating a very negative climate for Greece in Europe. "The truth that should worry the government is that the statements of top officials from the whole political range of the...

Former PM Samaras: Greece Is Running Out of Time and Money

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has to pass the exam of the new measures and he will be graded by the troika and the Eurogroup, said former PM Antonis Samaras. "We are running out of time and money. It is...

New Democracy Leader: Tsipras Should be Ashamed

"Mr. Tsipras should be ashamed," stated New Democracy leader and former Prime Minister Antonis Samaras referring to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' speech to SYRIZA's Central Committee on Saturday. "He accuses me for the European People's Party announcement, the context of which...

Former Greek PM: 'My Goal is to Ensure Greece's European Course'

"My goal is to ensure the country's European course, so I'm here. And of course the stalemate does not help," said New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras after the meeting of the European People's Party. Mr. Samaras was referring to Greece's...

EU Commissioner Avramopoulos Govt Candidate for the Greek Presidency?

The European Commissioner for Immigration, Citizenship and Internal Affairs, and New Democracy (ND) member, Dimitris Avramopoulos, is rumored to be the SYRIZA-led coalition government nominee for the upcoming Presidential election in Greece. According to Greek newspaper "To Vima," the first...

Greek PM Samaras in Brussels for EU Summit

In Brussels on the occasion of the European Union summit will be today and tomorrow the Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, in the aftermath of the first, unsuccessful, ballot for the election of the new President of the Hellenic...