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Greece's Former Deputy PM Venizelos Resigns from Center-Left KINAL Party

Former Deputy Prime Minister and prominent minister in successive Greek governments Evangelos Venizelos announced on Saturday that he will not run as candidate with the social-democrat ''Movement for Change'' (KINAL) party in the national elections of July 7. With a...

Greek Parliament to Probe 10 Senior Politicians Over Novartis Case

The Greek government managed to get the votes needed to form a parliamentary committee to investigate witness testimonies that two former prime ministers and eight ministers were bribed by Novartis. The nine politicians who were present in the House stated...

PASOK Elects Fofi Gennimata as 5th Party President

Fofi Gennimata was elected as the 5th PASOK President with 51% of the votes. The election took place during the party's 10th conference. On Sunday morning, June 14, party members and friends cast their votes in order to determine who...

Three Candidates Up for PASOK Leadership After President Steps Down

PASOK MPs Fofi Gennimata, Odysseas Konstantinopoulos and Andreas Loverdos will compete for the party's leadership, after Evangelos Venizelos, who chaired the party since 2012, announced in a party congress late on Saturday he is stepping down. Following a lengthy speech,...

PASOK's 10th Conference to Select New Leader

The 10th PASOK conference, which will launch the procedures for the selection of the party’s new leader, started today, Friday June 5. The election of a new president will take place on June 14. So far, Fofi Genimmata, Andreas Loverdos,...

Greek Parliament Investigating Committee on Memoranda Unveils Witness List

The Parliamentary investigating committee set up to examine the causes of the Greek crisis and the reasons that the country was pushed into accepting bailout Memoranda, unveiled a list of witnesses on Wednesday that it hopes to summon,...

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%...

Former Greek PM and Current PASOK Leader Condemn Ex-Minister

Former Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis and current PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos condemned former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos as witnesses at the Court of Appeals on Wednesday. Tsochatzopoulos, who serves a lengthy sentence for money laundering, has made an appeal...

Former Greek PM to Testify in Court for Armament Kickbacks Scandal

It was an awkward moment when former PASOK Ministers, including Prime Minister Costas Simitis, met at the Court of Appeals as witnesses in the trial of former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos who is imprisoned for receiving substantial armament kickbacks. Simitis,...

Iranian President Rouhani: Relations With Greece to Witness Further Expansion

The enhancement of bilateral relations between Greece and Iran sees no barrier said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani earlier today, underlining at the same time Greece's abundant capacities in various fields, while calling for the promotion of Tehran-Athens' economic cooperation. Speaking...