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Greek Deputy Interior Minister Selling Ministerial Cars

Greek Deputy Minister of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction Giorgos Katrougalos announced that he is going to sell the majority of state cars provided to Ministers and Greek government officials. The Deputy Minister, who owns an old collectible MG convertible, stated that he...

Greek Politicians Fight for a Better Office in Parliament Building

After the war between parties during the campaign, a new war has started among Greek politicians over who will get a better office in the parliament building. The balance of the parliamentary forces has changed, so the allocation of office...

Greek Election Result a 'Heavy Defeat' for PASOK and its Leader

PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos on Thursday addressed a joint meeting of the party’s new parliamentary group and political council, and referred to the election result saying it was a heavy defeat for PASOK, its wing and strategy, and...

Papandreou Name Out of Parliament After 92 Years

Former prime minister and PASOK leader George Papandreou will not be in the new Greek parliament after his new party failed to receive enough votes to be elected. This is the first time after 92 years that the Papandreou name...

Party Leaders Vote in Greece's Pivotal Elections

As Greeks vote today for the pivotal elections that may bring the first leftist government in Greece, party leaders voted at their respective polling stations, making statements after casting their ballot. SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras who looks like a sure...

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...

Former Greek PM Papandreou Proposes a New Referendum for Exiting the Crisis

The leader of the Movement of Democrats Socialists, Giorgos Papandreou, has proposed a new referendum in which the Greek people would decide on how the new government will negotiate the debt. Mr. Papandreou stressed that the referendum would give the...

George Papandreou: Memorandum Was a Medicine

If the Memorandum was not signed, Greece would have been bankrupt. This is what former Prime Minister George Papandreou underlined during an interview on Greek TV earlier today. "The Memorandum was signed for a reason, it was a medicine," Papandreou...

SYRIZA Leader Tsipras Promises Restoration of Returnee Expatriates' Pensions

With the representatives of Pontian and Northern Epirus expatriates Federations met earlier today Greek main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras along with the party's MPs Panagiotis Lafazanis, Dimitris Stratoulis, Panagiotis Kourouplis and Alexis Mitropoulos. Among others, Tsipras committed to restore...

Germany Owes Greece 11 Billion Euros From the Nazi Occupation Loan

Germany owes the impressive amount of 11 billion euros to Greece, solely due to the forced occupation loan taken by the Nazis during World War II and which remains unpaid until today, a new official Greek report, handed to...