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Def Min: No One Knows When Jailed Greek Soldiers will be Released

Greece’s Deputy Defense Minister Fotis Kouvelis said on Thursday that no one can say with certainty when the two Greek soldiers detained in Edirne, Turkey will be released. "No one can be specific about when the two soldiers detained in...

Greece, Turkey in 'Undeclared War' in the Aegean

Greece's Deputy Defense Minister said that Greece and Turkey are in an "undeclared war" in the Aegean following the claims by Ankara that its forces removed a Greek flag from an islet. Speaking to Greek state radio on Monday evening,...

Greek President Speaks with Father of Soldier Detained in Turkey

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos spoke on the telephone with Nikos Mitretodis, father of soldier Angelos Mitretodis who along with Dimitrios Kouklatzis are held in Turkey. The Greek president asked the father of the one of the soldiers...

Greek Party 'Democratic Left' Elects New Leader

Democratic Left (DIMAR), a small center-left Greek political party, has elected a new leader, 36-year-old Thanasis Theocharopoulos, who will replace Fotis Kouvelis. DIMAR participated in the previous Greek coalition government, along with New Democracy and PASOK, between June 2012 and...

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...

SYRIZA Leader Tsipras: Democracy Can't Be Blackmailed

Main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras on Monday referred to a historic day for Greek democracy. In a statement after the failure of Greece 's Parliament to elect President of the Republic, Tsipras said: "Greek deputies, the democratic opposition parties proved...

Lykoudis and Theodorakis Announce Electoral Alliance

The electoral alliance between Spyros Lykoudis’ Reformers and Stavros Theodorakis’ "To Potami" was announced today at a press conference that took place at the Old Parliament in downtown Athens, Greece. Lykoudis revealed that he was in talks with Theodorakis regarding...

SYRIZA-Democratic Left Leaders' Meeting Hints at Cooperation

The talks between SYRIZA chief Alexis Tsipras and Democratic Left president Fotis Kouvelis spurred new rumors of cooperation between the two parties ahead of the prospect of snap elections. Kouvelis on Monday told party MPs and members that the two men have...

DIMAR leader: Recourse to Early Election will Work as Redemption for the People

Democratic Left (DIMAR) wants the country to be taken to early elections because the people will be able to choose which policies they prefer, party leader Fotis Kouvelis on Wednesday told SKAI TV and estimated that the recourse to...

Greek Administrative Reform Minister: Government Work Continues Normally

“The government’s work continues normally,” Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Monday after meeting with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras regarding reforms in the public sector. As far as the election of the President of the Hellenic Republic is concerned, he...