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Former Greek PM George Papandreou Hopes for Political Come Back

Former Greek prime minister George Papandreou announced on Wednesday he is joining the race to lead the center-left Movement for Change party (KINAL). In a televised address Papandreou said that that progressive political forces need to grow again. “We need a...

Greek Socialist Leader Hospitalized, Withdraws from Leadership Race

Fofi Gennimata, the leader of the socialist party PASOK and the center-left coalition Movement for Change announced on Tuesday she is withdrawing from the race to elect a new leader for the party in December after she was hospitalized. Gennimata...

Hopes for Compromise as Party Leaders Meet With PM Mitsotakis on Diaspora Vote

The series of meetings held by PM Mitsotakis with parliamentary party leaders concluded late in the afternoon on Friday, raising hopes that there could be a cross-party compromise on the crucial issue of the right for expats to vote in Greece's...

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...

Prespa Agreement Parliamentary Vote Expected on Thursday Night

The Parliamentary debate on the Prespa Agreement began on Wednesday morning, with the final vote projected to take place late Thursday night. As the state-run AMNA news agency reports, the vote is expected to be taken after midnight, in the early...

Plan B Causes Uproar: Did Tsipras-Varoufakis Work With Galbraith for Grexit?

A political storm was fueled a year after the Greek referendum with the release of American economist James Galbraith's book about Plan B for Greece drafted by former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. The book, titled "Welcome to the Poison...

SYRIZA Proposes Own Racism Bill

With Greece's coalition government already split over an anti-racism bill, the major opposition Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) threw a monkey wrench into the works when it withdrew its support and put forward its own version. That angered the...

Strike Law Change Splits Greek Coalition

Greece’s wobbly coalition is showing further signs of strain after the PASOK Socialists and tiny Democratic Left (DIMAR) objected to plans to make it more difficult for workers to strike. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras heads a government that is led...

Samaras Challenges Tsipras: Let's Debate on TV

ATHENS – With their parties in a virtual deadlock for first place in the June 17 elections that could decide Greece’s fate, New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras has challenged Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) head Alexis Tsipras to...

Venizelos Fires His Advisors, Wants Overhaul of 'Rotten' PASOK

ATHENS – After leading his party to its worst-showing in elections since it was founded in 1974, new PASOK Socialist chief Evangelos Venizelos has put the onus on his political council, forcing their resignation after a scathing speech in...