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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...

Former Greek PM George Papandreou Denies Divorce Rumors

Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has denied rumors that he and his wife Ada have decided to get a divorce after 26 years of marriage. “Today’s reports regarding George A Papandreou’s personal life bear no relation to reality or...

Greek Court: Former FinMin Papakonstantinou Guilty of Misdemeanor, Not Felony

Greek Former Finance Minister of George Papandreou’s PASOK administration between October 2009 and June 2011, Giorgos Papakonstantinou, was found guilty by an Athens Court earlier today of tampering with the so-called “Lagarde list” of potential tax evaders, in a...

Greek Parliament Speaker Questions Validity of Past Bill Voting

Tabling bills under emergency procedures -- a practice abused in the last parliamentary period -- will not be repeated in this Parliament, nor can the practice of attaching amendments to entirely unrelated bills, Greece 's Parliament president Zoi Konstantopoulou...

Former FinMin Papakonstantinou to Appear Before Special Court Tomorrow

Greek Former Finance Minister of George Papandreou's PASOK administration between October 2009 and June 2011, Giorgos Papakonstantinou, is expected to appear before a Special Court tomorrow in Athens, in accordance with the ministerial responsibility law. Mr. Papakonstantinou is facing...

Former Financial Crime Squad Chief Allegedly Falsified 'Lagarde List'

Former head of Financial Crime Squad (SDOE) and public prosecutor Yiannis Diotis is accused by former finance minister Giorgos Papakonstantinou that he is responsible for adulterating the "Lagarde List". Giorgos Papakonstantinou served as finance minister during the George Papandreou administration...

Former PM Papandreou Sends Letters to Greece's Creditors Asking for Agreement

Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou sent a letter to all representatives of the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, asking for a mutually beneficial solution to the Greek debt problem. In his letter to...

Former Greek PM Will Take Legal Action Over 'Lagarde List' Allegations

Former Prime Minister George Papandreou threatened legal action on Tuesday against anyone reproducing excerpts from a forthcoming book by former HSBC employee Herve Falciani, who claims Papandreou was blackmailed into signing Greece's bailout. The title of the book to be...

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...