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Greek PM Vows Confidence Vote if Coalition Breaks Up

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed on Wednesday that if SYRIZA's coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL) leave the government over the Prespa agreement, he would seek a confidence vote in Parliament. SYRIZA would then need the support of 151...

Greece's New Cabinet Members Sworn In (photos)

The new members of the Greek government were sworn in on Wednesday afternoon, in a ceremony held in the presence of President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. On Tuesday, Tsipras reshuffled his cabinet ahead of a keynote economy...

New Ministers Swear Oath Without Greek Church

New Greek government ministers appointed following a mini cabinet reshuffle were sworn in at the presidential mansion in Athens on Thursday. They took a civilian oath of office in the presence of President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Analysts say...

Mitsotakis Uses Facebook Q&A to Present ND’s Proposals for Government

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis presented the main positions his party would follow if it were elected in government during a 90-minute Q&A session with Facebook users on Tuesday. Mitsotakis said his cabinet will be smaller than the current one and managerial positions...

8 in 10 Greeks Not Happy With Government; ND Leads SYRIZA by 14%, Poll Says

A recent survey carried out by the University of Macedonia on behalf of Skai shows that around eight in 10 Greeks are not satisfied with the country's government. The poll also gave the opposition party of New Democracy (ND) a...

SYRIZA Spokeswoman Hints at Government Reshuffle

  Government spokesman Olga Gerovasili referred to the possibility of a government reshuffle in an interview with radio station Real FM. She stated that this had been announced by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as something that would happen in the...

Kyriakos Mitsotakis: Need for a Different Policy Mix to Escape the Crisis

Main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis stressed the need for a different policy mix to get the country out of the crisis. Mitsotakis, who was speaking at a conference organized by Naftemporiki newspaper, accused the government that it sinks...

Kyriakos Mitsotakis: High Taxation Leads People to 'Black Economy'

Growth will not be achieved because the government's choices lead the country to stagnation and recession, main opposition New Democracy (ND)leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in an interview to SKAI radio late Sunday. Mitsotakis claimed that taxation leads the people to...

Tsipras Celebrates Greek 'Success Story' at Cabinet Meeting

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addressed a meeting of the cabinet on Thursday. He expressed the expectation that the European Central Bank (ECB) will decide on a waiver to allow it to accept Greek bonds as collateral after the review...

George Stathakis: Government Is Discussing Road Map on Loosening Capital Controls

The government is discussing a road map on loosening capital controls, Economy Minister George Stathakis said in an interview with Star TV late on Monday. Stathakis underlined that the participation of the Greek banks in ECB quantitative easing programme, the...