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New Opinion Poll Shows Uncertainty of Greek Election Results

An opinion poll on Wednesday indicates an increasingly close race in Greece's upcoming parliamentary elections. New Democracy has shrunk the gap from SYRIZA to just 0.4% with the former garnering 22.6% of the intended vote against SYRIZA's 23%. In another poll on Friday,...

Eurogroup President: Bailout Money to Greece Based on Upholding Agreement

Eurogroup President and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem spoke on the future of the Greek bailout amid the September 20 snap election. Dijsselbloem told the Dutch parliament on Wednesday that the provision to Greece depends upon the country's implementation of the agreed reforms and...

Opinion Poll Company Believes Next Greek Govt Could Include Three Parties

At least three parties will be needed to form a new Greek government, said the managing director of Greek polling company Alco, Costas Panagopoulos, in an interview to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Wednesday. "A government can be formed by the two top parties,...

Brussels Irritated Over Greek Elections Rhetoric

European Union officials in Brussels are irritated by the inconsistency between what Greek politicians have agreed on regarding the reforms and measures required for the bailout program and the campaign rhetoric they use. According to a real.gr report from Brussels,...

ND Leader Meimarakis Calls on Greeks to Support Party Regardless of Previous Vote

Main opposition leader Vangelis Meimarakis send a message of unity to all Greeks to rally behind the party in the upcoming elections regardless of what they voted in the previous elections, during a speech outside the party’s historic offices...

Tsipras Promises to Scrap Private Education VAT, Controversy Over Ownership of Measure

Alexis Tsipras announced that he will scrap the 23 percent value added tax on private education if re-elected and called on the interim government to suspend the measure. Tsipras called on the interim government to freeze the measure that has...

Greek Elections: SYRIZA – New Democracy Agree to Televised Debate

With the September 20th Greek snap elections fast approaching, it seems that the country's political leaders will face off directly before the Greek voters' eyes. According to local media reports, SYRIZA and New Democracy have agreed to engage in two televised debates prior...