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Secretary of State Takes Swipe at Turkey, Condemning Use of Force

In a thinly-veiled swipe at NATO member nation Turkey, Blinken said that any use of force in resolving maritime disputes will be condemned.

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras Presents Road Map to the Future

"We usually say we are at a turning point. I will say that this year's Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) is held at the point of turning. Because we are exactly at that point where our economy is changing from...

Do Personalities Matter in Greek Politics?

The election of Kyriakos Mitsotakis as leader of Greece’s conservative New Democracy (ND) party could herald a new approach to Greek politics, or at least so is the hope and the expectation among many Greeks who see in him...

Greek PM Meets Newly Elected New Democracy Leader

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met for the first time today with Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the newly elected leader of Greece’s main opposition party, New Democracy. The meeting took place at Maximos Mansion and lasted an hour and twenty minutes. Prior...

New Democracy Party Embarks on a New Journey

The election of Kyriakos Mitsotakis as leader of the New Democracy party ushers in a new era in Greek politics and can be taken as a point of departure from the populist politics of the traditional right. ND’s leader comes...

Greek Government Agrees to Hold Discussions with IMF Over Pension Reform

  Tsipras’ Syriza-led government has done more somersaults since it came to power than an acrobatic gymnastics team in Olympic competition. Take for example its stance on the IMF and the so-called Troika in general. First, Tsipras and his lieutenants promised...

Candidates for New Democracy Leadership Gear Up for Sunday's Election

Less than a week before Sunday's election, the two candidates for New Democracy leadership are gearing up for the final stretch of their campaign. The goal of Vangelis Meimarakis and Kyriakos Mitsotakis is to win the votes that went to Apostolos...

Date of New Democracy Presidential Elections Still Uncertain as Party Sues Software Company

New Democracy, Greece's main political opposition has yet to decided when it will go ahead with its postponed presidential elections. The party's parliamentary group convened today, ahead of the discussion of the yearly budget in the Greek parliament. New Democracy's interim president Yiannis...

Amphipolis Tomb: All Circus, No Bread at Greece's Newly Found "Archaeological Disneyland"

It was Christmas of 1977 when Greek archaeologist Manolis Andronikos announced the discovery of the royal tomb of King Philip of Macedonia and father of Alexander the Great in Vergina. Inside the tomb that no modern man had stepped foot before,...