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Greek Parliament Honors Battles of Thermopylae and Salamis

The Greek Parliament was illuminated on Tuesday evening to honor the 25th centennial of the Battles of Thermopylae and Salamis. A logo saying ‘Thermopylae and Salamis- 2020’ was illuminated on the facade of the historical building at Syntagma Square. The Battles...

Greek Parliament Approves Stricter Asylum Law

Greek MPs in the early hours of Friday approved a government bill aimed at easing pressure on the Aegean islands by speeding up asylum procedures and returns of migrants to Turkey, despite warnings by rights organizations describing it as...

Proposal for Inquiry on Ex-Minister Papangelopoulos Submitted to Parliament

Speaker of the House Constantinos Tasoulas announced on Thursday morning that thirty MPs from the governing New Democracy (ND) Party had submitted a proposal to initiate procedures for a special Parliamentary investigative committee against the former Deputy Minister of...

Greek PM Mitsotakis Admits is Unhappy with Gender Composition of His Cabinet

Greece's Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, admitted that he is unhappy with the small number of women in Cabinet, during a BBC interview on Thursday. With a Cabinet of 22 people consisting of only two women, Mitsotakis claims that he wants...

Greek Parliament to Open Confidence Vote Debate on Wednesday

Following a meeting between the Speakers of the House in the Greek Parliament, the debate regarding a confidence vote in the government will begin on Wednesday. It was also announced on Monday that the final vote will be held...

Opposition Leader Mitsotakis to Sponsor Bill Halting Tax-Free Threshold Reduction

The President of the New Democracy party and leader of the Greek opposition Kyriakos Mitsotakis gave an interview on Wednesday, announcing that he will sponsor a bill which will halt the already-voted upon reduction of the country's tax-free threshold. Speaking...