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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...

Greek Parliament Votes in Favor of New Primary Residence Protection Bill

The Greek Parliament approved on Friday the new Primary Residence Protection bill which came up for discussion in the Parliament on Wednesday. Out of 231 MPs who participated in the vote, 194 voted in favor of Article 68, which incorporated...

Greece the Only Western Country Which Bans Private Universities

The issue of the establishment of private universities in Greece is on the hotseat now that discussion on related constitutional amendments is taking place in the Greek Parliament. The SYRIZA administration is strongly against giving the green light to private higher...

Greek Parliament To Vote on Constitutional Revisions This Week

Greek M.P.'s will be voting on a series of Constitutional revisions later this week, according to the schedule released by Parliament on Monday. The two-day debate in Parliament on constitutional revisions began on Tuesday, at 10:00 AM local time (08:00 GMT). The...

ANEL Party Loses Parliamentary-Caucus Status

The Independent Greeks (ANEL) party lost its parliamentary-caucus status on Friday, following Panos Kammenos' decision to expel Thanassis Papachristopoulos from the party's parliamentary group. The decision effectively dissolved the parliamentary caucus of ANEL, since rules stipulate that a party needs...

Greek Parliament Ratifies FYROM's Accession to NATO

Greek members of Parliament approved on Friday evening the accession of FYROM -- which will now be known as "The Republic of North Macedonia" -- into the NATO alliance. The last act in the long procedure of solving the name...

Greek Parliament Set To Vote On FYROM’s NATO Accession

The Greek parliament is expected to vote Friday on the NATO accession protocol for the country of FYROM, bringing a conclusion to the decades-old dispute one step closer. Political tensions have risen following the decision by six MPs – four...

Six Independent MPs Throw Support Behind SYRIZA

Six independent members of the Greek parliament who backed the SYRIZA government in the confidence vote on January 16 now say that they will support any future bill submitted by PM Tsipras' government. The members told Speaker Nikolaos Voutsis on...

Greek Politics in Turmoil After Prespa Agreement

When Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras managed to push the Prespa Agreement through the House by "borrowing" lawmakers from other parties, the repercussions end up turning parliamentary rules upside down. Small parties were dismantled, others struggled to keep the minimum...

FYROM's NATO Accession to Be Ratified by Greek Parliament Next Week

The protocol for FYROM's accession to NATO will be brought before the Greek Parliament on Monday, according to a decision made by the council of the president and the deputy presidents on Thursday. The procedure will follow typical parliamentary procedures, with...