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Parliament Begins Debate on Government Confidence Motion

Greece’s Parliament began a three-day debate on a confidence motion in the government of Prime Minister George Papandreou in Athens today, according to statements from Parliament Speaker Filipos Petsalnikos. The debate will conclude by midnight on Nov. 4 and will...

Bill on Greek Language Education Abroad Passed

The Greek Parliament's Plenary fully adopted the new bill of the Ministry for Education on Greek Language Education Abroad on Wednesday. The bill has been passed with consensus, while the Alternate Minister for Education Fofi Gennimata stressed that it primarily...

Greek Parliament Gives Initial Approval to Austerity Law

Greek lawmakers gave on Wednesday initial approval for an austerity law cutting wages and hiking taxes, crucial for the country to receive a next batch of bailout funds and avoid bankruptcy. All 154 of the ruling Socialist PASOK party's deputies...

Greek Parliament Passed Property Tax Amid Protests

Amid continuous fiery anti-austerity protests right outside the parliament, Greek lawmakers voted in favor of the new property tax, with 154 out of 300 votes[...]