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Greek Parliament Passes Austerity Bill

Amid a growing public backlash, the Greek Parliament voted Sunday to approve a package of austerity reforms, marking a key step toward securing a second bailout for the debt-riddled nation. Lawmakers voted 199-74 in favor of the cutbacks, despite strong...

Clashes Outside Greek Parliament Ahead of Austerity Vote

As thousands of demonstrators clashed with police outside on Sunday, Greece's parliament debated painful austerity measures the country must take in exchange for a multi-billion euro bailout and debt restructuring program. The loan-for-austerity package that will be voted on at...

Greek Parliament Honors Freedom Fighters Gregory Lambrakis and George Tsarouhas

During a meeting of Greek MPs, Left Deputies and freedom fighters Gregory Lambrakis and George Tsarouhas were honored on the 100th anniversary of their birth. The President of the Greek Parliament, Philippos Petsalnikos, emphasized that freedom fighters Gregory Lambrakis and...

Greek Commission Summoned Former Swiss MP Zisyadis

A commission of the Greek Parliament summoned former Swiss MP Mr. Josef Zisyadis to explain his last month criticisms on Greek slowness in reaching a tax deal with Switzerland. Mr. Zisyadis is to appear before the commission within the next...

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[...]