Former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis Attacked and Beaten in Athens
The former Finance Minister of the SYRIZA government, economist Yanis Varoufakis, who is now the leader of his own political party -known as MERA 25 or DIEM 25- was brutally attacked and beaten by a group of five individuals...
Moses Elisaf, First Ever Jewish Mayor in Greece Dies
Moses Elisaf, the first ever Jewish mayor in Greece, died on Friday, February 17. He was 68 years old when he passed away. Elisaf served as mayor of Ioannina from September 2019 until the day of his death. In addition...
Greek Opposition Leader Tsipras Re-elected as SYRIZA Chief
Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras renewed his mandate as SYRIZA leader after an inner-party ballot on Sunday and expressed confidence that his party will win the next national election. It was the first time the leader of SYRIZA was directly...
Mikis Theodorakis, World-Renowned Greek Composer, Turns 96
Mikis Theodorakis, who has been a Greek patriot, a politician and a world-famous composer in his long career, celebrated his 96th birthday.
Bomb Explodes Outside Parliament Member’s Home in Greece
New Democracy lawmaker and former journalist Konstantinos Bogdanos was the apparent target of an explosion Tuesday evening in Athens, Greece. The explosion damaged the entrance to his home and his car, which had been parked outside. Gas canisters exploded at...
Macedonia and the Practice of Democracy in Greece
My deepest respect goes to the Greek people who expressed their determination last Sunday to stand up against heinous political decisions. Tens of thousands of Greeks took part in the Syntagma Square demonstration, the largest such protest ever held...
Greek Government Lags Behind in Opinion Poll
Greece's government is lagging behind the main opposition in the opinion polls, new research published this weekend has revealed. The data published in the Efimeritha ton Syntakton newspaper claims that the center-right New Democracy party has an eight-percent lead among voters...
The Sooner this Government Leaves, the Better for this Place, Main Opposition Leader Mitsotakis Says
"As long as this government remains in power, it will be a government of damage," main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday in a party conference. Mitsotakis estimated that the measures taken will not give a...
The Greek debt crisis was announced to the world 6 years ago….are we any nearer to ending it?
On October 4th 2009, the center-left PASOK party, led by George Papandreou, defeated Kostas Karamanlis after 5 years of New Democracy rule. While the murmurings of a debt problem had surfaced in the run-up to the elections, none of the...
Greek Deputy Minister for Migration Policy Hopes to See Turkish Observers at Refugee Centers
As the official announcement that Turkish observers will be assigned to refugee centers on Greek islands stirred up some deep emotions among many Greeks, Syriza government officials have gone on the offensive in an apparent effort to justify the...