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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...

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Appeals to European Socialist Values for an End to Crisis

The days when Alexis Tsipras pretended to be a radical communist are long over. As Prime Minister of Greece, Tsipras has gotten rid of the fiery rhetoric of the past, which was immersed in radical, anti-capitalist discourse, and has...

Iranian Ambassador to Greece: 'Greek PM's Visit to Tehran a Milestone'

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' visit to Tehran on February 7-8 will be a milestone for the two countries' bilateral relations, the Islamic Republic of Iran's ambassador to Greece, Majid Motallebi Shabestari, said in an interview with ANA-MPA on...

A Matter of Time Before Greece Needs Yet Another Bailout Plan, Says Klaus Regling

If there were any illusions as to whether the new bailout agreement will sort out for good Greece's financing needs and put the economy back on track, comments made recently by the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Managing Director Klaus...