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Dora Bakoyannis to Chair PACE Committee on Political Affairs

Following a nomination by the EPP, the head of Greece 's PACE delegation, and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Dora Bakoyannis was unanimously voted in to chair the Council of Europe's Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy. It is the first time...

Greeks Celebrating Chinese New Year

Two of the world’s most ancient civilizations, China and Greece, are tied by recent acts of goodwill and employ every occasion to further strengthen their good relationship and cooperation. This time, on the occasion of the Chinese Lunar Year,...

New Democracy MP's Wife, Brother Arrested

The wife and brother of New Democracy MP Gerasimos Giakoumatos have been arrested on suspicion of tax offenses, according to reports. Dimitris Giakoumatos and Eleni Theodorou were arrested in connection to the family business, a retirement home in the northern...

Tsipras: New Health Bill, Gift to Private Interests

In a statement issued after a meeting with the board of EOPYY, the president of SYRIZA Alexis Tsipras asked for the immediate withdrawal of the new health care bill, which he considered to be a “gift to private interests.” The...

Former PASOK Minister Forms Own Party

As Greece's Left struggles to find unity, former deputy minister Stefanos Tzoumakas, who quit the PASOK Socialists that are coalition partners in the government of Prime Minister and New Democracy Conservative leader Antonis Samaras, has founded his own party...

Greek Minister of Education Mulls Over Extension of School Year

The Greek school year may soon be longer, according to statements made by the Greek Minister of Education Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos, in a Sunday newspaper interview. "I feel that there are too many holidays. Students should learn more, and should learn...

Greek Council on Foreign Policy to Meet

The Greek National Council on Foreign Policy, chaired by Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs Evangelos Venizelos, will be meeting today to discuss foreign policy issues that will be introduced at the Council of the European Union. The National Council advises the Greek...

Greek FinMin Stournaras Heads to Eurogroup Meeting

Greek Finance Minister Giannis Stournaras will be attending todays Eurogroup meeting with a mission to assuage impatient EU Finance Ministers, ahead of the return of Troika officials. It is expected that Stournaras will use Greece's 2013  budget surplus as an example...

Kedikoglou: Illegal Immigration Biggest Issue for Greek EU Presidency

In the aftermath of the Farmakonisi incident, New Democracy and SYRIZA continue to exchange words regarding Greece's pressing illegal immigration issue. In the latest round of rebuttals, it was Greek Government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou who, replying through a press...

State of Emergency Declared in Cephalonia (Update)

More than  two dozen aftershocks followed Sunday's strong earthquake, which struck just before 4pm off the Greek island of Cephalonia. The initial quake measured 5.9 on the Richter scale, hitting at a relatively shallow depth of ten kilometers, just...