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Independent Greeks Out of Parliamentary Election Race

Independent Greeks (ANEL) will be out of the July national election race, chief Panos Kammenos announced on Sunday afternoon, after the meeting of the party's national council. After stating the achievements of the party as junior coalition partner with Syriza,...

Greek Prosecutor Probes Allegations of Threats Over Prespa

A Greek prosecutor on Saturday ordered an investigation into allegations that lawmakers from the Independent Greeks party (ANEL) received threats telling them not to vote for the ratification of the Prespa agreement. Two news websites alleged that a prominent member...

Greek PM Tsipras Refuses to Publicize Kotzias Resignation Letter

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stated on Friday his refusal to publicize the content of the resignation letter left in his office by former foreign minister Nikos Kotzias, who vacated his post on Wednesday. Kotzias has asserted that the Tsipras...

Greek PM 'Not Worried' about Shrinking of Slender Coalition Majority

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday expressed confidence that his coalition majority in parliament is not threatened after Independent Greeks (ANEL) lawmaker Giorgos Lazaridis left the party. ANEL is the junior coalition partner, currently holding only seven seats in...

Kammenos Says ANEL Could Call Political Leaders Meeting if they Disagree with FYROM Name

The Independent Greeks (ANEL) will call for a meeting of political leaders if they disagree with the name that will be negotiated with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYROM), party leader and Defence Minister Panos Kammenos said on...

EU Chief Says Tsipras' Partner in Government is 'Extreme Right' (video)

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday described Alexis Tsipras' partner in government Panos Kammenos, as "extreme right". The reference to Kammenos was made in response to a question about the new coalition government in Austria, which includes the right-wing...

Turbulence within Syriza as Tsipras Supports Defense Minister's Actions

Recent revelations that Defense Minister Panos Kammenos gambled in a London casino charging the Greek State, has generated turbulence in Syriza, with many MPs disapproving the way Alexis Tsipras supports his minister silently. Kammenos and his wife stayed at the...

Independent Greeks Now in Favor of Gender Reassignment

While initially being totally against gender reassignment, junior coalition partners Independent Greeks (ANEL) will now vote in favor of the bill. The bill says that any individual can change the sex on their birth certificate, based on how they feel. ANEL...

SYRIZA Conference Shows Party Members Want More Leftist Policies

The results of the vote for electing the new Central Committee in the second SYRIZA Conference on Sunday night show that the leftist candidates won over the more conservative ones. The vote makes it apparent that most delegates continue to...

ANEL Votes Against Provisions to Complete Construction of Mosque in Votanikos

Independent Greeks (ANEL), the junior coalition partner, voted against a provision that will speed up the construction of a mosque in Votanikos, an area outside Athens, during a debate in the relevant parliamentary committees on Wednesday. The provision is included...