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Prespa Agreement Parliamentary Vote Expected on Thursday Night

The Parliamentary debate on the Prespa Agreement began on Wednesday morning, with the final vote projected to take place late Thursday night. As the state-run AMNA news agency reports, the vote is expected to be taken after midnight, in the early...

Tsipras Meets New Defense Minister Apostolakis

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met with his new Defense Minister, Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, at Maximos Mansion on Monday at noontime. ''The decision to appoint Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis as defense minister was a message to all sides, both within Greece...

Defense Minister Kammenos Sued For Homophobic Verbal Abuse

Greek Minister of National Defense Panos Kammenos was sued on Thursday by the organization "Greek Helsinki Monitor" for his alleged homophobic verbal abuse of Georgios Amyras, an M.P from the centrist party ''To Potami''. Kammenos reportedly called Amyras ''little bride'' during a heated verbal exchange...

Greek PM Vows Confidence Vote if Coalition Breaks Up

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed on Wednesday that if SYRIZA's coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL) leave the government over the Prespa agreement, he would seek a confidence vote in Parliament. SYRIZA would then need the support of 151...

Coalition's Future at Stake With Tsipras/Kammenos Meeting

The Greek prime minister and president of the ruling left-wing SYRIZA party, Alexis Tsipras, will meet the defense Minister and president of the co-governing right-wing ANEL party, Panos Kammenos, on Friday. The talks will be held in a last-minute...

Turkish Jets Violate Greek Airspace Twice on Monday

According to a statement issued by the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA), two Turkish F-16 jets flew over the Greek island of Oinousses at a height of 26,000 feet on Monday, at 16:04 local time (14:04 GMT). The newest...

Kammenos Says Greece and Egypt Are ''Axis of Stability''

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos stated on Tuesday that both Greece and Egypt share a common vision to create an axis of stability in the southeast Mediterranean. Kammenos made his remarks as he spoke about the upcoming visit of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah...

Varoufakis: Soros Asked Tsipras to Fire Me

Yanis Varoufakis, no stranger to provocative statements, is in the news again following a television appearance in Greece on Monday. Speaking on Skai TV, Varoufakis claimed that investor George Soros had asked Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to fire Varoufakis...

Tsipras on BoG Governor Stournaras: 'We Need To Work Harder And Talk Less' (video)

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, in an opening statement at SYRIZA's central committee on Saturday, said that ''it is best for all of us who have responsibilities for this country to learn to work harder, be more effective and...

Defense Minister Kammenos Asks the U.S. to Establish 3 More Military Bases in Greece

The Greek Defense Minister, Panos Kammenos, called on the U.S. to deploy military assets on a "more permanent base" in three more locations in the country, beyond Souda base. Kammenos was in Washington to meet Secretary of Defense John Mattis...