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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...

Golden Dawn Sues PASOK, Threatens Walkout

Four members of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party that is under siege by the government in the wake of the murder of an anti-fascist for which one of its members was arrested, showed up at the Supreme Court on...

Students Pawns In Teachers Strike

With Greek high school teachers set to begin five-day rolling strikes on Sept. 16 - elementary school teachers have decided to stay on the job - students are finding themselves being used by the government and opposition. Prime Minister Antonis...

Putin Says Greek Investments Risky

Days after Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras wrote him a letter asking for Russia to reduce prices paid for Russian gas, Russian President Vladimir Putin took a shot at Russian entrepreneurs for investing in Greece, which he described as...

Greece's New Coalition Cabinet Sworn In

After three years of protests, strikes and riots against austerity measures and the New Democracy (ND) Conservative and PASOK Socialist parties for creating Greece's crushing economic crisis and imposing pay cuts, tax hikes and slashed pensions, a new cabinet...

Another Greek Coalition Showdown Set

For third time this week, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will try to persuade his reluctant coalition partners, PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos and Fotis Kouvelis of Democratic Left (DIMAR,) to go along with his closure of the national broadcaster...

High Noon in Greece: Samaras Fires Blanks

A good lawyer knows that you never ask a question unless you already know the answer. A good leader would know never to accuse someone of wrongdoing when they have a bag of evidence that you were in on...

Tsipras Tells Stournaras: "You're Not a Colonel"

Using fiery rhetoric to draw an analogy to the military rule of the 1967-74 junta, major opposition party Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) leader Alexis Tsipras blamed Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras for being behind the decision to shut...

Prosecutors Will Look For ERT Corruption

Amid complaints of favoritism and patronage from disgruntled and angry former staff members of the Greek national broadcaster ERT, all 2,656 of whom were fired by the government on June 11 with five minutes notice, Athens Prosecutor of Corruption...

Defiant ERT Journalists Stay on Air

Ignorning a government order to leave the building, and with riot police assembled at vantage points around Athens, journalists from ERT, the public broadcaster that was shut down almost immediately on June 11 stayed on the air through the...