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Kostas Karamanlis

Greek Government to Introduce Tax Incentives for Buying Helmets

The Greek government will introduce tax incentives to encourage motorcycle drivers to buy and use helmets, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stated on Thursday, during his visit to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. When speaking to reporters at the Ministry,...

European Court of Human Rights Ruling Prompts Reopening of Vodafone Employee's Suicide Case

The European Court of Human Rights fined Greece 54,000 euros for failing to carry out an adequate and effective investigation into the death of Costas Tsalikidis, a networks designer and director of technology at telecom company Vodafone, who was...

Handelsblatt: Greece Seeks Scapegoat for Greek Statistics, Karamanlis Implicated

German newspaper Handelsblatt's article, titled "The Scapegoat of Greece" casts the spotlight on the prosecution of Andreas Georgiou, the former chief of Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) by the Greek justice system. The article states that Greek politicians are seeking...

Mitsotakis Pledges to Renew and Expand Greece's Conservative Party

Kyriakos Mitsotakis pledged to renew and expand New Democracy upon officially taking over the presidency of Greece's conservative party on Monday. With the final results coming out, Mitsotakis received 52.43 percent of the vote while Vangelis Meimarakis received 47.57 percent....

Greek Defense Minister: 'I Will Support Tsipras to the End'

Whoever wishes to support the government’s ruling majority is “welcome” to do so, said the Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos. He also commented on the ecumenical government scenarios, noting that in September, Greek people voted for the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition. The...

Greek Supreme Court Charges 14 over Vatopedi Monastery Scandal

Greece ’s Supreme Court indicted 14 individuals earlier today over the Vatopedi Monastery land swap scandal that became public in August 2008. The court struck down a Supreme Court deputy prosecutor's reversal of the indictments, requested by three of...

The Politics Buried in the Amphipolis Tomb and Macedonia

As days go by and the mystery of the Casta hill tomb in Amphipolis remains unsolved, new questions and conspiracy theories arise. The "who is buried in there" has now become "why now and not earlier" in the minds...

Dendias to Replace Avramopoulos in Ministry of National Defense

Nikos Dendias is going to be the new National Defense Minister, replacing Dimitris Avramopoulos who will assume his duties at the European Commission this coming Monday, November 3. Mr. Dendias was previously appointed to the Ministry of Growth, and...

The Greek Parliament Closes Abruptly – SYRIZA Objects

Without explanation, the Greek Parliament has suspended operations for two weeks, prompting an outcry from the major opposition Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) that the government was trying to duck hearings on tough questions it wanted to pose. Parliament...

Greek Politicians’ Fake Success Story

The German weekly news magazine Focus in its article, A Fake Success Story, strongly criticizes the supposedly success story of Greece’s Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras. “Looks can be deceiving: The calm that seem to generally prevail, the lack of mass...