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Greece To Obtain Three State-of-the-Art Coastal Patrol Boats

Greece will soon obtain three state-of-the-art coastal patrol boats, with 90 percent of their funding coming from the E.U.'s Frontex border patrol agency. According to the contract signed on Tuesday by the Greek Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy, the three vessels...

DIMAR Rejects Kouvelis Resignation, SYRIZA Eyes Unity

Greece 's Democratic Left (DIMAR) lawmakers said they won't accept the resignation of party leader Fotis Kouvelis, even though it finished with a disastrous 1.2 percent and dead last among major Greek parties in the May 25 European Parliament...

Samaras Moves Toward Total Control

With the Greek Parliament in summer session, and only 100 of 300 members needed to be present, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has quietly sent the body  a bill that would allow public sector reform to be imposed by presidential...

SYRIZA Leads ND, DIMAR Blames Both

As the battle of dueling polls continues to show the ruling New Democracy (ND) Conservatives of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and the major opposition party Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) trading places as number one, the tiny Democratic...

New Democracy Still Leads SYRIZA

Continuing a trend in recent polls, the ruling New Democracy (ND) party is maintaining a 1 percent point lead over its major opposition rival the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA,) a virtual dead heat given the margin of...

Kouvelis Skewers Samaras, Venizelos

Democratic Left leader Fotis Kouvelis, who took his party out of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' previous coalition government, said he walked out because the Premier and PASOK Socialist leader had conspired to set up an administration without him and...

Kouvelis Says Samaras, Venizelos Cut Him Out

According to the leader of  the DIMAR party, Fotis Kouvelis, political leaders Samaras and Venizelos had already talked before the three of them held their meeting late last month. "If Mr. Venizelos said that he would do everything DIMAR does,...

Fading Kouvelis Seeks New Partners

A week after his party pulled out of the ruling coalition following a dispute over Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s unilateral decision to close down state broadcaster ERT, Democratic Left leader Fotis Kouvelis lashed out at his former partners in...

ND-PASOK Alliance Takes The Reins

Moving forward after the withdrawal of one of his coalition members, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras formulated a new alliance with the other coalition partner, the PASOK Socialists, in a new cabinet that gives his partner key ministerial positions. Samaras,...

PASOK, ND Overlooked Aren't Happy

While Greek Prime Minister and New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras and his new Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, PASOK Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos were patting each other on the back and praising their new collaboration, officials in the...