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Greek Minister Apologizes for Auschwitz Remark

A newly appointed Greek minister apologized to the Jewish community for a remark he made in 2009 about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. Thanos Plevris, a lawyer, who became Minister for Health after Tuesday's cabinet reshuffle said on Wednesday that the...

Greek Party Leader Karatzaferis to be Prosecuted for Financial Crimes

Greek politician and LAOS party leader Giorgos Karatzaferis, who faces charges of filing inaccurate wealth statement as well as money laundering, will be examined by a tribunal, was decided late on Wednesday by the relevant Parliamentary Committee. The decision to examine...

Leader of Greek Party Probed for €6 Million in Defense Kickbacks

Leader of People's Orthodox Party (LAOS) Giorgos Karatzaferis is facing serious charges of money laundering and receiving kickbacks from arms supplies during the tenure of Akis Tsochatzopoulos as Defense Minister. Karatzaferis is facing three felony charges if the probe conducted...

Karatzaferis' Comeback in Greek Politics

Popular-Orthodox LAOS party president Giorgos Karatzaferis appeared on Greek television this morning, to respond to rumors that he is considering returning to New Democracy party. Karatzaferis clarified that his goal is to come to an agreement over a new policy, “to...

Karatzaferis Recovering After Surgery

Leader of the Popular Orthodox Party (LAOS) Giorgos Karatzaferis underwent an angioplasty and stent procedure to open a blocked blood vessel. Mr. Karatzaferis suffered a cardiovascular episode and was rushed to Iatriko Kentro hospital, Athens, Greece, on Saturday evening. The surgery...

ADL Upset Samaras Named Voridis Health Chief

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' appointment of far right-winger Makis Voridis as Health Minister in another Cabinet shakeup has riled the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism was upset that Samaras - whose initial failure to go after the...

Greek Party Funding Rules Challenged

The Greek government's decision to give itself the lion's share of the state funding to campaign for the May 25 European Parliament election has raised objections from the main opposition party Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) and the marginal Democratic Left (DIMAR)...

Parliament Delays Could Free Golden Dawn Suspects

A number of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn lawmakers, including the party leader, could be released from pre-trial detention because Parliament isn't acting fast enough to lift the immunity of other party MP's prosecutors want to charge with an array of...

New Democracy's European Parliament Slate

Facing a stiff challenge in next month's European Parliament elections, the ruling New Democracy Conservatives of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras have set their list of candidates, this time including some new faces not connected to politics. The major opposition Coalition...

Health Minister Georgiadis Assaulted at Hospital

New Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis, whose appointment in a Cabinet shakeup raised eyebrows because of his extreme stances, got a hostile reception and a beatdown when he visited Attikon Hospital in Athens from staff angry he's going to be...