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Will New Democracy Become New Greece?

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras hinted to his party faithful at the close of New Democracy’s weekend conference on June 30 that he may be ready to change more than just its identity, but its name, to New Greece. Samaras...

The Samaras Shuffle Under Way

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and PASOK's Evangelos Venizelos were to meet on June 24 to discuss a shakeup in the Cabinet that will dump some of the Premier's ministers and replace them with Socialists to reward Venizelos for backing...

Violent Protest Against Former ND Minister

The ruling New Democracy Conservative party has condemned a violent protest against former minister, Makis Voridis,  ahead of a press briefing in Kavala, northeastern Greece, where workers of Kavala Oil stormed the hotel where the event was to take...

Greece Will Lose One Euro Lawmaker

In a restructuring of the European Parliament, Greece will lose one of its lawmakers, according to a decision taken by the Commission of Constitutional Affairs to follow the guidelines of Lisbon Treaty  signed in 2007. Changes are being made because...

Greece Arrests Another Journalist, For Libel

Continuing a crackdown on journalists revealing embarrassing information or questioning its policies, the Greek government arrested a television journalist after midnight on Oct. 31 after he threatened to expose more damaging allegations about the country's economy as Prime Minister...

Kouvelis Facing Democratic Left Mutiny On Cuts

Greek Democratic Left (DIMAR) party leader Fotis Kouvelis’ decision to renege on campaign promises to protect workers, the poor and elderly and support more harsh austerity measures on them has sparked a mini-rebellion in the party, with several of...

Karatzaferis Blasts a "Rat," and LAOS Party Deserters

ATHENS – After seeing more of his members fleeing his sinking party, far Right-Wing LAOS leader George Karatzaferis accused one of them of being a “rat” and accused New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras of reneging on a pledge to...

Reactions to Dora Bakoyiannis' Return to New Democracy

ATHENS – The former New Democracy minister, who was kicked out of the party for refusing to support austerity measures and formed her own political group that failed to win seats in the May 6 elections, has returned to...

Right-wing LAOS Will Run Independently in June 17 Elections

The former Parliamentary group of right-wing LAOS (Popular Orthodox Rally) unanimously has decided to run independently in the next elections planned for June 17. Today, the party members met under their President Giorgos Karatzaferis and decided not to run with...

SYRIZA Surges in Polls, Sun Setting on Golden Dawn

ATHENS – Greece’s rising political leader of the left, 37-year-old Alexis Tsipras, whose refusal to back a coalition government in favor of more austerity measures, has taken his SYRIZA party into the lead for prospective new elections, a poll...