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SYRIZA MP Refusing Comments on Special Court for Greek Presidential Candidate [Video]

Members of Lucas Papademos' administration, from November 2011 to May 2012, including Greek presidential candidate Stavros Dimas, will face a Parliamentary Examination Committee or even a Special Court, said on Tuesday, while speaking on Greek TV, main opposition SYRIZA MP Alexis Mitropoulos. "It...

Gikas Hardouvelis: From Humble Beginnings to the Hot Seat of the Ministry of Finance

Gikas Hardouvelis, the new Greek Minister of Finance who replaced the much-criticized Yannis Stournaras in the hot seat of the office, was born in a small village in Arkadia, Peloponnese, to a poor family. He went to primary school in...

All The Names Of The (Partially) New Greek Government

Greek Prime Minister kept most of his Cabinet intact on June 9, but shook it up a bit in the wake of his New Democracy Conservatives taking a beating in the European Parliament elections to the major opposition Coalition...

Samaras Shakes It Up, Hardouvelis New Finance Chief

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, his New Democracy Conservatives still reeling from being beaten in the European Parliament elections by the major opposition Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), made changes in his Cabinet on June 9, with the...

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...

Nigel Farage Lashes Out Against Greek Prime Minister (Video)

Greece’s Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, attended the European Parliament on Wednesday, January 15, in order to present and describe the priorities of the Greek EU presidency. However, what he received was an outburst and criticism from British MEP Nigel...

Samaras Says ND-PASOK Will Serve Term

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the New Democracy Conservative leader, said his odd new partnership with his political rivals the PASOK Socialists will serve out the rest of the government's term, three years, although their opponents doubt it. Just after...

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...

Greek MP's OK Bank List Probe of Papaconstantinou

By a wide margin, the Greek Parliament in the early morning hours of Jan. 18 voted to have  former finance Giorgos Papaconstantinou investigated over charges of removing the names of three relatives from a list of Greeks with secret...

Diotis Says He Didn't Doctor Lagarde List

The former head of the Greek Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) chief Yiannis Diotis, in a written statement to prosecutors, admitted that he made a copy of a list of 2,062 Greeks with $1.95 billion in deposits in a Swiss...