Law on the Vote of Diaspora Will Not Be Changed, Greek Minister Says
The law on the vote for the Greek Diaspora will not be changed, despite the fact that only 3500 Greeks living abroad have registered to vote.
Greece Considers Chemical Castration for Child Rapists
Greece considers introducing chemical castration for child rapists after a spate of recent cases that have shocked public opinion in the country. “Chemical castration for rapists of minors should be considered under conditions,” Interior Minister Makis Voridis said on Thursday. Speaking...
Prominent British Historian Mark Mazower Gets Greek Citizenship
Prominent British historian Mark Mazower attended a ceremony awarding him Greek citizenship on Friday, during a visit to Athens to promote his new book. The Ira D. Wallach Professor of History at Columbia University in New York City was honored...
Greece Vows to Abolish All Voting Restrictions for Diaspora
Greece announced on Monday that it will introduce legislation which will abolish restrictions to vote for diaspora Greeks.
Jewish Communities Welcome Greek Minister's Denunciation of Neo-Nazi Past
The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece expressed appreciation for the denunciation by Agricultural Development & Food Minister Makis Voridis of his neo-Nazi past. In a radio interview, Board Secretary General Victor Eliezer had called on Voridis to explicitly...
Agriculture Minister Makis Voridis Rejects Accusations of Anti-Semitism
Agriculture Minister Makis Voridis has rejected allegations of anti-Semitism leveled against him by the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS), the umbrella organization for Greek Jews. The General Secretary of KIS, Victor Eliezer, said to News24/7 that the...
Israel to Shun New Greek Minister Over "Racist and Antisemitic Positions"
Israel will not work with Greece’s new Agricultural Development and Food Minister, Makis Voridis, because of his antisemitic past, a senior diplomatic told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday. The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem issued a statement on Wednesday, saying that...
New Democracy Leader Facing Two-Sided Pressure Over Party's Future Leadership
New Democracy interim leader Evangelos Meimarakis is likely to organize party elections on August 30, 2015. This decision, however, could be facing opposition from within the party. Meimarakis has taken over the reigns in New Democracy after Antonis Samaras stepped down following...
Tension in Greek Parliament as Opposition Parties Raise Objections Over Legislative Order
The Greek Parliament discussion earlier today over the legislative order issued this week, ordering the country’s public sector operations to transfer excess funds to the Bank of Greece (BoG) in a dramatic attempt to cover the country's needs, was stigmatized...
New Democracy Leader Faces Second Round of Party Wrangling
New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras will once again see his leadership challenged when he will meet with the party's political committee on Sunday. After a long meeting of the New Democracy parliamentary group where Samaras tried to affirm his position as the...