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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...

Greek Health Ministry Withdraws Nurses' Prescription Decree After Reactions

Greek Health Minister Makis Voridis has finally decided to withdraw his decree allowing nurses to prescribe drugs and medical supplies to patients, just three days ahead of the critical January 25 general elections and after fierce reactions from healthcare employees, including...

Greek PM Samaras: Communism Will Not Win Out Here

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Tuesday stepped up his attack on rival leftist SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, telling an audience of supporters that “we are not going to turn into a soviet here, communism is not going to...

Greek Health Minister Voridis: Tougher Penalties for Reneger Doctors

His will to impose tougher penalties for offenses related to the health sector announced earlier today Greek Health Minister Makis Voridis, noting that instances of patients' blackmailing or doctors' bribery, which are currently categorized as misdemeanors, will be treated as...