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Political Turmoil Follows Suggestion of PAOK and Xanthi Relegation

Government spokesperson Stelios Petsas announced on Tuesday that following orders of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, MEP Theodoros Zagorakis will be expelled from the European Parliament caucus of the New Democracy party. The announcement came as the latest episode in a...

Greek Member of European Parliament Declared MEP of the Year

Maria Spyraki was named a Member of the European Parliament of the Year in the category of "Industry, Research and Innovation" on Wednesday. Spyraki is an MEP for the European People’s Party, to which the New Democracy party belongs. "This prize...

European Parliament Approves Solidarity Funding for Ionian Islands Struck by Earthquake

European lawmakers approved 1,651,834 euros for Greece in EU Solidarity Fund aid on Tuesday to help the country repair damage caused by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit the Ionian Islands region on November 17, 2015. The regions struck...

Greek PM Tsipras: Brexit Is a 'Wake-Up Call' in the Absence of Solidarity

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that Britain's decision to leave the European Union will hopefully serve as a "wake-up call" for the EU as it highlights the need for brave decisions and reforms. Arriving at the doorstep of...

Greek Kafeneion Products Take Center Stage in Brussels

The history of Greek cafes captured through the lens of George Pittas is featured at the Theorem Gallery in Brussels. The display marks the start of events organized by MEP Stelios Kouloglou on June 27-28 to promote Greek products...

Manolis Glezos to Run for Euro Parliament on SYRIZA ticket

Greece’s main opposition party, the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), announced on Thursday that the its candidates for May’s European parliamentary elections would include historic resistance fighter and national MP Manolis Glezos. Continuing with the internal restructuring of the party’s candidates...

New Greek Voting System for Upcoming Elections

The Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and the Deputy Prime Minister and leader of PASOK Evangelos Venizelos have agreed to promote a new voting system for the upcoming European Parliament elections, held all over Europe in May. During their meeting...

Farmakonisi Incident Triggers Talks in Europarl

The recent incident that took place off the coast of the Greek island of Farmakonisi and led to the tragic death of illegal immigrants, seems to have triggered talks in the European Parliament, with MEP’s demanding an explanation from...

Greek FinMin: Troika Made Many Mistakes

Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras was very critical of the Troika during his meeting with members of the European parliament, who are monitoring the activities of the European Union-International Monetary Fund-European Central Bank (EU-IMF-ECB) task force operating in EU...