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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...

Mistake Averts Political Storm between MEP Karas and SYRIZA

During a meeting held on Wednesday in a committee of the Greek Parliament between the vice president of the European parliament, MEP Othmar Karas, and Greek MP’s, a major political outbreak was prevented, as an intriguing part of the...

Koumoutsakos Wins MEP Of Year

A Member of the European Parliament from New Democracy, Georgios Koumoutsakos was among the 18 lawmakers at the European Parliament to win MEP of the Year honors from The Parliament Magazine. Born in Athens in 1961, Koumoutsakos was recognized for...

Young Greeks Won't Vote For MEP's

Showing how deep the disaffection with politics has become, with 64 percent of those under 25 unemployed because of crushing austerity measures, 47 percent of Greece's young said they won't even vote anymore and won't go to the polls...