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Racism Bill Will Go To Parliament

An anti-racism bill opposed by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and aimed at curbing the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party will go to Parliament for consideration despite his objections, PASOK and Democratic Left (DIMAR,) the junior parties in Greece’s conservative-led coalition...

Onassis' Will Clouds Skorpios' Sale

The sale of the late tycoon Aristotle Onassis' private island of Skorpios by his granddaughter Athina to Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, who reportedly bought it for his daughter Ekaterina, will be reviewed by the Greek Council of State to...

Tsipras and Samaras Debating Over the Debate Ends the Debate

ATHENS – After tossing barbs at each other from afar, through press releases and using go-betweens, it looks like a much-anticipated debate set for June 11 between Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) leader Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy...

Samaras Challenges Tsipras: Let's Debate on TV

ATHENS – With their parties in a virtual deadlock for first place in the June 17 elections that could decide Greece’s fate, New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras has challenged Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) head Alexis Tsipras to...

Banks Want Technocrats to Run Greece, Not Politicians

ATHENS – As Greeks were set to vote on May 6 for a new government that could be another coalition administration, the country’s international lenders said if a stalemate results, that if a fragmented coalition government is elected without...

Papandreou Defends Record, Won’t Give Up PASOK Reins Yet

ATHENS – Even as the PASOK Socialist party his father founded 30 years ago, which has dominated Greek politics since, has sunk to single-digit support and is rapidly sliding toward oblivion, former Prime Minister George Papandreou said he won’t...