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Six Female Afghan MPs Arrive In Athens On Way to US

Six female MPs from Afghanistan arrived in Athens, Greece via Tbilisi, Georgia, accompanied by their family members, earlier on Wednesday, according to a Foreign Ministry announcement. The six women were extricated from Afghanistan following the actions of the NGO Zaka...

Greek MPs With Medical Backgrounds Ready to Volunteer in Hospitals

At least twenty-one members of the Greek Parliament have expressed their will to work on a voluntary basis for Greece's National Health Service (NHS), known in Greece as ''ESY'' to help fight the ravaging second wave of the coronavirus...

Greek Delegation Walks Out of NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Protest

The Greek delegation to NATO's Parliamentary Assembly issued a joint statement on Wednesday explaining the reasons behind its walkout from the Assembly in a rare gesture of anger and protest. The incident took place on Tuesday during the proceedings of...

Greek Composer Mikis Theodorakis Calls on MPs to Vote Against Prespa Agreement

Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis in an open letter published by the Greek daily Ta Nea on Saturday calls on Greek Parliamentarians to vote against the Prespa Agreement. Theodorakis calls on all 300 members of the Parliament not to support ''this...

Greek Lawmakers Excluded From Pension Cuts Unlike Ordinary Greek Citizens

The pensions of members of parliament and elected local government officials are excluded from the cuts that apply under the bailout program. According to an Eleftheros Typos newspaper report, former members of parliament and elected local government officials are not...

Finance Ministry Sources: New Laws Introduced in 2014 Did Not Lower Taxes for MPs and Public Officials

The changes in tax law introduced in 2016 ensure that political figures holding public office pay the same amount as any other citizen, finance ministry sources stressed on Tuesday in response to an article carried by the newspaper Eleftheros...

Greek Court of Audit Grants Retired MPs Up to €100,000 in Back Pensions

Greece's Court of Audit has decided that retired members of parliament are entitled to up to 100,000 euros in pension pay retroactively, according to an Eleftheros Typos newspaper report. According to the Court of Audit, under Law 3691/2008 that gave...

Tsipras: Abolition of Tax Exemption for Greek Cabinet and Parliament Members

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced the abolition of tax exemptions for cabinet and parliament members, public utility company directors and independent administrative authority directors. Tsipras met with State Minister for Administrative Reform issues Christoforos Vernardakis, Deputy Minister for the...

New Democracy MPs Propose Changes in Constitution

A committee of New Democracy MPs proposes changes in the Greek Constitution including the reduction of lawmakers in parliament to 200 and that the president of the Hellenic republic should have more power. The committee was appointed by Prime Minister...

MPs Only in Economy Class

From transatlantic to transcontinetal travels, the Parliament President extends the decision for mandatory use of economy class airplane tickets, which currently applies for MPs travels within the country. A notice has been issued by the Press Office of the Parliament. Last...