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The Day Terrorists Assassinated Greek Politician Pavlos Bakoyannis

It was September 26, 1989 when former publisher and New Democracy MP Pavlos Bakoyannis was assassinated by three members of the November 17 terrorist group outside his office in downtown Athens. It was a dastardly crime which shook Greece's political world...

Greece’s Spy Service Tapped 15,700 Phones: Targets Secret

Greece's phone tapping scandal is growing after a journalist revealed that the National Intelligence Service (EYP) was tracking 15,700 other devices. This came in testimony to a parliamentary committee from EYP's former chief Panagiotis Kontoleon, Reuters said. The news led...

Greek PM Mitsotakis Drops Clearest Hint Yet of Snap Elections

On Tuesday, Greece's PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis dropped the clearest hint yet that he is considering holding a snap general election almost a year before it's due. The conservative premier said that although his intention is to stay in power until...

Karamanlis: The Leader Who Dominated Post-World War II Greece

Karamanlis, who passed away on April 23, 1998 at the age of 91, was the man chosen to pull Greece out of 7 years of a dictatorship in 1974.

Greece Joined NATO 70 Years Ago, on Febuary 18, 1952

It was on this day in 1952 that Greece joined NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), establishing its place in the West

Prominent Greek Politician Dora Bakoyannis Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Greek politician Dora Bakoyannis revealed on Monday that she has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the white blood cells, but she declares that she intends to keep on working. Bakoyannis, the first female Minister of Foreign Affairs...

Is There a Neo-Nazi Comeback in Greece?

The events that marked Greece in the last few days raise the question whether neo-Nazis are making a comeback in the country

Greek Minister Apologizes for Auschwitz Remark

A newly appointed Greek minister apologized to the Jewish community for a remark he made in 2009 about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. Thanos Plevris, a lawyer, who became Minister for Health after Tuesday's cabinet reshuffle said on Wednesday that the...

Greek Left Votes Down Bill to Remove Diaspora’s Voting Restrictions

Greek leftist parties voted against an amendment that would have removed all restrictions for the Diaspora to vote in national elections.

Medical Marijuana Approved for Production and Sale in Greece

The Greek Parliament voted in favor of a bill to legalise the cultivation and sale of medical marijuana in Greece on Friday.