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Government, Opposition Clash over Bill to Curb Demonstrations in Greece

As the vote for the bill to regulate demonstrations is about to go up for a vote in the Greek Parliament Thursday, there continue to be fierce reactions from the opposition, unions and other sectors of society. Greece's public sector employees...

Wide Consensus Foreseen as Opposition Parties Support First Female Greek President

It was announced on Thursday that the first Parliamentary vote to elect the next Greek President will take place on Wednesday, January 22. According to the recently-amended Greek Constitution, the first vote requires a 2/3 majority for a candidate to...

Greek PM Proposes a Female Judge as the Next President of Hellenic Republic

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced in a televised message on Wednesday evening that his ruling New Democracy party will propose Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou as a candidate for the position of President of the Republic. PM Mitsotakis announced the candidate following...

Who Will Be the Next Greek President?

A media fever has reigned in the past few weeks in Greece over the choice of who may be proposed as President of the Hellenic Republic, although the official announcement of the proposed candidate is several days away. Analysts and reporters...

PM Mitsotakis: Greece will Ask NATO to Condemn Turkey over International Law Violations

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Sunday said that he will ask NATO to condemn Turkey at the NATO summit on December 3-4 in London. Greece will not tolerate any Turkish provocation without responding, the prime minister and New Democracy...

Greek PM: Those Challenging our Sovereign Rights will have to Face Greece and our European Allies

"Anyone rushing to doubt - by institutionally baseless means - Greece's sovereign rights should know that they will have to face Greece and its European allies as well," Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday. In addressing New Democracy's...

Greece Scraps Reinstatement of Blasphemy Law Following Public Outcry

Greek Minister of Justice Costas Tsiaras announced on Tuesday that the government is now withdrawing its decision to reintroduce the criminalization of blasphemy in Greece. Following a public outcry and a massive wave of ridicule across social media, the Greek...

Fresh Accusations Emerge Against Ex-Minister Papangelopoulos in Novartis Case

Greece's former corruption prosecutor Eleni Raikou accused former deputy Justice Minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos on Monday of intervening in her work while she was a prosecutor. Back in 2017, Raikou was the first-ever official to accuse Papangelopoulos of trying to interfere in...

Mitsotakis Announces Tax Cuts for 2020 and Absentee Ballot for Expats From Thessaloniki

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Saturday evening that Greek expatriates will obtain the right to vote in Greece's elections using absentee ballots, during the official inauguration of the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF). PM Mitsotakis presented what he...

US Secretary of Commerce Meets Greek PM to Discuss Investment

The many investment opportunities offered by Greece and efforts to achieve closer cooperation between Greece and the US in the trade sector dominated a meeting between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at Maximos...