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Change in Education Ministry Name to Allegedly Cost 800,000 Euros – Ministry Refutes Claim

The Greek Ministry of Culture, Education and Religion was renamed the Ministry of Education, Research and Religion during the formation of the new Greek government. This simple change will allegedly cost a lot more than one would imagine. An article...

SYRIZA Ready to Form New Greek Government with ANEL: Tsipras Statement

"Tomorrow we will continue the same struggle we started 7 months ago," said SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras after the first results of Greece's latest election,which his party won with 35.5% of the Greek vote, were announced on September 20th. The former Greek...

New Greek Gov't Grants Legal Status to Gay Couples

Justice Minister Nikolaos Paraskevopoulos told Parliament that legal cohabitation agreements will be made possible for same-sex couples in Greece, but gay adoptions will not be permitted yet. The new government's pledge to grant legal civil partnerships to homosexual couples is...

BBC's Instructive and Entertaining Video on Greece's Plans for State Debt Haircut [Video]

BBC reporter Mark Lowen came to Greece and went to a Greek barbershop in Athens where he produced a video explaining in "layman's terms," what the new Greek coalition government essentially means by a "debt haircut." The result was a...

Greece: This is SYRIZA's New Government Plan in Detail

Here's the translation of the official SYRIZA government programme as it was announced at the Thessaloniki International Fair on September 15, 2014. The programme refers to the renegotiations on Greek debt and promises reverse the austerity measures Samaras government'...

German FinMin Schaeuble: Any Attempt for Renegotiation a 'Waste of Time'

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has ruled out a further Greek debt write off, earlier today. Talking to the European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, Mr. Schaeuble ranked the troika’s intervention as “positive,” while he characterized any attempt for...

The 300 Who Get Elected in the Greek Parliament (Full List)

Here's the full list of the 300 members of the Greek Parliament as they were elected in the latest Greek general elections on Sunday January 25th, 2015. See the full list of names below per electoral district (in bold) and party....

European Media on New Greek Government

The European media are bombarded with news of the new government in Greece, highlighting the enhanced presence of PASOK. "The main protagonists of the new government are the old ones, the same applies to the problems," German Die Welt notes....

Most Greeks Think New Government Cannot Solve Woes: Poll

Most Greeks believe their new government is unable to resolve their near-bankrupt country's problems, a poll found on Thursday. The poll by Public Issue for Skai TV and the Kathimerini daily found 51 percent of Greeks believe the government is...

New Greek Government Wins Confidence

Greece's coalition government breezed through a largely symbolic confidence vote late Sunday, winning the tough mandate of tackling a two-year-old crisis and keeping the country safely in the eurozone, AFP reports. After three days of tense parliamentary debate, 179 lawmakers...