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Greek Politics in Turmoil After Prespa Agreement

When Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras managed to push the Prespa Agreement through the House by "borrowing" lawmakers from other parties, the repercussions end up turning parliamentary rules upside down. Small parties were dismantled, others struggled to keep the minimum...

House Speaker Asks ANEL MP to Postpone Resignation

Independent Greeks (ANEL) MP Thanassis Papachristopoulos said that the speaker of the House, Nikolaos Voutsis, asked him to postpone his resignation for four to five days. The news comes following a meeting the two men had on Friday. In a...

''Organized Plan To Invade Parliament'' Averted

The Speaker of the Greek Parliament, Nikolaos Voutsis, declared on Monday that extremists had hatched an organized plan to invade the Greek Parliament during Sunday’s demonstration at Syntagma Square. Voutsis said evidence currently being held by the Parliamentary Guard proves...

Greek Bureaucracy Blocks Relief Fund Distribution to Victims of East Attica Fires

House Speaker Nikos Voutsis announced today that out of the 37.7 million euros collected for emergency aid to the victims of the deadly East Attica fires in July, not one euro has been disbursed four months later. The issue was discussed...

First Four Volumes of 'Cyprus File' Presented to Tsipras, Pavlopoulos

The first four volumes of the 'Cyprus File' were delivered by the Greek Parliament to President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday. The file was handed over to the two officials by Parliament speaker Nikos Voutsis. The documents...

Parliament Speaker: Release of Two Greek Soldiers More Pressing than Ever

The release of the two Greek soldiers is more pressing than ever, Parliament Speaker Nikos Voutsis said on Wednesday after visiting the servicemen being held in Edirne prison in Turkey. "We saw the two young men, Second Lieutenant Angelos Mitretodis...

Golden Dawn MP Makes Vulgar Attacks against SYRIZA Ministers in Greek Parliament

Golden Dawn MP Yiannis Lagos on Thursday verbally attacked members of the cabinet in parliament calling them "traitors" and almost came to blows with a SYRIZA lawmaker. Lagos invoked the letter the Pan-Macedonian associations sent to all Greek Parliament Members,...

Parliamentary Committee on Novartis Case to be Decided after Clean Monday, House Speaker says

The preliminary parliamentary committee to investigate the Novartis case will be decided after Clean Monday, Feb. 19, said House Speaker Nikos Voutsis on Sunday. Speaking at ATHENS 98.4 radio, the parliament president said that even though there is a statute...

Young Refugees Welcomed in Greek Parliament

Greece marked the International Migrants Day on Monday, by welcoming a group of unaccompanied refugees and migrants at a symbolic celebration in Greek parliament. Young refugees and migrants living in two camps in the Greek capital were met by President...

Head of Parliamentary Budget Office Ends Term Predicting Austerity in 2018

The term of Greece's Parliamentary Budget Office chief Panagiotis Liargovas will not be renewed; His last draft on the 2018 budget predicts a year of austerity. Based on last year's figures, the 2018 budget generates concerns, the report says, while at...