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Greek Former Minister: Russia Could Offer Aid in Case of Grexit

Russia would offer Greece cash in advance for a gas pipeline in case the country was forced to leave the euro zone in the summer of 2015, said former energy minister Panagiotis Lafazanis. Lafazanis told Vima FM that in the...

Former Tsipras' Partners Join Forces Against Austerity in Greece

Former SYRIZA minister Panagiotis Lafazanis and Alexis Tsipras' mentor Alekos Alavanos are to join forces in a new anti-euro, anti-austerity party. After leaving the ruling party in July 2015, Lafazanis along with other SYRIZA defectors formed Popular Unity, an anti-EU...

Former SYRIZA Minister Denounces Greek Bank Recapitalization

The recapitalization of the banks is probably the biggest robbery in Greece's history, Popular Unity leader Panagiotis Lafazanis said in an interview with Praktorio FM on Tuesday. The only solution for exiting the crisis is nationalising the banks and exiting...

Members of POSPERT Arrested and Released

Members of the administration of the Panhellenic Federation of Radio and Television Operations Staff (POSPERT) were detained and then arrested on Wednesday. Specifically, POSPERT's President Panagiotis Kalfagiannis and General Secretary Dimitris Kounis were arrested and then released on Wednesday afternoon. Those...

Popular Unity: Not Popular Enough to Take a Seat in Greek Parliament

The word Popular by definition means liked or admired by many people or by a particular person or group, however this was not the case for 'Popular Unity' (Laiki Enotita in Greek), a new party formed by SYRIZA dissidents. Popular Unity...

Greek Political Party Leaders Respond to Greek Election Results

  SYRIZA emerged as the victorious political party in the Greek elections on Sunday night with 35.5% of the Greek vote and Greece's political party leaders reacted to the result. New Democracy President Evangelos Meimarakis congratulated SYRIZA for their victory during Sunday. The centre-right...

Grexit: Popular Unity Leader Supports Greek Return to Drachma

With the September 20 Greek elections fast approaching, Popular Unity leader Panagiotis Lafazanis gave a press conference at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) on Tuesday to discuss his exit from SYRIZA and his party's support for a national currency. Lafazanis noted that his...

Protests During First Day of Thessaloniki International Fair

Saturday September 5 marks the first day of this year's Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) -- one of Greece's biggest commercial exhibits -- where a number of organizations demonstrated on the streets of Thessaloniki, Northern Greece. In the early evening three different groups began...

Greek Elections: Konstantopoulou Intends to Run Independently and Cooperate with Popular Unity

Former Greek Parliament President Zoe Konstantopoulou announced during a press conference on Monday that she will run "independently" while cooperating with Panagiotis Lafazanis' Popular Unity in the September 20 Greek elections. "I will contribute, so that this mound will become a large front that...

SYRIZA Leader Tsipras Promises To Form New Govt From The Ground Up

"The people's majority will offer us the opportunity to govern for the next four years by giving a clear mandate to SYRIZA," said party leader Alexis Tsipras in an interview to Sunday newspaper Real News. "The Greek people understand that...