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Greek People Haven't Forgotten Controversial Prespa Agreement of One Year Ago

One year ago, the government of Alexis Tsipras, with the support of Panos Kammenos, signed the controversial Prespa agreement, giving the small Balkan country north of Greece the name "North Macedonia" despite the strenuous objections of the vast majority of Greek people. "The agreement...

Eight Politicians Who Marked the Tsipras Era in Greece

Ever since the administration of Alexis Tsipras resigned and called for early elections, now scheduled for July 7, Greece's Syriza and New Democracy Parties have been in a state of pre-election war with each other. The departing party claims that...

Independent Greeks Out of Parliamentary Election Race

Independent Greeks (ANEL) will be out of the July national election race, chief Panos Kammenos announced on Sunday afternoon, after the meeting of the party's national council. After stating the achievements of the party as junior coalition partner with Syriza,...

Russia Refutes Claims Moscow Hacked Greek Foreign Ministry

The Russian Embassy in Athens posted three tweets on its Twitter account on Monday regarding a statement made recently by Greece's former Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. Kotzias suggested several days ago that the documents presented to the Greek Parliament by...

ANEL Party Loses Parliamentary-Caucus Status

The Independent Greeks (ANEL) party lost its parliamentary-caucus status on Friday, following Panos Kammenos' decision to expel Thanassis Papachristopoulos from the party's parliamentary group. The decision effectively dissolved the parliamentary caucus of ANEL, since rules stipulate that a party needs...

PM Tsipras' Relations With Ex-Ally Kammenos Tense

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sent a letter on Monday morning to Speaker of the Parliament Nikolaos Voutsis, urging him not to change the House’s regulations regarding the composition of parliamentary caucuses. Tsipras, in a move which escalated the already-tense relations between...

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...

Tsipras Meets New Defense Minister Apostolakis

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met with his new Defense Minister, Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, at Maximos Mansion on Monday at noontime. ''The decision to appoint Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis as defense minister was a message to all sides, both within Greece...

Greek Parliament to Hold Confidence Vote Wednesday

The Greek parliament will open a confidence debate on Tuesday morning, with the vote expected to occur on Wednesday night, parliamentary officials decided on Monday. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras initiated the confidence-vote process on Sunday, sending a letter to the...