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End of Greek Coalition a "Staged Divorce", Says Opposition

Opposition parties in Greece have reacted angrily to what they see as a "staged divorce" between the SYRIZA-led government coalition partners. Following the decision by the leader of the junior partner ANEL, Panos Kammenos to pull-out from the government over...

Tsipras Seeks Vote of Confidence: What Happens Next?

Procedures for a vote of confidence in the government were set in motion on Sunday following an announcement by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that he will seek to renew Parliament's mandate so that his government can complete its term...

Tsipras to Seek Confidence Vote After Junior Coalition Partner Pulls Out

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Sunday that he will seek a confidence vote after the leader of nationalist Independence Greek Party (ANEL) Panos Kammenos said he his is pulling out from the government due to its opposition to...

ANEL MP's Break with Kammenos' Request to Dissolve Coalition

Only two out of seven lawmakers from ANEL, the Independent Greek Party, backed party chief Panos Kammenos' request, which he made on Friday, to withdraw ANEL officials from their ministerial posts and dissolve the country's coalition government. With so few...

Defense Minister Kammenos Sued For Homophobic Verbal Abuse

Greek Minister of National Defense Panos Kammenos was sued on Thursday by the organization "Greek Helsinki Monitor" for his alleged homophobic verbal abuse of Georgios Amyras, an M.P from the centrist party ''To Potami''. Kammenos reportedly called Amyras ''little bride'' during a heated verbal exchange...

Crucial Coalition Meeting Between Tsipras, Kammenos Postponed

A greatly-anticipated meeting between Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras and his Defense Minister Panos Kammenos over the future of their coalition government has been postponed. Kammenos, the leader of the nationalist Independent Greek party (ANEL) had threatened to withdraw from the...

Turkish Foreign Minister Calls Greece's Kammenos "Spoiled Child"

Greece must do something about its “spoiled child” defense minister, Panos Kammenos, to avoid a military response by Turkish armed forces, Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, said on Wednesday. “We have a warning for Greece. You have a spoiled child...

FYROM President Calls on Lawmakers to Reject Name Agreement with Greece

The President of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Gjorge Ivanov, on Friday, called on MPs to vote against the name deal with Greece, claiming it is against the country's interests. FYROM lawmakers are to debate the Prespa agreement that...

Macedonian Issue to Determine Greek Politics in 2019

The issue of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's name change will be the key factor shaping Greece's volatile political scene in 2019. As the FYROM constitutional amendments go before the Skopje parliament for ratification on January 9, political...

Kammenos Warns ''We Will Crush'' Turkey

In response to the recent series of incursions and airspace violations committed by Turkish fighter jets over several Greek islands in the eastern Aegean Sea, Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos sternly warned Turkey against further violations of the country's integrity...