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SYRIZA Takes Lead Again Over ND

The roller-coaster surveys that show the ruling New Democracy (ND) Conservatives and major opposition party Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) taking turns in first place have switched again to the Leftists. A VPRC opinion poll gives SYRIZA a 2.5...

The Slow Death Of Greece’s KKE Communists

If she weren’t so obtuse, you could say that Aleka “Irrelevant” Papariga, who has dragged Greece’s Communist party down so low you’d need a microscope to find it - appropriate when you're looking for amoeba anyway - saw the...

Greece's Communist Chief May Quit

After 22 years of leading Greece's KKE Communist party, which is languishing near the bottom of opinion polls and is a marginal entity in the Greek Parliament with almost no influence, Aleka Papariga could be stepping down, the Athens...

New Democracy, SYRIZA Still Neck-and-Neck

Continuing a trend of recent polls that shows virtually no difference in support for the ruling New Democracy (ND) Conservatives and their major opposition Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA,) the two parties remain essentially deadlocked. But Prime Minister Antonis...

Farmers Protest, Seamen's Strike Vexes Greece

Having crushed a Metro workers strike with riot police, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is treading a more careful line with protesting farmers and seamen who walked off the job and may extend their job action. The farmers, upset over...

Samaras: Dark Period for Greece Has Ended

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras welcomed a debt deal agreed by lenders to unlock long-delayed aid, promising skeptical Greeks a new dawn after months of haggling under the threat of bankruptcy, although critics said all he has done is ensure...

Don't Look to Tsipras for Greece's Salvation

Given the complete, total, abject, utter 40-year-long failure of the New Democracy Uber-Capitalists and PASOK Anti-Socialists who have put anyone with a pulse - and some without - on public payrolls in return for votes, drowning the country in...

In Athens, Merkel Sees Progress, But Protesters Don't

While protests raged a few blocks from where she was having quiet talks with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras that she said showed progress in his attempt to impose more austerity measures to help right the economy, German Chancellor Angela...

Protesting Greek Pensioners Occupy Health Ministry

Several dozen pensioners pushed past police and stormed into the Health Ministry in Athens on Sept. 4 to protest the government’s failure to pay doctors and pharmacists for overdue state insurance bills, which has resulted in the elderly being...

Greece Trying to Keep Halyvourgia Steelworks From Shutting

ATHENS – Desperately trying to find ways to keep open the Hellenic Halyvourgia steelworks where employees have been striking for nine months over 40 percent pay cuts, Labor Minister Yiannis Vroutsis was talking to union leaders and management trying...