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Greece Suspends Parliament, Declares Day of Mourning for Fofi Gennimata

The Greek Parliament has decided to suspend its workings for a week on Monday following the death of socialist leader Fofi Gennimata earlier in the day. It was the “smallest tribute” the House can pay to the president of center-left...

Greek Parliament Debates Defense Pact with France

Lawmakers in Greece are debating on Thursday the recently signed defense agreement with France in a deal described by PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis as "historic." The deal, signed in Paris on September 28, states that Greece will buy three advanced frigates,...

Greek MEP Alexis Georgoulis Defends Arts, Culture in Europe

Greek Member of the European Parliament Alexis Georgoulis has secured the passing of a resolution in the Culture Committee of the European Parliament which seeks to defend working conditions for all artists in the EU. The popular Greek actor turned...

The Story of the Austrian Parliament Building’s Greek Character

One of the most beautiful and impressive Parliament buildings anywhere in Europe is in the Austrian capital of Vienna, which has a distinct Greek flavor. Standing in the city's center since the nineteenth century, the Austrian Parliament impresses visitors to...

Greek Left Votes Down Bill to Remove Diaspora’s Voting Restrictions

Greek leftist parties voted against an amendment that would have removed all restrictions for the Diaspora to vote in national elections.

Medical Marijuana Approved for Production and Sale in Greece

The Greek Parliament voted in favor of a bill to legalise the cultivation and sale of medical marijuana in Greece on Friday. 

#MeToo Greece: PM Vows to Apply Stricter Laws for Sexual Abuse

Mitsotakis announced on Thursday that he will bring about new legislation to tighten sex abuse laws and help victims, while endorsing the #MeToo movement. 

Greek Parliament to Vote on Extension of Territorial Waters in Ionian Sea

A bill to extend the territorial waters of Greece westwards was brought to the Greek Parliament on Friday. The bill is titled "To establish the width of the territorial zone in the marine area of the Ionian and the Ionian...

Greek MPs With Medical Backgrounds Ready to Volunteer in Hospitals

At least twenty-one members of the Greek Parliament have expressed their will to work on a voluntary basis for Greece's National Health Service (NHS), known in Greece as ''ESY'' to help fight the ravaging second wave of the coronavirus...

Greece Marks Armed Forces Day with Spectacular Video Display

Greece marked Armed Forces Day on Saturday with a spectacular video projected onto the Hellenic Parliament facade highlighting the history and struggles for the protection of the homeland since ancient times. The video brought back to life special moments and...