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Greece Ratifies Defense Deal with the U.S.

Greece ratified a landmark defense agreement with the U.S. on Thursday just days before PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis is due to visit the White House. It was approved by 181 votes and rejected by 119. Of the 181 votes, 157 belonged...

Greece Ratifies Frigates, Jets Deal with France

Greece ratified a major arms agreement with France late on Tuesday which includes the purchase of three frigates and six new Rafale fighter jets to an existing order for 18 aircraft. The National Defense Ministry's bill was approved by Parliament....

MP Gets Silenced in Greek Parliament Amidst Opposition Stand-Off

Greek MP Pavlos Polakis was silenced in Parliament on Monday as his microphone was switched off by the chairman during a debate on a new development bill. The incident occurred as Polakis, a former deputy Health Minister of the leftist...

Greek Government Survives Censure Motion on Snowstorm Fiasco

The Greek government survived on Sunday a censure motion on the handling of the emergency following the recent snowstorm that paralyzed Athens and trapped thousands of drivers in their cars for hours. The censure motion was tabled by the main...

Greece Approves Bill for Tougher Penalties on Crime, Fake News

The Parliament of Greece approved on Thursday a controversial justice ministry bill that introduces tougher penalties for serious crimes and the spreading of what the bill says is fake news by news organizations and social media. Ruling New Democracy party's...

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.