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Greek Government Survives Censure Motion on Wiretapping Scandal

The Greek government survived a censure motion tabled by main opposition SYRIZA over the wiretapping scandal on Friday. 156 MPs voted against the motion and 143 in favor. A total of 299 MPs participated in the roll-call vote following a...

Greek Opposition Calls on PM Mitsotakis to Resign Over Phone Tapping

Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras tabled a no-confidence motion against the government on Wednesday and called on PM Mistotakis to resign over the phone tapping scandal. The leader of SYRIZA said that prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis cannot continue in his...

EU Approves Common Charger for Electronic Devices by Fall 2024

The European Union Council has issued a final approval on a mandatory USB-C common charger for electronic devices by early 2024. According to the European Parliament, all mobile phones, tablets, game consoles, digital cameras, headphones and loudspeakers, wireless mice and...

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...

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...