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#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...

European Parliament Halts Payments of EU Funds to Ankara

The Plenary of the European Parliament recently adopted an amendment brought forward by a Greek MEP to halt all European funding to the Turkish authorities. The amendment was proposed by Nikos Androulakis, an MEP for the Socialist and Democrats group...

Greece's Politicians Clash in Parliament — Behind Plexiglass Separators

Whereas most legislatures around the world have suspended their operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hellenic Parliament is continuing its activities, albeit with extra precautions. Political leaders on Thursday clashed over the Covid-19 outbreak and the government's response to...

Former Speaker of the House Filippos Petsalnikos Dies at 70

One of Greece's most prominent politicians and former Speaker of the House, Filippos Petsalnikos died on Friday at the age of 70. There is still no official information about the reason for his death, but he had reportedly been facing...

Varoufakis To Publish Notorious Eurogroup Recordings from Turbulent 2015 Meetings

Greek Speaker of the House Constantine Tassoulas rebuked MeRA25 leader and ex-Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on Friday for handing an envelope over to him containing a USB of the conversations he had secretly recorded while attending a Eurogroup discussion...

Greece Ratifies New US Defense Agreement

The Greek Parliament on Thursday approved an updated defense agreement with the United States, allowing the use of Greek military facilities, including the airbases at Larissa and Stefanovikio. The agreement was ratified with 175 votes for, 33 against, and 80...

PM Mitsotakis Announces FIFA-UEFA Memorandum for Greek Football

Speaking before the Greek Parliament on Thursday evening, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that his administration will seek an agreement with the international and European governing bodies of football to address issues with the country's troubled Superleague. Greece aims to draft...