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Former Greek Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos Dies at 82

Former Greek Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, who was convicted on charges of corruption in 2013, passed away in Athens on Friday. He was 82. He died of sudden cardiac arrest at a private hospital in Athens, where he was being treated...

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...

PASOK Conference Concludes Works; Gennimata Remains President

The two-day works of the conference of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement - PASOK party were concluded on Sunday afternoon in Athens, Greece. The historic center-left party, that governed Greece for more than 25 years since its foundation in 1974, held...

After 45 Years, Anniversary of Founding of PASOK More a Memorial than a Celebration

Ever since the 1980s, September 3rd has been celebrated by many Greeks as the day the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) was established by the charismatic Andreas Papandreou, one of the emblematic political figures of post-war Greece. Shortly after the fall...

Convicted Former Minister Tsochatzopoulos to Return to Prison

Former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos will have to return to jail, according to a court decision published on Monday. The former Minister of consecutive PASOK governments, who was granted early release from prison in 2017, will have to return as...

Greece Remembers Great Reformist Andreas Papandreou 23 Years after his Death

It was June 23, 1996 when Greece lost its first leftist prime minister and great reformist Andreas Papandreou, a politician who was adored by some and disliked by others. Like all great politicians, Papandreou had many admirers and equally as...

Greece's Former Deputy PM Venizelos Resigns from Center-Left KINAL Party

Former Deputy Prime Minister and prominent minister in successive Greek governments Evangelos Venizelos announced on Saturday that he will not run as candidate with the social-democrat ''Movement for Change'' (KINAL) party in the national elections of July 7. With a...

Bankers and Party Employees To Face Charges Over Questionable Political Funding

Bank executives and employees of the New Democracy and PASOK parties will soon face criminal charges, Greek media reported on Friday, after financial prosecutors decided to take action on the issue of the two parties' funding. Greek prosecutors conducted an...

Tsipras Makes New Greek Cabinet Reshuffle to Appear More Open to the Center, Right

Tuesday's third cabinet reshuffle in three years shows that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is clutching at straws after a public outcry following the deadly East Attica fires. His administration's inadequacy to handle the natural disaster and the lack of...

Greece's Centre-Left Charts 'Autonomous' Political Course

The Movement for Change (MFC) will have an autonomous political role towards SYRIZA and New Democracy, PASOK leader and interim chair of the new party said in a speech at the MFC's founding congress on Friday. Fofi Gennimata said the...