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Mitsotakis: I am Interested in How Greece will Be in 2030, not How it Was in 1980

The prime minister was once again "fishing in murky waters" and turning to the past because he had sabotaged the country's present and future, main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis commented on Sunday, in response to the publication...

'Was Andreas a Liar?': Tsipras Article on PASOK Founder in 'Documento'

In an article appearing this Sunday - on the same date as PASOK founder Andreas Papandreou announced the formation of his new party in 1974 - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras tracks PASOK's meteoric rise from the political fringe to...

Changing Tune SYRIZA Now Flirts with Socialist PASOK

As a series of opinion polls show that the governing SYRIZA is trailing New Democracy by double-digit figures, the leadership of the leftist party seeks to limit the damage by trying to appeal to centrist political forces. Having failed to...

Athens Mayor on Leadership Bid for Centre-Left Coalition Party

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis has announced his intention to run for the leadership of the centre-left coalition party, Democratic Alignment, an attempt to gather all socialist-leaning parties under one coalition umbrella. With procedural deadlines still a little sketchy, the Athens...

Former Greek Minister Guilty of Receiving Bribe from Siemens

Tasos Mandelis, a former socialist transport minister, was found guilty of money laundering in the Siemens kickbacks case, and was handed an eight-year suspended sentence. Judges ruled that Mandelis had received 450,000 German marks as a bribe for a contract...

New Center-Left Party to Be Formed by December in Greece

Democratic Coalition and PASOK chief Fofi Gennimata on Friday asked for elections as soon as possible "so that the country gets rid of Syriza and its catastrophic policies". Gennimata was addressing a wide audience in the opening speech of the...

Athens Suffers Anarchist Hits Every Other Day

In Exarchia, central Athens, Hellenic Police have registered 59 violent attacks by anarchist groups against them in the first four months of the year, or 15 hits per month. The favorite target of anti-authoritarian groups is the PASOK offices on...

Former Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos Released from Prison

Former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos was released from prison on Thursday afternoon on account of ill health. "My torture is over," Tsochatzopoulos told reporters upon his release. He accused former PASOK prime ministers Costas Simitis and George Papandreou for his...

Opposition Parties React to Tsipras' Interview, 'Out of Touch With Reality' ND Says

The interview of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on ANT1 television on Tuesday evening sparked an immediate, strong reaction from opposition parties. "Mr. Tsipras has been divorced from Greek reality," says the statement issued by New Democracy. "His current interview...

Gennimata Announces Emergency PASOK Congress in September

An extraordinary PASOK Congress is going to take place shortly announced PASOK leader Fofi Gennimata on Tuesday at the Democratic Alliance parliamentary group meeting. The congress is expected to elect the members of PASOK’s main bodies, i.e. the central committee,...