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Athanasios Rantos Elected New President of Greece's Council of State

The Greek cabinet, following the proposal of Justice Minister Costas Tsiaras, has named Athanasios Rantos to be the next President of the Council of State, Greece's Supreme Administrative Court. Rantos is currently the oldest vice president on the Council. Born in...

International Olympic Committee to Award President Pavlopoulos With Gold Olympic Order

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos will be awarded the Gold Olympic Order medal for his great contributions to the Olympic movement, Olympic ideals and the Olympic legacy, it was recently announced. The award will be given to the...

Greek President Sakellaropoulou's First Remarks After Landslide Election

A delegation from the Greek Parliament, headed by Speaker of the House Constantinos Tasoulas with representatives of all parliamentary parties, paid an official visit to the office of Ekaterini (Katerina) Sakellaropoulou on Wednesday to disclose to her the results...

Wide Consensus Foreseen as Opposition Parties Support First Female Greek President

It was announced on Thursday that the first Parliamentary vote to elect the next Greek President will take place on Wednesday, January 22. According to the recently-amended Greek Constitution, the first vote requires a 2/3 majority for a candidate to...

Who Will Be the Next Greek President?

A media fever has reigned in the past few weeks in Greece over the choice of who may be proposed as President of the Hellenic Republic, although the official announcement of the proposed candidate is several days away. Analysts and reporters...

Greek PM Tsipras Proposes Separation of Church and State

A series of constitutional amendments were proposed by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, speaking before the SYRIZA parliamentary group on Wednesday. Included in these proposals is the enactment of religious neutrality for the Greek state. Tsipras expressed his certainty that...

Greek President: 'ECB Lacks Tools for Dealing with Crises in Eurozone'

The European Central Bank lacks the necessary tools to deal effectively with the debt crisis and the banking crisis and this is one of the major shortcomings in the Eurozone, President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos said on...

Greek President Pavlopoulos: 'The Country Still Suffering from Mistakes of the First Memorandum'

President of Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos noted that there is need for corrections to the Greek program commenting on IMF's report at a meeting on Friday with the Board of the World Hellenic Inter - Parliamentary Association. "The country is...

First Visit of the Speaker of the Israeli Parliament to Greece

The Speaker of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament), MK Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, will carry out an official visit to Greece on July 13-15, 2016 following an invitation by the President of the Hellenic Parliament, MP Nikolaos Voutsis. It is the first...

Pasok Leader Meets President of Hellenic Republic to Discuss Migrant Crisis

The President of the Hellenic Republic received today the president of PASOK and head of the Democratic Alignment Fofi Gennimata. The aim of the meeting, made upon the request of Fofi Gennimata, was to discuss the migration crisis and its...