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Opposition Parties Call for Inquiry Into Varoufakis Overstepping Authority

Claims that Greece's former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis overstepped his authority while serving office and referred to his country as "bankrupt" are resulting in opposition parties stepping up calls for inquiry into the matters. According to ekathimerini.com, the economist described...

Tsipras Calls on 'Progressive and Left-Wing Forces' to Change Europe

Progressive and left-wing forces should work together to change Europe, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Monday at the opening of an event to present an account of SYRIZA MEP Dimitris Papadimoulis' parliamentary work for the period 2014-2016 in...

Cypriot House President Syllouris Arrives in Athens on 2-day Official Visit

The President of the House of Representatives Demetris Syllouris arrived on Tuesday morning in the Greek capital on an official two-day visit and is expected to meet with the country’s political leadership. Athens is the first destination abroad Syllouris is...

IMF and EU's "constant clash and disagreement" Hurting Greece, PM Tsipras Warns

On Sunday Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that there is a growing rift between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union (EU) that is damaging Greece's financial recovery. "I would say that what is creating conditions of...

Parliament Prepares for Second Bailout Review and Tsipras Makes Plans for New Referendums

According to sources as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has a busy agenda set in place for the spring of 2017 as he is planning a series of referendums for the Greek people to vote on including a review of...

PM Tsipras to Visit Bulgarian Counterpart Borisov Monday to Discuss Energy and Transportation Plans

As Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looks to fortify relations between the Greek government and it neighbors within the Balkan nations, he will be heading to Sophia, Bulgaria on Monday. The purpose of his trip is to discuss mutually beneficial ventures...

Greece Hiring Spree for Hundreds of Teachers to Teach Refugee Children

The average amount of time that refugee children have been out of school is a year and a half, according to Save the Children NPO. The fact of the matter is that even before that year and a half time period,...

Greek Justice Minister Urges to Start Postponed Siemens Cash-for-contracts Trial, While Top Judge Orders Investigation of Delay

According to a press release, Greek Justice Minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos is urging the courts to push ahead with the trial of Siemens cash-for-contracts trial case which has been indefinitely postponed. Paraskevopoulos is expected to meet with Supreme Court prosecutor Xeni...

New Democracy Calls for 'truth and transparency' of Tsipras' Role in Plan X

New Democracy, Greece’s conservative opposition party, has once again called for a parliamentary inquiry into the specific events that lead up to the country’s third bailout agreement. In particular they are questioning the contingency plan for a scenario in which...

ESM’s Regling and Commission Chief Juncker Visit Athens on Tuesday for a Series of Meetings

Tuesday morning the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) chief Klaus Regling is due to visit Athens and meet with Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos. Tsakalotos and Regling are expected hold a conference following their meeting. Last Friday the ESM approved the release of...