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SETE: New Tourism Tax Would be Detrimental to the Industry

Tourism is a vital economic sector in Greece as it accounts for around 18 percent of the country's GDP and is responsible for creating one out of every five jobs. However, the over taxation of tourism coupled with the lack...

Tsipras Calls for 'Just and Viable' Solution for Cyprus Without Guarantor Powers and Occupation Armies

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke with Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim yesterday, in a telephone conversation focused on the Cyprus talks. Tsipras reiterated Greece's continuing commitment to a just and viable solution for the Cyprus issue, founded on the...

PM Tsipras, Main Opposition Leader Mitsotakis Condemn Attack in Manchester

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday condemned the terrorist attack in Manchester in a post on Twitter, expressing solidarity with the British people and support to the relatives of the victims. Main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis also condemned...

New Democracy Accuses Tsipras' Government of Implementing 'Poverty Plan'

"Alexis Tsipras' government implements with cynicism the poverty plan for the Greeks," main opposition New Democracy (ND) said on Tuesday following the release of figures on banking account confiscations. The press office of the main opposition accused the government of...

New Democracy: PM's Speech to Cabinet Was a Failed Apology for his Policies

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' speech to the cabinet meeting was a failed apology for his policy, said main opposition New Democracy (ND) in an announcement on Thursday. "Not a single word for the tax-free deduction, not a single word for...

PM Tsipras Stresses Agreement Must Have 'Substantial Measures for the Debt'

Whatever solution is linked inevitably with "substantial measures for the debt" said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in a statement to the Sunday edition of Ethnos newspaper. As he noted "it is the first time that we do not implement measures...

Police Arrest 14 Members of Rouvikonas After they Attempted to Storm the PM's Office

Police have arrested fourteen members of the Rouvikonas (Rubicon) anarchist group after they tried to enter the Prime Minister's office by force on Saturday. The members tried to enter the Maximos Mansion by taking the guards by surprise, sources have...

PM's Office for EU and Int'l Relations: No to a Multi-Speed Europe

Panagiotis Pavlopoulos, head of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras office for European Union and International relations, expressed his total opposition to a multi-speed Europe. In an interview with the Athens Macedonian News Agency on Monday, Pavlopoulos pointed out the dangers for...

PM Tsipras Praises the 'Invaluable Contribution' of Greece's Armed Forces

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras praised the excellent deterrent capability of Greece's armed forces  in addition to their invaluable contribution to society in a statement aired during the launch of the revived television program on the armed forces "With...

Tsipras Highlights Issues of Corruption in Greece to Parliament

Corruption in Greece is not an occasional phenomenon and is related to development conditions of capitalism in the country, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday stressed to the Parliament in reply to a question raised by Potami leader Stavros...