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New Democracy: Greek PM's Interview a Total Fiasco

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) spokesman Costas Karagounis called Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' interview to private TV Star late Monday "a total fiasco and complete destruction." In his statement, Karagounis noted: "After learning that the 'proud negotiation' was a...

SYRIZA Members Leak Scenarios of Snap Elections in June

SYRIZA cabinet members have leaked scenarios of snap elections or referendum if Greece does not come up with an agreement with creditors until June, when the bailout extension expires. Sources close to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that this is not...

SYRIZA: Varoufakis Was Misquoted, There Will Be No Referendum!

Greek Government circles are denying that Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis mentioned the possibility of a referendum being held to stay in the euro. “Over the last few days we have noticed an effort to strike against Finance Minister Yanis...

Greek FinMin: 'The EU Doesn't Accept the Plan of Greece? We Could Convene a Referendum on the Euro'

Greece ’s finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has said that the Syriza government will propose new elections or a referendum on the euro, if the country’s partners reject his proposals for reforms. In an interview with Italian "Corriere della Serra," a...

Scotland Independence: “The Curse of Minerva” to Britain Gets Fascinatingly Relevant in Lord Byron’s Poem

You may wonder what is the connection between the referendum for Scotland's Independent with Lord Elgin and Lord Byron, but the answer lies in the verses of an old poem that reveals a "Curse" which "will break Britain." With 309 verses,...

Greeks of Scotland Comment on Notorious Referendum

The referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country is a burning issue in the United Kingdom and Europe. A possible "yes" to the question "Do you think Scotland should be independent?" on September 18, will generate major developments in Europe.  Greek Reporter presents...

Referendum Proposal Rejected in Parliament Today

A discussion in Parliament on the proposals by opposition parties for a debate on a referendum about the privatization of 30 percent of the Public Power Corporation, the so-called “Small DEI,” (small PPC) ended without their approval. The Parliament rejected...

Special Parliamentary Session on Friday Over Proposed Referenda

The Greek Parliament's Conference of Presidents decided on Thursday to hold a special session of the first Summer Recess section of the Parliament at 10 a.m. on Friday and determine whether or not a plenary Parliament session should be convened...

Referendum Proposals for 'Small DEI' Bill

In the House’s summer session, 51 of the 100 MPs voted in favor of the creation and sale of the so-called “Small DEI,” which consists of 30 percent of the Public Power Company which has the monopoly of electrical...

Greek Parliament Approves Splitting, Selling of PPC

The Greek Parliament has approved a bill splitting state utility Public Power Corporation (PPC) by carving away a subsidiary and selling it to private investors. The Parliament's first summer session, consisting of one-third of the total of 300 MPs, approved the...