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Greek Government Remains Uncomfortably Silent on Second Referendum Anniversary

There were great celebrations about the re-opening of public television ERT in June, even a monument for the "fighters" of ERT was erected. Yet, what the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition forgot to do was to celebrate the second "proud No" anniversary,...

Most Greeks Believe 2015 Referendum was Damaging for Greece

More than half of Greek people (56%) believe that the July 5, 2915 referendum was damaging for the country, while only one in three (34%) believe that it was good for Greece. The poll was conducted by "Aboutpeople" using...

Varoufakis: Tsipras Warned Me of a Goudi Coup

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras warned him that if he doesn't succumb to creditors' demands in the summer of 2015 there is fear of a new Goudi Coup. "Alexis Tsipras, in the summer...

Government Sources: We Support the Stability and Democracy in Turkey

Athens sent a message in support of the stability and democracy in Turkey underlining that Greece wants a Turkey that will support dialogue and cooperation based on mutual respect, said Greek government sources. "We are watching closely and with...

Cyprus: Turkey's Referendum Result Monitored Closely

The Cypriot government is monitoring the results and the developing situation, following yesterday’s referendum with “great caution” government spokesperson Nikos Christodoulides said on Monday. Asked by CNA to comment he said Cyprus would monitor not only what would happen in...

Greek Parties React to Referendum Results in Turkey

Greece's political parties reacted with cautious remarks to the results of Sunday's referendum in Turkey that give more powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Maximos Mansion in an unofficial statement said that "the decision of the Turkish people will be...

Fidel Castro Writes Congratulatory Letter to PM Alexis Tsipras Prior to His Death

Shortly after the July 5, 2015 referendum, when 62 percent of Greek people voted against the austerity agreement with creditors, Fidel Castro sent Tsipras a congratulatory letter, where he calls him "comrade". "I congratulate you warmly on your brilliant political victory....

Greek Government Disputes Polls that Show its Decline, ND Calls for Snap Elections

The Greek government is disputing recent opinion polls showing people's dissatisfaction with the administration and presented cases of previous polls that proved to be wrong. The reaction came after the government-endorsed Avgi newspaper published a poll that shows 90% of...

Tsipras Says Direct Election of President ‘Has Matured’ as a Thought

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the direct election of the President from the people is a thought that "has matured," during an interview with Skai TV channel on Thursday evening. Regarding the powers of the President, he pointed out...

EU Leaders Felt the Brexit Blues… Until Tsipras Spoke!

The Financial Times documented the mood of UK Prime Minister David Cameron's last EU supper. The report, titled "Brexit Blues at David Cameron's Last Supper," speaks of a good-tempered mood coupled with a sober atmosphere. There were pleasantries but a...