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Greek Public Broadcaster ERT to Reopen

MPs from the newly elected Greek leftist led, SYRIZA – Independent Greeks (ANEL) coalition government have voted earlier today to reinstate the country’s public broadcaster, ERT, which was suddenly shut down almost two years ago, as part of the...

Greek Gov't Tables Bill to Reopen ERT

A bill paving the way for the reopening of Greek public broadcaster ERT was tabled by the government on April 1. The draft law was tabled after an Athens court ruled that some 3,000 ERT (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation) employees...

Samaras, Venizelos Slow Down The Shuffle

Meeting at Maximos Mansion on May 29, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his deputy and coalition partner, PASOK party leader Evangelos Venizelos, discussed their setbacks in May’s double elections, and set aside plans for a major Cabinet shake-up. After meeting for around...

Finance Ministry Planning to Facilitate Taxpayers

Greek tax offices are promoting new regulations aiming to prolong the payment period for tax debts in order to facilitate the overburdened Greek households, while also increasing state revenue, the Greek Finance Ministry announced. Finance Ministry officials plan to increase...

After EU Loss, Samaras Plans Shakeup

Following his coalition's defeat in European Parliament elections to the major opposition Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is mulling yet another rejiggering of his Cabinet and reportedly is even considering whether to ask other...

SYRIZA Touts Historic Triumph, New Democracy Says No Snap Elections

With exit polls and early results showing the ruling New Democracy Conservatives of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on track to lose the May 25 European Parliament elections by 3 percent to the major opposition Coalition of the Radical Left...

Samaras Rejects Tsipras TV Debate Challenge

Greece 's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras was accused of being afraid to face major opposition Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) leader Alexis Tsipras after the New Democracy Conservative leader said he wouldn't take the challenge for a r a...

SYRIZA Demands Parliament Debate On Baltakos Affair

Leftist SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has written to Parliament Speaker Evangelos Meimarakis demanding he allow a debate over a leaked video that showed a former top aide to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras alleging charges against the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn...

Bombing Attack on ND Party Official's Office in Athens

Gas canisters placed during the night damaged the office of lawyer and New Democracy Political Committee member Failos Kranidiotis early on Sunday morning in central Athens, Greece. The explosion, shortly after 1:00 a.m., damaged the entrance of the office on...

The Great Hellenikon Park Sell-Out

The most valuable piece of real estate in the world is New York’s Central Park – precisely because it is a park in the heart of the capital of the world and would be worth an uncountable amount of...