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Greece’s Opposition Demands Snap Elections Over Wiretapping Scandal

Opposition parties in Greece demanded the resignation of PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and requested snap elections during a heated debate in parliament over the wiretapping scandal. Main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras said that Mitsotakis not only knew about the wiretapping of...

Greek PM Mitsotakis Drops Clearest Hint Yet of Snap Elections

On Tuesday, Greece's PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis dropped the clearest hint yet that he is considering holding a snap general election almost a year before it's due. The conservative premier said that although his intention is to stay in power until...

Greek Opposition Leader Tsipras Re-elected as SYRIZA Chief

Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras renewed his mandate as SYRIZA leader after an inner-party ballot on Sunday and expressed confidence that his party will win the next national election. It was the first time the leader of SYRIZA was directly...

MP Gets Silenced in Greek Parliament Amidst Opposition Stand-Off

Greek MP Pavlos Polakis was silenced in Parliament on Monday as his microphone was switched off by the chairman during a debate on a new development bill. The incident occurred as Polakis, a former deputy Health Minister of the leftist...

Greek PM Apologizes for Blizzard Fiasco; Opposition Calls on Him to Resign

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis offered a "personal and sincere apology" on Wednesday to all citizens trapped on roads and a train during the blizzard that hit Athens and eastern Greece. Speaking during an emergency cabinet meeting, he acknowledged the...

Nikos Androulakis Elected New Leader of Greece’s Center-Left

Member of European Parliament Nikos Androulakis won the elections held on Sunday in Greece to become the new leader of the center-left Movement for Change (KINAL). Andoulakis faced former Prime Minister George Papandreou in the second round of the elections...

Greece Sells Majority Stake of Public Power Corporation

Greece's Public Power Corporation (PPC) is expected to complete a share capital increase plan worth around 750 million euros by early November, following a decision reached by its board on Thursday. The process is set to bring the state’s share...

Greek Left Votes Down Bill to Remove Diaspora’s Voting Restrictions

Greek leftist parties voted against an amendment that would have removed all restrictions for the Diaspora to vote in national elections.

Medical Marijuana Approved for Production and Sale in Greece

The Greek Parliament voted in favor of a bill to legalise the cultivation and sale of medical marijuana in Greece on Friday. 

Greek Parties Enthusiastically Endorse Biden on Vaccine Patent Waiver

Greek opposition parties called on the government to emulate Joe Biden and back a proposal to waive patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines.