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Nightmare of Deadly 2018 Greek Fire Rekindled as Cover-Up Plot Surfaces

A few days before the second anniversary of the devastating fire in eastern Attica that claimed the lives of 102 people, new evidence is coming to light, suggesting that the leadership of the Greek Fire Service attempted a huge...

Government, Opposition Clash over Bill to Curb Demonstrations in Greece

As the vote for the bill to regulate demonstrations is about to go up for a vote in the Greek Parliament Thursday, there continue to be fierce reactions from the opposition, unions and other sectors of society. Greece's public sector employees...

Ex-Premier Tsipras Slams Turkey's Erdogan, Declares Greeks Are United as One

Following the escalation of Turkish provocations on Wednesday, Greece's main Opposition SYRIZA party and its leader, Alexis Tsipras, issued two separate statements with stark warnings against Ankara and its behavior. ''The latest incidents constitute an unprecedented and dangerous escalation,'' Tsipras...

Wide Consensus Foreseen as Opposition Parties Support First Female Greek President

It was announced on Thursday that the first Parliamentary vote to elect the next Greek President will take place on Wednesday, January 22. According to the recently-amended Greek Constitution, the first vote requires a 2/3 majority for a candidate to...

Did Greece's SYRIZA Government Ask Russia to Print Drachmas in 2015?

A bombshell revelation from a French book, claiming that the SYRIZA government asked Russia to print drachmas in order to replace the euro in 2015 has opened a new round of political controversy in Greece. The claim, made in the...

Government, Opposition Clash Over Greek Diaspora Vote

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis described on Thursday a proposal submitted by main opposition party SYRIZA on the ability of diaspora Greeks to vote in general elections as “deeply offensive,” saying it treats them as “second-class citizens.” “The proposal is deeply...

Proposal for Inquiry on Ex-Minister Papangelopoulos Submitted to Parliament

Speaker of the House Constantinos Tasoulas announced on Thursday morning that thirty MPs from the governing New Democracy (ND) Party had submitted a proposal to initiate procedures for a special Parliamentary investigative committee against the former Deputy Minister of...

Fresh Accusations Emerge Against Ex-Minister Papangelopoulos in Novartis Case

Greece's former corruption prosecutor Eleni Raikou accused former deputy Justice Minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos on Monday of intervening in her work while she was a prosecutor. Back in 2017, Raikou was the first-ever official to accuse Papangelopoulos of trying to interfere in...

Former Greek PM Tsipras: 'We Are Still Here, after Four-and-a-Half Years of Struggle, the Struggle to Keep Greece Standing Upright'

"We are still here, after four-and-a-half years of struggle, the struggle to keep Greece standing upright," is how main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras started his speech at the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair on Saturday evening. The former Greek prime...

Greek Parliament Votes for Bill Abolishing University Asylum

The Greek Parliament voted in favor of a bill on Thursday which addresses the abolition of university asylum laws. The proposed legislation, brought up for discussion by the new conservative government, also addresses a series of other issues, including changes to...