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Greece's Centrist To Potami Party to Officially Suspend Operations

The centrist ''To Potami'' (The River) party announced on Monday that its Political Council will propose the suspension of the party's operations at the standing congress to be held on November 24. The party, which was formed in 2014 by...

Greek Politics in Turmoil After Prespa Agreement

When Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras managed to push the Prespa Agreement through the House by "borrowing" lawmakers from other parties, the repercussions end up turning parliamentary rules upside down. Small parties were dismantled, others struggled to keep the minimum...

Center-Left Party Election Participation Seen as Protest Against Gov't Performance

The mass participation of Greek citizens in the new center-left party election, is seen as a demonstration against the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government, said PASOK MP Andreas Loverdos, on Monday. Speaking on SKAI radio on Monday morning, Loverdos said that the...

Opposition Parties React to Tsipras' Interview, 'Out of Touch With Reality' ND Says

The interview of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on ANT1 television on Tuesday evening sparked an immediate, strong reaction from opposition parties. "Mr. Tsipras has been divorced from Greek reality," says the statement issued by New Democracy. "His current interview...

Opposition Parties Criticize Greek Government Handouts

The announcement of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that 617 million euros will be given to low income pensioners and that Aegean islands handling migrant arrivals will have lower VAT was met with fierce criticism from opposition parties. "In the middle...

Opposition Parties Call for Inquiry Into Varoufakis Overstepping Authority

Claims that Greece's former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis overstepped his authority while serving office and referred to his country as "bankrupt" are resulting in opposition parties stepping up calls for inquiry into the matters. According to ekathimerini.com, the economist described...

Poll in Greece: New Democracy 10 Points Ahead of SYRIZA

New Democracy is 10 points ahead of SYRIZA in a new opinion poll on intention to vote that was released on Monday. The survey was conducted by the Research Institute of the University of Macedonia on behalf of SKAI television...

Aegina Boat Captain Released on Probation

Thrasyvoulos Lykourezos, the 77-year-old captain of the speedboat that killed 4 people on Aegina, including a 5-year-old girl, was released on probation, after a marathon hearing. Lykourezos is charged for involuntary manslaughter for driving a speedboat into a tourist boat...

New Bill Allows Unlimited Spending on Trips of Top Greek Government Officials

A new amendment voted by the ruling coalition says that when a top government official travels, all accompanying parties will be staying at the same hotel and the expenses will be covered by the state budget. The amendment caused reactions...

Opposition Party Campaigns for Right to Vote of Greeks Living Abroad

An initiative calling on the Greek government to allow Greeks living abroad to vote has been launched by opposition party To Potami. "The campaign #EimaiKaiGoEdo (I Am Here Too) by To Potami has started. With the initiative of the party...