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Greece Ratifies Defense Pact with France After Tense Debate

The Greece-France strategic defense collaboration agreement was ratified in a parliamentary vote on Thursday evening. There were 191 votes in favor and 109 against the new pact. The ruling New Democracy, Movement for Change (KINAL) and Greek Solution parties approved the...

Greek Parliament Debates Defense Pact with France

Lawmakers in Greece are debating on Thursday the recently signed defense agreement with France in a deal described by PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis as "historic." The deal, signed in Paris on September 28, states that Greece will buy three advanced frigates,...

Former Greek PM Tsipras, Zaev Receive Hessian Peace Prize for Prespa Agreement

The Hessian Peace Prize for 2020 has been awarded jointly to the former Prime Minister of Greece, main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras, and the Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, it was announced on Monday. The decision was...

Obama Blasts Stubborn Austerity Measures Imposed on Greece

Former US President Obama, in his gigantic new book of memoirs called "A Promised Land," released on Tuesday, speaks at some length about Greece's debt crisis, which he admitted kept him and his aides up at night during its...

Greek Opposition Leader Tsipras Calls for Clarification on Turkish Threat

  Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday, main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras called on Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to officially brief the Greek nation and the political party leaders on the latest developments concerning Turkey, while accusing him of acting...

Hopes for Compromise as Party Leaders Meet With PM Mitsotakis on Diaspora Vote

The series of meetings held by PM Mitsotakis with parliamentary party leaders concluded late in the afternoon on Friday, raising hopes that there could be a cross-party compromise on the crucial issue of the right for expats to vote in Greece's...

Premier Tsipras Announces US' ExxonMobil to Conduct Exploration South of Crete

Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras announced on Friday that the Greek government and the American Energy giant ExxonMobil will sign an agreement regarding energy exploration and drilling next week. Speaking to journalists in Brussels following the two-day European Council Summit, Tsipras...

New Book Reveals How Grexit Was About to Become Reality in 2015

A new book published on Thursday about the history of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) reveals new details of how Greece's exit from the Eurozone was on the table for negotiations in 2015. Perhaps most surprisingly, this was the...