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Greek Government Survives Censure Motion on Wiretapping Scandal

The Greek government survived a censure motion tabled by main opposition SYRIZA over the wiretapping scandal on Friday. 156 MPs voted against the motion and 143 in favor. A total of 299 MPs participated in the roll-call vote following a...

Greek Opposition Calls on PM Mitsotakis to Resign Over Phone Tapping

Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras tabled a no-confidence motion against the government on Wednesday and called on PM Mistotakis to resign over the phone tapping scandal. The leader of SYRIZA said that prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis cannot continue in his...

Greece Celebrates Epiphany With the Blessing of Waters

Greece and Hellenes around the world celebrated Epiphany on Friday, one of Christianity’s most important feasts. In the Orthodox Christian tradition, to which the Greek Orthodox Church also belongs, the feast of Epiphany is associated with the baptism of Jesus...

Electricity in Greece Still Most Expensive in Europe

For the second week in a row, Greece has the highest electricity prices in the European Union. On Wednesday, the wholesale price was above 218 euros per MWh by far above every other country in the EU. By comparison, Bulgaria...

Greek Former PM Tsipras Meets Leftist Leaders at Lula’s Inauguaration

Greek main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras, who has been invited to the swearing-in ceremony of the new President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, had a series of brief meetings and conversations with heads of state...

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 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...

Ethnic Greek Azov Fighter Overshadows Zelensky Speech at Greek Parliament

An ethnic Greek fighter of the Azov battalion in Mariupol who appeared in a short video shown by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky during his speech at the Greek Parliament on Thursday caused controversy in Greece. The man identified himself with...

Greek Government Survives Censure Motion on Snowstorm Fiasco

The Greek government survived on Sunday a censure motion on the handling of the emergency following the recent snowstorm that paralyzed Athens and trapped thousands of drivers in their cars for hours. The censure motion was tabled by the main...

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...