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Greece Raises Minimum Wage to €650, Nixes Sub-Minimum for Under-25s

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Monday that the nation will raise its minimum wage to €650 ($745) per month, and his government will abolish the ''sub-minimum'' wage which has been paid to those under the age of 25. Tsipras declared...

Macedonia and the Practice of Democracy in Greece

My deepest respect goes to the Greek people who expressed their determination last Sunday to stand up against heinous political decisions. Tens of thousands of Greeks took part in the Syntagma Square demonstration, the largest such protest ever held...

Prespa Agreement Parliamentary Vote Expected on Thursday Night

The Parliamentary debate on the Prespa Agreement began on Wednesday morning, with the final vote projected to take place late Thursday night. As the state-run AMNA news agency reports, the vote is expected to be taken after midnight, in the early...

Parliamentary Confidence Vote Debate Opens With Heated Words

The confidence vote procedure requested last week by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras began on Tuesday morning in the Greek parliament. The first hours of the discussion featured a heated debate between the Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition's...

Greek PM Vows Confidence Vote if Coalition Breaks Up

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed on Wednesday that if SYRIZA's coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL) leave the government over the Prespa agreement, he would seek a confidence vote in Parliament. SYRIZA would then need the support of 151...

Coalition's Future at Stake With Tsipras/Kammenos Meeting

The Greek prime minister and president of the ruling left-wing SYRIZA party, Alexis Tsipras, will meet the defense Minister and president of the co-governing right-wing ANEL party, Panos Kammenos, on Friday. The talks will be held in a last-minute...

Tsipras States Greek Recovery Now Beginning

"2019 will be a landmark year for Greece," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Sunday while visiting Samothraki island, where he attended Epiphany Day celebrations at the church of Panagia Kamariotissa and was made an honorary citizen. Tsipras said that...

Children Sing Christmas Carols to Greek Politicians

Alexis Tsipras Following a longstanding tradition, children from schools all over Athens sang Christmas carols to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his wife Betty Baziana at the Maximos mansion on Monday morning, Christmas Eve day. https://twitter.com/PrimeministerGR/status/1077185717980270594?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1077185717980270594&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amna.gr%2Fen%2Farticle%2F320604%2FChristmas-carols-to-President-Pavlopoulos Tsipras sat with the children at...

Greek Parliament Votes on Cancellation of Pension Cuts

The Greek Parliament will vote on Tuesday to decide the issue of the pension cuts which were scheduled to come into force on January 1, 2019. Speaking of the E.U. promise that the cuts will not be needed, Greek Prime Minister Alexis...

Tsipras Says ''Greece is a New Economy''

The Greek economy is growing at a rate of more than 2 percent and the rate continues to accelerate, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce in an address. In his remarks to the Greek-American leaders in...