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Union of Centrists Party Loses Parliamentary-Caucus Status

  The Greek Union of Centrists (EK) party lost its parliamentary-caucus status on Thursday, following Ioannis Saridis' decision to leave the party and stand as an Independent MP. The decision of Saridis, which was made public in a letter sent to the...

Greek PM Attacks Previous Governments for Poor Conditions of Health System

Speaking in Greek Parliament on Friday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attacked previous administrations for the poor condition of the National Health System, while announcing a committee to investigate scandals involving previous health officials. On the weekly "Hour of the Prime...

Greek Politicians Declare Personal Wealth for 2013-2014

The assets of Greek politicians for the years 2013 and 2014 were officially announced in Greek Parliament on Wednesday, showing that several have considerable wealth. The assets of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras did not change compared to 2012 in terms...

Centrists Union Leader Accuses Polling Firm of Asking Him for Bribe

Centrists Union chief Vassilis Leventis said that an employee of a well-known polling company approached him asking for money in order to show higher percentages for his party. Speaking on Ant1 television on Monday morning, the centrist party president said...

Greek Gov't Bill on Lawmaker Offshore Companies Repealed After Causing Uproar

A new bill that would allow lawmakers and active politicians to own offshore companies is to be repealed by the government after creating an uproar in Greece, and even prompted a reaction from the government-friendly leftist newspaper, Avgi. The reactions had caused...

Meeting of Greek Political Leaders Ends With a Convergence of Sorts Over Ways to Tackle Migration Crisis

The President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos chaired a special meeting today with the leaders of the Greek political leaders at the presidential mansion. The meeting was held upon the request of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras who wished...

Centrists Union Leader Steals Show in Parliament During Pension System Talk

Centrists Union leader Vassilis Leventis called on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to resign and form an all-party government during his speech on security fund reforms. Leventis' colorful language and straightforward talk made his 30-minute speech in parliament viral, while it...

Centrists Union Chief: 'Potami MP Approached Me to Topple Gov't'

President of Centrists Union Vassilis Leventis revealed on Tuesday that a Potami MP approached him and suggested that they topple the SYRIZA-ANEL government. Leventis was on Ant1 television on Tuesday morning and said that before the controversial vote on civil...

Greek Government Spokesperson Hints at New Alliances

While the Greek government has already been weakened, having been in power for just over two months, Greek government spokesperson Olga Gerovasili does not appear to be concerned, and is rather optimistic about its future. The SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government that was elected on...

Greek Gov't Braces for Tough Battle to Pass Security Fund Reforms

After the failure to secure the support of opposition parties on passing the security fund reforms, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is preparing his strategy for the tough battle ahead. The meeting of political leaders proved fruitless with opposition representatives...