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E-Platform for Greek Diaspora Voter Registration Planned for 2020

Greek citizens who live abroad will be able to register for national elections on an e-platform that will go live in Spring 2020, Interior Minister Takis Theodorikakos said on Thursday. The minister told the press that Greeks who wish to...

Greece Voted Best Beach Holiday Destination for 2019 by Russian National Geographic Traveler Magazine

Greece came first recently on the list of the best beach holiday destinations for 2019 in a vote of Russia's National Geographic Traveler magazine and website. According to the announcement made by the Greek National Tourism Organization, the nations of...

Europarliament Approves New Commission; Ursula von der Leyen New President

With 461 votes in favor, the European Parliament approved the new European Commission under the Presidency of Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday afternoon. The reshuffled composition of the Commission, occasioned by the disapproval of several commissioners in the European...

Greek Parliament Concludes Constitutional Revision with Nine Articles Amended

After a marathon session, the Greek Parliament finally agreed on Monday afternoon on which new Constitutional amendments will be approved by the House. The Parliament finalized the Constitutional revision procedures which began back in 2016 upon the conclusion of the...

Will Diaspora Vote Constitutional Amendment Garner Unanimous Parliamentary Support?

The final version of the ruling New Democracy's (ND) proposed constitutional amendment concerning the voting rights of Greeks abroad was submitted to the Parliament plenary on Friday, by ND general rapporteur Kostas Tzavaras. The ND proposals outline the main directions...

Bureaucratic Obstacles Make Voting Plan for Greeks Abroad a Meaningless Gesture

Greek political parties seemingly reached a consensus on Tuesday regarding the parameters of proposed legislation which will allow Greek expatriates to vote from their country of residence. However, the bureaucratic obstacles envisaged cast doubt on the sincerity of Greek politicians of...

Varoufakis' MeRA25 Says Government Violates Greek Diaspora's Voting Rights

Yanis Varoufakis' Mera25 party issued a statement on Monday saying that it will vote down the Greek government's new bill granting voting rights to Greek expats from their place of residence. The leftist party accuses the Greek government of deceiving...

Government Proposal for Greek Expat Vote Raises Hope for Unanimous Support

The Greek Minister of the Interior Takis Theodorikakos sent a letter on Friday to all Parliamentary parties explaining the basic elements of the draft bill that will grant voting rights to Greek expats from their place of residence. Following meetings...

Crucial Brexit Deal Vote Delayed by Amendment Approved by British MPs

A crucial vote scheduled to take place on Saturday on Boris Johnson's Brexit Deal with the EU will be delayed. British MPs voted in favor of the so-called ''Letwin Amendment'' which obliges the government to ask Brussels for an extension...

Greek Government Creates Bipartisan Committee Over Greek Diaspora Vote

Greece's Ministry of the Interior will soon establish a bipartisan committee to discuss the technicalities of the bill which aims to grant suffrage rights to Greeks who live abroad  so that they can vote from their place of residence. Minister...