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Outcry Over "Limited Impact" Vote for Greeks in the Diaspora

The government is under fire because of its controversial proposal to allow Greeks in the diaspora to vote in the next elections, but restricting their influence. According to a report in Kathimerini, the proposal would allow Greeks abroad to vote to...

European Parliament Recognizes Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President

The European Parliament voted on Thursday in favor of a resolution recognizing Venezuela's Juan Guaidó as the country's new interim president, until "free, transparent and credible" elections are held. The resolution was brought for discussion in the Strasbourg parliament by...

Prespa Agreement Brought to the Greek Parliament

The draft bill of the Prespa agreement was brought to the Greek Parliament on Saturday morning. The bill, which will be discussed in the Greek Parliament next week, is expected to be voted on by Friday, January 25, 2019. According to the...

Greek Parliament Passes First Post-Bailout Budget

Following a long and politically fierce parliamentary debate, Greek lawmakers approved by majority the country’s 2019 budget at midnight Tuesday. This represents the first non-bailout budget for Greece after 2010. The budget was approved with 154 votes in favor and 143...

Process To Allow Greek Diaspora To Vote in Greek Elections Set in Motion

In a bid to put an end to a debate that has dragged on for decades, the interior ministry has set in motion a process to give Greeks living abroad the right to vote in elections held in Greece,...

Greek Diaspora May Get to Vote in 2019 Elections

Greek nationals living outside of Greece may soon obtain the right to cast a vote from overseas. The Greek government on Wednesday announced its intention to grant nationals residing abroad the right to vote in the country's elections, possibly...

Opposition Leader Wants Votes for Greeks Abroad

Greece's main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has called on the SYRIZA-led government to legislate for the Greek diaspora to vote in general elections. In an interview to Sunday's edition of the To Vima newspaper, the leader of conservative New Democracy party...

Opposition Leader Mitsotakis Insists on Greek Expatriates' Vote

New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday resubmitted to Parliament his party's proposal for giving Greeks abroad the right to cast their vote from where they live, rather than returning to Greece. In his statement, Mitsotakis said it was...

Catalonia to Vote on Independence from Spain on October 1st

Catalonia’s parliament has given the greenlight for an independence vote that Spain's government says is illegal. On Wednesday Catalan lawmakers passed a law to to establish an October 1 referendum on whether to declare independence from Spain. Spain's central government...

Latest MRB Poll: ND Leads SYRIZA by 13 Points

According to the latest poll which Star TV aired on its nightly bulletin, the major opposition party of New Democracy (ND) is leading the current SYRIZA government by 13 percentage points. The poll was conducted as a MRB survey and...