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Greek Parliament President Delays Bailout Agreement Voting Procedure

Greek Parliament President Zoe Konstantopoulou delays the emergency voting procedure for the country's bailout agreement by scheduling the party leaders' meeting at 9:30 pm on Wednesday. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras tried to expedite the ratification of the draft deal for financial...

Facebook Campaign for Censure Motion Against Greek House Speaker Konstantopoulou

Parliament President Zoe Konstantopoulou has often been ridiculed in social media for her pompous talk and authoritarian behavior, inside and outside the House. However, her stance to go against Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in signing Greece's bailout agreement and...

House Speaker Konstantopoulou Insists Greece Should Default

House Speaker Zoe Konstantopoulou said that Greece should default on its sovereign debt payments while indirectly accusing the prime minister and certain cabinet members for not utilizing the findings of her committee on the debt. The Parliament President gave a...

Tsipras Beats Party Dissidents Over Greece's Third Bailout

The SYRIZA Central Committee backed Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' proposal to complete the bailout agreement and then go to an emergency party congress in September. The majority of the 200-strong Committee decided after a 12-hour session that the bailout agreement...

SYRIZA Central Committee Session Turns into a Battlefield

Greece's ruling party looks likely to will split in two after Thursday's Central Committee emergency session saw the Left Platform accusing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of "shackling Greece with a bailout Memorandum." Earlier in the meeting, Tsipras asked for party unity in...

Greek Govt Spokeswoman: We Will Not Go to Elections Without Warning

The Greek government will not go to elections on the last minute, government spokeswoman Olga Gerovasili said on Friday during an interview on Greek radio. If there are surprises, these will not come from the Greek government, she added. She said the negotiations...

Dissident House Speaker: 'Will Work with PM to Protect Rights of Greeks'

House Speaker Zoe Konstantopoulou was enigmatic coming out of her much-anticipated meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, after her dissidence over Greece's pending bailout agreement. "We had an honest and in-depth conversation with the prime minister regarding the developments of...

Greek Parliament Approves Second Set of Terms Required for Bailout Deal

Greece's parliament approved a second set of austerity measures into laws on Thursday; a requirement for the country to receive a bailout deal by its creditors. Greece moved closer to seal a new bailout deal, the third one, with the European Central...

Greek Parliament President Denounces Proposed Changes in Code of Civil Procedure

Greek Parliament President Zoe Konstantopoulou spoke out against the changes in the Code of Civil Procedure that the Greek Parliament will vote on later in the evening. “The vote is a diversion because it is introduced as an intervention by the institutions...

The Tragicomedy Performed at the Greek Parliament

Watching lawmakers in the Greek parliament speak about the required reforms they have to vote for in order for Greece to start negotiations for the third bailout package is like watching an absurd tragicomedy. It would have been hilarious if...