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Nikos Voutsis Appointed President of the Greek Parliament

SYRIZA MP Nikos Voutsis was elected the new Greek Parliament President on Sunday morning. 181 out of 300 MPs voted in favor of Voutsis taking over the 17th Greek Parliament's reigns. Following the confirmation of his appointment the SYRIZA MP addressed...

Former Greek Parliament President Publishes Report on Third Greek Bailout

The outgoing Greek Parliament President Zoi Konstantopoulou officially vacated her seat on Sunday, for newly elected president Nikos Voutsis, but not before making a statement. Konstantopoulou gave Voutsis a study produced by the Truth Committee on Public Debt, which she established,...

Members of POSPERT Arrested and Released

Members of the administration of the Panhellenic Federation of Radio and Television Operations Staff (POSPERT) were detained and then arrested on Wednesday. Specifically, POSPERT's President Panagiotis Kalfagiannis and General Secretary Dimitris Kounis were arrested and then released on Wednesday afternoon. Those...

Grexit: Popular Unity Leader Supports Greek Return to Drachma

With the September 20 Greek elections fast approaching, Popular Unity leader Panagiotis Lafazanis gave a press conference at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) on Tuesday to discuss his exit from SYRIZA and his party's support for a national currency. Lafazanis noted that his...

ND Leader Meimarakis Hopes for a Solution; Not Elections

New Democracy (ND) leader Evangelos Meimarakis on Tuesday sternly attacked Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in an interview with SKAI TV. He reiterated that there is still possibility to find a solution by Friday so the country won't go to...

Greek President to Greek Parliament President: 'You Are Interpreting the Constitution Improperly'

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos criticized Parliament President Zoi Konstantopoulou on Sunday for accusing him of not complying with the letter of the law during the process of the exploratory mandates. “During the exploratory mandate procedure I implement in full the...

Greek Parliament President Konstantopoulou Meets with Panagiotis Lafazanis

Greek Parliament President Zoi Konstantopoulou met with Panayiotis Lafazanis, leader of the newly-formed political party Popular Unity, on August 22 in her office. The two politicians had a conversation in front of the reporters waiting outside the office, where...

Parliament President Slams Government for Criticizing her Stance During Exploratory Process

Greek Parliament President Zoi Konstantopoulou has been described as “pathetic and provocative” and the government spokeswoman on Friday, said that the government is in no position to make these criticizing statements. "It’s pathetic and provocative for the recently-resigned government which...

Parliament's Debt Truth Committee Proposes 'Suspension of Payments'

Greece's Parliament president Zoi Konstantopoulou late Thursday released the preliminary report of the Debt Truth Committee and stated that "We have come to the conclusion that the debt is illegal, unlawful, odious, disgraceful and non sustainable. It is of...

Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament: ‘Each Child Born in Greece Owes €32,500’

Greek human rights lawyer, politician of the Coalition of the Radical Left (Syriza) and current speaker of the Hellenic Parliament Zoi Konstantopoulou said that each child born in Greece owes 32,500 euros taking the podium at the "Forum européen des alternatives" held in Paris...