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New Democracy leader Mitsotakis in Berlin to meet Chancellor Merkel

By   /  12/02/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Democracy leader Mitsotakis in Berlin to meet Chancellor Merkel

  ND president Kyriakos Mitsotakis will visit Berlin, a two-day visit on Monday 13th and Tuesday, February 14th. According to the ND leadership, the visit is considered crucial, as the President of ND will have extensive meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel and Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. Kyriakos Mitsotakis who has until now had only short […]

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Tsipras: Europe is Changing

By   /  11/02/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tsipras: Europe is Changing

  Greek Prime Minister and President of the SYRIZA Party Alexis Tsipras sent an array of messages with just as many recipients from the Party’s Central Committee on Saturday, February 11th. Certain about the closing up of the bailout programme evaluation, Alexis Tsipras spoke about everyone and everything, sending messages to Germany, Europe and to […]

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Mitsotakis: The Hope that is becoming a Nightmare for New Democracy

By   /  07/02/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Mitsotakis: The Hope that is becoming a Nightmare for New Democracy

  When Kyriakos Mitsotakis was the surprise winner of the January 11, 2016, internal party elections for the Presidency of New Democracy, many believed that he might manage to be a strong opponent against Alexis Tsipras who had three consecutive electoral successes in 2015. Although, many had emphasized the difficulties that would entail because of […]

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Athens considers concessions to creditors

By   /  01/01/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Athens considers concessions to creditors

As the Greek government prepares for more direct talks with the country’s creditors after the holiday period, officials appear to be contemplating concessions Athens could make towards agreeing a deal to wrap up the ongoing review of the latest bailout program. Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos revealed over the weekend that the government is considering agreeing […]

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Tsipras tries to win over Greek public opinion

By   /  20/12/2016  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tsipras tries to win over Greek public opinion

With the Greek government trying to shake off the election scenario Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Leader of the Opposition Kyriakos Mitsotakis took to the streets, a few days before the Christmas holidays, a common phenomenon during an election period. For Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who has strongly called for elections from the very first months […]

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Social benefits spark further controversy

By   /  18/12/2016  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Social benefits spark further controversy

A “war” of words broke out over the weekend between the Greek government and main opposition party New Democracy. On Sunday the Prime Minister’s office issued an announcement responding to statements made by conservative party leader Kyriacos Mitsotakis on Saturday attacking the government over its handling of the economy and negotiations with the country’s creditors. […]

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Tsipras Strengthening ‘Close Circle’ for Swift Crisis Exit

By   /  06/11/2016  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tsipras Strengthening ‘Close Circle’ for Swift Crisis Exit

The expected Greek government reshuffle which has been dragging on since summer finally took shape on Friday night, after plenty of behind the scenes action. With ten departures and thirteen new faces in the new Greek Cabinet, Prime – Minister Alexis Tsipras is making two things clear through his choices. Firstly the need to proceed […]

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TV licensing law amendments approved by MPs

By   /  04/11/2016  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on TV licensing law amendments approved by MPs

Greek members of parliament voted late on Thursday night to approve amendments put forth by the government to a recent law governing television broadcasting licenses, known as the “Pappas Law” after State Minister Nikos Pappas who envisaged the licensing process. Parliament approved an amendment to suspend – not abolish – a legal provision that had […]

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ND and PASOK loans under the Microscope again

By   /  18/10/2016  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on ND and PASOK loans under the Microscope again

Right wing New Democracy party (ND) and Socialist PASOK party loans, are likely to be placed under the microscope again after statements made in parliament by the head of the Bank of Greece, Yiannis Stournaras. Financial prosecutor Panayiotis Athanassiou, requested the minutes of Stournaras’ testimony by the Parliamentary Commission in order to study it and […]

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Mitsotakis: Stuck in intraparty opposition

By   /  08/08/2016  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Mitsotakis: Stuck in intraparty opposition

Athens, August 8, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris In terms of communication the government appears to be somewhat lacking. Trends in the various Syriza factions, a bit of amateurism in the communication departments of the ministries and the more or less targeted war by the media to the government and its work […]

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