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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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Two years of a SYRIZA-ANEL Government Coalition – What next?

By   /  26/01/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Two years of a SYRIZA-ANEL Government Coalition – What next?

On the 26th January 2017 two years would have passed since SYRIZA’s first election victory and it is now clear that the left wing government is not just a temporary fix. Admittedly they were two intense years with three elections in 2015, departures, transfers, new political formations, promises that were not kept and attempts that […]

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Major upheaval caused by arrest of journalists

By   /  11/01/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Major upheaval caused by arrest of journalists

The publisher of weekly newspaper Parapolitika, Yannis Kourtakis, and its Director, Panagiotis Tzenos, appeared before court on Wednesday following their arrest by police on Tuesday night. Kourtakis and Tzenos were arrested after Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos pressed charges for defamation. The Minister claims the two journalists used their radio show in recent weeks to […]

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Letter from European Parliament Vice President to Juncker on Cyprus

By   /  05/01/2017  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, GR Politics, Greece, Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Letter from European Parliament Vice President to Juncker on Cyprus

Vice President of the European Parliament and head of the Eurogroup of SYRIZA Dimitris Papadimoulis and AKEL MEP Takis Hadjigeorgiou sent a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, concerning the forthcoming negotiations on Cyprus in Geneva between 9-11 January 2017. In the letter, below, the two MEPs stress how important it is the European […]

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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 launches counterattack with regional tour

By   /  29/12/2016  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tsipras launches counterattack with regional tour

The Greek government has launched a counterattack and is using the regional visits undertaken by the Greek Prime Minister and Cabinet members as the spearhead. According to Athens News Agency (ANA) information, the Greek Prime Minister is planning several visits to various regions of the country in January. Just yesterday and today fifteen members of […]

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OP/ED: Final Curtain ready to Fall on Greek Media

By   /  21/12/2016  /  Business, GR Business, GR Social, Greece, Social  /  Comments Off on OP/ED: Final Curtain ready to Fall on Greek Media

The curtain is drawing to a close for Greek media that were once powerful and which marked Greek political life in both a negative and a positive way. Lambrakis Press, Mega Channel TV, Pegasus and other Greek media are a breath away from closing after a long glorious (and infamous) history. It is a shame […]

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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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Parties Owe Banks 418 million Euro

By   /  28/11/2016  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Parties Owe Banks 418 million Euro

While the committee inquiry into the investigation for loans to political parties and the media is coming to an end, the SYRIZA rapporteur in the inquiry, Spiros Lappas, describes the “dissection” of political parties and media in an interview with Left.gr, and sends a political message: “We have decided with absolute sincerity to do whatever […]

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