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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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Why the Left is its Own Worst Enemy?

By   /  25/10/2016  /  GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Why the Left is its Own Worst Enemy?

The Greek Energy Ministry has been having a rough time as of late. The question is why? Minister of Environment and Energy Panos Skourletis seems to be making his own “little brinkmanship revolution” by sending an ultimatum to the Greek Prime Minister, either to remain in the Environment and Energy Ministry as is or become […]

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IBNA/Interview: Media, Politics and Banks: SYRIZA MP on the Greek Triangle of Corruption

By   /  15/10/2016  /  GR Politics, Greece, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on IBNA/Interview: Media, Politics and Banks: SYRIZA MP on the Greek Triangle of Corruption

“A modern, 21st century left wing party must embrace the whole of society” stated, Spyridon Lappas, SYRIZA MP for Karditsa and Rapporteur of the Commission of Inquiry on Party and Media loans, on the margins of the 2nd SYRIZA Party Conference. In a detailed interview to IBNA, Lappas speaks about SYRIZAs crack down on the […]

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SYRIZA Conference: Tsipras takes Critical Stance and passes Powerful Message (Photos)

By   /  14/10/2016  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on SYRIZA Conference: Tsipras takes Critical Stance and passes Powerful Message (Photos)

With an opening speech, Greek Prime Minister and President of SYRIZA Alexis Tsipras inaugurated the Second SYRIZA Party Conference late Thursday. There were 50 parties from about 30 countries, present during Alexis Tsipras’ lengthy speech concerning the activities of the government and the party so far. Tsipras’ critical stance provided a window into the future […]

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Government clashes with judiciary over Siemens case

By   /  14/07/2016  /  Business, GR Business, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Headlines, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Government clashes with judiciary over Siemens case

Athens, July 14, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris The government and Syriza made sharp comments against judges but also against ND and PASOK after what happened with the trial on the Siemens slush funds. Initially, government sources attacked the appeals prosecutor, saying that „responsibility should be sought for the blocking of the […]

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Tsakalotos: The second review will proceed very quickly

By   /  13/07/2016  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Tsakalotos: The second review will proceed very quickly

Athens, July 13, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos stated after the Ecofin meeting of EU Finance Ministers in Brussels that the second review of the Greek program will proceed very quickly. He added that the meeting did not discuss Greece at all. Asked if the preparation of Greece […]

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Syriza opens fire against Gennimata over electoral law

By   /  13/07/2016  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Syriza opens fire against Gennimata over electoral law

Athens, July 13, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris The leader of the Democratic Coalition and PASOK, Fofi Gennimata, has opted to play hide and seek, Syriza stresses following the proposal tabled by the socialist party leader to “freeze” the voting process of the electoral law. Syriza asks if “she will side with […]

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Skopje’s reactions and expectations after Syriza’s win in Greece

By   /  26/01/2015  /  F. Y. R. O. Macedonia, Headlines, MK Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Skopje’s reactions and expectations after Syriza’s win in Greece

IBNA Special Report Skopje, January 26, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency By Naser Pajaziti Public opinion in FYROM has closely followed yesterday’s victory of the left wing Syriza party in the Greek election and its leader, Alexis Tsipras. Reactions in Skopje have been both negative and positive. The negative ones have to do with the name […]

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Impact of Greek election in Albania and Albanians in Greece

By   /  21/01/2015  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Impact of Greek election in Albania and Albanians in Greece

IBNA Analysis Tirana, January 21, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency By Edison Kurani Greek early parliamentary election is anticipated with much interest in Albania. Politicians and analysts take into account not only the developments in the neighboring country and their impact, but also the social and economic impact that they are expected to have on 500 […]

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