Tag: Alexis Tsipras

PM Tsipras signs gas exploration deal despite environmental warning 1

PM Tsipras signs gas exploration deal despite environmental warning

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras signed contracts on Thursday for offshore gas exploration in large tracts of the Mediterranean, despite warnings from environmental groups that the project threatens marine life habitats. The deal…

National elections to be held in Greece on July 7 11

National elections to be held in Greece on July 7

Greece is heading for national elections, which will now be held on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for snap elections after SYRIZA’s defeat in the Europarliament Elections…

Tsipras to call for snap national elections 13

Tsipras to call for snap national elections

Following SYRIZA’s disappointing results from the Euro-parliamentary and regional elections, Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced his intention to meet with President Prokopios Pavlopoulos and ask for the dissolution of parliament and…

New Democracy party wins European Parliament Polls 15

New Democracy party wins European Parliament Polls

Greece’s main opposition party New Democracy clearly lead the European Parliament elections, winning 33.6 percent of the vote against 24 percent for SYRIZA party. Greeks went to the polls on Sunday to choose their 21 representatives in…

New Democracy leader rejects TV debate with Greek Prime Minister 19

New Democracy leader rejects TV debate with Greek Prime Minister

Greece’s Main opposition New Democracy party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis rejected Thursday’s invitation by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, that they face each other in a televised debate ahead of the European elections on…

Greece to officially claim compensation from Germany over WWII 21

Greece to officially claim compensation from Germany over WWII

On Wednesday Greece’s Parliamentarians voted for a resolution which officially invites the government to claim World War II reparations from Germany. Whilst each parliamentarian voted by standing up, the Communist Party (KKE)…

Greece to hold national elections in October 25

Greece to hold national elections in October

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras confirmed on Monday during a media interview that the country will go to the polls as scheduled in October 2019. Tsipras rejected suggestions to hold snap elections…

Opposition Leader meets with EU member ambassadors in Athens 29

Opposition Leader meets with EU member ambassadors in Athens

The leader of Greece’s main opposition party, Mr Kyriakos Mitsotakis held a working brunch on Tuesday with EU member-state ambassadors in Athens, organised by the ambassador of Romania, which currently holds the…

Greek PM Tsipras says Turkish jets “harassed” his helicopter 36

Greek PM Tsipras says Turkish jets “harassed” his helicopter

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Turkish fighter jets “harassed” his helicopter as he travelled to Greek Independence Day celebrations. Alexis Tsipras said his helicopter was forced into “low manoeuvres” on Monday…

Greek government approves Greece's first crematorium 42

Greek government approves Greece’s first crematorium

The Greek government has approved Greece’s first crematorium, which will be built in Athens after the Environment and Energy Minister George Stathakis signed a decision, allowing for construction of the cremation facility.…