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Greece swears in new cabinet

Greece swears in new cabinet

The Greek government’s new cabinet was sworn in on Tuesday in three stages, to comply with the national lockdown restrictions. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced the cabinet reshuffle on Monday. In groups…

November 17, 1973: Athens Polytechnic uprising

November 17, 1973: Athens Polytechnic uprising

Athens Polytechnic uprising November 17 commemorates the Athens Polytechnic Uprising in 1973, which was a massive demonstration of popular rejection of the Greek military junta of 1967–1974. The uprising actually began on…

Eleftherios Venizelos

On this day, March 18th 1936- Eleftherios Venizelos passed away

Eleftherios Venizelos (Ελευθέριος Κυριάκου Βενιζέλος) has been named the most prominent politician in Greece’s modern history. Born on the 23rd of August 1864 in Chania, Crete he was the fifth child of Kyriakou Venizelou…

Greek Foreign Minister and PM talks to General Haftar 3

Greek Foreign Minister and PM talks to General Haftar

Following his meeting with Libya’s renegade General Khalifa Haftar in Athens today, Greece’s Foreign Minister Dendias said that Haftar had agreed with all of Greece’s positions, including the need to recognise that…

Mitarakis and Koumoutsakos

Greece re-establishes Ministry of Migration and Asylum

The establishment of a new Ministry of Migration and Asylum was announced on Wednesday by government spokesman Stelios Petsas. The government’s decision came just six months after it had scrapped the ministry.…

Alexis Tsipras

Tsipras condemns US killing of Iranian General, Qasem Soleimani

Greece’s former Prime Minister, main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has condemned the killing of prominent Iranian General, Qasem Soleimani in a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad, during a meeting with Iranian…

Government targets protestors with new laws 6

Government targets protestors with new laws

The Mitsotakis government is set to introduce a new law to Parliament concerning the future of protests and marches. According to government sources, the aim of the draft law is to ensure…

Takis Theodorikakos

Diaspora can now register online to vote in Greek elections

Following the historic vote on Wednesday in Greek parliament which allowed diaspora Greek to exercise their voting rights from their place of residence, Interior Minister Takis Theodorikakos said on Thursday, that all…

Greek Parliament

Greek Parliament approves historic diaspora voting rights

Greek Parliament on Wednesday approved the proposed New Democracy bill to allow diaspora Greeks to exercise their voting rights from their place of residence. The bill was approved with a broad majority…

Alexis Tsipras

Tsipras takes credit for restoring Greece’s credibility

Greece’s former Prime Minister, main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, claimed he had restored the country’s credibility in European and international affairs during his term in government. Tsipras made the comments on…

Diaspora Greeks given right to vote 8

Diaspora Greeks given right to vote

The Mitsotakis government succeeded in approving the majority of its proposed constitutional changes on Monday evening, which include regulations on the selection of Greece’s President, the right of Greeks abroad to vote…

Alexis Tsipras

Tsipras desperate for more party members

Greece’s former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is on a crusade to recruit new members for SYRIZA, the main opposition party. Tsipras is scheduled to tour the prefectures of Kozani, Florina and Grevena…

asylum Greece

Asylum bill goes to Parliament

Greek MPs were presented with a draft bill in Parliament on Tuesday, aimed to change the country’s asylum system. The government hopes that the new measures, which are to go into effect next…

Greece’s economy forecast to grow by 2.8 percent in 2020 10

Greece’s economy forecast to grow by 2.8 percent in 2020

Greece expects its economy to grow by 2.8 percent in 2020 whilst respecting fiscal pledges to the country’s creditors, said a draft budget released on Monday. The draft submitted Monday to parliament…