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Greek political leaders TV debate scheduled for July 1 7

Greek political leaders TV debate scheduled for July 1

According to government sources, Greek political leaders will take part in a live televised debate which will be broadcasted on ERT on July 1, 2019. The debate is expected to include Prime Minister…

Greek activists urge PM to push EU on climate change 11

Greek activists urge PM to push EU on climate change

Greek activists petitioned Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday to push EU leaders harder for climate change initiatives at the upcoming European Council on June 20 and 21. The upcoming Council meeting…

Greek President dissolves Parliament 13

Greek President dissolves Parliament

Following a request by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday, Greece’s President Prokopis Pavlopoulos approved the dissolution of Parliament, with the Presidential Decree posted on Tuesday. The dissolution of Parliament by the…

Greek fighter jets fly over North Macedonian air space 15

Greek fighter jets fly over North Macedonian air space

Greek fighter jets flew over the airspace of North Macedonia for the first time ever as reported by the neighbouring country’s media. The overhead flights were part of NATO operations and fall…

Greek PM in 2nd trilateral summit in Jordan 17

Greek PM in 2nd trilateral summit in Jordan

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras praised Jordan on Sunday for its role as a regional stabilising force during the 2nd Greece, Cyprus, Jordan trilateral Summit that is held in Amman. Tsipras noted that…

Greek government to raise pensions 21

Greek government to raise pensions

Greece’s Minister of Labor, Social Security and Social Solidarity Effie Achtsioglou said her government has met the demands by pensioner groups and has agreed to have debts towards social security funds spread…

BBC story on ‘Macedonian’ minority triggers political response 25

BBC story on ‘Macedonian’ minority triggers political response

Greece’s main opposition party New Democracy (ND) denounced a BBC news programme referring to a ‘Macedonian minority’ and issued a statement on Sunday. ND’s statement calls on the government to “clarify, categorically…

New Ministers sworn into Tsipras government 27

New Ministers sworn into Tsipras government

Greece’s PM has appointed six new ministers following the mini-reshuffle filling vacancies at key ministries, including at the helm of Foreign Affairs. The new ministers were sworn in on Monday at the…

Greek PM fights on for Prespes Agreement 35

Greek PM fights on for Prespes Agreement

Following the resignation of Defence Minister Panos Kammenos and the departure of the Independent Greeks from the government coalition in protest over the ‘Macedonia’ name deal, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras continued to…

Northern Greece to get new international university 37

Northern Greece to get new international university

In a press statement on Saturday, Greece’s Education Minister Costas Gavroglou announced that by mid-January a draft bill for a proposed new international university, will be ready for public consultation. Gavroglou noted…

Greek Parliament barely approves Tsipras Budget 39

Greek Parliament barely approves Tsipras Budget

Greek Parliament approved on Tuesday night the 2019 draft budget submitted by the Tsipras government. With a total of 297 deputies present at the roll call vote, the budget was passed with…