Category: POLITICS

ND calls for watchdog to act over suspect opinion poll
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ND calls for watchdog to act over suspect opinion poll

makis - Sep 19, 2017

New Democracy called on Tuesday on Greece’s broadcasting watchdog to ensure that the law is upheld when opinion polls are…

Greek Foreign Minister to visit Ankara on October 24
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Greek Foreign Minister to visit Ankara on October 24

makis - Sep 19, 2017

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias will visit Ankara on 24 October. According to IBNA information, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has sent…

Greece backtracks on ‘ineffective’ excise tax on wine
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Greece backtracks on ‘ineffective’ excise tax on wine

Panos - Sep 19, 2017

The Greek government will soon table an amendment to abolish excise duty on wine as it has not brought the…

Kotzias: Greece willing to continue Cyprus talks on UNSG proposals
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Kotzias: Greece willing to continue Cyprus talks on UNSG proposals

Panos - Sep 18, 2017

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has expressed the willingness of Greece to continue discussions on the Cyprus problem in the…

President Pavlopoulos blasts central European countries over refugee matter
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President Pavlopoulos blasts central European countries over refugee matter

makis - Sep 15, 2017

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos criticised the central European countries for failing to adhere to the rules of solidarity that govern…

Germany Has 3 Coalition Options After The Election
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Germany Has 3 Coalition Options After The Election

Panos - Sep 15, 2017

Angela Merkel will almost certainly remain chancellor. The uncertainty is in how her center-right party will lead the country, and…

Minister Pappas on CNN: Greece to return to markets in August 2018
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Minister Pappas on CNN: Greece to return to markets in August 2018

Panos - Sep 15, 2017

Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media Nikos Pappas said the EuroGroup decisions ensured the return of Greece to the…

Mitsotakis calls for Shipping Minister Koroumblis to resign over oil spill
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Mitsotakis calls for Shipping Minister Koroumblis to resign over oil spill

makis - Sep 14, 2017

Major opposition party New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday Greek PM Alexis Tsipras must accept Shipping Minister…

Mitsotakis vows to reform constitution to allow private universities
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Mitsotakis vows to reform constitution to allow private universities

makis - Sep 13, 2017

Speaking at an event co-organised by the Konstantinos Mitsotakis Foundation and Department of Greek Studies “Konstantinos Mitsotakis” at Stanford University,…

No EU for Turkey: European Commission President Juncker
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No EU for Turkey: European Commission President Juncker

makis - Sep 13, 2017

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gave his annual State of the European Union address at the European Parliament on Wednesday…

Mitsotakis vows to reform constitution to allow private universities
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Mitsotakis vows to reform constitution to allow private universities

Panos - Sep 13, 2017

Speaking at an event co-organised by the Konstantinos Mitsotakis Foundation and Department of Greek Studies “Konstantinos Mitsotakis” at Stanford University,…

ND asks for student union head’s resignation over exam cheats
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ND asks for student union head’s resignation over exam cheats

makis - Sep 12, 2017

New Democracy on Tuesday asked for the resignation of the head of its affiliated student union (DAP) at the University…

Bloomberg: Greece: Where Literally Sitting on Goldmine Is Not Enough to Make Money
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Bloomberg: Greece: Where Literally Sitting on Goldmine Is Not Enough to Make Money

Panos - Sep 12, 2017

The public fallout between Canadian mining company Eldorado Gold and the Greek government after the prior’s announcement on Monday it…

Greece will be under EU oversight for years to come, says European Commission representative in Athens
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Greece will be under EU oversight for years to come, says European Commission representative in Athens

makis - Sep 11, 2017

The representative of the European Commission’s office in Athens, Panos Karvounis revealed that Greece would be under the European oversight…

Greek PM aide Karanikas: Good riddance with Eldorado!
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Greek PM aide Karanikas: Good riddance with Eldorado!

makis - Sep 11, 2017

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras’s strategic consultant Nikos Karanikas issued an unprecedented statement via his twitter and Facebook accounts in response…

ND leader Mitsotakis blasts government over Eldorado Gold (video)
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ND leader Mitsotakis blasts government over Eldorado Gold (video)

makis - Sep 11, 2017

Major Greek opposition party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis accused Greek PM Alexis Tsipras of trying to cancel the investment by Canadian…

Koumoutsakos tweets on decision by Eldorado Gold to suspend investments
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Koumoutsakos tweets on decision by Eldorado Gold to suspend investments

makis - Sep 11, 2017

New Democracy Shadow Cabinet Minister for Foreign Affairs George Koumoutsakos commented on the announcement by Canadian mining company Eldorado Monday…

DW: Greek PM Alexis Tsipras: Athens in no danger of Grexiting
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DW: Greek PM Alexis Tsipras: Athens in no danger of Grexiting

Panos - Sep 11, 2017

Greek Prime Minister Tsipras has said his country is no longer in danger of Grexiting - leaving the EU -…

New school season starts with problems
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New school season starts with problems

Panos - Sep 11, 2017

Education Ministry disputes vacancies presented by teachers unions The new school season starts today in Greece with over half a…

Polls show ND gaining absolute majority
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Polls show ND gaining absolute majority

Panos - Sep 11, 2017

Two polls published in Proto Thema newspaper offer some insight into the current the political reality of Greece, showing that…