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Golden Dawn loses a seat in Parliament
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Golden Dawn loses a seat in Parliament

Sokratis - Mar 04, 2017

Golden Dawn lost an MP Saturday after Dimitris Koukoutsis declared himself an independent, reducing the far-right party’s representation in the 300-seat Parliament to 17 seats from 18.…

Impasse remains on TV law
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Impasse remains on TV law

Panos - Nov 04, 2016

Talks in Greek parliament over the government’s amendments on the TV law, Thursday night, led to the passing of two changes in the current legislation, although agreement…

Ieronymos: Ship is sinking at parliament session (photo)
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Ieronymos: Ship is sinking at parliament session (photo)

Panos - Oct 03, 2016

‘Our houses are ablaze and we are singing. The ship is sinking and is taking us all down with it’, said the head of the Greek Church…

New multi-bill with prior actions heads to Parliament
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New multi-bill with prior actions heads to Parliament

Panos - Sep 23, 2016

The government is expected to submit a new multi-bill to Parliament on Friday featuring some of the so-called prior actions that Greece must implement to unlock the…

Findings of war reparations probe head to Parliament
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Findings of war reparations probe head to Parliament

Sokratis - Aug 13, 2016

The findings of the intra-party committee which was set up to look into Greek claims for German war reparations are expected to be submitted to Parliament in…

Gov’t ties up loose ends as PM mulls referendums for next spring
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Gov’t ties up loose ends as PM mulls referendums for next spring

chris1 - Jul 31, 2016

Parliament is to be busy this week as the government rushes to tie up loose ends prior to the August break after which representatives of the country’s…

Parliament rejects New Democracy’s inquiry proposal for third bailout
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Parliament rejects New Democracy’s inquiry proposal for third bailout

makis - Jul 27, 2016

Amid major political tension on Tuesday evening, Parliament voted against the main opposition party’s proposal for launching an inquiry into the third bailout, capital controls and government-creditor…

Government working on new anti-graft initiative
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Government working on new anti-graft initiative

chris1 - Jul 24, 2016

After this week’s presentation showcasing the work of its anti-corruption body over the last 15 months, the government is reportedly planning to set up offices where citizens…

Parliament to vote on electoral law reform at midnight
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Parliament to vote on electoral law reform at midnight

makis - Jul 21, 2016

The debate in Parliament on the electoral law reform concludes on Thursday, with a vote on the bill expected to take place late at night. Although the…

PM lining up greater powers for president
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PM lining up greater powers for president

chris1 - Jul 10, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is to propose that the president of the republic should be given much greater powers as part of the constitutional reform the government…

European Parliament approves resolution for swift UK exit
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European Parliament approves resolution for swift UK exit

Panos - Jun 28, 2016

Members of Parliament put the heat on Britain to invoke article 50 of Lisbon Treaty Then European Parliament plenary approved a resolution with 395 notes in favour,…

Tsipras expected to meet party leaders on electoral reform
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Tsipras expected to meet party leaders on electoral reform

chris1 - Jun 19, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet with Greek party leaders this week to discuss potential changes to the country’s electoral law, according to reports Sunday. Tsipras is…

New Democracy to oppose development bill in House
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New Democracy to oppose development bill in House

chris1 - Jun 12, 2016

New Democracy is going to vote against the development bill submitted to Parliament recently by the government, despite some high-ranking party members feeling that the conservatives should…

Parliament begins inquiry into bank loans to political parties, media
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Parliament begins inquiry into bank loans to political parties, media

ilias1 - Jun 11, 2016

A Parliamentary inquiry into the 'suspect' loans given by Greek banks to political parties and media enterprises began before a special examining committee on Thursday, with a…

Prior action omnibus bill approved by Parliament with 153 votes
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Prior action omnibus bill approved by Parliament with 153 votes

Panos - May 23, 2016

The debate on the critical omnibus bill containing a series of prior actions, necessary for the conclusion of the bailout review, culminated on Sunday evening with a…

Greece passes asylum law needed for EU-Turkey migrants deal
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Greece passes asylum law needed for EU-Turkey migrants deal

ilias1 - Apr 02, 2016

Greek lawmakers on Friday passed an asylum amendment bill needed for the implementation of a European Union agreement with Turkey for the return of refugees and migrants…

Critical bill on migration to be tabled in Parliament on Friday
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Critical bill on migration to be tabled in Parliament on Friday

Panos - Apr 01, 2016

The coalition government’s migration bill, which was approved by the committees on Thursday and will be tabled in Parliament on Friday, has prompted major reactions from the…

EP on Turkey: A Cyprus solution will change region
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EP on Turkey: A Cyprus solution will change region

Panos - Feb 17, 2016

A Cyprus solution will dramatically change the stability outlook of the region, the EP (European Parliament) rapporteur on Turkey’s accession progress Kati Piri (Dutch, PES) said on…

Theodorakis would run for helm of new reformist alliance
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Theodorakis would run for helm of new reformist alliance

chris1 - Feb 14, 2016

Stavros Theodorakis would be open to running against PASOK chief Fofi Gennimata for the leadership of a new reformist party elected from base supporters, the leader of…

Greek workers march to Parliament to protest pension reform
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Greek workers march to Parliament to protest pension reform

Sokratis - Jan 16, 2016

Greek workers marched through the streets of Athens on Saturday to protest against the leftist-led government's planned pension reform which the country's international creditors have demanded as…