Tagged: PASOK

Greek police sees active group behind attack at PASOK offices

Police investigating an armed attack on police guarding the headquarters of PASOK in central Athens early on Tuesday morning, which injured an officer, believe the Revolutionary Self-Defense urban guerrilla group, which struck the same offices in 2014 and has also hit foreign embassies in Athens, is probably behind the assault. There had been no claim […]

Greek police sees active group behind attack at PASOK offices

Police investigating an armed attack on police guarding the headquarters of PASOK in central Athens early on Tuesday morning, which injured an officer, believe the Revolutionary Self-Defense urban guerrilla group, which struck the same offices in 2014 and has also hit foreign embassies in Athens, is probably behind the assault. There had been no claim […]

Cornered government could seek polls

The government’s fear that a compromise between the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to secure the latter’s participation in the Greek bailout program will lead to a new batch of measures in 2018 through 2020 has prompted Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to revive the prospect of snap polls. Tsipras was apparently hoping that […]

Ex-ministers set to spearhead effort for revival of center-left

Former PASOK ministers are gearing up for a new attempt to launch a party that will located between SYRIZA and New Democracy on the political spectrum, according to sources. Ex-members of Greece’s Socialist government, including Anna Diamantopoulou, Yiannis Ragousis and Giorgos Floridis, are set to work together to launch a new center-left initiative, possibly within […]

Ex-PASOK fund manager faces criminal charges

An Athens prosecutor Thursday brought criminal charges of breach of faith and fraud against Rovertos Spyropoulos, the former head of the Social Security Foundation (IKA) who was responsible for the finances of the PASOK party when George Papandreou was prime minister (2009-11). The charges were brought against Spyropoulos after accountants probing the party’s finances between […]

PASOK questions legality of TV license auction, warns of layoffs

PASOK, Greece’s once-dominant socialist party, on Friday questioned the legitimacy of a government auction for four private nationwide TV licenses while warning of layoffs in the country’s crisis-hit media sector. “The arbitrary number of four licenses will lead to an oligopoly in the media,” PASOK said adding that the controversial procedure had raised “serious issues […]

Upcoming conference sparks ‘cold war’ between PASOK and the River

A recent interview by PASOK leader Fofi Gennimata in the Kathimerini newspaper has reportedly prompted reactions from the River. In her interview Mrs. Gennimata commented on the center left conference that will take place in the spring of 2017. The PASOK leader explained that the leader to be elected at the conference will be accompanied […]

General Director of PASOK receives six-month jail sentence

The Misdemeanor Court of Mytilene has sentenced PASOK’s General Director Nicolas Salagiannis to six months of imprisonment, over the non-payment of wages towards an employee at the party’s offices on Lesvos. Additionally, the court has ordered the political party to pay up 24,000 euros to the employee for wages that were not paid in 2013. […]

Molotov-wielding youths target PASOK, Culture Ministry

A group of around 10 youths hurled Molotov cocktails at the headquarters of socialist PASOK on Harilaou Trikoupi Street near central Athens shortly after 1 p.m. on Sunday, causing minor damage but no injuries. Earlier, youths wielding firebombs had clashed with riot police close to the National Archaeological Museum. Some of the youths hurled Molotov […]

PASOK concerned HQ could become terror target

Officials at PASOK, as well as policemen guarding the party’s headquarters in central Athens, have expressed concern that the Socialists’ main offices are at risk of becoming the target of a terrorist attack after the government decided to remove the permanent presence of riot police vans in the vicinity. Written recommendations have been forwarded to […]

Simitis: “PASOK has run its course, it is time for a rebirth”

The former Prime Minister Kostas Simitis has estimated that PASOK has “run its course and should have been reborn, by spearheading the formation of a greater movement in the center left” in an interview for the Athens Voice newspaper. In his interview Mr. Simitis stressed that “we must set aside egos and primacy” and accused […]

Attack against PASOK offices

Two attacks with gas canisters occured during the night against the headquarters of PASOK political party. The first attack with seven gas canisters occured at 22:30 followed by another one with six ganisters before midnight, causing material damges at the entrance of the building.