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Greek elections: What you need to know
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Greek elections: What you need to know

Panos - Jul 04, 2019

For the sixth time in just a decade. and for the first time since the country successfully exited its bailout programme in August 2018, Greeks will head…

Tsipras faces off with harshest media critic, Skai TV, during live appearance on prime-time newscast
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Tsipras faces off with harshest media critic, Skai TV, during live appearance on prime-time newscast

Panos - Jul 03, 2019

Beleaguered incumbent Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday sat for questions in the studio of his harshest media critic, Athens-based Skai TV, personally overturning an “embargo”…

Tsipras from Cyprus: Greece not alone, Turkey should cease violating int’l law
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Tsipras from Cyprus: Greece not alone, Turkey should cease violating int’l law

Panos - Jun 26, 2019

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras responded in quick order on Tuesday to the latest "saber-rattling" by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who dismissed Athens' repeated protests over…

Tsipras: Greece and Cyprus to demand sanctions by EU against Turkey
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Tsipras: Greece and Cyprus to demand sanctions by EU against Turkey

Panos - Jun 18, 2019

Exiting the extraordinary Greek Defence and Foreign Affairs Council Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Greece and Cyprus would jointly raise the issue of Turkish provocation at the…

Tsipras apologises for job transfers and appointments of SYRIZA partisans
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Tsipras apologises for job transfers and appointments of SYRIZA partisans

makis - Jun 12, 2019

Alexis Tsipras exhibited an apologetic mood during his interview on Alpha TV’s nightly news bulletin. Speaking to anchor Antonis Sroiter, the former Greek PM acknowledged he had…

Outcry over last-minute attempt by Tsipras govt to amend penal code; critics point to attempt to downgrade rape offense, in some instances
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Outcry over last-minute attempt by Tsipras govt to amend penal code; critics point to attempt to downgrade rape offense, in some instances

Panos - Jun 06, 2019

Proposed amendments to Greece's penal code and the code of criminal procedure, tabled in Parliament this week after Greek PM Alexis Tsipras signaled his intent to resign…

Seven Reasons Why Greek Voters Punished Tsipras on Sunday
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Seven Reasons Why Greek Voters Punished Tsipras on Sunday

Panos - May 28, 2019

Political analysts have often described the behavior of Greek voters during the economic crisis as “vote to punish” tactics. If a citizen disapproves of a government policy,…

Greek PM Tsipras declares snap general election after Europarliament, local govt defeat
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Greek PM Tsipras declares snap general election after Europarliament, local govt defeat

Panos - May 27, 2019

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras late Sunday evening said he will declare snap elections for next month, in June, hours after his hard left SYRIZA party suffered…

Tsipras promises a 50€ hike in monthly pension rates for all, but in 2020, after general election
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Tsipras promises a 50€ hike in monthly pension rates for all, but in 2020, after general election

Panos - May 24, 2019

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday evening pointed to an increase of 50 euros next year - a period after general elections must be held -…

Greek PM to propose early vote on July 7: government spokesman
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Greek PM to propose early vote on July 7: government spokesman

Panos - May 20, 2019

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wants a snap poll to take place in early July to avoid disrupting university entrance examinations, the government spokesman said on Tuesday.…

Tsipras govt survives latest vote of confidence test ahead of Europarliament elex
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Tsipras govt survives latest vote of confidence test ahead of Europarliament elex

Panos - May 17, 2019

The Tsipras government, as expected, received a vote of confidence in Parliament on Friday evening, with a political "hodgepodge" of 153 MPs (out of 298 deputies present)…

PM takes to FB to deny claims related to his late father
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PM takes to FB to deny claims related to his late father

Panos - May 10, 2019

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took to Facebook on Thursday to categorically deny that his late father, Pavlos, was friendly with and benefitted, as a construction contractor,…

Tsipras: “Get half a pension to vote for me”
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Tsipras: “Get half a pension to vote for me”

Panos - May 08, 2019

The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras presented the relief package for 2019, as he called did in Zappeion in light of the upcoming European elections as well…

Tsipras told EU leaders Brexit could be stopped by ignoring the will of the British public, Bloomberg reports
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Tsipras told EU leaders Brexit could be stopped by ignoring the will of the British public, Bloomberg reports

Panos - Apr 12, 2019

Using the derogatory title “Expert on Reversing Referendums Says Brexit Can Also Be Stopped” in reference to Greek PM Alexis Tsipras, Bloomberg claims Mr Tsipras floated the…

Greek PM Tsipras sends stern warning to Albania over Greek minority rights
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Greek PM Tsipras sends stern warning to Albania over Greek minority rights

Panos - Apr 01, 2019

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras used harsh rhetoric against the Albanian government warning PM Edi Rama’s administration that his country’s EU prospects could be harmed if the Albanian…

Turkish jets harass helicopter carrying Greek PM Tsipras by his own admission
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Turkish jets harass helicopter carrying Greek PM Tsipras by his own admission

Panos - Mar 26, 2019

Turkish fighter jets harassed the helicopter carrying Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to the island of Agathonisis for the 25th March celebrations. The Prime Minister himself made…

Tsipras proposes the speedy integration of immigrants to solve demographic problem
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Tsipras proposes the speedy integration of immigrants to solve demographic problem

makis - Mar 06, 2019

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras claimed bringing in more immigrants into the country could solve the demographic problem Greece was faced with. “The integration of people coming from…

Tsipras says he’ll officially visit North Macedonia in the coming period
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Tsipras says he’ll officially visit North Macedonia in the coming period

Panos - Mar 04, 2019

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday said he'll officially visit the newly christened North Macedonia in the coming months, a visit that would be the first…

Govt, Union of Greek Shipowners agree to 75-mln€ annual contribution to state coffers by group’s members
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Govt, Union of Greek Shipowners agree to 75-mln€ annual contribution to state coffers by group’s members

Panos - Feb 28, 2019

The Tsipras government and representatives of the country’s shipping industry on Wednesday renewed an arbitration agreement envisioning the payment of at least 75 million euros, annually, into…

Tsipras promises 500 mln€ in rent, mortgage subsidies in 2019 for low-income households
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Tsipras promises 500 mln€ in rent, mortgage subsidies in 2019 for low-income households

Panos - Feb 21, 2019

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told ministers at Cabinet meeting on Wednesday that the leftist government will dole out a total of 500 million euros from state…