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Greek House passes reform decoupling election of President from early Parliamentary dissolution
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Greek House passes reform decoupling election of President from early Parliamentary dissolution

Panos - Mar 15, 2019

The voting on a number of proposed Constitutional reforms ended, with the House deciding by a large majority to disassociate the dissolution of Parliament in the event…

Greek Parliament decides to refer 10 politicians to special committee over Novartis case
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Greek Parliament decides to refer 10 politicians to special committee over Novartis case

Panos - Feb 22, 2018

After a marathon session that lasted for over 20 hours, the Greek parliamentary plenum decided at 5.40 in the morning of Thursday to refer 10 political persons,…

Parliament passes law allowing automatic prosecution for anyone blocking property auctions
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Parliament passes law allowing automatic prosecution for anyone blocking property auctions

Panos - Dec 22, 2017

A closely watched amendment prescribing the automatic prosecution of anyone blocking the auction process or court officers taking part in property auctions was passed on Thursday evening,…

No term renewal for head of Parliament’s independent Budget Office
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No term renewal for head of Parliament’s independent Budget Office

Panos - Dec 07, 2017

The head of the Parliament's independent Budget Office, Panagiotis Liargovas, will by all accounts not return for a second term, with a majority of members of a…

Sex change bill passes through parliamentary committees
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Sex change bill passes through parliamentary committees

Panos - Oct 04, 2017

MPs of the Greek parliamentary committees of Justice, Public Administration and Public Order passed the bill on gender change, including the amendment that allows teenagers as young…

Parliament Budget Office: Market exit positive; reform path must continue
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Parliament Budget Office: Market exit positive; reform path must continue

Panos - Jul 27, 2017

Parliament’s independent Budget Office on Wednesday referred to a “positive development” with the previous day’s first exit by the Greek state to test sovereign debt markets in…

PM defends government’s record in fight against graft
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PM defends government’s record in fight against graft

makis - Feb 10, 2017

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras clashed in Parliament on Friday with the leader of centrist Potami, Stavros Theodorakis, in a debate about the government’s declared war on corruption.…

Parliamentary debate on new electoral law begins on Friday
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Parliamentary debate on new electoral law begins on Friday

Panos - Jul 01, 2016

The Ministry of Interior is expected to submit the coalition government’s proposal, regarding changes to the electoral law, for debate in Parliament on Friday. Although the proposal…

Government hints at referendum for Constitution and electoral law
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Government hints at referendum for Constitution and electoral law

Panos - Jun 08, 2016

In Tuesday’s media briefing, government spokesperson Olga Gerovasili hinted towards the possibility of a referendum being called for the planned constitutional review and electoral law change. Although…

New Democracy MPs leave the plenary session
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New Democracy MPs leave the plenary session

Panos - Jun 01, 2016

The clash between the government and the opposition parties has been transferred to the parliament where the issue of the offshore companies amendment is being discussed. Despite…

Prior actions amendment bill tabled in Parliament on Wednesday
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Prior actions amendment bill tabled in Parliament on Wednesday

Panos - Jun 01, 2016

The President of Parliament Nikos Voutsis announced that a bill containing amendments to the recent omnibus bill, which is necessary in order to finalize the bailout review,…

Tsakalotos announces list of public utilities to be privatized
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Tsakalotos announces list of public utilities to be privatized

makis - May 20, 2016

The Minister of Finance Euclid Tsakalotos and Alternate Minister Giorgos Houliarakis announced a list of public utilities which will be transferred to the Hellenic Holdings and Property…

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PM announces Parliamentary investigation into ‘shady’ loans given to parties and media

Panos - Mar 30, 2016

Launching an off-the-agenda debate on justice issues in Parliament on Tuesday (29/03/2016), Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras challenged main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis to distance himself…

Parliamentary debate on justice system postponed in wake of Brussels attacks
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Parliamentary debate on justice system postponed in wake of Brussels attacks

makis - Mar 22, 2016

A debate scheduled to take place on Tuesday evening in Greece’s Parliament to discuss the state of the country's justice system has been postponed in the wake…