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Poll: Ruling ND leads with 6.5% over main opposition SYRIZA

Ruling New Democracy enjoys a 6.2-point lead over main opposition SYRIZA, according to an opinion poll conducted by Alco, on behalf of broadcaster Alpha. If elections were held now, 31.6% of respondents said they would vote for conservative New Democracy, 25.4% for left-wing SYRIZA, 8.9% for socialist PASOK, 6.1% for …

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SYRIZA MEP Georgoulis resigns over “sexual harassment” complaint

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola announced at the plenary session in Strasbourg on Monday that she had received a request from the competent Belgian authorities to lift the parliamentary immunity of MEP Alexis Georgoulis. “I received a request from the competent Belgian authorities to lift the parliamentary immunity of Alexis …

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29,000 Greeks abroad registered to vote on May 21

The number of Greeks living abroad who are planning to vote in the general election on May 21 reached nearly 29,000 by Tuesday’s registration deadline. Greeks living abroad are allowed to vote in national elections on May 21 if they have lived in this country for at least two consecutive …

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“Earthquake Diplomacy” over: Turkey reiterates claims in the Aegean Sea

Famous “Earthquake Diplomacy” between Greece and Turkey did not last long – as not otherwise expected. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu brought back on the agenda the Turkish claims questioning the Greek sovereignty over islands in the Aegean Sea. In an interview on Monday, the Turkish FM said that there are …

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Supreme Court Vice resigns in legal dispute over far-right party ban

The vice-president of the Supreme Court resigned on Monday in legal dispute with the conservative Mitsotakis government over the ban on far-right party ahead of the upcoming general elections on May 21. Vice president Christos Tzanerikos was going to preside over the A1 Section of the courts that will judge …

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Power outage in rail network halts Athens-Thessaloniki intercity

An Intercity train traveling from Athens to Thessaloniki was forced to halt outside Larissa, central Greece, on Sunday afternoon due to a power outrage in the OSE rail network. Concerned passengers were left in the dark without proper information about what was going on. The incident caused unrest among the …

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Greek PM instrumentalizes “Evros fence” and “migration” for election purposes

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis rushed to Evros at the border with Turkey on Friday to participate in the signing ceremony between the state and a private company to extend the border fence by 35 km. “The Evros border fence sign-off constitutes the first part of the full 140-kilometer length,” the …

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Greece to have commercial stores operate overnight

With an unprecedented regulation the Greek government decided to have commercial stores open overnight and thus from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next day. The amendment has been submitted by the Ministry of Development and provides for the overnight operation of commercial stores. In the relevant introduction, the Ministry …

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Greek Defense Minister to visit Τurkey, meet counterpart Akar

Greece’s Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar will meet next week in the earthquake-stricken areas in southeast Turkey. The meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 and Panagiotopoulos’ visit will be accompanied with a dispatch of new humanitarian aid for the earthquake-stricken …

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EU Commision Vice Dombrovskis slams Greek gov’t over spyware scandal

EU Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis slammed on Tuesday the Greek government over the use of spyware against citizens while simultaneously revealing that the executive is still waiting for an explanation about the export licenses of Predator spyware to Sudan and Madagascar. “This kind of spying on fellow citizens and political …

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Varoufakis: “Let the banks burn”

Secretary General of MeRA25 Yanis Varoufakis greeted the party’s 5th anniversary with an article entitled “Let the banks burn.” In his article in the monthly column in Project Syndicate, the former finance minister referred to the shocks of the banking system, judging that it cannot be corrected. “That’s the bad …

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US Senator Menendez: Turkey doesn’t deserve to get F-16 jets

Bob Menendez, US Senator and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sharply criticized Turkey on its stance towards NATO enlargement, its relations with Greece and Cyprus, and its human rights record, saying it does not “deserve” to acquire new fighter jets from the United States. The comment was made …

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Train and Proastiakos services gradually resume, passengers avoid front wagons

Some train services in Greece resumed on Wednesday for the first time since the deadly train collision that killed 57 people and injured dozens on February 28. The first train started at 4:45 a.m. from Larissis central train station in Athens for the village of Oinoi in north-western Attica. Even …

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17-year-old “anarchist” arrested for Varoufakis’ assault

Citizen Protection Minister, Takis Theodorikakos, announced the arrest of a 17-year-old “anarchist” and the identification of two more people who attacked leader of MeRA25 Yanis Varoufakis on Friday night. In a post on Twitter, the Minister commented:”A group of anarchists identified by the Greek police, are those responsible for the …

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Fist Poll after Train collision: Causes, vote intention, ND losses

The first public opinion poll after the deadly train collision on February 28 was published by ANT1 TV on Thursday. Overwhelming majority of citizens want thorough investigation of the crash, while ruling New Democracy is suffering vote intention losses. In voting intention, the conservative Mitsotakis government New Democracy has lost …

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Train crash investigating committee member resigns in less than 24 hours

Hardly had the conservative Greek government established a 3-member committee tasked with the investigation of the deadly train disaster and one member resigned after it came under fire by opposition parties and large part of the social media society. Thanassis Ziliaskopoulos, a professor of production and transportation at the University …

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Greece’s Transport Minister resigns following deadly train crash

Greece’s Infrastructure and Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis submitted his resignation on Wednesday afternoon, 17 hours after the deadly train tragedy in Tempi. His resignation comes following public fury and immense pressure on social media and thus as elections near. Karamanlis submitted his resignation after he returned from a visit to …

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