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Poll: PASOK ahead of main opposition SYRIZA

A survey conducted by Opinion Poll on behalf of Action 24 TV showed that center-left PASOK would come second if elections were held today, overtaking main opposition SYRIZA. In the category of voting intention, ruling New Democracy got 31.1%, ahead of PASOK on 12.9%, with leftist SYRIZA in third place …

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First poll in 2023: Difference ND-SYRIZA below 7%

In the first public opinion poll for 2023, the difference between ruling conservative New Democracy and main opposition party, left-wing SYRIZA has fallen below 7 percent, as the price hikes keep bothering the Greek public. According to ALCO conducte don behalf of Alpha TV, the difference between ND and SYRIZA …

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Wiretapping: FM Dendias remains -still- loyal to PM Mitsotakis

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said Monday that he is “fully satisfied” by the Prime Minister’s pledge to shed light on the wiretapping scandal, after two   newspapers alleged he was among those targeted via phone malware. “I would also like to say that my cooperation with the Prime Minister is …

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Greece’s Gov’t mulls new support plan as anger over energy prices grows

Alerted by the citizens’ anger over the energy prices and the increasing cost of living the conservative government is promising to come up with a new national support plan for the benefit of households and businesses. The plan is expected to be implemented in June. The national plan will be …

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Poll: Price hikes cause of concern, ND-SYRIZA difference drops to 10.5%, no technocrats gov’t

Difference between ruling conservative New Democracy and main opposition party left-wing SYRIZA has decreased to 10.5% in the preference of potential voters as the high energy cost and the price hikes are a reason of concern for 47% of the Greeks. At the same time, Greeks seem to turn down …

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Bench warrants against “protected witnesses,” Gov’t eager to have their anonymity lifted

For a second consecutive day, the members of the Special Parliamentary Committee in charge to conduct preliminary examination on the Novartis bribery scandal were waiting for one of the protected witnesses to testify in Police Headquarters in Athens. They waited in vain. Protected witness under the code name “Ekaterini Kelesi” …

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Speculations about snap elections do not help Greece’s economy, says chairman of UHCC Michalos

Speculating about early elections at a time when Greece was entering a phase of recovery does no service to the economy, the head of the Union of Hellenic Chambers of Commerce and president of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) Constantine Michalos noted in an interview with the …

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Dijsselbloem announces he is quitting Dutch politics, stay as Eurogroup head until…

Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem announced that he will quit national politics as of Oct 25th, but he will stay on as the Eurogroup head until January 2018. He was caretaker finance minister after his party suffered big losses in the national elections in March. He will also quit the …

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Portraits and Voices from Greece: Amazing project “Life Narratives” by Nikos Markou

Amazing portraits by photographer Nikos Markou. Young and old Greeks speak about how Politics and Society Impact their Lives. The project “Life Narratives” is a contemporary photographic series based on an audiovisual work, “which seems to engrave history” as the Edge of Humanity Magazine notes. “The portrait sits still as …

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Orthodox Christians, incl Greeks, want a strong Russia to counter the West

Orthodox Christians in Central and Eastern Europe but also in Greece express pro-Russia views and many would like to see Russia playing a stronger role in the area in order to balance the influence of the West. According to a survey conducted by PEW Research Center majorities in Orthodox countries …

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Greek Gov’t tells central banker Stournaras to stay out of politics

The Greek government told the country’s central bank chief to stay out of politics. On Monday, the Governor of Greek’s Central Bank and former finance minister Yannis Stournaras urged the government to  wrap up the second review of the current bailout program. Stournaras warned that the delay in concluding the …

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