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SYRIZA slams Mitsotakis for failure to deal with the pandemic, imposing “punishment” instead

Greece’s main opposition party, left-wing SYRIZA harshly criticized Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis following the announcement of the mandatory vaccination to all over 60 years old and the fine for 100  euros per month for not compliance. “The perpetrator of the health disaster, in a panic [caused by] the total collapse …

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Greece criticized over treatment of migrants in U.S. State Department Human Rights report

The US State Department’s annual report on human rights violations around the world published on Tuesday has criticized Greece over unsafe and unhealthy conditions for migrants and asylum-seekers detained in pre-removal facilities or residing at the country’s six reception and identification centers, including gender-based violence against refugee women and children …

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KINAL on pandemic measures: “Gov’t behaves like a wandering theater troupe”

Opposition party Movement for Change (KINAL)/PASOK  accused the government of “inconsistency and improvisations that generate more insecurity for the citizens.” Ia a statement issued on Tuesday ahead of a “hard lockdown” in Attica, KINAL said that the restriction measures the government has imposed are problematic. KINAL that the government should …

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Govt response to pandemic “chaotic and nonsensical” says Tsipras

In strongly-worded criticism leader of main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance and former PM Alexis Tsipras accused Mitsotakis’ government of having a “chaotic and nonsensical” response to the pandemic. He also accussed the Prime Minister of “insisting on mistaken European initiatives” with respect to suspending patents for vaccines to speed up production. …

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Obama’s memoirs: The Greek debt crisis, German and French banks

In his memoirs, “A Promised Land,” former Us President Barack Obama makes also some reference to the Greek debt crisis and the way in which the major European powers chose to deal with the situation. In his memoir that was released on Tuesday, Obama writes: “I noticed that they rarely …

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Syriza accuses government of “criminal negligence” over pandemic dealing

The “eight-month complacency” shown by the prime minister and his government over the pandemic constitutes “criminal negligence”, main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance said in an announcement on Thursday, short  after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced a three-week nationwide lockdown starting on Saturday. “When all the scientists worldwide were talking of a …

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Ex PM Tsipras criticizes Gov’t for lack of ICUs, doctors amid the pandemic

Despite the government’s recent claims that there is no need for new ICU beds, the national health system is already under tremendous pressure, said SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras in a Monday statement on television. The main opposition party leader added that the government failed to make the best use …

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Opposition parties: Greek gov’t has huge responsibility for the Moria fire

Greek opposition parties sharply criticized the New Democracy government saying that it has huge responsibilities for the situation in the hotspot of Moria and the fire that destroyed it. “Today’s tragedy in Moria demonstrates the criminal responsibilities of (Prime Minister Kyriakos) Mitsotakis and (Migration Policy and Asylum Minister Notis) Mitarakis,” …

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SYRIZA criticizes Gov’t over controversial coronavirus measures

Main opposition left-wing SYRIZA has criticized the Greek government for a series of controversial measures amid a spike of coronavirus cases. SYRIZA describes the government decisions as creating an “unprecedented confusion.” SYRIZA criticizes the government decision to ban religious festivals and at the same time to allow flights from countries …

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UNHCR criticizes Greece over evictions of 9,000 recognized refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has expressed deeply concerned over the eviction of some  9,000 recognized refugees from camps, hotels and apartments. Stressing that for many the exit from organized accommodation is premature, the UNHCR calls on the Greek government to implement accommodation and labor schemes and increase …

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Truck concert, crowding outside PM’s residence angers Greeks amid lockdown

A concert on a truck initiated by the Mayor of Athens and the crowding outside the Prime Minister’s residence amid lockdown have angered Greeks who have been complying with the anti-coronavirus measures for over a month. Singer Alkistis Protopsalti and some musicians on the back of a truck toured the …

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Ankara furious at Turkish-Cypriot leader Akinci criticizing Syria Operation

Turkey’s vice president condemned Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci for having criticized the operation in Syria. In a post on his Facebook account Akinci wrote “we call it Operation Peace Spring, yet it is not spilled water, but blood.” Akinci’s posted triggered an outrage in Turkey. “I condemn [Mustafa] Akinci who …

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