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President’s election, ministers’ responsibility top issues of Constitution revision

Debate for the revision of the Greek Constitution started in the plenary of the Parliament on Monday morning and it scheduled to last for five days.  It is the fourth attempt to change the Greek Constitution that was formulated in 1975 when its postwar reform was adopted. The proposals will …

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EP Plenary debates case of Two Greek Soldiers in Turkish custody on Tue

The ongoing case of the two Greek soldiers in Turkish detention since March 1st will be debated in the Plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday. The debate comes after  initiatives by the fractions of the Europe United Left and conservative European People’s Party. The debate will include …

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The “mother of all battles” in Greek Parliament as lawmakers will vote on Novartis inquiry

The mother of all political battles started at 9 o’ clock Wednesday morning in the plenary of the Greek Parliament. Lawmakers will have to vote and decide whether there is sufficient evidence to conduct preliminary inquiry and prosecute two former prime ministers and eights ex ministers allegedly involved in the …

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Granting voting rights to diaspora Greeks back in the agenda

Greece’s main opposition party, conservative New Democracy has brought back to debate the right to vote for diaspora Greeks. On Monday, ND leader, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, resubmitted to Parliament his legislative proposal to give diaspora Greeks the right to vote in Greek elections. Complaining that his original proposal he submitted 18 …

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Plenary of Greek parliament expels Golden Dawn from austerity bill debate

The Plenary of the Greek Parliament  decided on Wednesday to expel the parliamentary group of extreme right-wing Golden Dawn after the incident two days ago. The Golden Dawn group will not be able to participate in the debates on the omnibus bill containing the new package of austerity measures 2018-2021. …

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Elections: debate Tsipras vs Meimarakis – Much Ado about Nothing

I have been trying since early morning to write a blog post about the debate between Greece’s two top political leaders, former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras from left-wing SYRIZA  and Vangelis Meimarakis from conservative New Democracy. My efforts run in vain. It has been impossible. For the simple reason that …

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Greece’s political leaders debate: the absolute boredom

It was supposed to be a mega political show: the leaders of seven political parties with representatives at the Greek Parliament should stand Question & Answer to journalists from seven television channels. The leaders would have the chance to unfold their positions about crucial issues that trouble the average Greek …

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EP President Martin Schulz: “Greeks get on my nerves”

It is not a joke, neither a fake news to troll the esteemed President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz. The politician from the German Social-Democrats SPD said indeed that Greeks get on his nerves! Thursday evening, Martin Schulz was on a panel discussion at Maybrit Illner Political Show of …

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Greek PM: We had 3 Options-Default, Eurozone Exit, Bailout

Greece prime Minister George Papandreou revealed for the first time he was considering the options of “default” and “exit the eurozone” but that he finally picked up the “bailout”.  Speaking at the Greek Parliament during the debate for the vote of confidence, Papandreou announced a referendum for ‘important changes’ among …

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