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EU hails ratification of Prespes Agreement. Time to talk Debt Relief?

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and European Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn issued a joint statement welcoming the ratification of the Prespes Agreement by the Greek Parliament. “We warmly welcome the next crucial step in the ratification of the Prespa agreement, taken with today’s vote …

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Mitsotakis pledges €2bn tax reductions program, reduce primary surpluses

The International Fair of Thessaloniki is the place where fairy tales are born and quickly spread through media. A week after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a series of relief measures including tax cuts, it was the turn of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of Greece’ main opposition party  conservative New Democracy, …

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“Liar! Crook! Sycophant!” Greece’s political leaders duel over homme fatal Moscovici

Greece’s prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, and main opposition leader, Kyriakos Mitsotakis from conservative New Democracy, exchanged “French” for the sake of  homme fatal, the EU Commissioner, Pierre Moscovici, during a Plenary debate about Greek economy  on Thursday. Reason for the verbal  duel between the prime minister and the main opposition …

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ND leader Mitsotakis submits no-confidence vote against gov’t over Macedonia

Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis of conservative New Democracy announced Thursday noon that he is submitting no-confidence vote against the government over the Macedonia agreement. “I want to see if  Mr. Tsipras has 154 votes for the Macedonia agreement,” Mitsotakis told the Plenary with a clear hint to coalition government …

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ND leader Mitsotakis promises €1 billion guaranteed income plan

Leader of Greece’s main opposition party New Democracy has promised a 0ne-billion-euros guaranteed income plane, once his party would come into power.  “Securing economic growth is a key way of reducing poverty and social exclusion,” ND leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday. Speaking at the Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute of Democracy, Mitsotakis …

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Greece’s main opposition ND: Not bound by post bailout commitments

The leader of Greece’s main opposition party, conservative New Democracy, said that his party will not be bound by the terms of a post-bailout agreement being negotiated between the government and international creditors, arguing he would implement more aggressive cost cuts. Kyriakos Mitsotakis made the remarks Thursday as Greek officials …

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ND leader Mitsotakis sees “elections at any time,” most likely in second half of 2018

The leader of  Greece’s major opposition party, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said he was confident that conservative New Democracy will win the next elections. When will these be? Any time now, most probably in the second half of 2018.” During his visit in Washington these days, the new prime minister of Greece …

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FYROM FM Dimitrov calls on “sharing the cultural heritage of Macedonia”

Negotiations between Greece and FYROM may have slowed down, but Skopje continues to challenge Athens with provocative statements. Just days before Greek foreign minister Nikos Kotzias visits FYROM, his counterpart, Nikola Dimitrov called on “sharing the cultural heritage of Macedonia.” “We are two countries of 21st century Europe who share …

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Does ND leader Mitsotakis put an end to nepotism?

The leader of Greece’s main opposition party, conservative  New Democracy (ND)  Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that any future ND government or state office will not include any of his relatives. Mitsotakis’ decision is a blow to his sister, ND MP Dora Bakoyiannis, a former Minister for Foreign Affairs and for Culture …

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US Fund manager predicts investors predicts investors to pour billions into Greek economy once Mitsotakis is elected

Superstar hedge fund manager Kyle Bass predicts investors are getting ready to pour billion into Greek economy once New Democracy leader, neoliberal Kyriakos Mitsotakis, takes the premiership from the hands of left-wing Alexis Tsipras. 15 billion euros in bank deposits will return and foreign investors will follow pouring billio9ns of …

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New Democracy leader expels MP Papakosta from parliamentary group

The leader of conservative New Democracy, Kyriakos mitsotakis, expelled MP Katerina Papakosta from the parliamentary group for not being loyal to party line. Mitsotakis announced his decision on Twitter on Thursday morning. Πριν από λίγο γνωστοποίησα στον ΠτΒ την απόφασή μου να θέσω την βουλευτή Β´ Αθηνών Κ. Παπακώστα εκτός …

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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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President express “abhorrence”, PM and political leaders condemn London terror attack

Greece’s political leadership and parties of the opposition condemned the terror attack in London on Saturday night. The President of Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, expressed his abhorrence over the new terror attack in London. The general secretary of the Greek Presidency Georgios Gennimatas, following the president’s order, expressed early on …

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