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Third female MP resigns from Varoufakis’ MeRA25

An MP from MeRA25, the left-wing party of former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, announced on Monday she was leaving its parliamentary group. Fotini Bakadima, who represents the second constituency of Piraeus, said she would continue to sit in Parliament as an independent MP. IN her resignation letter, Bakadima reportedly accused …

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Wiretapping scandal: SYRIZA MP’s phone infected with Predator spyware

The wiretapping scandal in Greece reached a new level on Friday, when SYRIZA MP and former Citizen Protection Minister Christos Spirtzis (SYRIZA) filed a lawsuit at the country Supreme Court. His phone was wiretapped with spyware Predator, in the same period as of PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis and journalist Thanassis …

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MeRA25 MP and Vice Parliament Speaker Sofia Sakorafa assaulted by police

MeRA25 lawmaker and Vice Parliament Speaker Sofia Sakorafa was assaulted by riot police outside Attica police headquarters in downtown Athens on Wednesday evening, the party had denounced. Sakorafa was at the building along with others in solidarity with dozens who were detained during the students’ protest against the Education bill …

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Double device explodes outside home of New Democracy MP in N. Athens

A double explosive device exploded outside the house of New Democracy MP Konstantinos Bogdanos short before 8 o’ clock on Tuesday evening. The blaze reportedly burned down the MP’s car as well as the vehicle that belonged to his wife. Firefighters and experts on explosives rushed to the spot of …

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Golden Dawn MEP and ex MP sentenced for attack on community center

A Golden Dawn member of the European Parliament and a former member of the Greek Palriament were found guilty for the attack at a community center in Ilioupolis suburb of East Athens in 2013. MPE Yannis Laogs and ex MP Nikos Michos received an 8-nonth suspended sentence for instigating the …

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ANEL MP was asked to postpone resignation until FYROM accession to NATO vote

For a second time within days, Independent Greeks (ANEL) MP Thanassis Papachristopoulos, postponed his resignation. This time in order to facilitate the actually minority government to pass the NATO accession protocol for FYROM aka Northern Macedonia. Papachristopoulos went to the Parliament to submit his resignation on Friday morning, as he …

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SYRIZA MP beaten by group asking him apologize for “selling out Macedonia”

SYRIZA lawmaker Petros Konstantineas was beaten and slightly injured by a group of people over the Macedonia issue. The incident took place outside the hangout of  ‘Bulldogs’, supporters of local football club “Blck Storm” in Kalamata, Peloponnese, on Sunday afternoon. The MP had just left a football match and was …

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ANEL MP resigns, putting Greece’s coalition gov’t majority at risk

A lawmaker from Independent Greeks (ANEL) resigned on Tuesday over the Macedonia Agreement. The resignation leaves Tsipras’ coalition partner ANEL with just seven lawmakers and puts to government majority at risk. It is the second MP out of ANEL in the last ten days. MP Giorgos Lazaridis who is elected …

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Greece’s lawmakers vote in favor of omnibus bill as leftist protesters clash with police (videos)

Monday evening Greek Parliament, Syntagma Square in downtown Athens: Inside the Plenary the leaders of political parties argue on the omnibus bill with the prior actions the government brought for voting. Outside the building, unions protest the bill in general, the provisions on strike and the cuts in children allowances …

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