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Archbishop investigates clergy’s rant against PASOK MP

Archbishop Ieronymos ordered on Tuesday an internal inquiry against the Archimandrite of the Ilioupolis in Athens, Seraphim Dimitriou, after the latter targeted an MP and his family for voting in favor of the same-sex marriage. Father Seraphim posted on social media pictures of the wife and new-born baby of MP …

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SYRIZA: One more MP resigns leaving party with 35 in Parliament

Main opposition party SYRIZA lost one more seat in the Parliament after Magnisia MP Katerina Papanatsiou resigned from the party on Monday. The party has now 35 seats in a Parliament of 300 in total. She justified her decision citing disagreements with the party’s new leadership. Decrying SYRIZA’s “gradual mutation” …

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ND MP Syrigos: “97% of Lausanne Treaty is obsolete”; statement triggers outrage

Ruling New Democracy MP and professor of international law, Angelos Syrigos, stirred the public debate when he claimed that “some articles of the Lausanne Treaty were out of date.” Among others, he referred to the articles regarding the military presence on the islands of the eastern Aegean Sea. Syrigos’ statements …

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Ex SYRIZA Minister, businessman guilty over TV license auction

In a unanimous decision Friday a Special Court found former SYRIZA minister Nikos Pappas guilty of dereliction of duty over the handling of a 2016 television license tender. Guilty was found also businessman Christos Kalogritsas for the crime of moral turpitude in the breach of duty of Pappas. The Special …

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SYRIZA MP and ex shipping minister Nektarios Santorinios dies at 50

Nektarios Santorinios, the SYRIZA MP for the Dodecanese islands and former deputy minister for shipping, has died. He was 50 years old. Santorinios died of cancer in a hospital on his native Rhodes, in the southeastern Aegean, according to an announcement on Monday. The Greek Parliament held a minute of …

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ND MP resigns over misuse of state money to help his business

New Democracy MP for Fthiotida, Central Greece, Themis Himaras, resigned as a parliamentary deputy on Wednesday following reports he misused state money for the benefit of his business, in violation of the Constitution. Article 57 of the Constitution of Greece is clear about the business activities of a member of …

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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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