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MP punches and injures another lawmaker in Greece’s Parliament

Unprecedented scenes in the Greek Parliament: A independent MP punched and insulted a fellow lawmaker from another opposition party. Both lawmakers  are members of the conservative far-right. Attacker MP Konstantinos Floros was elected to the Parliament on the Spartans ticket and supporter of  ex Golden Dawn No 2, Ilias Kassidiaris. …

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SYRIZA is falling apart after 9 more MPs leave the left-wing party

Νine lawmakers of left-wing SYRIZA announced on Thursday morning that they break way from Greece’s main opposition party seeking to form their own parliamentary group. Early aftenoon, also MEP Dimitris Papadimoulis announced his departure from the party. The fraction led by former Labor Minister Effie Achtsioglou, known as “6+6,” is …

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Parliament’s Ethics Committee proposes immunity lifting of 11 “Spartans” MPs

Τhe Ethics Committee of the Greek Parliament unanimously decided on Thursday to propose that the plenary lift the immunity of 11 MPs of the opposition party “Spartiates” (Spartans). The committee has in fact accepted a request by Supreme Court (Areios Paghos) prosecutor so that justice can continue its investigation into …

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AI features creepy little monsters on Greece’s National Day parade

A real cringe child leads the students’ parade on Greece’s National Day on October 28. The boy has a deformed face and fingers and is holding a fake Greek flag on a bent pole.A bad joke combining Greece’s National Day and American Halloween? Or just a reckless product created by …

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“Spartan” alone in Parliament is seeking for his MPs

Leader of far-right opposition party Spartiates – Spartans – Vassilis Stigas sat alone in the Parliament during the debate in the wildfires on Thursday. The leader of a party with 11 deputies is at odds with his own “army”, he lashed out at them speaking of “Greek Mafia” and “Don …

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Greece’s newly elected MPs sworn-in; seats distribution

Μembers of Parliament elected in the general elections of June 25 were sworn in on Monday morning in a ceremony attended also by the President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Lawmakers took a religious oath depending on whether Greek orthodox or Muslims, while some MPs preferred a civic oath …

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Greece’s lawmakers ratify defense pact with France

Greece’s lawmakers on Thursday ratified a landmark defense pact with France that includes a mutual assistance clause in case of an armed attack against either country; a pact that has irked fellow NATO member Turkey but also drew criticism by the NATO itself. 191 lawmakers from ruling New Democracy, opposition …

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Seven women MPs from Afghanistan arrive in Athens, says Foreign Ministry

Seven women MPs from Afghanistan arrived in Athens via Tbilisi, accompanied by their family members, earlier on Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry announced. The seven women were extricated from Afghanistan following the actions of the NGO Zaka Khan, which is based in New York. Their arrival and stay in Greece, which …

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Five MPs remain unvaccinated, one from ruling ND, says Parliament Speaker

Five Greek lawmakers remain unvaccinated against Covid-19, one of whom is from the ruling party New Democracy, Parliament Speaker Konstantinos Tassoulas said on Wednesday. The other four are reportedly from smaller political parties. The unidentified MP has invoked medical reasons to justify the decision not to get the Covid-19 jab, …

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Unvaccinated lawmakers should only address plenary via teleconference, says KINAL MP

Deputies who have not been vaccinated against the coronavirus and no health reason to avoid doing so should address plenary sessions in the Greek Parliament from a distance, Movement for Change (KINAL) parliamentary spokesman Andreas Loverdos said on Thursday. Speaking during a plenary debate on a Finance Ministry bill, the …

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Calls on Greek MPs, ministers to donate 50% of salary to fight COVID-19

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday urged members of his cabinet and lawmakers of ruling New Democracy to donate 50% their salary for the next two months in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic. According to the Prime Minister’s call, the money should be deposit on a special account opened …

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Greece elections finals: ND 39.85%, SYRIZA 31.53%, Golden Dawn out

By 99.84% of the votes counted, the results of the general elections on 7. July 2019 bring six political parties in the Greek Parliament with the neo-Nazis of Golden Dawn to be definitely out. Two new parties enter the Parliament: Elliniki Lysi (Greek Solution) of far-right Kyriakos Velopoulos MeRA25 of anti-memorandum …

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Turkish MPs provoke and threaten Greeks and Cypriots in Athens Parliament

What if Turkish lawmakers are guest at the Greek Palriament? They do not hesitate to provoke and threaten both their hosts and the Greek-Cypriots and claim rights over part of the Aegean Sea and the Cyprus Economic Exclusive Zone. “The unilateral extraction of hydrocarbons on the part of the Republic …

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Six MPs from various parties join SYRIZA, help Tsipras out of minority gov’t

Six independent lawmakers from various political parties have joined ruling party, left-wing SYRIZA on Monday. Two of them are already ministers in Tsipras cabinet. All six had given confidence vote to the government last month. The six are: Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura (ex ANEL), Alternate Minister for Public Order Katerina …

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Kammenos calls on ND to proceed with MPs mass resignation to block Prespes

Head of ANEL Panos Kammenos has called on the leader of main opposition Kyriakos Mitsotakis, New Democracy, to proceed with the resignation of his lawmakers before the Prespes Agreement vote scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. Friday. The former junior coalition partner of Alexis Tsipras called for the resignation of …

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“Your head in a ditch, traitor! “Prosecutor investigates threats against MPs to vote for Macedonia deal

81of the 120 lawmakers in FYROM’s Parliament voted on Friday evening in favor of the constitutional amendment to change the country’s name into “North Macedonia.” With FYROM to have fulfilled the majority of the terms and conditions of the Prespes Agreement, now the ball is in Greece’s court to ratify …

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“MPs would receive €24,000 in retroactive payments” stirs Greece’s political kitchen

Greek lawmakers secretly voted last week that they are also entitled to retroactive salary payments as those civil servants in the category of special payrolls, media reported on Monday. According to a press release issued on November 12 by the Union for the Protection of Labor (ENIPEKK), each lawmaker is …

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ANEL wants 180 votes for Macedonia Agreement; threats against MPs

Leader of ANEL and Tsipras’ junior coalition partner, Panos Kammenos, said on Wednesday, that he will ask the Prime Minister the Macedonia Agreement will pass through the Greek parliament with an enhanced majority of 180 votes. Kammenos statement comes the day the FYROM Parliament ratified the agreement. “We will do …

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