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New Democracy expels MEP for “discrediting Greece” with gov’t critical posts

Greece’s conservative New Democracy expelled from the ruling party MEP Giorgos Kyrtsos on Friday, following a decision by ND Political Committee secretary Pavlos Marinakis. ND expelled the MEP because his posts on social media “discredit Greece,” the party said in a statement. “Mr. Kyrtsos, who was elected with ND’s ballot …

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Kurz’s resignation in Austria sparks political row in …Greece

The resignation of Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz amid a corruption probe has sparked a political row in Greece as main opposition SYRIZA accused the government of blocking scrutiny efforts in public opinion polls published in Greek media. On Sunday, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras unleashed an attack on the government claiming …

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Presidency cancels decoration of rescuer Jason Apostolopoulos after pressure from ruling party

The Greek Presidency had officially announced that rescuer Iasonas Apostolopoulos was among those citizens to be decorated for their actions on the occasion the 47. restoration of democracy on Saturday. However, Apostolopoulos’ decoration was cancelled without any justification apparently following political pressure by some members of ruling party New Democracy. …

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Joe who? Greece’s PM claims the patent for “vaccines patent waiver”

It may seems hard to believe but it is true: The decision of US President Joe Biden and his administration to support a temporary waiver on patents and other intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines triggered a major political dispute in …Greece. The conservative government to claim that it was …

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Gov’t spokesman Tarantilis resigns less than 2 months from appointment

Government spokesman and Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister Christos Tarantilis announced his resignation  Sunday noon. According to a letter he submitted to Prime Minister, he said that he resigns for “family reasons.” He said further that he will continue his work as a member of New Democracy parliamentary group. …

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Ruling New Democracy to prosecute ex SYRIZA minister

Ruling party New Democracy intends to propose the prosecution of former SYRIZA minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos on a series of charges when it presents its own report to the parliamentary investigative committee examining the former minister’s actions later on Wednesday. Among the charges for which the ruling party wants Papangelopoulos to …

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Greek PM Mitsotakis rules out snap elections

At the anniversary of one year in power, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis ruled out early elections. Speaking to Skai TV, the prime minister ruled out the prospect of early elections, saying they will be held at the end of the government’s four-year term. It would be “politically dishonest” to hold …

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Mitsotakis expels MEP & ex PAOK midfelder Zagorakis over football

With order of the Prime Minister, New Democracy expelled form the party, MEP and former football player, Thodoris Zagorakis, over his statement challenging the decision of the Greek Professional Sports Committee (EEA) to have two football clubs removed from the Super League championship. On Monday, the EEA voted to demote …

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ND gives second chance to 80-year-old, appoints him as hospital governor

Anything but loyal to its pledge for meritocracy, New Democracy appointed an 80-year-old retired teacher as the new governor of the public hospital in the city of Karditsa, West Macedonia. Apparently the man’s top skills to claim the job and leave behind dozens of other qualified candidates was that he …

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“Volunteering” & “Social Contribution”: Greek Gov’t narrative of Oxi Day, War against Italy

High-ranking members of conservative New Democracy are determined to drive Greeks nuts with regards the history of the country. In the new narrative of the new government, on 28. October 1940, Greece did not fight fascists, Nazism and the Axis powers but ‘populists‘, and the Greeks were not soldiers but …

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Greeks living abroad vote: ND sets criteria of taxation, years of absence

New Democracy has set two important criteria that will determine whether Greeks living abroad are eligible for voting. The Greek government is determined to have the relevant law  pass through the Parliament with a wide consent, preferably with more than the required 200 votes in the 300-seat Parliament. Interior Minister …

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Parliament approves probe into ex SYRIZA minister over Novartis handling

The Greek Parliament approved the proposal of New Democracy to set up a special investigation committee to probe former Alternate Justice Minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos (SYRIZA). The committee will probe into Papangelopoulos’ possible involvement in crimes related with the Novartis case. The former SYRIZA minister has been accused of interfering and …

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