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New Democracy expels Argos Mayor over Anti-Semitic rant

New Democracy leader, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, expelled the mayor of Argos from the conservative party over an anti-Semitic rant.  For one more time, Mayor Dimitris Kambosos had lashed out at his colleague, the mayor of Thessaloniki, Yannis Boutaris. Criticizing Boutaris over his stance on national issues  the Macedonia name dispute as …

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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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New Democracy expels member for saying PAOK supporters are “Bulgarians”

New Democracy expelled Elli Papaggeli on Tuesday morning after the model and member of ND Youth organization ONNED claimed in a controversial post n her social media account that PAOK supporters were “Bulgarians.” The ND branch in Thessaloniki said in a statement that “such divisive statements affect all Greeks and …

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Novartis: Ex health Minister says “They should hang me at Syntagma, if…”

Former Health Minister and now Vice president of conservative New Democracy, Adonis Georgiadis has said “they should hang me at Syntagma” if they find kickbacks from Novartis. For one more time, the ND-Vice whose name is involved in the Novartis case file sent to Palriament, was trying to prove he …

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Novartis-Gate sets Greece’s political arena on fire as those allegedly involved strike back

The revelations of Novartis-Gate and the publishing of the names of two prime ministers and eight ministers from New Democracy and PASOK have set the Greek political landscape on fire. One after the other those former ministers and prime ministers denied any involvement with statements to the media, some spent …

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PM Tsipras determined to solve name dispute with FYROM, but partner Kammenos has reservations

As efforts intensify to resolve the decades-long name dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Tsipras coalition partner and Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, dampened expectations. He said that he would never back a solution including the word “Macedonia” thus revealing cracks in the coalition government. The …

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Spouse of New Democracy leader Mitsotakis appears in Paradise Papers

The name of the spouse of New Democracy leader, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is included in the Paradise Papers. Mareva Grabowski – Mitsotaki appears as a shareholder of 50% of an offshore company based in the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean. The offshore “Eternia Capital Management” is the administrator of a fund …

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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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ND leader Mitsotakis promises jobs to …the children of pensioners

The leader of Greece’s main opposition party conservative New Democracy promised jobs to the unemployed children of … pensioners. Visiting a kafeneion, a traditional Greek coffee shop, in Kallithea suburb of south Athens, Kyriakos Mitsotakis said: “I do not promise hiring in the public sector,” but stressed that his aim …

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IMF to ask Greece’s opposition for ‘assurances’ in implementation of extra austerity

The International Monetary Fund will seek assurances by Greece’s main opposition party New Democracy in case the fund decides to participate in the Greek program. In the regular briefing on Thursday, the spokesman of IMF, Gerry Rice, did not rule out assurances by the Greek opposition. Assurances mean that Greece’s …

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