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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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Budget Office warns against “excessive nominal wage increases”

Nominal wage increases should not be excessive, the Greek parliament’s Budget Office warned in a report released on Monday on the 4th quarter of 2023. The report is published after the government raised the minimum wage from 780 euros to 830 as of April 1 and while workers unions criticize …

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Motion on no confidence vote against Greece’s gov’t tabled to Parliament

Leader of socialist PASOK/KINAL, Nikos Androulakis. submitted a motion for a no-confidence vote against the conservative government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The motion tabled to the Parliament early Tuesday evening followed a newspaper report alleging that evidence from the Tempi railway disaster was tampered with. In the motion, Androulakis accused the …

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Bomb threats at three embassies, Parliament building in Athens

Bomb threats were reported at the embassies of the United States, Israel, and Egypt and the Greek Parliament in Athens on Friday. The warning calls were made to Skai channel this morning for the placement of an explosive device at the United States embassy in Ilisia, to Kontra Channel for …

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Bill on same sex marriage in Parliament Plenary

The bill on same sex marriage was introduced to the Plenary of the Greek Parliament on Wednesday. The voting of the bill that has divided the society is scheduled to be voted on Friday. In granting the possibility of marriage to persons of the same sex, the draft bill “Equality …

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Tasoulas re-elected Greece’s Parliament Speaker

Konstantinos Tasoulas was re-elected as President of the Hellenic Parliament with 249 votes on Tuesday. Tasoulas was re-elected as Parliament President with the votes of New Democracy, SYRIZA, PASOK and Hellenic Solution MPs. The 59 MPs from the other opposition parties abstained. In a speech after his re-election, the President …

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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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MP for a day: 300 lawmakers sworn in on Sunday, Parliament to be dissolved on Monday

MP for one day: 300 deputies elected to Parliament in the May 21 general elections were sworn in on Sunday, in the presence of President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Their term will be extremely short, however, as the present Parliament will be dissolved by presidential decree on Monday, …

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SYRIZA to abstain from Parliament voting, demands elections date

Greece’s main opposition party SYRIZA announced on Tuesdaythat will no longer participate in Parliament voting with only one exception. At a press conference, leader Alexis Tsipras demanded the dissolution of the Parliament and immediate declaration of elections date, accusing the conservative New Democracy government of being “morally and politically compromised.” …

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Wiretapping: Ex secretary at PM’s office denies any knowledge

Former general secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office and nephew of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Grigoris  Dimitriadis, testified on Monday at the Institutions and Transparency Committee over the wiretapping scandal and the Predator malware. Invited were also three businessmen allegedly involved in the companies Krikell and Intellexa who, however, were not present …

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Greece’s Parliament ratifies Sweden and Finland NATO bid

The Greek parliament voted to accept Sweden and Finland’s NATO membership application on Thursday. The bill was supported by ruling New Democracy, main opposition opposition party SYRIZA, and opposition party PASOK. “Thank you, Greece! With a strong majority the Greek parliament today voted in favor of ratifying Sweden’s accession to …

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Lights out for Greece’s Parliament to save energy

The exterior lighting of the Parliament building in central Athens will not be switched on at night as part of the national effort to save energy. By decision of Parliament Speaker Kostas Tasoulas, the lighting on the front and sides of the building will be discontinued, while only the perimeter …

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