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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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Ruling ND MPs abstain from voting to establish wiretapping inquiry committee

Members of the Greek Parliament voted on Monday evening to set up a committee of inquiry into the wiretapping of the mobile phone of PASOK-KINAL leader Nikos Androulakis. The motion received the backing of 142 opposition MPs of the total 299 lawmakers present at the voting procedure. All 157 MPs …

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Wiretapping in Parliament: Long “debate” but no answers; opposition wants PMs’ resignation

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated on Friday that the “legal surveillance” of MEP and leader of socialist opposition party PASOK/KINAL Nikos Androulakis by the National Intelligence Service EYP was “a mistake.” Speaking at the Parliament debate on the wiretapping scandal, the PM added, however, that EYP’s operation is essential …

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Parliament to convey for a debate over wiretapping scandal at extraordinary session

Greece’s Parliament will resume operation earlier than scheduled and before end of summer break after main opposition party SYRIZA  requested a plenary discussion on the wiretapping scandal that is shaking the conservative government of New Democracy and the Prime Minister. SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras submitted his request for a debated …

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Transparency committee to discuss PASOK’s leader phone bugging

The Greek Parliament’s Committee on Institutions and Transparency will meet in a closed-door session on Friday to discuss the allegations of an attempted phone bugging made by socialist opposition PASOK-KINAL party leader Nikos Androulakis. Androulakis, leader of Greece’s third-largest political party and a member of the European Parliament, filed a …

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Greek Gov’t should take focused support measures, says Parliament Budget Office

The Greek government should take focused support measures with a temporary duration, the Parliament’s Budget Office said in its quarterly report released on Thursday. The Budget Office said that these measures should be temporary, focused and funding by additional current revenue so that they do not burden the public debt. …

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Half-naked man with rifle arrested in front of Greek Parliament

Police in Greece have arrested a 37-year-old man carrying a hunting rifle in front of the Parliament building and the Monument of Unknown Soldier in Athens early morning Tuesday. The half-naked man approached around short before 3 o’ clock in the morning, he was holding a rifle and a board …

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Man drives pick up truck in front of Parliament, threatens to detonate bomb

A man drove a pickup truck in front of the Greek Parliament in downtown Athens at 10 o’ clock Monday morning, stopped it in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and threatened to detonate an explosive device. Police and bomb disposal experts rushed to the spot and the …

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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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