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ECHR elects Greek judge Sicilianos as its new President

Greek judge Linos Alexandre-Sicilianos has been elected President of the European Court of Human Rights. “His term as president will begin on 5 May 2019,” the ECHR statement said. It is the first Greek to hold the court’s presidency. Sicilianos has been a judge of the ECHR since 18 May …

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Greece’s first: Council of State to be headed by female judge

For the first time in its 89-year-old history the Council of State will be headed by a woman. Judge Aikaterini Sakellaropoulou was chosen by the Greek cabinet to be the President of the country’s Supreme Administrative Court for the next four years. Sakellaropoulou was one of the vice presidents under …

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New Democracy expels President of C&I Chamber, Michalos, over Macedonia agreement

Conservative New Democracy expelled from the party, Konstantinos Michalos, the President of the Commercial and Industrial Chamber of Athens. In fast track procedures, the Ethics Committee of ND expelled Michalos who had refused to appear at the disciplinary meeting of the committee. Citing ND officials, media report the President of …

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President of Greece’s Council of State resigns over leakages to the Press

The President of Greece’s Council of State, Nikos Sakellariou, announced that he resigns over leakages to the press about a CoS decision on the upcoming pension cuts. In a surprise decision and reading a long statement that was broadcasting live, Sakellariou said that the leakages and the “unacceptable violation of …

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Greece’s President tells Prince Charles: “We hope for the Return of Parthenon Marbles!”

It didn’t help much that the British royal couple did not visit the Acropolis in order to avoid moments of embarrassment with regards to the Parthenon Marbles, stolen by Lord Elgin in 1816 and exhibited at the British Museum in London. It was the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis …

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Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall in historic visit to Athens

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla will be visiting Greek capital Athens in May  following an invitation by the President of the Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos. The visit is considered as historic as members of the British royal family have not officially visited Athens since the 1950’s. The Buckingham …

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Anastasiades re-elected president of the Republic of Cyprus

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades secured 5 more years at the Presidential Palace, winning Sunday’s run-off presidential election with a comfortable 55.99% of the vote, over 44.01% of the center-left candidate Stavros Malas. Anastasiades, 71, has taken credit for steering the Cypriot economy to recovery after it …

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President of state broadcaster ERT, Dionysis Tsaknis, resigns criticizing gov’t policies and workers union

Dionysis Tsaknis had submitted his resignation as President of Greece’s state broadcaster ERT after two and a half years on the post. He left criticizing the government policies on ERT as well as the powerful union of workers at the state broadcaster. According to media reports, Tsaknis decision to resign …

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Father of Digital Minister appointed president of nationalized OASTH

Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis announced on Wednesday the appointment of the economist Stelios Pappas, the father of Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas, as the new president of the Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organization (OASTH). The company was nationalized beginning of July. In a statement, Spirtzis said Pappas’s appointment was part of …

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President express “abhorrence”, PM and political leaders condemn London terror attack

Greece’s political leadership and parties of the opposition condemned the terror attack in London on Saturday night. The President of Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, expressed his abhorrence over the new terror attack in London. The general secretary of the Greek Presidency Georgios Gennimatas, following the president’s order, expressed early on …

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Emmanuel Macron is the new President of France

Independent candidate Emmanuel Macron, 39, is clearly the winner of the second round of Presidential elections in France. According to latest results Macron wins by margin of 65.1% to 34.9% for right-wing Marine LePen.   Voter turnout set to be lowest since 1969 Abstention at 25% 12% of voters cast …

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Former President Kostis Stephanopoulos passed away at the age of 90

One of the most popular Greek politician and president of the Republic, Konstantinos (Kostis) Stephanopoulos passed away at the age of 90. The conservative politician served as President of the Greek Republic two consecutive terms from 1995 to 2005. He was admitted to a hospital in Athens on Tuesday diagnosed …

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