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Two former SYRIZA ministers to face justice for TV licenses, Novartis scandal

Two former SYRIZA ministers and three prosecutors will face justice for two separate cases in connection with the TV licenses and the Novartis scandal, respectively. Ex minister for Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media, Nikos Pappas, will be summoned to appear before a special court that will be convened in the …

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SYRIZA blames Gov’t for soaring prices, high toll of Covid-deaths outside ICU

Main opposition party SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance blames the government for soaring prices and the high toll of Covid-related deaths outside the ICUs. In a spot, the main opposition party urges for a series of measures for the benefit of the society. In a spot SYRIZA demands decrease of the special tax …

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Greece’s opposition SYRIZA, KKE, MeRA25 condemn Russia’s military operation

Greece’s opposition parties condemned Russia’s military operation in Ukraine on Thursday morning. Main opposition left-wing party SYRIZA said in a statement: “SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance unequivocally condemns Russia’s military operations in Ukraine since early Thursday, which violate the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country. The EU must use all diplomatic means …

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Poll: Price hikes cause of concern, ND-SYRIZA difference drops to 10.5%, no technocrats gov’t

Difference between ruling conservative New Democracy and main opposition party left-wing SYRIZA has decreased to 10.5% in the preference of potential voters as the high energy cost and the price hikes are a reason of concern for 47% of the Greeks. At the same time, Greeks seem to turn down …

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Tsipras: “We’ll vote for the frigates but no carte blanche for armament spending”

Main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras, head of the SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance, told the Parliament that his party supports the purchase of the new frigates but it is not prepared to give the government “carte blanche” regarding armaments spending. “No one doubts the importance of increasing the country’s deterrent capacity but it …

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Historic left-wing newspaper “Avgi” halts its daily edition (UPD)

The historic newspaper of the Greek left, Avgi,will hold its daily edition after 70 years. The newspaper has apparently fallen victim to financial problems as other daily newspapers in the recent past due to changes in the landscape of printed media and readers habits. Its director posted on social media …

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Tsipras reiterates call on early elections over ND’s pandemic handling, price hikes

Leader of main opposition left-wing SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, reiterated his call on early elections on Monday arguing that the conservative New Democracy government has failed to handle the coronavirus pandemic and to  the price hikes Speaking at a conference on digitalization on Monday, Tsipras said that public trust in the …

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SYRIZA slams Mitsotakis for failure to deal with the pandemic, imposing “punishment” instead

Greece’s main opposition party, left-wing SYRIZA harshly criticized Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis following the announcement of the mandatory vaccination to all over 60 years old and the fine for 100  euros per month for not compliance. “The perpetrator of the health disaster, in a panic [caused by] the total collapse …

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PM solely responsible for political failure to control pandemic, says Tsipras

The sudden rise in coronavirus infections is an exclusive political responsibility of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras said on Monday. Speaking at the Political Center emergency meeting he convened, the main opposition leader charged Mitsotakis with refusal to collaborate with Syriza. According to party sources, Tsipras …

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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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“Mykonos is the example how the Gov’t failed in pandemic management,” says Tsipras

Leader of main opposition party SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, accused the government for the mini lockdown on Mykonos saying that the island is the most characteristic example of the government’s total failure in dealing with the pandemic. Visiting the island’s health center and meeting with the mayor of Mykonos he noted …

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Parliament vote opens way for ex SYRIZA minister’s prosecution over TV licenses

A plenary session of Parliament voted on Wednesday in favor of a proposal by a House investigative committee for the prosecution of former SYRIZA minister of digital policy, telecommunications and media Nikos Pappas over his handling of the television licensing process in 2016. Of the 277 lawmakers present, 178 voted …

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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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