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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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Gov’t to lift eligibility restrictions for Diaspora Greeks elections vote

The conservative Greek government plans to lift some crucial restrictions regarding the eligibility criteria allowing Diaspora Greeks to exercise their right to vote in parliamentary elections. The changes are planned despite the fact that New Democracy passed the relevant legislation a year ago. Government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni said Monday noon …

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Parliament voted to set up Committee to investigate ex SYRIZA minister over TV licenses

The Greek Parliament plenary voted in favor of setting up a preliminary committee to investigate the role of former SYRIZA minister Nikos Pappas on granting television channel licenses in 2015 and 2016. The proposal was initiated by 30 MPs of the ruling New Democracy party, passed with 187 votes from …

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Govt response to pandemic “chaotic and nonsensical” says Tsipras

In strongly-worded criticism leader of main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance and former PM Alexis Tsipras accused Mitsotakis’ government of having a “chaotic and nonsensical” response to the pandemic. He also accussed the Prime Minister of “insisting on mistaken European initiatives” with respect to suspending patents for vaccines to speed up production. …

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SYRIZA calls on PM to consider proposal for lifting of vaccine patents

Main opposition SYRIZA has called on Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday to “follow the track” proposed by the Council of Europe on Wednesday that lifts patents restrictions for the manufacture of Covid-19 vaccines. The main opposition party was referring to a clause of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council …

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Syriza accuses government of “criminal negligence” over pandemic dealing

The “eight-month complacency” shown by the prime minister and his government over the pandemic constitutes “criminal negligence”, main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance said in an announcement on Thursday, short  after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced a three-week nationwide lockdown starting on Saturday. “When all the scientists worldwide were talking of a …

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Ex PM Tsipras criticizes Gov’t for lack of ICUs, doctors amid the pandemic

Despite the government’s recent claims that there is no need for new ICU beds, the national health system is already under tremendous pressure, said SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras in a Monday statement on television. The main opposition party leader added that the government failed to make the best use …

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Greek Parliament rejects SYRIZA censure motion against FinMin over Bankruptcy Law

The Greek Parliaments has rejected with 158 votes the censure motion against Finance Minister Christos Staikouras over the new bankruptcy law submitted by main opposition party Syriza. With the exception of former Finance Minister Yianis Varoufakis’ MeRA 25, all opposition parties voted with 133 votes in favor of the motion. …

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Poll: Seven in ten Greeks concerned about Covid-19, Turkey

Seven in ten Greeks are worried about the course of the pandemic in the country, while they express concern about the , Turkish aggression in the East Mediterranean at an even higher rate, a public opinion poll has found. According to the poll conducted by Pulse on behalf of Skai, …

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SYRIZA slams EU Migration Pact as ineffective, blames Greek gov’t

Europe has proven it is “way below par in circumstances” with its new EU Migration & Asylum Pact, said on Wednesday SYRIZA’s Giorgos Psichogios, responsible for the party’s migration and asylum policy. He said that each EU member state would now be legally required to accept their fair share of …

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