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Tsipras Mega-Bomb: He urges Kasselakis to seek a vote of confidence by SYRIZA members

Former prime minister Alexis Tsipras, the man who brought Stefanos Kasselakis to SYRIZA, dropped a mega-bomb just an hour before the party Congress commenced on Thursday evening. he urged him to seek a vote of confidence by party members. Practically, the former SYRIZA leader questions and challenges the current leader …

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PM Mitsotakis comments on Tsipras resignation with toxic rhetoric

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis commented on the resignation of main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras with a comment characteristic for his own spiteful rhetoric. Mitsotakis called the decision of Alexis Tsipras “expected” and argued that SYRIZA “identified itself with toxicity, with divisive speech and deafening ineffectiveness”. The PM was asked by …

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Alexis Tsipras resigns as SYRIZA leader. What’s next? (Op-Ed)

In an unexpected move but not a surprised one after the crushing defeat on the June 25 elections, Alexis Tsipras announced on Thursday noon that he resigns as leader of left-wing SYRIZA. He will not be a candidate in elections for the new party leadership, he added. This decision was …

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives in Athens

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Greece short after 17:30 on Monday, for a two-day official visit to Athens. With a post on Twitter, Blinken hailed his “first visit to the birthplace of democracy. Kalispera Greece! This is my first visit to the birthplace of democracy as Secretary …

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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 scandal: Tsipras tables censure motion against government

Main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras tabled a motion of censure against the conservative government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday afternoon. Tsipras tabled the motion “in defense of democracy, transparency and justice” one day after he received an official response regarding the confirmed wiretapping of six people – politicians …

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PM Mitsotakis ends abruptly debate on surveillance bill, leaves Plenary

“Whatever you had to say Mr. Tsipras, you have said it, the debate ends” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said, packed his papers and left the Parliament Plenary where the debate on the surveillance bill was held. On a post with the video, SYRIZA-affiliated newspaper Avgi noted wryly:”The moment Mitsotakis runs …

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Tsipras: Greece should be boosting its own defense industry

Greece has signed armaments programs worth 14 billion euros in the last two years, but has not provided a single euro to the national defense industry, SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras charged on Monday, calling it a “national crime”. Tsipras made his statements after meeting with the administration and employees …

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Tsipras calls for EU sanctions to keep Turkish aggression in check

Greece main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras has urged the European Union to prepare a package of sanctions against Turkey over its escalating challenges to Greek sovereignty. The interventions of the leader of left-wing SYRIZA came on the sidelines of the Eurosocialist Summit PES in Prague. Tsipras called on the EU …

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TikTok removes video of Tsipras playing with children

Τik Tok took down a video showing main opposition leader and former Prime Minister, left-wing Alexis Tsipras, playing basketball with children from the SOS Village in Vari, East Attica, on the Easter Sunday. According to SYRIZA affiliated daily “Avgi”, the 13-second-long video in question received massive reports which claimed “violation …

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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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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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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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