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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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“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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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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Tsipras, Zaev awarded the Hessian Peace Prize 2020 for the Prespes Agreement

The Hessian Peace Prize 2020 has been awarded to the Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, and the former prime minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, for solving the name dispute, SYRIZA said in a press release on Tuesday. The decision was announced by Boris Rhein, President of the Landtag …

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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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North Macedonia PM Zaev enjoys working lunch with PM Mitsotakis

Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev, had a working lunch with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations with focus on the development of economic cooperation between  Greece and North Macedonia as well as North Macedonia’s European perspective. Zaev reportedly committed to the need …

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Tsipras: Greece should deter Oruc Reis, extend territorial waters to 12 nm, if…

Main opposition leader and former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday he told Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis that Greece should deter the Turkish seismic research vessel Oruc Reis “if it attempts to operate inside the country’s continental shelf.” He said further that her advised the PM to extend the …

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Tsipras accuses gov’t of “chaos and insecurity” on Lesvos and Chios

Main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras said the government was to blame for the “conditions of chaos” and “insecurity” in Greece, following the ugly scenes and the excessive use of violence by riot police on the islands of Lesvos and Chios. “Today we are talking about the social security bill,” …

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