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Greek tourism gets vote of confidence this year too

Government spokesperson Giannis Oikonomou on Wednesday referred to the good prospects for this year’s tourist season. On a post on Twitter, he wrote: “The first direct flight from USA arrived yesterday, earlier than any other year, at Athens International Airport, while the plan is for nine direct flights from USA to …

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Bill on diaspora Greeks’ vote rejected in Parliament

The bill on the vote of diaspora Greeks in national elections was defeated in Parliament late on Wednesday, as it did not manage to collect the required number of votes in a plenary session. Officially titled “Lifting of restrictions for the registration of voters abroad on special voting lists,” the …

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European Parliament votes in favor of sanctions against Turkey

For the first time, the European Parliament, by a large majority, voted in favor of the strict imposition of sanctions on Turkey, adopting the amendment tabled by the Greek and Cypriot Delegations, at the initiative of Vangelis Meimarakis, Lefteris Christoforou and Loukas Fourlas. The result of the vote was 440 …

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Athens voted 2nd in Best Destinations in Europe 2020 poll

Athens was voted the second-best destination in Europe in the poll conducted by the European Best Destinations Tourism Promotion website. The Greek capital received 104,639 votes, out of a total of 600,000 votes Winner is the French sleepy town of Colmar in the southeast borders with Germany. It received  179,723 …

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Parliament approves new election system, but fails the 200 essential votes

With 163 votes the Greek Palriament approved the change in the elections system, however, the government failed to collect the 200 votes that were essential according to the Constitution. In favor voted conservative New Democracy and nationalist Elliniki Lysi This will result into the fact, that the new election system …

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Greece’s Constitution revised, focus on President’s election, ministers’ liability

The Parliament approved the revision of 18 articles of the Greek Constitution with the main regulations to affect the election of the president of the Hellenic Republic, the Ministers’ liability and the vote of Greeks living abroad to cast votes in their countries of residence. For the first time, Greeks …

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Vote for Greeks abroad: Political parties agree on strict eligibility criteria

No postal vote, eligibility for those who have been living abroad for maximum 35 years but who had lived in Greece for two years and can prove it with public documents. The inter-party committee of the Greek Parliament has reached an agreement on the vote of Greeks living abroad, Interior …

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Greeks living abroad vote: ND sets criteria of taxation, years of absence

New Democracy has set two important criteria that will determine whether Greeks living abroad are eligible for voting. The Greek government is determined to have the relevant law  pass through the Parliament with a wide consent, preferably with more than the required 200 votes in the 300-seat Parliament. Interior Minister …

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Greeks living abroad: Vote to affect 350,000 people with Greek tax ID

Greece’s Interior Minister, Takis Theodorikakos, made clear on Tuesday that only Greek citizens with a Greek tax number will be eligible to vote if they live abroad. The Minister put an end to speculations that the majority of Greeks living abroad, incl diaspora Greeks, would be able to vote and …

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New Democracy, SYRIZA confrontation over University asylum, Bill passed

Τhe debate on the bill about the abolition of the university asylum and changes in the regional administration continues ended in a sharp confrontation not only between the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras but also with the rest of opposition parties. And at the end …

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Greek Parliament passes bill for “relief measures”, settlement for state debtors

The overwhelming majority of Greek Parliament approved the Labor Ministry bill introducing the 120-installment settlement for debtors to the state as well as the package of “relief measures” like the reduction of Value Added Tax and the so-called “13th pension.” The bill was voted in principle by ruling party SYRIZA, …

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Tsipras expected to win confidence vote with opposition party MPs

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to win the confidence vote scheduled for Wednesday, although he is currently chief of a minority government after junior partner Panos Kammenos decided to leave the coalition over the Macedonia issue. Although SYRIZA has only 145 seats in a Parliament of 300 and the …

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Russia: FYROM parliament vote “rigged” by the U.S. “with threats, bribes and…”

The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the vote in FYROM parliament vote to approve a proposed change to the country’s name, was “rigged” by the U.S. with “blackmail, threats and bribes,” international media report Monday afternoon. In a statement Monday, the ministry accused the U.S. of orchestrating an “unfair vote” …

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Greek-Australian Communities against right to vote in Greece

“Greek migrants living outside of Greece for decades have no position, but it is also dangerous to decide on the plight of the Greek people, given that they are not aware of the Greek reality and their lives are not affected by what is happening in Greece.” This is the …

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