Despite predictions, the 47-year reformist lawmaker Kyriakos Mitsotakis was elected president of main opposition New Democracy (ND) party in runoff elections on Sunday (10.1), defeating Vangelis Meimarakis, who had served as interim party leader over…

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This year the Guardian picture desk has chosen yet another Greek photojournalist, namely Yannis Behrakis of Reuters, as the agency’s photographer of the year. “I have been covering refugees and migrants for over 25 years, but this year ha…

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Greeks celebrated yesterday (6.1) the Holy Epiphany (‘Theofania’ or ‘Fota’), one of the Orthodox Church’s most important feasts that commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan and closes the festive sea…

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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, following the conclusion of the EU Summit in Brussels (17.12), noted that leaders of EU Member Countries “acknowledged the key role Turkey plays in the reduction of refugee flows”, underlining the neces…

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The Greek parliament ratified yesterday a set of reforms and measures, including streamlining civil service salary structures and opening the market for banks to sell off bad loans to overseas funds. All MPs of the governing coalition approved t…

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The European Commission and the UNHCR yesterday (14.12.2015) launched a scheme to provide 20,000 additional places for asylum seekers and relocation candidates in Greece, through a housing subsidy programme.

Kristalina Georgieva, Vice President of th…

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During an official visit to the town Kalavryta (13.12), scene of war-time atrocities in WWII, the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos referred to the issue of German war reparations and the forced occupation loan demanded by the N…

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The Greek Politics Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association (UK) recently announced the winners of its 2015 “Innovative Approaches to the Study of Greek Society and Politics” competition.

The 1st prize was awarded to Dr Const…

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Trilateral talks between Greece, Cyprus and Egypt concluded in Athens with the signing of a declaration in which the three countries agreed to work closer on security and energy issues.
 
Wrapping up the trilateral summit, Prime Minister of the…

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Greek PM Alexis Tsipras welcomed for talks yesterday, at government headquarters, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who is on a three-day official visit to Greece. Tsipras remarked that Sisi’s visit inaugurates a new era…

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