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Mitsotakis says government bill sets higher education back decades; vows to repeal it

The government bill on higher education will set Greek universities back decades, New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotalis said on Tuesday, during a debate of the parliament plenum on the draft bill titled “Organization and operation of higher [...]

Parliament to vote on higher education bill on Wednesday

The Greek parliament will vote on a bill that introduces changes to higher education by a roll call vote on Wednesday, following a request by the main opposition during the debate on Tuesday. The bill concerns changes to article 3 on academic [...]

Pavlopoulos honours Greek paralympic team after World Para-Athletics Championships

President Prokopis Pavlopoulos welcomed the athletes of the National Confederation of Peoples with Disabilities on Monday, after they reached the 22nd position at the 2017 World Para-Athletics Championships and the 9th in Europe. “It is truly [...]

Shipping Min Kouroumblis: We will win the wager of the economy

Shipping and Island Policy Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis said that we have made a good start with the trial return to the markets. “A start that showed many things. It showed that things can change, that the climate is getting better” [...]

Athens Newspaper Headlines: Friday 28/07 edition

The Friday edition of Athens’ dailies at a glance AVGHI: Programme E.S.T.I.A for 30,000 refugees DIMOKRATIA: They are sending the bill EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Kostas Bakoyannis (Regional governor of Central Greece) ignored his uncle [...]

Vitsas meets U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Thomas Goffus

Alternate Defence Minister Dimitris Vitsas on Thursday had a meeting with U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Thomas W. Goffus, focusing on issues of mutual Greek-U.S. interest. Also attending were the chief of the [...]

The solution lies in the left progressive federalism, says Digital Min. Pappas

The solution lies in the left progressive federalism, this is the road Europe should follow, claimed Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas in his interview with EURACTIV on Thursday. The left progressive forces should take more initiatives in [...]

Gov’t tables amendment to help domestic defence industry take on subcontracting projects

Government ministers on Tuesday tabled an amendment that sidesteps certain requirements for the import of goods, in order to assist the local defence industry in carrying out a programme to modernise and upgrade the Navy’s P3B naval cooperation [...]

Greece and Cyprus to sign cooperation memorandum in justice issues

Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis and his Cypriot counterpart Ionas Nikolaou agreed on the signature of a memorandum of cooperation between the Greek and Cypriot justice ministries and judicial authorities, during their meeting on Tuesday. Kontonis [...]

Greece’s return to markets an ‘important landmark’, PM Tsipras says in a tweet

Greece’s return to the markets ” is an especially important landmark in the course toward exiting the crisis,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a tweet posted on his @PrimeministerGR account on Tuesday, in reference to [...]