First lawsuit over lethal eastern Attica fire filed in Athens Appeals Court

The first lawsuit by a private citizen over the devastating fire in eastern Attica on July 23 was filed with the chief prosecutor of the Athens Appeals Court Antonios Liogas on Monday, by retired navy officer Panagiotis Stamatis. The plaintiff [...]

FYROM sets September 30 date for referendum on the name deal

Lawmakers in FYROM voted on Monday to hold a referendum on the name deal with Greece on September 30. As reported by Reuters, 68 deputies in the 120-seat parliament voted in favour of holding a referendum, asking people whether they are in favour [...]

Tzanakopoulos: Government action plan free of bureaucracy

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has instructed government ministers to restore the fire hit areas and help all those hurt by adopting quick procedures that will be simple and without bureaucracy, said government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos [...]

Turkish courts once again refuse to release Greek soldiers held in Edirne prison

Greek soldiers Aggelos Mitretodis and Dimitris Kouklatzis are to remain in custody in Edirne Prison after the sixth request for their release was denied by Turkish courts on Tuesday. The court presented identical reasoning for its decision as [...]

EU-Japan free trade agreement to boost trade between Greece and Japan

The EU-Japan free trade agreement signed in Tokyo on Tuesday will boost trade between Greece and Japan, according to a European Commission infographic, one of several detailing benefits to European countries. Titled “EU-Japan: A Boost [...]

Council of State rejects arguments to annul Greece-FYROM agreement

The Council of State on Tuesday rejected on Tuesday arguments by the National Federation of Cultural Associations of Macedonians and 13 overseas Panmacedonian Unions for the annulment of the Greece-FYROM name issue agreement. In their petition, [...]

Europe before crucial dilemmas; Greece keeps clear stance, Charitsis says

Cohesion policy is perhaps the only counterweight to the dissolving trends in the EU created by neo-liberal policies and the rise of the nationalist right-wing, Alternate Economy and Development Minister Alexis Charitsis said on Monday in a [...]

Foreign Ministry welcomes burial ceremony of Greek heroes of Greek-Italian war

The Foreign Ministry welcomes the burial ceremony of more than 100 Greek heroes of the Greek-Italian war, held on Friday in the village of Vouliarates in Albania. A ceremony “marking the historic vindication of the Greek dead, whose souls [...]

Greek diplomatic sources: Russian gov’t claims on envoy expulsions are “groundless”

Russian government allegations that Greece’s expulsion of two Russian diplomats and the denial of entry to two Russian citizens was influenced by the United States are “groundless”, Greek diplomatic sources said on Friday. Earlier [...]

Tsipras raises issue of two detained Greek servicemen at meeting with Erdogan

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that he raised the issue of Turkish escalation of tension in the Aegean Sea and of the two Greek servicemen who are being held in Edirne without trial, at his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan [...]