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Parliament approves Greece’s budget for 2019

The 2019 draft budget submitted by the government passed parliament with a majority vote of 154 votes on Tuesday night. A total of 297 deputies were present at the roll call vote, and 143 MPs of the opposition voted against it. Yiannis Saridis, [...]

Pavlopoulos: We don’t accept arbitrary interpretations of the Prespes Agreement

Greece is not willing to accept any arbitrary interpretations of the Prespes Agreement between Greece and FYROM, Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos said on Tuesday, speaking to Greek European Union employees in Brussels. Pavlopoulos was welcomed [...]

Police trace car used in bomb explosion against Skai TV and Kathimerini

A black Opel Corsa that was found burned shortly after the warning calls for the explosion outside the building of Skai TV and Kathimerini newspaper in Faliro on Monday, was stolen from the Athens suburb of Nea Ionia on November 2018 and is [...]

Gov’t sources: FYROM constitutional amendments ‘observe letter and spirit of Prespes Agreement’

The constitutional amendments in the Skopje parliament by Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Wednesday “observe the letter and spirit of the Prespes Agreement,” a government source said, pre-empting [...]

New Democracy leader Mitsotakis writes letter to EU’s Hahn regarding Greek minority property in Albania

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis criticized Albania’s decision to turn over to its Ministry of Tourism Himara property belonging to members of the Greek national minority, in a letter sent on Wednesday to EU Commissioner for European [...]

Greek-US Strategic Dialogue to begin next week in Washington

Greece’s Alternate Foreign Minister George Katrougalos and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will inaugurate Greek-US Strategic Dialogue with their meeting next week in Washington, where Katrougalos is to visit at the head of a Greek delegation [...]

Potami deputy: There is a positive mood for the voting of the Prespes Agreement

“There is a positive disposition to vote for the Prespes Agreement, but we will wait and see all the information at that specific moment,” Potami party deputy Giorgos Mavrotas said on Monday in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian [...]

Anarchist group Rouvikonas targets Alimos city hall over garbage collector death

Members of the anarchist group Rouvikonas on Monday morning targeted the building housing the municipal authorities of Alimos, southern Athens, smashing windows and splashing red paint on its facade, to protest the death of municipal garbage [...]

Tsipras: The first 100 days outside the programme are just the start

“On August 21, we announced the country’s exit from the memoranda after eight years that had shattered the economy, broken society and reshaped the political system,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in parliament on Wednesday. [...]

GSEE calls 24-hour general strike and rally on Wednesday

The General Confederation of Employees of Greece (GSEE), Greece’s largest umbrella trade union organisation representing private-sector workers, has called a 24-hour nationwide general strike on Wednesday. The union is also organising [...]