FYROM lawmakers to vote on name change deal with Greece

FYROM ‘s parliament will vote Monday on whether to ratify a deal to change the country’s name, in a bid to finally settle one of Europe’s longest running disputes. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev faces an uphill battle to get the [...]

Kammenos attempts damage control for statements during visit to the US

Panos Kammenos in a series of tweets has attempted to control the damage from a series of statements during his recent visit to the US. Kammenos invited Washington to establish a permanent military presence in bases in Alexandroupoli, Volos [...]

PM Tsipras: The 2019 budget will not have measures, only offset measures

“We have left the difficult times behind us and now it is time for us to reap the fruits of our efforts to get the country out of the memoranda and the tough period of the crisis and surveillance,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said [...]

Greece requests ‘more permanent’ U.S. military presence in three bases

Kammenos listed three cities – Volos, Alexandroupoli, and Larissa – as being on his government’s wish list of places to establish permanent U.S. military bases. Kammenos’ request follows months of tensions with Turkey over the flight [...]

FinMin Tsakalotos optimistic that pensions will not need to be cut

inance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said he was “almost very optimistic” that pensions, slated to be cut as of January 1, will not be reduced, at an interview he gave to national broadcaster ERT on Tuesday night. Tsakalotos said that [...]

Winds batter Greece ahead of cyclone arrival in the next few hours

Authorities have been forced to shut down ferries and schools as a cyclone warning is put in place for Greece. In a presser on Thursday night, along with the director of Greece’s National Meteorological Service Thodoris Kolydas, General [...]

PM Alexis Tsipras has working lunch with US Commerce Secretary Ross

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday was at a working lunch given here by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, attended by senior executives of major U.S. companies. According to sources, they include firms involved in the sectors of [...]

Mitsotakis to discuss transfer of ENFIA to municipalities this week

Main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis will hold talks on transferring the ENFIA property tax to municipalities with the Greek municipalities’ union KEDE this week, ND spokesperson Maria Spyraki said on Monday. Talking [...]

Popular Navagio Beach on Zakynthos reopens, with new safety rules in place

Navagio Beach on the Ionian island of Zakynthos was reopened to the public on Saturday, after authorities introduced new safety rules for tourist boats to ensure the safety of visitors to the idyllic cove, with its high cliffs and iconic shipwreck. The [...]

615 refugees reach Lesvos over the weekend, total number exceeds 11,000

A total of 615 refugees of different nationalities reached Lesvos over the weekend, pushing the total number of people seeking asylum on the island to above 11,000. On Friday 98 people reached the island, with another 193 refugees on Saturday [...]