PM Tsipras to Star TV: Syriza plans the tax reductions ND will not do

Accusing main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis of “having no intention to lower taxes if he wins elections,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told Star TV on Tuesday that he believed the general elections on July 7 could overturn [...]

New Democracy repeats its No to Tsipras’ call for live debate between the two leaders

Main opposition party New Democracy (ND) on Tuesday sent a negative reply to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ repeated call for a live televised debate between the premier and ND leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis. “Despite the fact that Mr. [...]

Tsipras to Turkey: Whoever violates international law will pay a significant cost

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday sent a stern and clear message to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from the Hellenic Force in Cyprus military camp. “Whoever violates international law and the sovereign rights of Greece and [...]

The European Council refers to targeted measures against Turkey

The European Council in its conclusions after the summit referred to targeted measures against Turkey late on Thursday. The full text of the European Council follows: “The European Council recalls and reaffirms previous Council and European [...]

Comprehensive European approach ‘only way’ to tackle refugee flows, Tsipras says

In a message for World Refugee Day on Thursday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras praised the way that the Greek people had “courageously and generously handled the biggest movement of human populations in Europe after World War II”. “In [...]

EEP and Party of European Socialists condemn Turkey’s actions in Cyprus’ EEZ

The European People’s Party (EPP) and the Party of European Socialists (PES) have both condemned Turkey’s illegal drilling activities in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), in announcements released on Thursday. In a meeting [...]

Premier’s relief measures not on agenda of Thursday’s Eurogroup, official says

The debt and other relief measures announced by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras are not on the agenda of the Eurogroup meeting on Thursday, a high-level Eurozone official said on Tuesday. The source did not preclude the possibility that the issue [...]

US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt: Destruction of property is not peaceful protest

US Ambassador in Athens Geoffrey Pyatt posted the following Tweet on Wednesday after the attack outside his residence. “Kalimera, I woke up to more childish vandalism this morning outside the residence and will continue to work with Greek [...]

Rouvikonas claims responsibility for paint attack on Pyatt’s residence

The anarchist group Rouvikonas (Rubicon) on Wednesday claimed responsibility for an attack where paint was hurled at the entrance of US Ambassador Pyatt’s residence. In a post on an anti-establishment website, they have uploaded a video [...]

PM Alexis Tsipras announces permanent anti-austerity measures

A package of state counter-measures to relieve taxpayers were presented on Tuesday evening at Zappeion Megaron by the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his finance team. Before providing more details, Tsipras said a large part of Greek [...]