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Το αποτέλεσμα των ευρωεκλογών της 26ης Μαΐου θα καθορίσει το μέλλον της ΕΕ, τις πολιτικές που θα εφαρμοστούν σε μια σειρά από σημαντικά θέματα τα επόμενα χρόνια, κυρίως όμως θα δείξει προς τα που θα πάει το ευρωπαϊκό καράβι. Και ο ρόλος της χώρας μας, μέσω της εκπροσώπησής της στην Ευρωβουλή, στη λήψη αυτών των… » read more

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In a recent interview on Greece’s domestic politics, the head of ND opposition party Mr Mitsotakis doubted about whether social benefits and Christmas bonus are necessary. He also added that such benefits turn employees ”hostages” of a clientelist system, insinuating that these fundamental pillars of a welfare state should be revised, cut or even abolished.

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Greek PM Alexis Tsipras was interviewed yesterday by ANT1 news anchor. He covered all domestic issues thoroughly, briefly recalled the deeds of Syriza government both before and after the exit from bailout programs, underlined his major goals ahead to triple elections, i.e. European Elections, Municipal Elections, National Elections, expected in early October 2019.

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The leadership of the centre-left Movement for Change, the coalition that merged in late 2017 by Pasok, the River, Democratic Left and other smaller group is officially denying any alliance with neither Syriza nor New Democracy party. Nonetheless, during the last months, Fofi Gennimata, the leader of the Movement has been outspoken, adopting the populist… » read more

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The Macedonia name dispute has been dealt successfully with the Prespa agreement after a 26-year-old deadlock, and debt relief has been secured with the decision of the Eurogroup on June 21 after eight years under tough bailout programs. The big political challenge for the Tsipras government is just beginning: how the benefits of exiting memoranda… » read more

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Greece is the only EU member-state that has never regulated the media landscape nor proceeded to a TV licenses auction. Private channels have been operating for 27 years under a state of anomy and in the context of a temporary function. The Context Previous governments, namely ND and PASOK, have been postponing a final resolution… » read more

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Between October 13-16, the governing Syriza party held its second congress in Athens. Many debates, fruitful discussions, but above all the need to re-address some major issues that define the party’s new vision and political scope. Euclid Tsakalotos ranked first in Central Committee voting Greek Minister of Finance achieved to get the first place among… » read more

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It is a turning point for the Syriza-led government. After more than one year since the painful agreement on a third bailout for the country has been reached, the society and the business world are suffocating under the burden of tax hikes, lack of liquidity from the banks, weak improvement of macroeconomic factors. Unemployment has… » read more

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