Alexis Tsipras

Political leaders and thousands of people at Theodorakis’ farewell

The three-day mourning period for the tribute and last salute to the body of Mikis Theodorakis is concluded today with the presence of the President of the Republic, political leaders, people of spirit and personalities of the struggles and the…

Greece: New self-reliant right wing government – The Golden Dawn out of the Parliament

The new Parliament, as it emerged from the results of the 7th July elections in Greece, consists of six parties. This time, the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn is out of Parliament and this is a victory for the 58% of…

Trump to Tsipras: You’re one of our best clients!

“I want to thank the Prime Minister and the Greek people for serving as gracious hosts to our US naval forces at Souda bay. I also commend Greece for being one of the few NATO countries currently spending at least…

Refugee crisis 2016: 410 people drowned or missing in the Aegean

The UNHCR have published figures for the first two months of 2016, giving details of some 138,280 people who came by sea to Greece and Italy, 36% of whom are children while 410 deaths or missing people in the Aegean…

Protests flare in Athens over pension reform

Hundreds of Greek pensioners and workers have staged rallies in the capital, Athens, against the government’s plan to overhaul the country’s pension system. On Friday, hundreds of public sector workers and pensioners marched in the city center in protest against the…

Anna Polo in Greece, helping to illuminate the darkness

Anna has been engaged for many years in the areas of peace and nonviolence, coordinating a commission on these subjects for the European Region of the Humanist International (at the kick off meeting in 2003 in Prague and presenting the…

Greek election result analysis: The thunderous silence

These Greek national elections have probably been the quietest in recent years with an “eloquent silence” of the electorate. Everyone should have expected this though after so many surprises and twists that have taken place in Greece in recent months.…

The leading players in the Greek elections

The Greek people were asked yesterday to vote once more with the issue at stake being which political party or coalition can better implement the 3rd Memorandum. When we say better we mean the most painless possible way, if and…

Greek snap election: New Democracy concedes defeat to Tsipras’s leftist Syriza

The Greek left-wing party Syriza is expected to take 145 seats in the 300-member parliament, the Interior Ministry said after counting 54 percent of the vote cast in the snap election Sunday. The leader of New Democracy, Syriza’s main rival…

Disillusioned Greeks go to polls, no end to austerity in sight

Greek snap parliamentary elections are in full swing. It’s a neck-and-neck race between the leading political forces – the leftist Syriza and conservative New Democracy parties. Neither promises an end to austerity. The elections were called by the former Greek…

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