There are groups that continue to want 40 or 50 protestors blocking transit in the capital with the delusion that this will help satisfy their demands.
The presence of Greek Police Chief Aristeidis Andrikopoulos and Coast Guard Chief Stamatis Raptis at SYRIZA rallies and political events has stirred a political maelstrom as it is a glaring violation of the country’s basic law. Article 29 (par. 3) of the Greek Constitution states that: “All types of activity for or against a political […]
The presence of the Chief of Greek Police at the main political rally of the ruling party appears to be a case of misconduct.
It is a dishonour for any politician to invoke a law that protects ministers from prosecution by requiring that Parliament lift his or her parliamentary immunity.
It is impermissible for partisan criteria to take precedence over the need of the whole of society to meet the challenges of our era
Amending the Constitution, the basic law of the state, is supposed to be an exalted democratic process which mandates at least fundamental communication and consensus.
'There was absolute concord and identical views in both Churches, both on the proposals regarding the revision of the Constitution and on maintaining the existing system for paying the salaries of the Orthodox clergy.'
Kouik made clear to Parliament that he has no intention of returning his seat to the party, as Independent Greeks leader Panos Kammenos demanded.
'We do not permit the neo-Nazis and murderers of Pavlos Fyssas [a Greek antifascist rapper murdered by Golden Dawn] to defend the Constitution., said ex-justice minister Stavros Kontonis.
The Patriarchate of Constantinople retains full jurisdiction in the Metropolitanates of the Dodecanese islands and elects the Archbishop of the semi-autonomous Church of Crete
As is its wont, the government is handling the amendment process as a communications and political diversionary tactic, which aims to cause problems for the opposition.
No constitutional amendment process should be undertaken without the requisite institutional depth, authority, and value. No revision should cater to populist or other types of thinking.
To recall Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s famed novel The Leopard, the government is declaring that it will change the Constitution, so as not to change anything.
Certainly, electoral planning is part of the political game, but not when everything is sacrificed on the altar of elections
The Defence Minister said that his Independent Greeks party, the junior coalition partner, will withdraw its trust in the government if the Greece-FYROM naming accord is tabled in the Greek parliament for ratification