'The military equipment will be supplied from the country’s war reserve stock and will not in the least weaken its defence capability,” the defence minister said.
One would expect that MPs that viewed the videotaped message of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would have been discussing the just struggle of a people for its national existence.
Today, Greece’s political world can prove that at critical junctures for Greece and the rest of the West it places national understanding above petty partisan gain and all else.
According to SYRIZA, the decision of the vice-speaker of Parliament to cut off an opposition MP’s speech and shut the microphone of the podium was an 'unprecedented, undemocratic, and coup-style muzzling of an MP'.
Sources said that the competent parliamentary bureau, in order to fend off the attack, shut down all electronic systems, and in cooperation with Greek Police’s Electronic Crime Bureau to assess the extent of exposure.
One witness maintains that during the SYRIZA administration it was the PM’s office that “conceived of the idea” of creating a television station that would act as a government mouthpiece.
A former justice minister has declared publicly that the government of which he was a member deceitfully voted into law a new Penal Code right in order to benefit certain individuals,
The experience of the first wave of the pandemic proved that citizens themselves possess the strongest weapon to confront the pandemic,that we have the power to transcend our flaws
The court’s decision conviction of Golden Dawn must serve as an opportunity to rethink the critical issues involved and to seek the causes that allowed this monstrosity to burgeon.
We learned in the recent past that sterile disputes and blind clashes contribute absolutely nothing to those who conceived of them or to citizens.
Who offered these individuals the status of protected witnesses with immunity from prosecution in order to receive so little –mere rumours – and on whose orders?
On the one hand Parliament must probe to find the truth and on the other it must ensure the legal and constitutional order. The one is a precondition for the other.
President-elect Sakellaropoulou spoke of a 'society that by relying on its democratic tradition heals the wounds of the past, confronts current challenges, and looks to the future with optimism'.
The new law should be welcomed as the fulfilment of the duty of the Greek state to citizens do not live within the boundaries of the Greek state. to allow them to vote.
Papangelopoulos alleges that there is a criminal cabal that wants to annihilate him and that he is a victim of political persecution.
One can only imagine how differently Greece would have dealt with the crisis if the political system had exhibited the same spirit of maturity back then and if it had forged a consensus.
Parliamentary debate must be based on arguments and substantial dialogue and not on shrieks, spiteful attacks, and efforts to morally and politically annihilate the opponent.
Greece must at all costs avoid the Italian experience of governments that hang by a thread and the spectre of the country not having a government.
Citizens were left speechless by the transfers of RULING PARTY politicians’ daughters and other relatives into cozy, well-paid Parliament jobs
'The result of the European election whetted the appetite of the political establishment in Greece and of extreme, conservative circles in Brussels which want to dispute our central political choices and hinder our plan,' the PM said.
SYRIZA wants to secure future employment for as many associates of ministers and party cadres as it can.
In a document released by the Movement for Change today at its weekly press briefing, the centre-left party enumerates five facts that it claims establish that the focus on opposition politicians in the Novartis investigation was a conspiracy.
Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas, Tsipras' right-hand-man, had repeatedly tried to dissociate Petsitis’ access to the PM’s office from the lawyers for Lavrentiadis’ offshore companies,
The government rejected needed reforms such as amending Article 16 of the Constitution which bans private (even non-profit) universities.
The crucial political result is that the next government will not be able to be toppled by the main opposition in the 2020 presidential elections.
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.
'Vote for us to save your home,' the PM will proclaim shamelessly in his campaign stump speeches.
The protocol – tabled in Parliament with the title “Ratification of the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty for the Accession of the Republic of North Macedonia” - was ratified by an absolute majority of 153 votes.
The country’s admission to Nato was the key issue that determined the strong international push for Athens and Skopje to resolve the decades’ long naming dispute
Those who are today engaging in machinations to secure their handicapped parliamentary majority believed that in democracy everything can happen and be justified.
The move is a bid to end the political uncertainty of whether the government has the constitutionally mandated parliamentary on each and every vote.
Because in our peculiar country there is an underlying current of political instability, it would be best to come to a radical and clear solution now.
This government has repeatedly violated the spirit of the country’s Basic Law and sometimes even the letter.
The change directly affects the government’s former junior coalition partner, Independent Greeks leader PanosKammenos, who is about to lose his fifth MP.
Recent comments by Zaev have fueled criticism that the agreement permits Skopje to interpret it as it sees fit.
Deputy speaker, Tasia Christodoulopoulou said that from now on every bill will be put to a rollcall vote so all 16 independent MPs can speak.
The extreme right benefited from the radicalisation stirred by the national issue in the broader right wing.
The agreement re-names the country Republic of North Macedonia and aims to settle issues of language, culture, and identity.
It is the government above all which should know that a lack of information in the parliamentary process constitutes a lack of democracy.
Skopje says that the amendments will be incorporated in the country’s basic law once the Greek Parliament approves the protocol for FYROM’s admission to Nato.
MP Andreas Loverdos says Skopje changed the order of events in the agreement and will incorporate the amendments in its constitution only after the Greek parliament approves FYROM’s Nato accession.
The bill establishes two main criteria for hiring, prior service and academic credentials.
The PM’s remarks were widely viewed as a bid to calm the public and MPs who were positive about ratifying the accord but expressed second thoughts.
Neither Athens nor Skopje confirmed reports that Greece wants to add under UN auspices a protocol clarifying the correct interpretation of the accord’s provisions on language.
Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov has demanded that Skopje make clear that it has no claims as regards a “Macedonian language” in Bulgaria (Sofia says it is a Bulgarian dialect).
Alternate Foreign Minister Yorgos Katrougalos responds to FYROM PM Zoran Zaev’s remark that in the future the 'Macedonian language' may be taught in Greek schools.
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.
Kammenos yesterday that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was aware of his views on a Plan B for FYROM and US bases, but disagreed. Still, he expressed them in a formal meeting with US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, leaving the impression that he is carving out his own foreign policy,
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