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German chancellor announces Greece to send infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine
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German chancellor announces Greece to send infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine

'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.

Editorial Ta Nea: Focusing on the truth
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Editorial Ta Nea: Focusing on the truth

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.

Editorial Ta Nea: Rising to the occasion
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Editorial Ta Nea: Rising to the occasion

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.

Editorial Ta Nea: Elephant in the room
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Editorial Ta Nea: Elephant in the room

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'.

Greek Parliament: Authorities probe hacking of 60 email accounts
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Greek Parliament: Authorities probe hacking of 60 email accounts

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.

Editorial Ta Nea: Everything must come to light
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Editorial Ta Nea: Everything must come to light

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.

Editorial Ta Nea: In-depth investigation needed,
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Editorial Ta Nea: In-depth investigation needed,

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,

Editorial To Vima: The crack and the trap
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Editorial To Vima: The crack and the trap

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

Editorial To Vima: Greek judges a beacon for the world
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Editorial To Vima: Greek judges a beacon for the world

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.

Editorial Ta Nea: Toning down the rhetoric
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Editorial Ta Nea: Toning down the rhetoric

We learned in the recent past that sterile disputes and blind clashes contribute absolutely nothing to those who conceived of them or to citizens.

Editorial Ta Nea: The moment of truth
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Editorial Ta Nea: The moment of truth

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?

Editorial Ta Nea: Adventure
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Editorial Ta Nea: Adventure

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.

Editorial To Vima: Just three minutes sufficed
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Editorial To Vima: Just three minutes sufficed

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'.

Editorial Ta Nea: Duty
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Editorial Ta Nea: Duty

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.

The scandal and the conspiracy
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The scandal and the conspiracy

Papangelopoulos alleges that there is a criminal cabal that wants to annihilate him and that he is a victim of political persecution.

Editorial Ta Nea: Consensus
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Editorial Ta Nea: Consensus

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.

Editorial To Vima: The message of Parliament and lost credibility
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Editorial To Vima: The message of Parliament and lost credibility

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.

Editorial Ta Nea: Responsibility
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Editorial Ta Nea: Responsibility

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.

Editorial To Vima: Signs of decadence
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Editorial To Vima: Signs of decadence

Citizens were left speechless by the transfers of RULING PARTY politicians’ daughters and other relatives into cozy, well-paid Parliament jobs

EU conservatives, ND cooperate to block social relief measures PM says
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EU conservatives, ND cooperate to block social relief measures PM says

'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.

Editorial To Vima: Clientelism will not save them
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Editorial To Vima: Clientelism will not save them

SYRIZA wants to secure future employment for as many associates of ministers and party cadres as it can.

Movement for Change claims Novartis investigation is a political hit job
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Movement for Change claims Novartis investigation is a political hit job

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.

Anti-Money Laundering Authority chief summoned by Parliament regarding Petsitis
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Anti-Money Laundering Authority chief summoned by Parliament regarding Petsitis

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,

Editorial To Vima: Yet another lost opportunity
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Editorial To Vima: Yet another lost opportunity

The government rejected needed reforms such as amending Article 16 of the Constitution which bans private (even non-profit) universities.

Presidentiad election to be delinked from dissolution of legislature
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Presidentiad election to be delinked from dissolution of legislature

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.

Editorial To Vima: Opportunistic games with the Constitution
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Editorial To Vima: Opportunistic games with the Constitution

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.

Editorial To Vima: The detestable trade in MPs, votes
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Editorial To Vima: The detestable trade in MPs, votes

'Vote for us to save your home,' the PM will proclaim shamelessly in his campaign stump speeches.

Historic Greek Parliament vote seals North Macedonia’s Nato entry
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Historic Greek Parliament vote seals North Macedonia’s Nato entry

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.

Greek Parliament to ratify North Macedonia’s Nato accession on 8 February
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Greek Parliament to ratify North Macedonia’s Nato accession on 8 February

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

Editorial To Vima: Dangerous games
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Editorial To Vima: Dangerous games

Those who are today engaging in machinations to secure their handicapped parliamentary majority believed that in democracy everything can happen and be justified.

Six MPs vow to give SYRIZA parliamentary majority in letter to Speaker
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Six MPs vow to give SYRIZA parliamentary majority in letter to Speaker

The move is a bid to end the political uncertainty of whether the government has the constitutionally mandated parliamentary on each and every vote.

Editorial To Vima: A blackmailed Prime Minister is not a Prime Minister!
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Editorial To Vima: A blackmailed Prime Minister is not a Prime Minister!

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.

Editorial Ta Nea: Degradation
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Editorial Ta Nea: Degradation

This government has repeatedly violated the spirit of the country’s Basic Law and sometimes even the letter.

Government mulls keeping privileges of leaders of dissolved parliamentary groups
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Government mulls keeping privileges of leaders of dissolved parliamentary groups

The change directly affects the government’s former junior coalition partner, Independent Greeks leader PanosKammenos, who is about to lose his fifth MP.

Zaev avoids reference to North Macedonia, raises concerns in Greece
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Zaev avoids reference to North Macedonia, raises concerns in Greece

Recent comments by Zaev have fueled criticism that the agreement permits Skopje to interpret it as it sees fit.

Parliament to conduct rollcall votes after government loses majority
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Parliament to conduct rollcall votes after government loses majority

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.

Editorial To Vima: The heavy price of the Prespa Agreement
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Editorial To Vima: The heavy price of the Prespa Agreement

The extreme right benefited from the radicalisation stirred by the national issue in the broader right wing.

Republic of North Macedonia born after Prespa Accord ratified
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Republic of North Macedonia born after Prespa Accord ratified

The agreement re-names the country Republic of North Macedonia and aims to settle issues of language, culture, and identity.

Editorial Ta Nea: First time
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Editorial Ta Nea: First time

It is the government above all which should know that a lack of information in the parliamentary process constitutes a lack of democracy.

Skopje will incorporate constitutional amendments only after Athens approves admission to Nato
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Skopje will incorporate constitutional amendments only after Athens approves admission to Nato

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.

FYROM constitution changes after Greece ratifies Prespa Accord
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FYROM constitution changes after Greece ratifies Prespa Accord

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.

Teachers tear gased by riot police at protest outside Parliament
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Teachers tear gased by riot police at protest outside Parliament

The bill establishes two main criteria for hiring, prior service and academic credentials.

Tsipras threatens to scrap Prespa Agreement if Skopje keeps violating letter, spirit of accord
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Tsipras threatens to scrap Prespa Agreement if Skopje keeps violating letter, spirit of accord

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.

Following his irredentist remarks, Zaev says he is in ‘constant contact’ with Tsipras
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Following his irredentist remarks, Zaev says he is in ‘constant contact’ with Tsipras

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.

FYROM to pass constitutional amendments required by Prespa Accord
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FYROM to pass constitutional amendments required by Prespa Accord

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).

Greek Foreign Ministry: Zaev, FYROM must adhere to spirit of Prespa Agreement
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Greek Foreign Ministry: Zaev, FYROM must adhere to spirit of Prespa Agreement

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.

Editorial Ta Nea: Alchemy
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Editorial Ta Nea: Alchemy

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.

Tsipras, Kammenos agree to maintain coalition, at least until Prespa Agreement is tabled in Parliament
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Tsipras, Kammenos agree to maintain coalition, at least until Prespa Agreement is tabled in Parliament

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,

Greek Parliament: The discussion on the policy statements continues
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Greek Parliament: The discussion on the policy statements continues

The discussion on the policy statements of the Greek government continues today with speeches by political leaders, ministers...

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