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Mitsotakis announces 5.5bn euro spending package, says Greeks better off than in 2019, ND kept pledges
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Mitsotakis announces 5.5bn euro spending package, says Greeks better off than in 2019, ND kept pledges

The PM described main opposition SYRIZA as a populist party that makes unfeasible pledges in a variety of areas, and suggested that a SYRIZA government would jeopardise the country’s economic progress.

Editorial Ta Nea: Danger
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Editorial Ta Nea: Danger

The findings of the GPO poll published by Ta Nea clearly highlight a prospective future problem – the danger of not being able to form a stable, viable government after the next general elections.

Editorial Ta Nea: Restoring trust in political parties
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Editorial Ta Nea: Restoring trust in political parties

The youth, working people, businesses small and large, and pensioners constitute critical pools of voters. They are not electoral audiences that seek simplistic answers to complex issues.

Op-ed: Words reflect our civilisation
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Op-ed: Words reflect our civilisation

The word solidarity has meaning when it is not the product of calculation or used as a tool in battle to transcend obstacles

Editorial Ta Nea: Political toxicity
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Editorial Ta Nea: Political toxicity

Parties, when they maintain that their morals and demeanour are better than those the others, must demonstrate that this is not merely hollow rhetoric.

PM slams proportional representation electoral law, rules out snap elections
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PM slams proportional representation electoral law, rules out snap elections

'We are obliged to keep fiscal reserves so as to have room to support households and businesses to the extent possible. We shall not lead the country to fiscal derailment.'

Editorial To Vima: Political risk
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Editorial To Vima: Political risk

Pollsters believe that his management of successive crises has favoured Mr. Mitsotakis, and that after three years in power ND has not suffered strategic blows

Editorial Ta Nea: The power of the political centre
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Editorial Ta Nea: The power of the political centre

The contemporary dilemmas in the West are not so much right vs. left, but rather progress vs. conservatism, stability vs. adventurism, and liberalism vs. populism.

Mitsotakis no longer rules out early elections, possible autumn dates floated
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Mitsotakis no longer rules out early elections, possible autumn dates floated

If a coalition government were to be formed, the most desirable partner for ND would be PASOK, whose new leader Nikos Androulakis has for now ruled out the prospect.

GPO Poll: Amid war and galloping inflation New Democracy leads SYRIZA by eight percentage points
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GPO Poll: Amid war and galloping inflation New Democracy leads SYRIZA by eight percentage points

SYRIZA, however, has made only a 0.6 percentage point gain, and ND has lost one percentage point since a March Economic Barometer survey conducted by the same company..

Editorial Ta Nea: Populism
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Editorial Ta Nea: Populism

The current major geopolitical and economic challenges have unfortunately once again brought populism to the fore in many Western societies.

Editorial To Vima: The dilemma of ruling coalitions
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Editorial To Vima: The dilemma of ruling coalitions

When PM as leader of the top party [SYRIZA has long trailed behind ND in all polls] raises the prospect of a coalition government, other party leaders cannot dodge the issue and turn a blind eye to new realities.

Inflation, war, energy and food prices bedevil New Democracy, narrow lead over SYRIZA
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Inflation, war, energy and food prices bedevil New Democracy, narrow lead over SYRIZA

While opposition parties are calling for a hike in social spending, the government is signalling that support offered to households and businesses to weather the pandemic has nearly exhausted its fiscal space.

Editorial Ta Nea: Opportunity in centrist politics
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Editorial Ta Nea: Opportunity in centrist politics

As long as SYRIZA continues to appeal mainly to the emotions of the public, both PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and centre-left KINAL leader Nikos Androulakis have an opportunity to gain ground among centrist voters.

New Democracy maintains 11.6 percentage point lead over SYRIZA, KINAL on the rise
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New Democracy maintains 11.6 percentage point lead over SYRIZA, KINAL on the rise

SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras garners the lion’s share among those who declare themselves centre-left voters, with 43.5 percent, followed by Androulakis with 23.3 percent.

Editorial: The only antidote
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Editorial: The only antidote

The current government, which came to power in 2019, was not able to implement its electoral platform, as the public health crisis that ensued and its negative impact disorganised everything.

Op-Ed: Amnesia
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Op-Ed: Amnesia

Although no serious person denies that Greece had allowed dysfunctions to fester for years, a mere glance at the course of public debt and of deficits demonstrates that they skyrocketed in the 2004-2009 period [on Karamanlis’ watch].

Editorial Ta Nea: Results
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Editorial Ta Nea: Results

KINAL/PASOK must prove that it can stand firmly in the centre of the political spectrum, with a distinct Social Democratic platform, and without being crushed under the weight of pressures from New Democracy and SYRIZA.

GPO poll: New Democracy retains 9.2 percentage point lead over SYRIZA
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GPO poll: New Democracy retains 9.2 percentage point lead over SYRIZA

Though the government has reached its lowest point yet in polls - not long after the botched handling of the recent snowstorm in Athens. New Democracy’s decline has not benefited SYRIZA, but KINAL/PASOK’s numbers have been rising.

Former SYRIZA minister says if party returns to power it should pack judiciary, state with its cadres
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Former SYRIZA minister says if party returns to power it should pack judiciary, state with its cadres

Christodoulopoulou cited the period of the first SYRIZA administration when, 'They [judges] attacked us because we did not have a historical relationship with the judiciary and all of them were either right-wing or PASOK.'

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'.

Editorial Ta Nea: Memory and stability
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Editorial Ta Nea: Memory and stability

It would be a welcome change as if those who bear responsibility for tragedies in which many people died when they were in power [SYRIZA], and for an ensuing cover-up operation, exhibited greater self-awareness and modesty.

Editorial To Vima: Everything is in flux
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Editorial To Vima: Everything is in flux

The PM did not have the necessary time to implement and advance his plans. Less than six months into his term, he was confronted with an unprecedented pandemic which took by surprise and rocked governments all over the world.

Editorial: A three-pole party system
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Editorial: A three-pole party system

The election of Nikos Androulakis as the centre-left Movement for Change (KINAL) leader, and the rise of the party in the polls, indicates that the bipolar party system may be coming to an end.

Editorial Ta Nea: Maturation
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Editorial Ta Nea: Maturation

The dysfunction and acrobatics of SYRIZA is due to the party’s being out of touch with the contemporary needs of Greek society. It often seems entrenched in skirmishes between closed groups and factions that are reminiscent of a bygone era.

Editorial Ta Nea: Changes
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Editorial Ta Nea: Changes

The prospect of a higher electoral percentage has made many consider a return to their Social Democratic political home, and many voters who over the last years disappointedly chose not to vote are looking for a party that can express them.

Editorial Ta Nea: Obligations
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Editorial Ta Nea: Obligations

SYRIZA’s spokesman reiterated proposals for a minimum wage hike, lowering the special consumption tax, and intervention in the pricing of the Public Power Corporation (PPC) in order to stem inflation.

GPO poll: New Democracy ahead of SYRIZA by over ten percentage points
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GPO poll: New Democracy ahead of SYRIZA by over ten percentage points

The poll suggests that KINAL (Movement for Change) maintains the momentum that it achieved from the election of its new leader by over 200,000 members and friends of the party.

Editorial Ta Nea: The great wager of the Greek centre-left
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Editorial Ta Nea: The great wager of the Greek centre-left

The new KINAL party leader, his close associates, and the rest of the party’s cadres now have the political capital of the mass participation of members and friends of the party in the leadership election..

MRB poll: ND maintains double-digit lead over SYRIZA, KINAL’s support rising
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MRB poll: ND maintains double-digit lead over SYRIZA, KINAL’s support rising

New Democracy garners 30.7 percent, SYRIZA 19.7 percent, and KINAL 13.5 percent. Additionally, the KKE Greek Communist Party garnered 4.1 percent, Elliniki Lysi 3.8 percent, MeRa25 2.7 and percent.

Tsiodras ‘greatly saddened’ by political skirmish over his study on deaths of intubated COVID patients
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Tsiodras ‘greatly saddened’ by political skirmish over his study on deaths of intubated COVID patients

PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis told Parliament on 1 December that he had no indication that there was any difference in the quality of care for patients intubated in ICU and patients intubated outside ICU’s.

Editorial Ta Nea: Seriousness
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Editorial Ta Nea: Seriousness

Main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras not long ago accused the government of 'timidity' and demanded that the government toughen its stance and limit the room for the unvaccinated.

Editorial Ta Nea: Opportunity for the Greek centre-left
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Editorial Ta Nea: Opportunity for the Greek centre-left

Now, KINAL is nearly or even over ten percent in all opinion polls, even as the two largest parties – New Democracy and SYRIZA - have declined somewhat in surveys.

Mitsotakis and the battle for centrist voters
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Mitsotakis and the battle for centrist voters

While ruling New Democracy has always been a centre-right party, Mitsotakis has chosen to interpret that term as 'less ideological' and 'more practical'.

Pulse poll: ND retains over 10 percentage point lead over SYRIZA, broad support for Greek defence accords
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Pulse poll: ND retains over 10 percentage point lead over SYRIZA, broad support for Greek defence accords

A large majority of respondents expressed approval for Greece’s recent defence agreements with France and the US, especially for the accord with France that included a mutual defence pact.

Seven policemen implicated in killing of 18-year-old Roma deny manslaughter charges, released from custody
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Seven policemen implicated in killing of 18-year-old Roma deny manslaughter charges, released from custody

In this incident, SYRIZA has accused the government of an attempted cover-up and of trying to influence the judiciary with moves like Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos’ unusual decision to visit the seven policemen who were remanded in custody to “boost their morale”, as he wrote on his Facebook wall.

Μovement for Change approves six candidacies in party leadership race, candidates feverishly regroup
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Μovement for Change approves six candidacies in party leadership race, candidates feverishly regroup

MP Andreas Loverdos, who has said that if elected he will rename the party Pasok, had the most combative and audacious reaction to Papandreou’s candidacy, and effectively depicted himself as the only candidate that, following in Andreas Papandreou’s footsteps, can make the party great again.

New Democracy, SYRIZA clash over Pyatt’s remarks on bilateral defence accord
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New Democracy, SYRIZA clash over Pyatt’s remarks on bilateral defence accord

In a lengthy statement, SYRIZA accused ND of skewing Pyatt’s statements with fake news to hide the fact that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is the first PM after the 1974 post-junta regime change that has signed an indefinite extension of the US  use of Greek military facilities.

OP-ed: Everyone to blame except SYRIZA
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OP-ed: Everyone to blame except SYRIZA

The main opposition has not considered that SYRIZA is not appealing because on all issues on the political agenda – from the Prespes Agreement to [convicted N17 terrorist Dimitris] Koufodinas, and from COVID-19 to the purchase of frigates – it has never once aligned itself with the social majority.

Πριν από τις υποψηφιότητες, να βρεθεί ο αντίπαλος
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Πριν από τις υποψηφιότητες, να βρεθεί ο αντίπαλος

Παρ' όλα αυτά ο Κυριάκος Μητσοτάκης φαίνεται ότι θα συνεχίσει να κυριαρχεί στο Κέντρο έως ότου κάποιος προερχόμενος από το Κέντρο δώσει στο κεντρώο ακροατήριο εξίσου πειστική εναλλακτική απέναντι στον ΣΥΡΙΖΑ.

SYRIZA, New Democracy in battle royal over their governments’ payments to the media, pollsters
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SYRIZA, New Democracy in battle royal over their governments’ payments to the media, pollsters

The main opposition made its move straight on the heels of the resignation of Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz amidst allegations that he used government funds to buy positive coverage from a newspaper.

Editorial Ta Nea: Mannerism
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Editorial Ta Nea: Mannerism

The problem, say those in the left wing who sought to justify Spirtzis’ political foul regarding the culprit in the latest femicide, is that someone who had been charged with abusive behaviour continued to possess a rifle.

Editorial Ta Nea: A return to the past
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Editorial Ta Nea: A return to the past

As for Mr. Tsipras' commitment that he will form a “progressive government”, it comes across as provocative when coming from a person who for four years ruled with the [right-wing populist] Independent Greeks party as his junior coalition partner.

Editorial Ta Nea: The bane of toxic politics
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Editorial Ta Nea: The bane of toxic politics

Instead of engaging in self-criticism and trying to contribute to a productive and civilised political competition, top cadres of main opposition SYRIZA continue to cultivate hatred and polarisation.

Editorial Ta Nea: Messages
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Editorial Ta Nea: Messages

As regards the overall evaluation of the record of the government of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis,Two years into his term and 15 months after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government enjoys a 53.7 percent approval rating,

Criminal and political responsibility
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Criminal and political responsibility

The majority report (New Democracy and KINAL, Movement for Change) does not charge Pappas for the felony of bribe-taking but it does charge him with repeated breach of trust.

Editorial Ta Nea: Duty
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Editorial Ta Nea: Duty

If a Greek government indeed ruled with the objective of acquiring something like absolute power, then MPs on the committee have a duty to inform the public and offer evidence.

Editorial Ta Nea: Political vertigo
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Editorial Ta Nea: Political vertigo

As regards the political terrain in Greece, main opposition Syriza appears to be rushing to build new alliances and to don a new cloak. In the morning the party loves US President Joe Biden. In the afternoon it is close to the Eurosocialists.

Editorial Ta Nea: Messages
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Editorial Ta Nea: Messages

Podemos as a political product has an expiration date and has failed to take root as a pole of democracy and progressivism, despite its participation in Spain’s coalition government.

Editorial To Vima: Sterile rivalries
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Editorial To Vima: Sterile rivalries

Once again at a critical juncture in the life of our nation the prevailing environment is one of sterile political rivalries and irrational and often untimely demands.

Editorial Ta Nea: Political flirt
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Editorial Ta Nea: Political flirt

What underlies SYRIZA's failed efforts to forg e a centre-left front is the aim of co-opting the centre-left, Pasok-based Movement for Change (KINAL).

Editorial Ta Nea: Political cover
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Editorial Ta Nea: Political cover

Pavlos Polakis, he coarse native of the Cretan town of Sfakia, which is historically known for its bravery, is not the exception in Syriza but rather an organic part of the party.

Editorial To Vima: When silence is not golden
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Editorial To Vima: When silence is not golden

Charges lodged by former Syriza justice minister Stavros Kontonis that the new criminal code benefited Golden Dawn have rocked the party but thery are far more than an internal party issue.

Editorial Ta Nea: Grey zones
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Editorial Ta Nea: Grey zones

The debate that was triggered yesterday by the conviction of Golden Dawn as a criminal organisation once again highlights the grey zones in which Mr. Tsipras’ government operated.

Editorial To Vima: Messages from a polling snapshot
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Editorial To Vima: Messages from a polling snapshot

The government appears to have entirely occupied the political playing field with no opponent. The only danger the ruling party may possibly face is from within.

Editorial To Vima: Alexis the small
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Editorial To Vima: Alexis the small

Alexis Tsipras is attempting to organise an autarchic party with a hegemonic leader along the lines of Pasok’s model of governance in the 1980’s under Andreas Papandreou.

Editorial Ta Nea: Shoestrings
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Editorial Ta Nea: Shoestrings

At the Koumoundourou Square headquarters of main opposition Syriza they appear to be barricading themselves behind invisible enemies and maintain falsely that they are ideologically and politically under siege.

Editorial Ta Nea: Paying the piper
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Editorial Ta Nea: Paying the piper

The Syriza-Independent Greeks government soon realised that the independent judiciary, free-thinking media, and the thinking public would not allow them to bring their plans to fruition.

Editorial Ta Nea: Self-criticism
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Editorial Ta Nea: Self-criticism

A courageous and bold party should not have needed [SYRIZA MP and ex-education minister] Nikos Filis to defend its history.

Editorial To Vima: The dark side of our democracy
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Editorial To Vima: The dark side of our democracy

Certain groups and networks undoubtedly acted in an extra-institutional manner, set up cases and blackmail, manufactured guilty persons, and sought to place liens and to take people hostage – to neutralise people they wanted as potential competitors for power.

Editorial Ta Nea: Judiciary
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Editorial Ta Nea: Judiciary

Let us protect the prestige of institutions and politicians and let the entire system (and its branches that tried to push the country back to dark times) come to light.

Editorial Ta Nea: Opposition
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Editorial Ta Nea: Opposition

The programme presented by Mr. Tsipras yesterday at Zappeion Hall in Athens is an exercise in readiness and an act that entails responsibilities to the Greek people.

Protected witnesses in Novartis case to be coercively brought before parliamentary committee
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Protected witnesses in Novartis case to be coercively brought before parliamentary committee

The disappearance of the protected witnesses and the subsequent inability of police to track them down according to critics raised questions about the competence of state organs.

Editorial Ta Nea: Duty
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Editorial Ta Nea: Duty

The government and the main opposition crossed swords over the July, 2018, wildfire which claimed 102 lives in Attica’s seaside resort of Mati.

«Φλερτ» και καυγάδες μεταξύ ΣΥΡΙΖΑ – ΚΙΝΑΛ : Τι τους ενώνει και τι τους χωρίζει
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«Φλερτ» και καυγάδες μεταξύ ΣΥΡΙΖΑ – ΚΙΝΑΛ : Τι τους ενώνει και τι τους χωρίζει

Πρώτη κατοικία, κατώτατος μισθός, 13η σύνταξη μπορεί να φέρει ΣΥΡΙΖΑ και ΚΙΝΑΛ πιο κοντά στη βουλή. Πως βλέπουν το θέμα Αλέξης Τσίπρας και Φώφη Γεννηματά. Γιατί ο πρόεδρος του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ επιχείρησε να υπερβεί την εσωκομματική κρίση με «εξωστρεφείς δράσεις»

SYRIZA lashes out after Erdogan accuses party of harbouring terrorists, questions PM’s response
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SYRIZA lashes out after Erdogan accuses party of harbouring terrorists, questions PM’s response

'SYRIZA has become their [terrorists'] refuge. Consequently, we expect you to take a stand. Your support will strengthen our support for you.,' Erdogan said he told Mitsotakis.

Editorial To Vima: Delusions, passions, and errors
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Editorial To Vima: Delusions, passions, and errors

SYRIZA believed that institutions were made to serve bourgeois political forces and their supposedly pernicious designs.

Editorial Ta Nea: Huge pensions
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Editorial Ta Nea: Huge pensions

This is yet another confirmation of the fact that on many levels the previous government worked without a real plan and thus undermined social cohesion.

Editorial Ta Nea: Logic
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Editorial Ta Nea: Logic

No one must forget that the electoral system must serve national and not partrisan interests.

Editorial To Vima: Looking to the future, not the past
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Editorial To Vima: Looking to the future, not the past

Will the government’s plan and decisiveness in implementing it prove stronger than the resistance that it will undoubtedly come up against?

Tsipras accuses Mitsotakis of populism in confidence vote debate
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Tsipras accuses Mitsotakis of populism in confidence vote debate

'He is the man who for three-and-a-half years clamoured for elections, engaged in disaster-mongering, and predicted our failure even though he knew that we were putting a derailed economy back on track,”the former PM said.

Editorial To Vima: Time and tolerance
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Editorial To Vima: Time and tolerance

The government is now obliged to present in detail its plan and programme and to implement it swiftly.

Tasoulas elected Parliament Speaker with record 283 votes in 300-seat legislature
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Tasoulas elected Parliament Speaker with record 283 votes in 300-seat legislature

A lawyer by training and a protégé of the late Evangelos Averoff, Tasoulas served as Culture and Athletics Minister in the New Democracy government of Antonis Samaras.

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