All News on Politics in Greece

Mitsotakis pledges to restructure civil protection

Speaking nearly a year after the deadly wildfires in the seaside resort of Mati, east of Athens, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis heralded the restructuring of the country's civil protection mechanism, while promising that the 112 emergency telephone number will be operational by the end of the year.

Merkel offers budget target hope

German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered Greece a glimmer of hope on Friday for a possible review of the terms agreed by Athens and its creditors on state debt, including a high primary surplus target.

The super-weapon of simplicity

Greece may need stability in Europe and the world so that it can make up for lost time, but everything is in flux. We may have a new government and new faces in politics, we may hope that Greece is entering a period of stability and growth, but this will depend on many factors inside and outside the country.

Georgiadis discusses pending US investments with ambassador

Greece's Development and Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis discussed about American investments in the country which remain pending in a meeting Friday with US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt.
The ambassador noted that there are "important opportunities" to develop trade relations in investments such as the massive development project in Elliniko and the Elefsina shipyards.

Schinas says honored to be nominated for European Commissioner

Margaritis Schinas, the current chief spokesperson for the European Commission, said he is honored to be nominated to represent Greece in the next college of commissioners, following a meeting with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday.

Athens hails results of FM’s Washington visit

The results of the two-day visit by Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias to Washington, where he met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, national security adviser John Bolton and senior officials, have been welcomed in Athens as yet another indication of ever deepening US-Greek relations.

New German ambassador to Athens assumes post with greeting in Greek

In a post on Twitter in Greek and German, Germany's new ambassador in Athens, Ernst Reichel, announced his arrival.

Reichel, who said "Hello Greece!" in both Greek and Germany, previously served as Germany's ambassador to Ukraine and as the head of the German Foreign Ministry's office for Southeastern Europe and Turkey.

KYSEA appoints Karamanlakis as new chief of Greek Police

Greece's Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA) is on Friday appointed Michalis Karamanlakis as the new chief of the Greek Police (ELAS) following a meeting at the Maximos Mansion.

Gov't officials to discuss natural disaster protection with EU Commissioner

Greek government officials were scheduled to meet in Athens on Friday with visiting European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on improving protection against natural disasters and in particular wildfires.

Missiles, Governments and Separatists

Uncertainty

Few European countries have seen the same levels of combined economic and political turmoil as Greece over the last decade. Thankfully, Greece seems to be coming out of the turbulent years, but as it does so, will its economy be able to accelerate forward or remain stuck in limbo?

Mitsotakis nominates Schinas to serve as next European Commissioner

Margaritis Schinas, who until now had served as chief spokesman of the European Commission under Jean-Claude Juncker, has been tapped by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to serve as Greece's next representative on the European Commission.

Greece gets nod from creditors to ease bailout-era taxes

Senior officials from Greeces creditor institutions are meeting in Athens with the country's new conservative government, which is planning to begin dismantling bailout-era taxes next month. 

Creditors meet new government, discuss tax reform

Senior officials from Greece's bailout creditor institutions were meeting in Athens with the country's new conservative government following general elections this month.

Greece nominates Margaritis Schinas for European Commissioner

Greece on Thursday nominated European Commission's chief spokesman Margaritis Schinas as the country's representative in the European Commission, the prime minister's office at Maximos Mansion announced.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will inform new European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen of this selection, the press release said. 

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