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PM ends talk of elections before Easter

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis put an end to speculation of early elections in April before the Orthodox Easter holiday, government sources said on Thursday, as the cabinet met to discuss the implications of the deadly train collision in central Greece last week.

Before the train crash, news reports indicated the most likely date for the polls was April 9.

Israel’s democratic process is a democracy at work

Ever since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took over, both he and his coalition partners as well as the country itself have come under unprecedented and vicious attacks, with accusations of radicalism, right-wing extremism and apartheid being thrown their way without any evidence and without any due process, let alone facts.

The heirs of populist journalism

Every miracle lasts three days - and so does mourning. Then, all hell breaks loose and Greece goes back to doing what it does best, which is shifting responsibilities.

PM dashes scenarios for elections in early April

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has indirectly put to rest widely circulated reports that the general elections would take place before Orthodox Easter (April 16), government sources said on Thursday, as the cabinet met to discuss the implications of the deadly train collision in northern Greece last week.

Orion 23 allied drill wraps up

Greece participated in the French multinational drill Orion 2023 with the Adrias frigate from February 22 to March 7, within the context of the military cooperation between the two countries, enshrined in the agreement signed between the Greek Chief of the General Staff of the Hellenic Armed Forces Konstantinos Floros and French Chief of Defense Thierry Burkhard. 

CoE Platform Records Continued Degradation in Press Freedom in 2022

Press conference held following the release of the annual report published by the Council of Europe Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists, in Brussels, on 07 March 2023: Photo: BIRN

April 9 elections unlikely after fallout from rail tragedy

The possibility of general elections being called for April 9, as widely speculated in recent weeks, is growing increasingly remote as the government deals with the fallout from last week's deadly train crash in Tempe, central Greece.

Jailed leader of Greek far-right party faces election ban

Greece's government is seeking to ban a far-right political party led by a jailed former lawmaker from participating in a general election later this year, with a legislative initiative that has gained cross-party support.

Economist survey shows democracy in Greece improved in 2022

The quality of democracy in Greece recovered in 2022 after a decade of decline due the economic crisis, and despite the recent wiretapping case, according to the annual report of the Economist Intelligence Unit based on the Democracy Index.

Akar in new anti-Greek tantrum

Straight from the playbook of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his Defense Minister Hulusi Akar engaged in new a round of accusations against Greece on Thursday, claiming it is "escalating provocative actions."

Once again he reiterated the Turkish claim that Greece "is violating treaties by militarizing its islands with demilitarized status," during a visit to eastern Turkey.

Drawing a line

Greece's latest conviction by the European Court of Human Rights over the case of the former general secretary of public revenues draws a line for the country's political system that it ought to have drawn on its own: looking for scandal in order to sully the reputation of your rival should never reach the point of violating the presumption of innocence. Politicians are not prosecutors. 

Antisemitism in Greece

Along with the rest of the world, Greece last week paid tribute to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Events were held, documentaries screened, interviews published and lectures given, many of which were emotionally laden with memories of the terrible ordeals of World War II that led to the eradication of almost 90% of the country's Jews.

Greece’s defense doctrine 27 years after the Imia crisis

27 years ago the Imia crisis brought Greece and Turkey to the brink of war. Almost three decades later, a lot has changed in terms of Greece's defense doctrine. Today, as Turkey's President Erdogan brings tensions in the Aegean to a boiling point, the lessons from this crisis are more important than ever.