All News on Politics in Greece

State upgrade with specialized executives

As part of the effort to upgrade Greece's civil service, a new special training program at the National Center for Public Administration and Local Government (EKDDA) will start in February aiming at training executives to fill key positions in the public sector. 

Opposition submits censure motion over phonetapping scandal

The head of Greece's largest opposition party submitted a censure motion against the conservative government on Wednesday, accusing Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of orchestrating mass wiretaps of political allies and foes.

PM: Greek skies shielded as never before

The attacks threatened by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may turn into a disorderly retreat in the face of the triangle of international law, Greece's thriving armed forces and powerful alliances, according to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, stressing that Greece is better protected than ever following deals to acquire upgraded and next-generation fighter aircraft.

Mitsotakis: Greece has no time for ‘dialogue with the absurd’

Greece has no time for a "dialogue with the absurd" in neighboring Turkey, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said, noting that Greece is better protected than ever following deals to acquire upgraded and next-generation fighter aircraft.

Sale of F-16s to Turkey ‘would be baffling,’ says US Senator Menendez

Any decision by the United States to go ahead with the sale of F-16 fighter jets and upgrade kits to Turkey would be "baffling" given the "belligerent" stance of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan towards NATO ally Greece, said Senator Bob Menendez, chair of the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee, reiterating that he will not approve the sale.

Deal on Parthenon Sculptures ‘difficult, but not impossible,’ says Culture Minister

Achieving an agreement for the permanent return of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece by the British Museum "is difficult, but not impossible," said Culture Minister Lina Mendoni in Parliament on Monday, reiterating the government's stance that she says "remains national, unanimous, consistent and clear."

Greek PM to visit Japan Jan 29-31

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will embark on an official visit to Japan from January 29th to 31st, as announced by official sources on Monday. 

During his trip, Mitsotakis will hold meetings with key figures such as Crown Prince Akishino, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and House of Representatives speaker Hiroyuki Hosoda.

Greece, Turkey to go to the polls in sync

Elections in Greece and Turkey will take place at about the same time and, according to the most likely scenario, a second parliamentary election in Greece will take place on May 14, the same day Turkey will elect both its president and lawmakers.

Mitsotakis to hold press conference

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will hold a live press conference on Monday on the "economy, growth and the labor market." 

The press briefing, which will be broadcast from the General Secretariat of Communication and Information, will start at 12.30 p.m.

Export democracy to the Greek diaspora – an oxymoron!

The cosmopolitan city of Melbourne in Australia, which also happens to be the capital of the Greek diaspora, is currently hosting the recreation of the Parthenon on the Acropolis as "The Temple of Boom." Australia is a beacon of democracy, and has embedded similar values and an institutional framework to those of the ancient Athenian democracy, very much like other full democracies.

The Ukraine war and the East Med

The war in Ukraine is a storm raging in Europe's east. But its consequences will be felt in the south. The Eastern Mediterranean is likely to be affected in a variety of ways, with particular implications for Greece and its neighbors. Russia's presence and actions are one element in this equation. The effects of the war on the global order and the aspirations of regional powers are another.

Greece needs EU help to protect external borders, minister says

Protecting Greece's borders requires the support of the European Union, the country's Citizens' Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos told 27 foreign ambassadors during a visit in the northeastern town of Alexandroupoli, where he briefed them about the Akritas plan to protect the border with Turkey at Evros.

Erdogan issues ‘crazy Turk’ attack threat

In the latest installment of threatening rhetoric, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened Greece with a "crazy Turk" attack if it does not wise up. 

Speaking at a rally in Istanbul on Friday, he said Turkey's Tayfun missile has scared Greece and stressed, "We are not so concerned about striking Athens as long as you [Greece] are smart."