All News on Politics in Greece

ND: Mood in society not the same as in 2012

The first polls recorded after the deadly train collision in northern Greece show that the ruling conservative New Democracy party recorded a significant drop in its approval rating - around 3 percentage points.

Greek bonds unaffected by extension of pre-election period

Political developments after the railway tragedy have certainly moved onto investors' radar, however, they are not seen as a risk on the bond market, as yields have stayed put.

Moving the elections to May instead of early April, with the second polls expected in the summer, increases the time of the pre-election period.

Activists throw fliers outside ex-transport minister’s home

Members of far-left activist group Rouvikonas ("Rubicon") threw fliers Sunday outside the home of former Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis and posted the event, along with a statement, on their Facebook account.

The fliers read "Karamanlis, Minister of Crimes and Murders."

Akar: Disputes with Greece can be peacefully resolved

Disputes with Greece can be peacefully resolved through dialogue, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said, while expressing his optimism over the sale of US F-16 fighter jets to Turkey. 

Türkiye, Sweden, Finland agree to more talks on NATO bids

Türkiye welcomes the steps taken by Finland and Sweden against the illegal PKK group, but they are not enough to ratify the Nordic countries' NATO bid, presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalın said on March 9.

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.