New Democracy

‘Greece remains a pillar of stability,’ PM says in Brussels

"Greece remains a pillar of stability in an incredibly destabilized region," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday as he headed into a meeting of the European People's Party in Brussels.

"We are here to reiterate our commitment to regional stability," the center-right leader, who is also in the Belgian capital for a two-day European Union summit, said.

Draft legislation on speeding up asylum process put to public consultation

New legislation drafted by the Citizens' Protection Ministry aimed at speeding up asylum applications and intensifying the pace of returns and deportations in a bid to reduce the number of migrants and refugees trapped in Greece by lengthy bureaucratic procedures was put up for public consultation on Wednesday.

Smart measures

When it was in the opposition, New Democracy had criticized Alexis Tsipras's leftist government for distributing the country's primary budget surplus in the form of an end-of-the year handout. 

Way paved for probe of former minister

The countdown has begun for the launch of a special parliamentary committee to probe the possible mishandling by former alternate justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos of the alleged bribery scandal involving prominent politicians and the Novartis pharmaceutical company after the submission Thursday of the relevant proposal by 30 New Democracy lawmakers - the number required by law.

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