Alexis Tsipras

Mitsotakis writes to European competition commissioner on Thanou nomination

Greek opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has written a letter to the European Union's commissioner for competition, Margrethe Vestager, on the issue of the government's nomination of former Supreme Court chief Vassiliki Thanou for the director's chair of the country's Competition Commission.

Nobel Peace Prize winner to nominate Tsipras and Zaev for this year's award

Wided Bouchamaoui, the recipient of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize for her participation in the Tunisia National Dialogue Quartet, will be nominating the prime ministers of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Zoran Zaev, for the next award, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency has reported.

Former PM slams Tsipras over Prespes accord

Former conservative prime minister Antonis Samaras lambasted Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday over the agreement signed between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) last June to resolve a long-standing dispute on the latter's name, saying it opens the door for more claims by the neighboring country.

Leaders seek to rally party bases with polls in mind

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis crossed swords on Friday in two separate speeches in Athens and Thessaloniki. 

Addressing a SYRIZA rally in the northern city, the leftist premier lashed out at ND on a wide range of issues ranging from foreign policy to alleged scandals in the conservative party's closet. 

Mitsotakis says next elections will seal 'great political change'

Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday said his party will unite Greeks and bridge differences created by the governing coalition, expressing confidence New Democracy will emerge victorious from next year's elections during a speech at the opening day of the party's conference.

Zaev says he has confidence in Greek coalition to approve name deal

In the wake of a series of statements by Greece's junior coalition partner in which he threatened to resign over the Prespes name deal, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Friday expressed confidence that Greece's government will ratify the accord once it reaches the country's Parliament.

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