Katerina Sakellaropoulou

Greek PM replaces development, labor ministers in cabinet reshuffle

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appointed on Friday a new development minister and replaced his labor minister in a cabinet reshuffle aimed at helping Greece deal with a high cost of living.

Takis Theodorikakos was named development minister, while Niki Kerameus took the labor ministry's portfolio.

Mitsotakis kept his finance minister Kostis Hatzidakis unchanged.

Next milestone, selecting the president

The European elections had messages for everyone. All political leaders state that they have received them and will take the actions they deem necessary.

For ruling New Democracy, the first reaction will take the form of changes in the cabinet. It would be good to utilize new faces as well, and of course to replace some old ones who have been tarnished.

Sakellaropoulou calls for voter turnout

President Katerina Sakellaropoulou encouraged citizens to head to the polls after casting her ballot for the European Parliament elections at the Grava school complex north of Athens on Sunday.

"Today marks a pivotal moment for democracy in Greece and Europe," she said, emphasizing that "voting is the most powerful expression of citizenship."

In open letter to PM, Tempe train crash victims’ families allege interference in the investigation

Maria Karystianou, who represents the families of the 57 victims of last year's train accident in Tempe, central Greece, on Friday addressed an open letter to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, alleging interference with the judicial investigation into the tragedy.

New Left leader calls for action amid Gaza crisis

Amid the Gaza crisis, Alexis Haritsis, president of Greece's New Left Party, calls for urgent action, declaring, "The eyes of the world are on martyrized Rafah."

He demands a parliamentary debate on Palestinian recognition, accusing Israel's government of genocide and labeling Greece's silence as complicity, insisting, "Greece must stand on the right side of history."

PM says mosque conversion ‘completely unnecessary’

During his customary monthly briefing at the Presidential Mansion, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his dissatisfaction with the conversion of a former Byzantine church in Istanbul, the Monastery of Chora, into a mosque.

He pledged to raise the issue with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Ankara next Monday.

Greek President presents replica of Kore statue to Chile

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou wrapped up her official visit to Chile unveiling a replica of the Kore statue from the Archaic period that will go on display at Santiago's Grecia metro station. Donated by the Acropolis Museum the artefact is meant to symbolize the friendly ties between the two nations.