Alexis Tsipras

SYRIZA ministers, PM's office linked to Folli Follie scandal

A report by an auditing firm forwarded to the Athens prosecutor's office handling the investigation into the scandal involving the Folli Follie jewelry company has implicated two ministers of the former SYRIZA government, which are mentioned by name, as well as the prime minister's office.

Tsipras publishes lease contract in response to ‘mudslinging’

In response to newspaper articles reporting that he spends much of his time in an upscale rented seaside home, the leader of the main opposition SYRIZA party, Alexis Tsipras, published the lease contract on Tuesday on his personal Facebook account - which revealed he pays 500 euros a month for the property - and warned of legal action if the reports are not retracted. 

Sowing confusion, feeding conspiracy theories

The fact that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis left his home near downtown Athens' Lycabettus Hill and went to Mount Parnitha for a bicycle ride at a time when everyone else is forbidden from leaving the proximity of their residence for exercise, was obviously a mistake. Laws in a democracy apply to everyone, and even more so to political leaders who should set the example.

Tsipras slams gov’t over ‘criminal mistakes’ in virus handling

The leader of main opposition SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, slammed the government over the "criminal mistakes" it has made in its management of the coronavirus pandemic during an online event on Monday. 

Tsipras referred to "criminal responsibilities" of the government whose handling of the crisis was riven with "amateurism."

In Greece, political spat over lockdown turns personal

Holiday goodwill during the coronavirus lockdown? In Greece, it's been in short supply between the nation's two leading politicians.

A spat has erupted over competing claims that the prime minister and his main rival broke the spirit of pandemic restrictions that have renewed financial hardship for many voters.

Tsipras hails legacy of late US senator Paul Sarbanes

Greece's main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras Monday extended his condolences to the family of Paul Sarbanes, the former US senator who died Sunday at the age of 87.

In a tweet, the SYRIZA chief said Sarbanes had left behind "a great legacy as a true statesman and leading figure of the Greek-American community, who passionately championed Greek issues throughout his life."