Alexis Tsipras

SYRIZA leader presents party plan for economy

Main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras presented on Monday SYRIZA's plan for tackling the fallout on the economy from the coronavirus crisis, which includes a fiscal expansion program of 13.4 billion euros for the real economy and households, as well as measures for all employees, the unemployed and independent business owners.

Tsipras accuses gov't of using pandemic to rush through legislation

Main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday accused the government is exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to pass legislation without due scrutiny and walked out of a parliamentary debate on an environmental bill.

Tsipras reacted to the government's intention to allow the use of remote voting by MPs for this bill to avoid having a large number of lawmakers in the House.

Parliament debates gov't response to pandemic

Party leaders debated the government's response to the coronavirus outbreak in Parliament Thursday.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis lauded his government's response, saying it was the only one that outlawed layoffs. He said the government spent €17.5 billion to prop up incomes and companies and will spend more, when European funds are available.

Political leaders debate new coronavirus measures in Parliament

"April may determine what the future will look like," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday during a discussion in Parliament in Athens on new legislative measures to contain the impact of the coronavirus epidemic.

"Everything that has been done so far has brought reservedly optimistic results," he said, warning that the country needs to stay the course.

Veteran leftist and resistance fighter Manolis Glezos dies at 98

Veteran leftist and resistance fighter Manolis Glezos has died at the age of 98. 

He died of heart failure, according to reports.

An active opponent of Greece's resistance to the Nazis, Glezos is best known for tearing down the Nazi flag from the Acropolis in 1941 as occupying German forces conquered Athens.