Alexis Tsipras

Greek Independence Day celebrations eclipsed by pandemic

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Parliament Speaker Konstantinos Tasoulas, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, Movement for Change leader Fofi Gennimata and Communist Party leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas (l to r) on Wednesday attended a brief ceremony to mark Greece's Independence Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Parliament.

Mitsotakis dared to face down the Church

What no other prime minister dared to do, from the late Andreas Papandreou and his minister of education Antonis Tritsis in the 1980s, to Alexis Tsipras in the previous four and a half years - despite their stated intentions - was done by Kyriakos Mitsotakis. He clashed with the Church of Greece over the new coronavirus, and did not back down.

Staying home cyber-safe

While the international community is fighting Covid-19, a new challenge is emerging: how to defend against potential cyberattacks. Politicians, including in Greece, find themselves having to replace their face-to-face meetings with phone or video calls.

Mitsotakis briefs opposition leaders Tsipras, Gennimata on developments with coronavirus

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis held an e-meeting with SYRIZA's main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras on Monday evening, and later with Movement for Change (KINAL) leader Fofi Gennimata, to brief them on the developments concerning the coronavirus outbreak in Greece.

Greece closes borders with Albania, North Macedonia, PM to brief party leaders

In yet another drastic measure to contain the corona virus Greece today  sealed its borders with Albania and North Macedonia one day after the two countries closed their borders with Greece even as the government announced additional restrictive measures.

First woman president of the Hellenic Republic takes office

Katerina Sakellaropoulos was sworn in today as president of the Hellenic Republic.

The moderate, progressive, rights-oriented jurist is the first woman to hold the country's highest office and was until her election in parliament serving as president (again the first woman) of the Council of State, the country's supreme administrative court.

Tsipras: 'We are facing a geopolitical threat from Turkey'

Greece is facing a "geopolitical threat" from Turkey on its borders, main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday afternoon, commenting on the standoff at the Greek border with Turkey where thousands of migrants and refugees are stranded at the buffer zone, hoping to be allowed to enter the European Union.

Greek PM speaks to US President Trump, says has backing on borders

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke with US President Donald Trump over the migration crisis evolving on Greece's borders with Turkey, a statement from the Greek premier's office said on Monday.

Trump, the statement added, "recognized the right of Greece to enforce the law on its borders." [Reuters]

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