Alexis Tsipras

Two briefly detained for putting up illegal flyposters

Police briefly detained two people for putting up flyposters advertising a speech of main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras on a main avenue in Athens without a legal permit.

The two individuals, identified as foreign nationals, were placing the posters on street lamps near the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center on Syngrou Avenue, police said.

Governor takes aim at flyposters

Attica Regional Governor Giorgos Patoulis has called for traffic police to take action against people who put up illegal posters in the city because of the threat they pose to citizens. 

Patoulis said the uncontrolled phenomenon of flyposting is a safety concern that could put people's lives at risk. 

Middle incomes take big blow

Greece's middle-income earners are today at least 30 percent poorer than they were in the period before the economic crisis, having been overtaxed and having grown in number, as they now include previously wealthier categories too, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data processed by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).

Events of 2015 back in the limelight

The events of early 2015, when SYRIZA was negotiating austerity terms with Greece's creditors, stole the limelight again yesterday in Parliament, with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stressing the need for a public discussion on what exactly happened in the first half of 2015 when SYRIZA came to power and negotiated Greece's bailout.

Mitsotakis, Tsipras to clash on labor issues in House debate

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras will lock horns on Friday morning in a debate in Parliament on, among others, changes to labor issues.

The debate is expected to start at 10 a.m.

The debate was held after Tsipras and Communist Party Secretary General Dimitris Koutsoumbas tabled two relevant questions.