Greek government-debt crisis

Uproar over appointment of police chief who botched Mati fire as public order ministry secretary general

The appointment of former Greek Police chief Konstantinos Tsouvalas to the crucial post of general secretary of the Citizen's Protection Ministry has caused a political maelstrom as he was in charge of police's botched management of the deadly July, 2018 Mati wildfire that claimed over 100 lives.

Italian prankster strikes again, 'kills' former president

Italian prankster Tommaso De Benedetti struck again on Wednesday, falsely announcing the death of former Greek president Karolos Papoulias on Twitter using a fake account he created under the name of Deputy Prime Minister Panagiotis Pikrammenos.
"Karolos Papoulias, the former President of Greece, has died few minutes ago at 90," the tweet read.

Editorial: First the reforms, then the changes

It is evident from a series of public statements that the new government is viewed positively by the representatives of Greece's creditors and European partners as they expect better cooperation and more steadfast reform policies.

Nevertheless, the first positive signals do mean that creditors are prepared to change the basic targets of economic policy.

New parliament sworn in

Greece's new parliament was sworn in on Wednesday following snap elections held on July 7.
Six parties are represented in the new parliament: New Democracy with 158 seats, SYRIZA with 86, the center-left Movement for Change alliance (KINAL) with 22, the Communist Party (KKE) with 15, the far right Greek Solution with 10 and the anti-austerity MeRA25 with 9.

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