Independent Greeks

Reprehensible conservatism in education

Whenever we received our report card from school back in my day, the last thing we cared about was the conduct grade of "excellence" we all received. We never knew anyone who received a grade of "decent." We could not understand why there were only two grades, but what we didn't know because it was so rare was that there was also a third one: "reprehensible."

Ex-minister hospitalized after collapsing in Parliament

SYRIZA MP Tryfonas Alexiadis, 60, was rushed to an Athens hospital on Tuesday after fainting during a meeting of his party's parliamentary group in a House chamber.

Alexiadis, who served as alternate finance minister in the SYRIZA government under Alexis Tsipras, was given first aid at the scene by lawmakers Pavlos Polakis and Yiannis Mouzalas, who are physicians.

Tensions peak over parliamentary panel

Political tensions intensified on Friday after Parliament Speaker Konstantinos Tasoulas rejected a complaint by SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras over the exemption of leftist MPs Pavlos Polakis and Dimitris Tzanakopoulos from a House committee probing alleged meddling by former alternate justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos in the Novartis investigation.

Tsipras complains about exclusion of SYRIZA MPs from Novartis panel

In a letter to Parliament Speaker Constantinos Tasoulas, former prime minister and SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras complained about the exemption of leftist MPs Pavlos Polakis and Dimitris Tzanakopoulos from a parliamentary committee probing alleged meddling in the Novartis investigation.

Response issued to NYT op-ed criticizing PM of being right-wing

In a letter to the editor of The New York Times, the chief executive of the American Jewish Committee, David Harris, and the executive director of the Hellenic American Leadership Council, Endy Zemenides responded to an op-ed earlier in the week titled "The Adults Are Back in Charge of Greece.

Response issued to op-ed criticizing PM of being right-wing

In a letter to the editor of The New York Times, the chief executive of the American Jewish Committee, David Harris, and the executive director of the Hellenic American Leadership Council, Endy Zemenides responded to an op-ed earlier in the week titled "The Adults Are Back in Charge of Greece.

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