Poll: ND continues to dominate voting intentions

The ruling New Democracy party maintains a sizable lead over PASOK and SYRIZA, according to a new opinion poll.

Estimated vote intention - after eliminating blank and invalid votes and declared no-shows - gives center-right New Democracy 36.5% of the vote, ahead of socialist PASOK (14.9%), left-wing SYRIZA (13.%), the Communist Party (8.7%) and far-right Greek Solution (8.0%).

House approves same-sex marriage bill

Greece's 300-member Parliament approved the bill granting same-sex couples equal rights in marriage in a roll call vote on Thursday night. The reform extends full parental rights to gay couples but will not allow for medically assisted reproduction through a surrogate.

The bill was voted on by 254 lawmakers, with 176 voting in favor and 76 against.

Androulakis: Turkey’s F-16 acquisition ‘a deeply negative development’

The sale of US F-16 fighter jets to Turkey will allow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to continue pursuing "destabilizing practices," Socialists PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis said on Wednesday.
"The latest development with the approval of the new F-16 program from the US side to Turkey is a deeply negative development," he added.

For a roof over our head

It is essential to hold a discussion about the housing crisis, especially when this is conducted with some empathy and understanding, as was the case in Parliament Wednesday, when Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis answered a question on the issue from PASOK chief Nikos Androulakis.