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.

Sakellaropoulou calls for full adherence to instructions on preventing Covid-19

In her first statements as Greece's new President, Katerina Sakellaropoulou called on citizens to follow instructions issued by the country's health authorities to the letter to prevent the further transmission of the new coronavirus which has claimed one victim.

Transforming New Democracy

Kyriakos Mitsotakis is out to transform New Democracy from a center-right party with clear references to the traditional parliamentary Right, into a centrist, liberal political party. The idea is to turn ND into a party with loose ideological principles which will nevertheless be capable of securing majorities in Parliament by making the requisite adjustments.