Political history of Greece

Poll: Mitsotakis is most popular political leader; majority do not want snap elections

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is the most popular political leader in Greece (46 pct), despite a slight decline in his popularity, while the majority (57 pct) of people want the government to complete its term, according to a nationwide poll conducted by Prorata and published on Wednesday.

Weber backs Greek PM’s proposal for EU vaccination certificate

Manfred Weber, leader of the European People's Party in the European Parliament, has backed the proposal put forward by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday for the introduction of a coronavirus vaccination certificate that would ease travel between member-states in the bloc.

Loverdos removed as KINAL spokesman

Former socialist minister Andreas Loverdos has been removed from the post of Movement for Change (KINAL) parliamentary spokesman.

The decision was announced to him Tuesday by the leader of the center-left alliance, Fofi Gennimata.

According to reports, relations between the two had cooled after Loverdos made known his intention to run for the leadership of KINAL.

More buses circulating on streets of Athens

Another 300 buses will be added to the existing fleet in Athens over the next three months, according to Transport Minister Kostas A. Karamanlis, who also announced that 609 drivers will be hired in January. 

Speaking to Parapolitika radio on Friday, he said 1,280 buses are currently circulating on the streets of Athens and 1,100 services have been added per day.