Politics by country

Propaganda and information

Recently we have been witness to a contest between Greece's two main political parties, Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) and New Democracy (ND), over which is worse in terms of their authoritarian handling of the media.

Crunch time for PPC

The SYRIZA administration, which is nearing the completion of its term, could be summed up with the developments at Greece's Public Power Corporation. The country's biggest business is being kept on life support until the general election so that the next government will have to deal with its rescue.

Turkey to take delivery of Russian missile systems in July

Turkey is standing firm against US opposition and expects to take delivery of Russia's S-400 missile defense systems next month, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday.

Speaking to a group of foreign journalists, Erdogan reiterated that the deal with Russia was sealed and there would be no turning back despite vociferous US opposition.

Angelis orders probe of politicians’ lawsuits before testifying on Novartis

Just two days before he will be deposed regarding his charges of a botched handling of the Novartis kickbacks case by his colleagues and of governmental meddling in the case, Deputy Supreme Court Prosecutor Ioannis Angelis has in a 10-page report requested that lawsuits filed by former PM Antonis Samaras, former Pasok leader Evangelos Venizelos, and European Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos (

Managing stereotypes

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' decision to break with tradition and not address the annual general meeting of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) sent the opposite message to the one he probably intended - to emphatically show that he does not maintain close ties with big business interests.