Politics of Greece

US ambassador, AmCham president praise Greece's progress at ExportUSA Forum

US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt on Monday said that Greece is making "great strides towards creating a more welcoming business climate for investors and entrepreneurs," praising the recently elected government of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for "exceeding expectations" and doing "a tremendous amount of work to advance the reform agenda," the state-run Athens-Macedonian News Agency

Prof. George Pagoulatos named new DG of ELIAMEP think-tank

European politics Professor George Pagoulatos has been named the new director general of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), replacing Dr Thanos Dokos, who was appointed deputy national security adviser to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the think-tank said on Friday.

Greek Parliament approves stricter asylum law

Greek MPs have approved a government bill aimed at easing pressure on the Aegean islands by speeding up asylum procedures and returns of migrants not meriting international protection to Turkey.
The bill was backed by MPs from New Democracy and the center-left Movement for Change alliance. SYRIZA, the Greek Communist Party (KKE), Greek Solution and Mera25 voted against.

The return of Karamanlis

I am not sure why Kostas Karamanlis has decided to resume an active public role at this point in time. Following his recent speech at the Society for Macedonian Studies in Thessaloniki, he is due for another appearance next Wednesday at City, University of London, while he may also speak at Tufts Fletcher School in Boston at a later date as well.