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When it was in the opposition, New Democracy had criticized Alexis Tsipras's leftist government for distributing the country's primary budget surplus in the form of an end-of-the year handout. 

Ex-PM says he may also go on record about 2015 negotiations with creditors

SYRIZA opposition leader and former prime minister Alexis Tsipras said on Monday that he may be compelled to give his own account of the make-or-break negotiations between his recently elected leftist-led government and European creditors in the first half of 2015 that saw Greece teetering on the brink of expulsion from the eurozone.

Cross-party committee for diaspora vote to be set up, minister says

A cross-party committee that is to discuss the conservative government's proposal to grant full voting rights to Greeks living abroad is to be set up in due course, Interior Minister Takis Theodorikakos said on Monday.

A letter is to be sent to parties during the course of the day, asking them to appoint a representative for the committee, Theodorikakos said. 

Cross-party committee for diaspora vote to be set up soon, minister says

A cross-party committee that is to discuss the conservative government's proposal to grant full voting rights to Greeks living abroad is to be set up in due course, Interior Minister Takis Theodorikakos said on Monday.

A letter is to be sent to parties during the course of the day, asking them to appoint a representative for the committee, Theodorikakos said. 

Warning over new migration crisis

Amid mounting concerns about growing numbers of irregular migrants arriving on the Aegean islands from the Turkish coast, Alternate Minister for Migration Giorgos Koumoutsakos told Parliament on Friday that Greece faces "a new period that could bring a possible resurgence of the migration and refugee problem." 

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