SYRIZA opposes police force in universities

Harking back to the times when it was on the margins of Greece's political life as an anti-establishment party backing protests, main opposition SYRIZA said Thursday it will fight tooth and nail against the government's new education bill, which, among other things, foresees the presence of police on university campuses to deal with chronic lawlessness plaguing the country's academic institutio

Greek MPs ratify agreement for French jets

A 2.5-billion-euro deal for the purchase of 18 Dassault-made Rafale fighter jets from France was ratified by Greece's Parliament on Thursday evening.

The deal passed with an overwhelming majority, securing the support of opposition lawmakers from SYRIZA, Movement for Change and Greek Solution. The Greek Communist Party (KKE) and MeRA25 voted it down.

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.

Terrorist on hunger strike

Convicted terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas announced Friday he is starting a hunger strike.

The reason is his transfer from a rural prison into a regular one. The transfer to a rural prison was made possible by the previous leftist Syriza government.

Opposition chief seeks meeting of political leaders on health crisis

The chief of the main opposition SYRIZA party, Alexis Tsipras has called for a meeting of the country's political leaders to discuss the management of the coronavirus pandemic, while also pushing for Greece to take steps to ensure that Covid-19 vaccines can be produced domestically.