Syriza

Under Greece’s New Government, Its Future Remains Uncertain

In the 1990s, Greece was enjoying the best moment of its modern history while most of its Balkan neighbors were still dealing with the debris left by their communist regimes or the horrors of the Yugoslav wars. Nationalism was strong in Greece (it has always been), but the economy was doing great.

Precinct where ballot box was stolen votes again; 92.9 pct abstain

The Greek national election was formally completed Sunday with a repeat vote at the central Athens precinct where four individuals stole the ballot box and burned it last Sunday.

With nothing at stake, there was a record 92.9% abstention; only 39 out of 545 registered voters showed up, 1 to cast a spoilt ballot.

Precinct where ballot box was stolen votes again; 92.9% abstain

The Greek national election was formally completed Sunday with a repeat vote at the central Athens precinct where four individuals stole the ballot box and burned it last Sunday.

With nothing at stake, there was a record 92.9% abstention; only 39 out of 545 registered voters showed up, 1 to cast a spoilt ballot.

Recovering lost ground

The government that has just taken power in Greece is different to what we are accustomed to and close to what a big chunk of the population is eager to see. The center-right administration appears well-prepared.

A Greek economic renaissance could benefit the broader Arab world

Shortly before Greece's recent election, the gifted orator and then-prime minister Alexis Tsipras delivered a rousing speech to a cheering throng of supporters, at one point declaring that his main opponent could not achieve what Tsipras was experiencing at that moment: an adoring crowd. "They can't have a rally like this one," he said.

SYRIZA’s transformation

No sooner had newly installed Education Minister Niki Kerameus said that the conservative government intends to revoke a decision by the previous administration to establish a fourth law school in Patra in western Greece, former prime minister Alexis Tsipras reacted by accusing New Democracy of pandering to private interests.

New poll: 51% say election results positive, 63% say tax cuts top priority

Just over 50 percent of respondents were positive or "probably positive" about the outcome of the 7 July general election that swept New Democracy to power while 46 percent were negative or "probably negative" according to a Kappa Research poll conducted between 9-11 July

Vroutsis blocks simplified AMKA issuance for non-EU nationals

Newly-appointed Labour and Social Affairs Minister Nikos Vroutsis has rescinded an encyclical signed by three SYRIZA ministers on 20 June, a bit over two weeks before the general election, which simplified procedures for the issuance of the AMKA social security number for  non-EU nationals and in particular for migrants, asylum seekers, and unaccompanied refugee children.

Pages