Showing posts with label SYRIZA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SYRIZA. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Greek Coalition Government’s Majority Drops After Lawmaker Defects

Greek Coalition Government’s Majority Drops
The Greek coalition government’s majority fell to 152 lawmakers in the 300 seat parliament on Tuesday after a member of the right-wing Independent Greeks (ANEL) party resigned.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Anger over Greek plan to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia

Greek plan to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia
A political dispute in Greece over a controversial arms deal with Saudi Arabia is deepening, with opposition politicians and critics decrying plans to sell 66m euros ($78.7m) worth of surplus missiles and bombs to the Arab Gulf country.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Greek PM marks first anniversary in office.- "We can change Greece. We can change Europe"

A year ago on the Jan. 25 national elections in Greece, the Radical Left SYRIZA party achieved a historic victory assuming office for first time in the country's modern history with the promise to end austerity and bailouts.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Greece’s Ruling Party Calls for National Strike Against Austerity Policies

Greece's ruling Syriza party's labor policy department on Wednesday urged the Greeks to take part in a general strike on November 12 against the "anti-people" austerity policies of the government.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Greek parliament okays new austerity reform package bill to unlock bailout loan installment

Greek legislators approved on Saturday an omnibus bill containing a set of prior actions the country pledged to its international creditors in order to unlock the next bailout loan installment in coming weeks.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Greek Deputy Infrastructure Minister quits 12 hours after sworn in over controversial tweets

Greek Right-wing lawmaker Dimitris Kammenos submitted his resignation from the post of the Deputy Infrastructure Minister on Wednesday night, just 12 hours after the swearing-in ceremony of the new cabinet that was formed following Sunday's snap national polls.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Greek PM requests fresh mandate to move forward, no Grexit option

In his first interview after resigning last week to force snap general elections in autumn, Greece's outgoing Leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras defended his decision as a necessary step on Wednesday, requesting a fresh mandate to move forward and implement the new Greek bailout.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Greek PM warns hardliners with snap vote to approve reforms

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on July 29 said he would hold early elections if hardliners in his party continued to resist an unpopular new bailout deal that promised debt relief.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Greek parliament approves tough bailout plan amid anti-austerity unrest

Greece’s parliament early on Thursday strongly approved a bill of tough reforms demanded by the country’s creditors in return for a new multi-billion euro bailout package, amid political dissent and violent protests in opposition to the plan.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Greek govt nominee for IMF post withdraws after party reactions. ("I never asked for this post")

The Greek government's nominee to represent Greece at International Monetary Fund announced on Monday that she was no more interested in the post, after her appointment sparked fierce reactions within the ruling Radical Left SYRIZA party in the weekend.

Greek Leftists divided over country's new envoy at IMF. ("In the long run we are all dead")

Greece's ruling Radical Left SYRIZA party was left divided over the Finance Ministry's choice for the country's new representative at the International Monetary Fund this weekend.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Greek parliament approves bill allowing house arrest of disabled terrorists, US embassy reacts

Greece's parliament approval on late Friday of a controversial bill which foresees the house arrest of disabled terrorists among other prisoners, has sparked strong reactions by opposition parties, relatives of victims of terrorism and the US embassy in Athens.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Anti-austerity forces grow in Italy after Greece vote. If Italy were to team up with Greece and other debt-strapped eurozone countries ...

After the left-wing Syriza party notched an impressive victory in Greece's recent parliamentary elections, a gust of energy has swept across debt-laden southern Europe, which has borne the brunt of the eurozone's fiscal crisis...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Syriza Cites Greece’s Struggle for Economic Growth as Example for EU

The struggle for economic growth in Greece could become an example for other European countries to follow, Yiannis Milios, the ruling Syriza party's economic policy department head, told Sputnik Tuesday...

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Mass rally in Madrid for anti-austerity Podemos party

Tens of thousands marched in the Spanish capital Madrid Saturday in a major show of support for fledgling leftist anti-austerity party Podemos, whose surging popularity and policies have drawn comparisons with Greece’s new Syriza rulers...

Friday, January 30, 2015

Greek government expected to avoid tax clash with shipping tycoons

While Greece's new leftist government seems set on a collision course with the European Union, it is likely to steer clear of confronting the country's critical shipping industry.
The Syriza party of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, which swept to power last Sunday, once promised to take on shipowners and their generous tax allowances.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Greece betrays principle of contract by halting port sale

[By Liu Zhun Source:Global Times Published: 2015-1-29 0:03:29]
As soon as he assumed office, new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced he is about to halt a landmark deal to privatize the country's biggest port of Piraeus. China's Cosco Group, a State-owned global shipping giant, had submitted a bid, but now, according to the new government, the sale will be reviewed.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Le Pen Says Syriza Win in Greece a 'Horrific Democratic Slap' in EU's Face

The victory by the leftwing Syriza coalition in the early general elections in Greece has been cemented now that they have formed a with the right-wing Independent Greeks party...

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Lawmaker Says Syriza’s Potential Victory Disturbing Sign for EU. (New opportunities for developing Greece-Russia ties)

The victory of the Greek left-wing opposition party Syriza in parliamentary elections would become a "disturbing sign" for Europe, while it would open new opportunities for developing Greece-Russia ties, the deputy chief of an economic policy, innovation and entrepreneurship committee with Russia's State Duma told RIA Novosti on Sunday.

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