Greece's ruling Syriza movement backed a call on Thursday (30 July) from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to hold an emergency party congress as he seeks to assert his control over rebel lawmakers balking at new bailout talks.
The visit to Cyprus by the newly elected Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was an overwhelming success, one that offered hope that things are about to change for the better, writes Andreas Chrysafis.
The nomination of a non-candidate for the leadership of the European Commission would turn the EU elections into a charade, said the European Left's candidate for the EU executive, Alexis Tsipras. EurActiv Greece reports.
The French Left Party's decision to suspend its membership of the European Left has highlighted tensions with their traditional communist allies, which could seriously damage both party's results at the forthcoming EU elections in May. EurActiv.fr reports.