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Elections 08-07-2019

Four things we learned from the Greek election

Greece’s conservative New Democracy party on Sunday (7 July) returned to power after over four years in opposition, ousting leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Here are four things we have learned from the 2019 Greek general election: Return of two-party...
Elections 08-07-2019

Conservatives sweep Greek vote, oust leftist Syriza

The conservative New Democracy party triumphed in the Greek national elections on Sunday (7 July), ousting leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras from government.
Elections 03-06-2019

New Democracy sweeps Greek local elections

Greece's conservative opposition New Democracy party on Sunday (2 June) swept local elections, winning in nearly all regions and the cities of Athens and Thessaloniki, routing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's ruling left five weeks before they face off in general elections.
Elections 31-05-2019

Greece’s top family dynasty in bid for PM, Athens mayor

Nearly two decades after Dora Bakoyannis became the first female mayor of Athens, ahead of the 2004 Olympics in the Greek capital, her son Costas has a clear shot at succeeding her in the prestigious post.
Economy & Jobs 19-12-2018

Greek parliament approves first post-bailout budget

Greek lawmakers approved on Tuesday (18 December) the country's first post-bailout budget which projects a high primary surplus next year and sees a pick-up in economic growth.
EU Elections 2019 12-12-2018

As finances improve, Greece scraps pension cuts

Greece's parliament on Tuesday (11 December) voted to scrap plans to cut state pensions, in a motion led by the left-led governing coalition hoping to shore up its flagging support ahead of a general election next year.
Elections 04-05-2016

S&D: Pasok is ‘completely isolated’ in our group

EXCLUSIVE / Greece’s Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement (Pasok) is “completely isolated” from the Socialists and Democrats (S&D), and its attitude about the government’s negotiations with its creditors is “embarrassing”, sources told EURACTIV.com.
Elections 11-01-2016

Another Mitsotakis to lead Greece’s New Democracy

No-nonsense reformer Kyriakos Mitsotakis, son of a former prime minister, yesterday (10 January) beat the odds to become the new leader of Greece's conservative New Democracy party after winning a nationwide vote.

Refugee crisis boosts Greek neo-Nazi Golden Dawn

As EU leaders meet today (23 September) over the refugee crisis, they will be warned by the newly reelected Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras. The xenophobic Golden Dawn party saw its number of voters significantly increased in islands hardest hit.
Elections 22-09-2015

Syriza decision to partner with the Independent Greeks angers the S&D

Alexis Tsipras’ decision to renew cooperation with the right-wing Independent Greeks party in the new government was a “strategic mistake", Socialists & Democrats chief Gianni Pittella told EURACTIV Greece.
Euro & Finance 21-09-2015

Economists play down new Grexit fears

Following Alexis Tsipras' victory in the Greek general elections, the debate surrounding a potential exit from the Eurozone is not expected to rear its head for the time being. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Elections 21-09-2015

Tsipras storms to victory: ‘Europe will not be the same’

Greece's charismatic left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras emerged victorious in Greece's general election Sunday (20 September), winning his second mandate as premier, despite a controversial austerity deal struck with European leaders.
Elections 18-09-2015

Zimmer: Something is changing in the S&D

Jeremy Corbyn's ascension to the leadership of the UK’s Labour Party is a sign that something hopeful is happening in the Socialists & Democrats, Gabriele Zimmer said in an interview with EURACTIV Greece.
Elections 03-09-2015

New Democracy overtakes Syriza ahead of 20 September election

Eighteen days ahead of snap elections, Greece's conservative opposition New Democracy party has for the first time taken a slender lead over the ruling left-wing Syriza, an opinion poll showed yesterday (2 September).
Elections 03-09-2015

Tsipras and Varoufakis: A messy split

Alexis Tsipras and Yanis Varoufakis shared a vision once, but the double act of the Greek debt drama's most colourful characters now appears well and truly over.
Elections 27-08-2015

Ahead of election, Syriza poses as guarantor of bailout deal

A major sell-off of Greek public assets promised as part of its huge international bailout will go ahead as planned, outgoing Greek Economy Minister Georges Stathakis said on Wednesday (26 August), despite looming snap elections.
Elections 21-08-2015

Tsipras resigns, calls for September election

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned yesterday (20 August), hoping to strengthen his hold on power in snap elections after seven months in office in which he fought Greece's creditors for a better bailout deal but had to cave in.
Elections 27-04-2015

Greek minister suggests early election as solution to impasse

The interior minister of cash-strapped Greece has raised the possibility of fresh elections to give Greeks the last word on the government's economic policy.
Euro & Finance 09-03-2015

Varoufakis: We can return to elections

Greece could call a referendum or have early elections should its eurozone partners reject its debt and growth plans, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said in a newspaper interview yesterday (8 March).
Euro & Finance 02-03-2015

Pierre Laurent: ‘Europe is an asset for Syriza, not an obstacle’

The leader of the French Communist Party sees the success of Syriza as an opportunity to set the European project on a different path. He told EURACTIV France that he hopes to gain the support of Europe's ecologist, socialist and far-left politicians. 
Elections 18-02-2015

Juncker relieved by nomination of Pavlopoulos as Greece’s next President

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras nominated former conservative lawmaker and ex-Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos yesterday (17 February) to the country's presidency. This means that plans to change the Greek Commissioner are not on the table.
Euro & Finance 05-02-2015

Tsipras struggles with recalcitrant French leadership

The Greek head of state tried to rally French support for his cause yesterday, but France, like Germany, is keeping the new Prime Minister at arm's length. EURACTIV France reports
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Economy & Jobs 04-02-2015

Juncker and Tsipras hold hands in Brussels

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker welcomed Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday, during his first visit to Brussels since being elected, in January.
Manfred Weber at the 5th St. Gery Dialogue, January 22, 2015
Elections 04-02-2015

Conservative EU lawmakers mount censure motion against ‘extremist’ Greek cabinet

Conservatives in the European Parliament want the Assembly to vote next week to condemn a right-wing party in Greece's new leftist-led coalition government, comparing it to an EU rebuke to Austria 15 years ago. But opposition on the left may thwart any resolution.