About: Prokopis Pavlopoulos

Global Europe 07-12-2017

International treaties are off-limits, EU warns Turkey

The European Union has made it clear that all candidate countries must respect international treaties, an EU official told EURACTIV.com in reference to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who said in Athens that a 1923 border deal between Turkey...
Health 26-05-2017

Greek government under fire for not implementing smoking ban law

Anti-smoking campaigners heavily criticised the Greek government for not implementing a 2008 law that prohibits smoking in public places. EURACTIV.com reports from Athens.
Med & South 30-01-2017

Turkey escalates tensions in the Aegean Sea by violating Greek borders

A Turkish warship yesterday (29 January) approached the small Greek island of Imia, reaching a distance of one nautical mile from the shore, triggering strong reactions from Greek authorities.
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 24-08-2015

Greek leftists to take government mandate amid early election row

A breakaway eurosceptic faction of Greece's Syriza party was to attempt to form a government Monday (24 August) as the country headed for a likely September 20 snap ballot.
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 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.

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