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Greek PM introduces new Cabinet

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has carried out a wide-ranging reorganisation of his Cabinet. He has brought in 15 new ministers with 11 ministers of the old government having been replaced. […]

Cabinet of Greece

Alexis Tsipras Prime Minister Giannis Dragasakis Deputy Prime Minister Nikos Pappas State Minister Alekos Flabouraris Minister of State for Coordinating Government Work Thodoris Dritsas Minister of Maritime and Island Policy […]

Greek Cabinet full list

Alexis Tsipras has been sworn in as Greece’s Prime Minister and has announced his new government. Syriza have once more joined with the Independent Greeks (ANEL) to form a government […]

Syriza win again

Turnout was down by some 7.07% in yesterday’s general election in Greece to 56.55% but the left-wing Coalition of the Radical Left (Syriza) managed to win their second general election […]

Parliamentary 2015

An election to the Hellenic Parliament took place on 20 September 2015. Coalition of the Radical Left (Synaspismós Rizospastikís Aristerás, SYRIZA) 145 New Democracy (Nea Dimokratia, ND) 75 Golden Dawn […]

Greece goes to the polls for the second time this year

Greek voters will go to the polls to elect a new government for the second time this year. The first time was on 25th January when the left-wing Coalition of […]

Greek election called for 20th September

Following the appointment of Vassiliki Thanou-Christophilou as Prime Minister a caretaker Cabinet has been appointed to manage Greece until new elections are held. Those elections have now been confirmed for […]

President appoints interim Prime Minister

A Supreme Court President, Vassiliki Thanou-Christophilou (65), has been sworn in by President Prokopis Pavlopoulos as Greece’s interim prime minister. Thanou was named as interim prime minister after the resignation […]

Tsipras resigns, calls for early elections

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned along with his Cabinet yesterday and called for early elections. Although the prime minister had managed to get approval for the latest bailout deal for […]

Greece gets €86 billion loan

Eurozone Finance Ministers have agreed to give Greece a €86 billion (£61 billion; $95 billion) loan after Greece’s parliament agreed all the conditions laid down following a marathon session on […]

PM carries out limited reshuffle

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has carried out a limited reshuffle of his administration after 38 of his party voted against austerity measures earlier this week. One Minister and four […]

Hellenic Parliament approves austerity measures

The Hellenic Parliament has voted in favour of the austerity measures agreed by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras with the European Union earlier this week. A total of 229 of the […]

Bailout deal reached after 17 hour session

Greece and the institutions, especially the Eurozone countries appear to have reached agreement on a bailout deal after 17 hours of talks. The deal given to Greece appears to be […]

Euclid Tsakalotos named Finance Minister

Euclid Tsakalotos has been named as Greece’s new Minister of Finance following the resignation of Yanis Varoufakis yesterday. Euclid Tsakalotos (55) obtained a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at […]

Greece votes No

Greek voters have voted No in the referendum yesterday which means they have rejected a bailout deal which had been put forward by the ‘institutions’ on 25th June. Voter turnout […]

Greeks vote in referendum

Greek citizens are voting today in a referendum which will almost certainly decide if Greece stays in the Eurozone or returns to the Drachma. Voters are being asked if they […]

Austerity Referendum called for 5th July

Following months of negotiations between the left-wing Syriza led government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and their international creditors the Prime Minister has decided to call a referendum for Sunday […]

Full text of FinMin letter on proposed reforms

Below is the full text of Yanis Varoufakis’ letter to Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem which outlines the Greek financial and economic position. The Eurogroup statement on the Greek position, which […]

Prokopis Pavlopoulos elected President

With the minimum of fuss the Hellenic Parliament elected Prokopis Pavlopoulos as the country’s new President yesterday. The post is largely ceremonial but in December the Parliament failed to elect […]

Presidential 2014-2015

Indirect elections took place with a first ballot on 17 December 2014, followed by inconclusive ballots on 23 and 29 December. Following the dissolution of Parliament and the subsequent general […]

New government in Greece

Alexis Tsipras has been sworn in as Prime Minister and has acted quickly to announce his Cabinet, which is composed mainly of SYRIZA MPs, with some independents and members of […]

SYRIZA win

The left-wing anti-austerity Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) has won the Greek general election. SYRIZA took 36.34% of the vote to give them 99 seats which was then topped […]

Parliamentary 2015

An election to the Hellenic Parliament took place on 25 January 2015. Coalition of the Radical Left (Synaspismós Rizospastikís Aristerás, SYRIZA) 149 New Democracy (Nea Dimokratia, ND) 76 Golden Dawn […]

SYRIZA expected to win general election today

Following the failure of the Hellenic Parliament to elect a President after three attempts in December 2014 the Greek voters are going to the polls today to elect a new […]