The center-right conservative New Democracy won 158 seats in the 300-member parliament. SYRIZA, which had gained power in 2015 riding on its anti-austerity stance, seems to have paid the price for going back on that position
The employees of the company, Sidenor, had their salaries and benefits cut during the economic crisis. However, even after the company returned to profitability, it refused to revisit their contracts
Kostas Peletidis, was re-elected as mayor of Patras, the third largest city in Greece. He was the candidate of the KKE-backed People’s Rally and won 70.22 % of the votes
Following a decline of nearly 13% in SYRIZA’s vote share, prime minister Alexis Tsipras called for fresh elections which will be held in the first week of July
Right-wing groups in Greece have been trying to stir up hyper-nationalist feelings in the country, especially after the Prespes Agreement between Greece and the Republic of North Macedonia.
The SYRIZA-led government proposed a new bill which stipulates secondary school students to choose which subjects they want to join for the next level of higher studies with in a limited time and limited options
Several trade unions claim that various political parties, including SYRIZA and PASOK, are extending membership to employers in the largest trade union confederation in Greece, and derailing the interests of the working class.
The government has been steadily advancing its project of privatization in the gas sector through the sale of 66% of the National Transmission System in December 2018, the separation of marketing from distribution networks, and now a bill for further privatization.
Konstantinos Papadakis of the Communist Party of Greece talks about the position of the party on Prespa agreement, its critique of the Syriza government, and its view on the European Union
The Communist Party of Greece pointed out that the Prespes Agreement was actually a plan to enable NATO expansionism
The teachers are protesting against a new bill that proposes hiring 15,000 teachers on precarious contracts. The unions have demanded that 30,000 teachers be hired on a permanent basis
Chrisoula Lampoudi of PAME talks about the ongoing struggle of the teachers against the Greek government’s neoliberal policies in the field of education. The protests have met with brutal repression by the police