The law was passed with 158 votes in support in the 300-seat parliament even while it garnered heavy criticism from the opposition on June 16.
Koufodinas has been on a hunger strike for 56 days protesting the conditions of his incarceration after he was irregularly transferred to a max-security prison, which some believe was at the behest of the US embassy
In his weekly newsletter for the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research, Vijay Prashad discusses the 10 year anniversary of the beginning of the “Arab Spring”
Successive Greek governments have done nothing to to ensure decent living conditions for the uprooted people. Instead, they are also evicting those who have been granted asylum from their accommodation facilities
A massive strike was held in Greece on February 18 against a bill that calls for privatizing social security. Workers staged mobilizations in over 60 places with tens of thousands marching in Athens alone
The new Greece-US Defense Cooperation Agreement seeks to upgrade and extend the US bases in Greece and is likely to further integrate the country with NATO maneuvers
There is a strong demand for repealing the social security reforms proposed by the New Democracy (ND)-led government in the country. The reforms encourage privatization across sectors
Ahead of Mike Pompeo’s visit to Greece, activists have alleged that the main aim of the ongoing Strategic Dialogue between the two countries is to tweak the Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement of 1990, to fit the current regional designs of the imperialistic U.S-NATO alliance
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
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.