Sunday Jun 16
UPDATE 2-Greek PM dismisses talk of early election over TV closure
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Sunday dismissed talk of an early election over the abrupt closure of the state broadcaster, which brought protests from viewers, workers, the opposition and his coalition partners.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
New Democracy 2 percent ahead of SYRIZA in poll
New Democracy is 2 percent ahead of SYRIZA, according to the latest Public Issue opinion poll for Kathimerini and Skai.
Why closing Greek broadcaster is make or break moment
Employees secure a protest banner at the headquarters of the Greek public broadcaster ERT on June 13, 2013 in Athens.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
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Greece Shutters Entire Public Broadcasting Network
The Greek government has abruptly shut down the country's public broadcaster, ERT, and will lay off most of its staff of more than 2,600 people.
Coalition partners refuse to back PM's plan to shut down broadcaster ERT
New Democracy's coalition partners made a bid on Wednesday to halt plans for public broadcaster ERT to be shut down and be replaced with a leaner version in a few months time.
Silencing of broadcaster ERT shocks Greece
It took less than five minutes for both Panagiotis Kostas and his wife, Olga Psaridou, to lose their jobs.
ERT journalists defy closing down order to continue broadcasts as coalition faces severe test
Journalists from ERT, the public broadcaster that the government unexpectedly shut down on Tuesday, continued to put programs on air on Wednesday via digital frequencies and the Internet in a show of defiance against the decision.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
'Anti-Semites across political spectrum in Greece'
Mainstream Greek political parties have been "laundering" the anti-Semitic pasts of MPs, Greek-Israeli financier Sabby Mionis said in an interview with on Tuesday.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
A common fate
The government is condemned to complete its four-year term. This is not for reasons of national interest, as some commentators like to claim, but because, given the current power balance, itA's very unlikely that the three-party coalition would survive a snap election.
Greece Vows To Confront Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn
The Greek foreign minister told an American Jewish audience that his government would "never allow hate to grow and spread," but did not address specific calls to marginalize the ultranationalist Golden Dawn party.
Parties row over far right as sell-off fund denies plans to sell WWII, Civil War site
A new row has broken out between the government and SYRIZA after leftist leader Alexis Tsipras repeated his accusations that New Democracy is following far-right Golden DawnA's agenda as GreeceA's privatization agency denied it had plans to sell a site containing an important Second World War and Civil War memorial.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Hate speech: The lesser of two evils
Expecting a state that has failed to enforce a smoking ban in public places to penalize hate speech is wishful thinking.
Bill on loans moratorium splits parties in coalition
The coalition government was locked in a fresh dispute on Tuesday when PASOK and Democratic Left refused to allow a bill allowing some households to repay their bank loans over longer periods to be rushed through Parliament as Prime Minister Antonis SamarasA's New Democracy had wanted.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Minister sees compromise over bill on racist crimes
Justice Minister Antonis Roupakiotis, who last month introduced a draft law foreseeing stiffer penalties for racially motivated crimes that has strained the unity of GreeceA's coalition government, suggested on Monday that a compromise solution is likely.
Sun Jun 02, 2013
Greek PM's party drops opposition to anti-racism law
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his conservative New Democracy party have dropped their opposition to a new anti-racism bill that outlaws Holocaust denial.
Sat Jun 01, 2013
MEP Theodoros Skylakakis elected new Drasi president
MEP Theodoros Skylakakis was voted the new president of the Drasi pro-business party on Saturday.
Fri May 31, 2013
Revised citizenship bill sent to coalition leaders
Deputy Interior Minister Haralambos Athanassiou said on Friday that a revised version of a citizenship bill for migrants has been given to the leaders of the three parties in the governing coalition, New Democracy, PASOK and Democratic Left .
Thu May 30, 2013
Human Rights Watch urges Greece to adopt anti-racism bill
Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged the Greek government to adopt new measures to curb racially-motivated crimes and protect victims of hate attacks.
Wed May 29, 2013
Jews Urge Greek Government to Pass Anti-Racism Bill
The World Jewish Congress joined the Greek Jewish community in urging the Greek government to implement an anti-racism bill in the face of rising hate crimes.
Tue May 28, 2013
PASOK and Democratic Left to submit anti-racism bill to Parliament on their own [Update]
The anti-racism bill that has been the source of a serious dispute within the three-party government, will continue to cause friction over the next few days as PASOK and Democratic Left prepare to submit the draft law to Parliament despite the objections of New Democracy, which is going to attempt to block the legislation once it reaches the House.