Top judge calls for end to attacks on judiciary


The clash between the government and the judiciary took another twist on Monday as the head of the Council of State, Nikos Sakellariou, called for verbal attacks on judicial officials to stop immediately.


The relevance of the ECB for Greece

When ECB President Mario Draghi held a news conference on Thursday, Greece heard words of caution regarding a trial bond issue and that inclusion in quantitative easing is not yet on the cards. The rest of the world heard a different message.

NEWS Cyprus

Foreign Ministry suggests Eide favored Turkey in failed Cyprus peace talks

Greece’s Foreign Ministry hit out Monday at the United Nations special envoy for the Cyprus issue, Espen Barth Eide, after taking umbrage at comments by the Norwegian which suggested that Nicosia and Athens had not accepted a proposal by Turkey that would have led to the gradual withdrawal of troops from the island.

NEWS Politics

Tsipras and Varoufakis go public with spat

The coalition on Monday rejected calls for an investigation to be launched into the first months of the government’s time in power, as a dispute between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and ex-finance minister Yannis Varoufakis over that period in 2015 became public.


Call for public agencies to use state properties


The Labor Ministry on Monday declared its intention to issue an open call to all public entities, ministries, state corporations, local authorities and universities for the utilization of 120 buildings in central Athens that belong to social security funds and have remained unused for years.

COMMENT Politics

The art of the political turnaround


Greece is possibly the one and only country that admires the art of the political turnaround. I often hear fans of former prime minister Andreas Papandreou praising how he railed against the European Economic Community, NATO and American bases, yet managed to keep the bases and keep the country inside NATO and the EEC. “He was a great politician; that was clever,” they say.