SYRIZA Re-Takes The Lead

- December 17, 2013

ATHENS – Continuing their see-saw battle for the top of the popularity poll among Greek voters, the major opposition Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) […]

During Crisis, Greek Pols Touch Savings

- December 17, 2013

ATHENS – While Greece’s crushing economic crisis and deep recession – about to enter a seventh year – has created record unemployment and poverty, the […]

Kouvelis Keeps DIMAR Helm

- December 16, 2013

ATHENS – Democratic Left (DIMAR) leader Fotis Kouvelis, a former Communist who brought his party to the edge of extinction by aligning himself with the […]

Leftists Tab Tsipras For EC Head

- December 15, 2013

MADRID – Greece’s major opposition party Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) leader Alexis Tsipras was the runaway choice of the European Left Party to […]

Erdogan’s Thrace Claims Irk Greece

- December 14, 2013

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s provocative statements asserting his country’s role in Thrace have sparked a rebuttal from Greece, which advised him to keep […]

Greece’s Left Cannot Hold

- December 14, 2013

ATHENS – The emergence of a new center-left movement called The 58 Initiative in an attempt to bring together the disparate parties from that political […]

Davutoglu, Venizelos Talk Turkey, Cyprus

- December 13, 2013

ATHENS – Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with his Greek counterpart Evangelos Venizelos on Dec. 13 trying to kick start progress on what seems […]

The 58 Initiative Turns Center Left

- December 11, 2013

Unhappy with the fractured Greek left, a new moderate movement dubbed The 58 Initiative because it was begun by 58 academics, intellectuals and others disenchanted […]

Center-Left 58 Initiative Movement Set

- December 8, 2013

ATHENS – With the decline of the once-dominant PASOK Socialist party into irrelevance, a new center-left political movement called The 58 Initiative, which brings together […]

Greece Pays Tribute to Mandela

- December 6, 2013

Greek politicians on Dec. 6 cited anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela who died aged 95 at his Johannesburg home in South Africa as a statesman who […]