x

Politics

Iliopoulos Stresses Need to Restore Normal Democratic Functioning of Parliament

ATHENS — Main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance spokesperson Nassos Iliopoulos on Friday stressed the "need to restore the normal democratic functioning of parliament" in an interview with Kontra Channel late on Thursday.

"The problem today is not the opening of activities. But the fact that the government is not taking the necessary measures to strengthen the public health system, for mass and free testing, to address the spread [of coronavirus] on public transport and in workplaces," Iliopoulos noted, explaining that "in the same context, the government – taking all appropriate protection measures – must immediately restore the normal democratic functioning of the parliament."

Iliopoulos said that "the government has so far followed a bizarre and failed lockdown," and that "since October – when we entered the second wave of the pandemic – until today, we have mourned more than 11,200 of our fellow human beings."

"It becomes clear that the government was never really prepared for this second wave," Iliopoulos underlined and explained: "New Democracy (ND) never believed in strengthening the national health system, never took real measures to contain transmission of the virus in the main places where it was superspread, such as workplaces and public transport."

RELATED

ATHENS - The United States has a strong and historic relationship with Greece because it trusts it to act in a reliable way, US Ambassador George Tsunis said on Tuesday, at the first press briefing held after meeting with Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias earlier in the day.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.

Video

Pentagon Says More High-Tech Weapons Going to Ukraine

WASHINGTON — Nearly 50 defense leaders from around the world met Monday and agreed to send more advanced weapons to Ukraine, including a Harpoon launcher and missiles to protect its coast, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.