x

Politics

Petsas: Democracy Vindicated by Court Rulling on Golden Dawn

ATHENS — Referring to democracy, Petsas said that "we are one day after the historic Court of Appeals' decision that Golden Dawn (Chryssi Avghi) was a operating as a criminal organisation. A request tabled by our government to the Supreme Court (Areios Paghos) after the murder of Pavlos Fyssas in September 2013 is vindicated but most of all democracy is vindicated with the decision of the court on Golden Dawn. As Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said, a traumatic cycle for the country's public life is closing. Fortunately, its political dimension have already been judged by the democratic victory that expelled the nazi formation from the Greek parliament.

Afterwards, Petsas referred to the support of the most vulnerable groups in society against the repercussions of the pandemic, adding that Mitsotakis ordered a 300 million euro increase of the funds of the Benefits and Social Solidarity Organisation to pay subsidies, such as the minimum guaranteed income, the childrens' benefit and the housing subsidy.

The focus on national issues, democracy and society

"Τοday the conjuncture makes us focus on three issues of major importance: national issues, democracy and society," stated government spokesperson Stelios Petsas at the start of the press briefing on Thursday.

He especially highlighted the latest provocative actions by Ankara: "As you are aware, Turkey announced that from today it will permit entry onto the beach front of Famagusta, which has been uninhabited since 1974. It is another provocative action that violates UN Security Council resolutions and is contrary to the conclusions of the recent EU Summit".

He said that the Greek government, from the first moment but also with a statement by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday, has condemned Turkey's decision. At the same time, Mitsotakis spoke on the phone with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and expressed his support for Cyprus and the actions it intends to take over this issue. "One thing is certain: Turkey has to take a step back. If it doesn't do this, the matter will be taken up by the EU leaders next week at European Council on October 15-16, as it will be raised by Cyprus and, of course, by Greece," he said.

RELATED

ATHENS – The biggest worry for Greeks isn't spyware or fears Turkey will invade – it's the cost of food that soaring inflation made so expensive they've turned to cheaper brands or gone without, surveys have found.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

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.

Video

Mitsotakis: Today’s Bill Comes to Define a New Field in Which Everyone Should Move

ATHENS - At the end of August 2022, I announced a legislative initative for the upgrading and modernisation of the protection, the operation of the security agencies and the operation of the communications and after the change in National Intelligence Service's (EYP) leadership and the establishment of double check to the legal intrusions," stated Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis addressing the parliament on Thursday during the debate on Justice Minstry's bill on the lifting of the communications confidentiality, cybersecurity and protection of the citizens' personal data.

The Greek Americans travelled to Roosevelt Island Thursday December 8th to face Zum Schneider in game 9 of the EPSL.

Asteras Tripolis New York literally fought to the very end, but fell short at Randall’s Island against Cosmopolitan’s League NY International with a 3-2 loss for the Flamhaft Cup round of 16.

Croatia knocked Brazil out of the World Cup on Friday, beating the five-time champions 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the semifinals for the second straight time.

ATHENS - Greek annual inflation rate slowed to 8.

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.