SYRIZA Calls on Govt to Help EU Parliament Lift Immunity of Sentenced MEP Lagos

February 4, 2021

ATHENS — The government should "stop humiliating Greece and help European authorities" and ensure that Eurodeputy Ioannis Lagos, sentenced along with others as members of a criminal organization, ends up in jail, SYRIZA said on Wednesday.

In a statement criticizing the government for "negligence" in the lifting of the MEP's immunity from prosecution, SYRIZA said the European Parliament received his criminal folder too late and in Greek.

"Today European Parliament President David Sassoli revealed, during his meeting with SYRIZA MEP Dimitris Papadimoulis, that not only did Greek authorities delay sending the case file for Lagos' lifting of immunity, but when they did send it, it had not been translated," the main opposition said.

Lagos, one of 39 Golden Dawn members found guilty of running or participating in a criminal organization, received a 13-year jail sentence. He had been elected to Europarliament on the Golden Dawn ticket but is listed as Independent.


ATHENS - Turkey’s tactics to get the upper hand in its claims to Greek territories after repeatedly sending fighter jets over Greek islands and waters is to claim that Greece is violating Turkish airspace.

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.


Mission…to Amyntaio, a TNH Documentary by Clelia Charissis

Dear readers, let me briefly introduce myself, while wishing you "a summer full of positive energy and good health.

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.