One of the most notable reforms of 2015 in Greece was the recognition of same-sex partnership by the Parliament, on December 22. With 194 votes in favor the parliament had given the green light for homosexual couples to enter into a civil union partn…

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The Prime Minister’s, Alexis Tsipras’, speech in the National School of Public Administration and Local Government, as part of the two-day conference "Public Administration, Democratic Governance and Social Solidarity" organised for its 30 years of function:

Mrs President, ladies and gentlemen,

It is a great honour and joy, at the same time, to address today this salute for the 30th anniversary of the National School of Public Administration and Local Government. And I would say that it is an honour and joy, but also a happy coincidence, as this event coincides with the launch of a major initiative reform undertaken by the government in order to implement an announcement that the Greek people, the citizens, but also the public administration’s officers have heard many times being announced, but unfortunately never being implemented. It is about a substantial reform, as far as its structure, its merit-based public administration is concerned, but also as far as the emergence of executives is concerned.…

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In Strasburg on January 13, Greek association Agkalia from the island of Lesvos received the Council of Europe’s 2016 Raoul Wallenberg Prize for outstanding achievements in providing frontline assistance to thousands of refugees irrespective of…

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Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos has been touring eurozone capitals in the last days to explain the country’s reform measures, to seek support for an early, positive review by international lenders, and to drum up support for debt relie…

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The issue of the overhaul of the pension system in Greece is by far the most important and at the same time sensitive reform topic to date, especially with the Greek society experiencing a major exhaustion from the continuous austerity measures impos…

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Alternate Economy Minister and responsible for the EU National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) funds for 2014-2020, Alexis Haritsis, announced last week that the funds for the 2007-2013 period were successfully implemented, specifying that Gree…

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Despite predictions, the 47-year reformist lawmaker Kyriakos Mitsotakis was elected president of main opposition New Democracy (ND) party in runoff elections on Sunday (10.1), defeating Vangelis Meimarakis, who had served as interim party leader over…

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This year the Guardian picture desk has chosen yet another Greek photojournalist, namely Yannis Behrakis of Reuters, as the agency’s photographer of the year. “I have been covering refugees and migrants for over 25 years, but this year ha…

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Greeks celebrated yesterday (6.1) the Holy Epiphany (‘Theofania’ or ‘Fota’), one of the Orthodox Church’s most important feasts that commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan and closes the festive sea…

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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, following the conclusion of the EU Summit in Brussels (17.12), noted that leaders of EU Member Countries “acknowledged the key role Turkey plays in the reduction of refugee flows”, underlining the neces…

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