Greek government plans to replace top judges before election

Europe 05/29/19, 11:22

Greece's left-wing government says it is planning to appoint new top judges before a July 7 general election, a decision that has drawn criticism from opposition conservatives who hold a big lead in opinion polls.Government officials said Wednesday that the ...

Greek government sets national election date for July 7

Europe 05/28/19, 12:03

The Greek government has set July 7, a week later than expected, as the date for early parliamentary elections.Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called the early election after his party's heavy defeat in the weekend's European parliamentary polls.Government spokesman Dimitris Tzannakopoulos ...

Aging voters in Greece keep traditional campaigning alive

Europe 05/23/19, 08:07

In the mountainous Evrytania region of Greece, fir trees cover the hills, deer and wolves roam the lush landscape and waterfalls add to the dramatic scenery, earning it the nickname "Little Switzerland."Harder to find, however, are young people.The area — ...

Hunger-striking Greek extremist wins new hope of jail leave

Europe 05/23/19, 04:04

A lawyer for a Greek far-left extremist jailed for 11 murders says Greece's supreme court has ordered lower judges to reconsider his request for a temporary leave from prison, which had earlier been rejected.Dimitris Koufodinas is serving 11 life terms ...

Greece: Supreme court hears appeal for far-left killer

Europe 05/21/19, 10:55

Greece's supreme court on Tuesday examined the rejection of a furlough request by a hunger-striking extremist serving multiple life sentences for the killing of 11 people by Greece's deadliest militant organization.Dimitris Koufodinas, a hitman for the now defunct November 17 ...

Update: Greek government survives confidence vote

Europe 05/10/19, 13:43

The Latest on a government confidence vote in Greece (all times local):9:35 p.m.Greece's left-wing government has survived a confidence vote called by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras nearly two weeks before the European Parliament elections.  New Democracy party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, right, ...

Greece’s Tsipras faces confidence vote after backing ally

Europe 05/10/19, 05:21

Greek lawmakers are holding a vote of confidence in the left-wing government, after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras turned a censure motion against a junior minister into a test of his entire administration.Tsipras is expected to win the ballot late Friday. ...

Greek prime minister promises bailout relief before polls

Europe 05/07/19, 12:36

Greece's left-wing prime minister has promised crisis-weary voters a series of tax-relief measures before upcoming elections, after outperforming budget targets set by bailout creditors.Alexis Tsipras said sales-tax reductions for household electricity use and for catering would take effect later this ...

Update: Pope encourages North Macedonia’s EU integration

Europe 05/07/19, 02:57

The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to North Macedonia (all times local):9:55 a.m.Pope Francis is seeking to encourage North Macedonia's integration into Europe following the resolution of its conflict with Greece over its name, saying greater European participation will benefit ...

Pope to visit North Macedonia as EU, NATO hopes rise on vote

Europe 05/07/19, 00:15

North Macedonia's leaders are hoping Pope Francis will strongly encourage greater integration in European institutions following the resolution of a decades-long name dispute with Greece and the election of a pro-EU new president.Francis arrives in North Macedonia, a small Balkan ...

North Macedonia holds runoff vote for ceremonial presidency

Europe 05/05/19, 08:31

North Macedonia held a competitive runoff election Sunday to choose a new president, a vote seen as a test of the center-left government's pro-West policies despite the largely ceremonial duties of the country's head of state.The two candidates, Stevo Pendarovski ...

A look at the 2 candidates for North Macedonia’s presidency

Europe 05/04/19, 03:09

Newly renamed North Macedonia heads to the polls on Sunday for runoff presidential elections. Two candidates, both university professors, are competing for the post after the third candidate was knocked in last month's first round.Although the president has a largely ...

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