Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Defence Minister Panos Kammenos were due to meet on Tuesday afternoon, largely in a bid to dispel mounting speculation that their relationship has deteriorated and that the coalition’s future may be in doubt.
Amid the final stretch for Greece ahead of exiting its programme in August, there is one point of discussion that negotiations keep returning to, that of the bad loans plaguing the country’s banking system.
The centre-left grouping Movement for Change held its inaugural congress over the weekend, which coincided with an apparent worsening of relations between governing partners SYRIZA and Independent Greeks, all of which has fuelled speculation about future political developments in Greece.
Greece’s central government primary cash surplus recorded a surplus of 6.34 billion euros in February, Bank of Greece (BoG) figures showed on Monday.
A survey on fake news and disinformation, conducted by the European Commission, has revealed the general mistrust that Greeks have of their news media, as well as the perceived impact of fake news.
Much of the attention regarding the Greek programme has been on whether a precautionary credit line is needed or not. This has obscured other important elements that need to come together if the country’s third bailout is to be wrapped up promptly and successfully before it expires on August 20.