Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias’ resignation comes at a very crucial time for Greece’s foreign policy and for the region.
While the departure of Nikos Kotzias from the high-profile position of foreign minister is a blow for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, especially as the key diplomatic achievement of his time in office – the Prespes Agreement on the Macedonia name issue – is at a crucial juncture, it is unlikely that it will lead to any material change to the SYRIZA leader’s political plans.
Greece’s industrial turnover rose by 20.5 percent in August after July’s figure was slightly revised upward to 17.6 percent, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data published on Friday showed.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) policy brief on child wellness, which tracks child poverty in developed countries, has shown that Greece was among the countries where child poverty has increased sharply in recent years.
One of the government’s most high-profile figures, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, resigned on Wednesday, forcing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras into another damage limitation exercise when he would prefer the spotlight to be on his government’s latest initiatives on the economic front instead.
Greece’s central government primary cash balance recorded a surplus of 17.96 billion euros in the first nine months of the year, Bank of Greece (BoG) figures have shown.
Greece has scored poorly in the first European Skills Index (ESI) released by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop).
The battle lines for Greece’s next general election have been drawn. Amid the bitterness spewing forth from SYRIZA, New Democracy and their supporters, the party’s two leaders have set out alternative visions for the country based on different economic policy, for any Greeks that are still interested in that kind of thing.