• Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

    Broad support in Parliament for handouts amid mixed signals from polls

    Politics Greek Politics

    Greek MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of redistributing 1.4 billion euros from this year’s excess primary surplus on Monday night even though voters do not seem convinced that the government’s handout is the best use of the spare cash.

  • Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

    Greece's open floodgates


    The sun shone in Athens on Monday and the government announced an extensive compensation package for households and businesses afflicted by the catastrophic flooding in western parts of the capital over the previous days. Both events, though, could not disguise the tragic nature of what happened last week.