Greek Politics

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Tsipras starts to flesh out SYRIZA's economic policy but questions remain

In a much-anticipated speech, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras unveiled the main pillars of his party’s economic policy platform on Saturday, focusing on debt relief from the eurozone, the use of European Union funds to boost employment, a reduction in taxes and an increase of wages and pensions.

Photo by MacroPolis Athens pleased with Brussels appointments but new Commissioner faces big task

Positive news from Brussels has been somewhat of a rarity for Greece over the last few years but the government appears totally satisfied with the make-up of the new European Commission after it was confirmed on Wednesday that outgoing Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos would take over the newly created portfolio of immigration and home affairs.

Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com] Samaras tax cut pledges aimed at MPs rather than voters

Greece is no different from other countries in that when prime ministers announce tax cuts it is usually to win over voters before elections. However, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s pledge on Saturday to reduce taxes was a little different: It was aimed at preventing elections.

PASOK marks 40th anniversary by baring its split personality

PASOK’s rapid decline from a party that garnered almost 45 percent of the vote in late 2009 appears not to be over yet, with a deep internal rift threatening to split the Socialists – now polling at less than 10 percent – in two.

Photo by Taylor Miles via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/2AwnCQ Samaras seeks late summer boost from talks with troika in Paris

The brief summer lull in Greek politics is due to end this week with the meeting of coalition ministers and troika representatives in Paris due to begin on Tuesday. Although the talks will focus on technical issues, these carry high political significance in Greece.

Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com] Samaras, Tsipras under pressure to deliver on plans for economic policy

The government has built up expectations regarding Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's economic policy speech at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) on Saturday, September 6 but the political tone for the weeks to come may be set by SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras's address a week later.

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