Greek Politics

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Greek centre-left in search of new roots with own Olive Tree alliance

A potentially significant moment in Greece’s centre left, and perhaps Greek politics in general, is due to take place this week. The inaugural proclamation of a new centre left movement is due to be presented on Wednesday, with its authors hoping to replicate Italy’s Olive Tree alliance, founded under the leadership of Romano Prodi in 1995.

Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com] Samaras ratchets up tension in clash with SYRIZA over violence

Tension has seeped through Greek politics in the wake of the Golden Dawn arrests but Prime Minister Antonis Samaras appears to have decided to play on this polarisation. On Friday, he launched a new attack on unidentified opposition parties, which he accused of not providing a blanket condemnation of violence.

For Stournaras, it's out of the frying pan and into the heating oil

One of the more contentious fiscal measures of the last three years was the decision to raise the consumption tax on heating oil last year to equal the levy on vehicle fuel. There is now a struggle within the Samaras administration over whether to roll back the tax.

Ex-minister's jailing a boost for faltering sense of justice

Former Defence Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos was jailed for 20 years on Monday after being found guilty of money laundering. Although the ex-PASOK veteran will serve only a fraction of this sentence, his conviction is notable moment in Greek politics as it is the first time a frontline political figure has been found guilty of corruption since the early 1990s.

Polls give New Democracy wafer-thin lead over SYRIZA

Two new opinion polls were made public late on Monday night. Both put New Democracy narrowly ahead of SYRIZA and had Golden Dawn as Greece’s third biggest party, reaffirming the figures that have been seen in the past few days from other surveys.

Parties on edge as Golden Dawn case has potential to go either way

On a trip to the USA this week, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said his government was in the process of “completely eradicating” Golden Dawn. Events in Athens over the past few days suggest that this will not happen quickly, if it happens at all.

Is New Democracy really trying to ease political tension?

Addressing the nation in the wake of anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas's murder by a Golden Dawn member in September, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras issued a message to citizens and political opponents: “This is not the time for internal disputes or tension,” he said. However, there are growing doubts about whether his own party, New Democracy, is heeding this advice.

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