Greek Politics

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en_GB Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com] Coalition agrees policy framework: Purpose unclear, impact doubtful

Sixteen months after one-time rivals Antonis Samaras and Evangelos Venizelos put aside their differences to form a coalition government, the two have agreed on a policy framework for their administration. However, as the accord comes more than a year after last summer’s fractious elections, questions will be asked about its relevance at this stage of developments in Greece.

Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com] Rare moment of unity as MPs agree to stop Golden Dawn’s state funding

It does not happen often but early on Wednesday morning, the overwhelming majority of Greek MPs voted in favour of an amendment submitted to Parliament. The legislation will see state funding to Golden Dawn halted in the wake of charges being levelled against its leader and several MPs.

EU Task Force sees improvements in Greece, tends to damaged ties

By: Nick Malkoutzis

The European Union Task Force for Greece noted on Tuesday “striking improvements” in the country’s absorption of structural and cohesion funding and an “accelerated pace of change” in public administration reforms. The report is the latest stage in the attempt by the European Commission to provide Greece with tangible help that goes some way to mending broken ties.

Submarine deal resurfaces, threatening new political divisions

Ex-Defence Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos was jailed for money laundering last week but his legacy continues to cause turmoil in Greek politics. The fallout from the submarine deal he signed while at the ministry is at the heart of SYRIZA’s latest political assault on the government and is threatening to cause a rift between the two parties within the coalition.

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.

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