The potential of the Macedonia name issue affecting political developments in Greece has resurfaced even though it is not yet clear if the Prespes Agreement will reach Greek Parliament.
The government’s handling of island hot spots is set to come under further scrutiny after it was revealed on Monday that the Supreme Court will investigate corruption allegations made by an outgoing official.
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has renewed his appeal to non-conservative voters, who could decide the outcome of the next elections to back his party when Greece goes to the polls.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras chaired a hastily-arranged meeting of top government officials on Wednesday after a sharp decline in bank shares on the Athens Stock Exchange led to Greek lenders and their difficulties coming under scrutiny.
The Greek government is becoming increasingly optimistic that it can avoid next year’s pension cuts and is starting to focus on how it can maximise the positive political impact of the pared down compensatory fiscal measures it will be able to implement if European lenders agreed to Athens’s request to scrap the reduction to spending on retirees.
The low turnout in the referendum held by the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on the agreement with Greece to rename the Balkan country North Macedonia has triggered doubts regarding how events will unfold in the coming weeks
Ahead of the referendum this weekend in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on the name deal with Greece, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has insisted that he has no plans of jeopardising the ratification of the so-called Prespes Agreement by calling snap elections before Greek Parliament has had its say.
Defence Minister Panos Kammenos finds himself under scrutiny this week due to unrest within his Independent Greeks (ANEL) party and the revelation that European anti-corruption authorities are investigating the use of funds allocated for the refugee crisis.
The Greek government is likely to have to wait until the December 3 Eurogroup until it finds out whether its request for next year’s pension cuts to be shelved will be accepted by the country’s lenders.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras left for New York on Sunday to attend the United Nations General Assembly, but not before publicly making up with his coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL) leader and Defence Minister Panos Kammenos following apparent tension between SYRIZA and its governing ally over the Macedonia name issue.