Tsipras encounters obstacle in efforts to secure church deal
Coalition closing in on goal of cancelling pension cuts
Eyeing domestic gains, Tsipras pursues closer ties with Europe's social democrats
Coalition optimistic about pension cuts deal as it readies reduction to contributions
With eye on elections, Tsipras talks up public sector hirings
Tsipras seeks to build political capital from "positive" measures
Tsipras wins domestic support for pension bonus but key struggles lie abroad
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras heads for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Friday boosted by broad support in Greek Parliament for his controversial pledge for a Christmas bonus to 1.6 million pensioners and knowing that he has put main opposition party New Democracy in a tricky position.
In a vote on Thursday evening, 195 MPs approved the amendment allowing 617 million euros to be distributed among pensioners who earn less than 850 euros per month, with the retirees on the lowest incomes receiving the most. PASOK, the Communist Party an...
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