Clock ticks on prior actions as coalition searches for solution on islands
Auctions, strikes trouble Tsipras but focus still on programme exit
SYRIZA in tight spot over strikes but poll deficit still closing
Mitsotakis rules out roles for relatives, Tsipras mulls way out of pension cuts
Opposition keeps spotlight on arms deal as coalition looks for way out
Centre-left agrees on new name, starts building party structure
Thessaloniki bus firm row adds to public sector challenges
The row about the appointment of Stelios Pappas, the father of Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas, as the new head of the Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organisation (OASTH) looks like it will rumble on through August but there is no sign that the coalition will back down on the matter.
In fact, the government seems determined to stand its ground and hit back at the opposition over its accusations of nepotism. The prime minister’s office became embroiled in the matter on Thursday when it issued a terse response to New Democracy’s criti...
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