Tsipras seeks to build political capital from "positive" measures

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: New Democracy, Parliament, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Alexis Tsipras tried on Thursday to capitalise on a vote in Parliament that would pave the way for thousands of uniformed personnel and other civil servants to receive some 800 million euros in backpay.

Speaking in Parliament, the prime minister highlighted the fact that his government had managed to ensure that the money was returned to the public servants in question after cuts made in 2012, by the then New Democracy-led administration, were later de...

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