Tsipras talks up 'positive' measures but polls show little impact so far

PoliticsGreek Politics
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Emboldened by the success of rescuing pensions from further cuts next year and delivering a budget for 2019 that includes 910 million euros in “positive” measures, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras taunted his political rivals on Thursday even though opinion polls have yet to show any change in voters’ preferences.

Tsipras was in Parliament for the vote on the bill that reduces pension contributions bya third for around 250,000 self-employed and farmers. He took advantage of the opportunity to highlight the range of “positive” measures that his government is intro...

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